© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by FIM and Dorna:
FIM Grand Prix World Championships
Decisions of the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmel Espeletto (Dorn, Chair), Paul Duparte (FIM), Herve Ponscharal (IRTA) and Biense Bjerma (MSMA), assisted by Carlos Espeletto (Dorn), Mike Trimby ( IRTA, Meeting Secretary) and Karada Chequinelli (Director of Technology) at the electronic meeting held on May 8, 2022, made the following decision:
USE OF MOTOGP CLASS ENGINE – EXCELLENT
Currently, MotoGP regulations allow MotoGP manufacturers to use a maximum of seven engines during the season. (Nine engines for manufacturers with concessions).
This regulation was established when there were less than 20 races on the calendar.
Since the 2022 calendar provides for 21 races, it was agreed to allow the use of another engine provided that there will eventually be 19 or more races. The optional engine can only be used for the 19th. or subsequent races.
The rules have been updated as follows:
Less than 21 races published in the official calendar issued by the FIM before the first race:
• Manufacturers will have a maximum of 7 engines (9 for manufacturers
21 or 22 races published in the calendar issued by the FIM before the start of the first race:
• Manufacturers will have a maximum of 8 engines (10 for manufacturers
The use of this 8th (or 10th) engine will only be allowed from the 19th event