MotoGP, Motorsport

MotoGP: Fuel limits for 2016

From 2016, all MotoGP entrants will race with 22 litres of fuel, and use the same electronic software and new Michelin tyres.

The tank capacity has been decreasing from 26 to 24 litres in 2005, and reduced a further two litres to 22 in 2006. From 2007 onwards, the FIM regulated that engines were limited to a maximum fuel capacity of 21 litres in MotoGP class, with 2014 seeing a further drop to 20.

Open class bikes can run on 24 litres.

Rule changes for 2015 was decided at a meeting in Madrid, which included a €70,000 price limit for MotoGP brake packages – discs, pads, calipers and master cylinders.

Teams may also choose a package that does not include calipers for a maximum of €60,000.

It was already announced that Factory teams in the MotoGP class must move to using unified software with effect from July 1st, 2015. It has now been confirmed that different teams, using machines from the same Factory, may use different versions of the unified software.

It is anticipated that other regulations like the number of engines to be available for the season and the minimum weights of machines will be finalized and announced in early February 2015.

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