Regulation updates: fitness, qualification times and more

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA), Lin Jarvis (Yamaha – MSMA) and Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati – MSMA) in electronic meetings held during November and December 2021, made the following decisions:. Minimum AgesThe Commission ratified the previously announced changes to minimum ages for participation.Licences for riders are issued only when the minimum age has been attained as below:•    Moto3: 16 years (18 years in 2023)•    Moto2: 16 years (18 years in 2023)    •    MotoGP: 18 years. All ducts must be pre-approved before being used on track and the decision of the Technical Director will be final. Medical Fitness to RaceThe Commission approved a number of new regulations concerning the medical assessment conducted to permit return to competition. Rider HelmetsThe helmets of all riders taken to the medical centre for assessment following a crash must be retained by the medical personnel or CMO for control by the Technical Director or Technical Stewards before being returned to the rider or the team manager. After inspection, the helmet can be returned to the rider, team, or manufacturer.

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