Statement by the Technical Director regarding MotoGP tire pressure class

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Following recent allegations in the media that claim some MotoGP™ teams violated or violated the rules regarding the operation parameters of tires, MotoGP™ CTO Danny Aldridge made the following statement.

“In collaboration with MSMA and following a request from MSMA, the technical guidance of the championship is currently in the process of evaluating a new tire pressure control protocol. This procedure should include the introduction of a single sensor and receiver system because it is the only way to obtain reliable data for verification. In addition, a detailed protocol on how the new rules will be applied was discussed with MSMA, and it was unanimously agreed that it will not be implemented until the start of the 2023 season.

“This protocol has been pre-agreed under MSMA provided it is evaluated by all manufacturers in the 2022 season. To help with this assessment, all manufacturers unanimously agreed to freely share their racers ’tire data after each event with all other manufacturers; because this data is provided voluntarily, and the sensors are calibrated individually by each sensor manufacturer, it is currently impossible to verify their accuracy.

“Under an agreement between Michelin, FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna, the tire rules will continue to be enforced as they have been for many years, under the supervision of the CTO and Michelin, until the proposed new procedure is ready to be submitted. ».

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