The MotoGP commission met after last weekend’s racing and came up with a few changes for the future. Here’s the skinny:
Airbag leathers will be standard for all MotoGP racers, starting in 2018. ‘Nuff said.
Aerodynamic upgrades will be heavily restricted going forward — each rider is only permitted one change to the fairing and one to the fender (or, in Dorna-speak, the “mudguard”). This is a follow-up to this season’s clamp-down on “winglets” on fairings. So much for the series’ alleged interest in technological advancements!
Liqui-Moly is the official oil supplier for Moto2 and Moto3 for 2018-2020. Well I guess we’d better all go buy some, then!
Dorna is looking for a supplier for Moto2 ECU hardware from 2019 to 2021. The new hardware must have an onboard data logger, ride-by-wire control, have an O2 sensor, be able to handle up to four cylinders, and cope with gearshift management, traction control, anti-wheeling, launch control, and other electronic rider aid capabilities.