MotoGP Appoints New Director of Technology
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According to the announcement, Cecchinelli will oversee and contribute to the development of the new Moto3 class – due to make its official debut in 2012 – while also setting up the 1000cc engine limit for the premier MotoGP category.
In addition, the Italian official will also “play a key role in providing a technical link between manufacturers and suppliers and the organizations involved in the governing of the World Championship, which include Dorna (MotoGP promoter), the FIM, the MSMA and IRTA.”
“Dorna considered it important to appoint somebody in an independent technical capacity and they felt I could fill this role thanks to my experience,” said Cecchinelli in a press release, “but it also came about through a mutual respect and a relationship that has been established for a long time.”
“We are looking at the definition of the details for the potential entries for Moto3, and that involves technical regulations. In particular we are receiving applications from different ECU manufacturers, which will continue until February 28th. When that date arrives we will try and finalise the matter as soon as possible,” he added, referring to his attributions for the season to come.
“With regards to the MotoGP class for 2012 both the fundamental technical and philosophical details are defined, so at the moment we are paying more attention to the new category. The details that remain to be defined for the MotoGP class are unlikely to delay the work of the new arrivals to the category, something that could happen in the case of Moto3.”
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