Dorna Releases the Final Regulations for 2014 MotoGP
While most of the chances for the 2014 season were already kind of known to all those interested, some new stuff arrived, too.
Aside the MSMA/ non-MSMA distinction which is based on the origin of the software to be used in the mandatory Magneti Marelli ECUs, Dorna also specifies that the new factory entries will be allowed a total of 9 engines per season per rider in the first year.
These new factory entries are also allowed to circumvent the "engine freeze" rule. The rule says that a factory engine is subject to homologation regulations and will remain unchanged for the season: factories will choose the stroke and bore for their engines before the season begins and are not allowed to modify them. Other engine parts are also subject to the "freeze".
The MSMA are allowed 5 engines per year per rider and 21 liters of fuel, while the non-MSMA machinery can carry 24 liters, but we already knew this. Still, the number of riders for the MSMA entries is 4, and this might make some believe the satellite teams being on par with the factory ones, even though we know things are different.
Please check the hefty PDF document after the jump for extensive MotoGP explanations.
⌕ Download attached PDF: 2014 MotoGP Rules