The following rule changes came out of a meeting today with the Grand Prix Commission (Carmelo Ezpeleta - Dorna, Chairman; Ignacio Verneda - FIM Executive Director, Sport;, Hervé Poncharal - IRTA; and Takanao Tsubouchi - MSMA) and Javier Alonso (Dorna), Claude Danis (FIM Safety Officier) and Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting)...1. Practice Time schedule: Two days for each class.

MotoGP: 4 sessions of 60 minutes. Moto2: 4 sessions of 45 minutes. 125cc: 2 sessions of 45 minutes (morning) and 2 sessions of 30 minutes (afternoon).

2. Grid position for each class: 3 riders per row. 3. Generator for tyre warmers are permitted on the grid for the 3 classes. 4. In MotoGP, only the GPS provided by Dorna is permitted.

Application 2012 For Moto31. ECU: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.See specifications below:Requested hardware features for Engine Management:# Single-cylinder management (2 independent fuel injectors, one ignition driver)

# Up to 14,500rpm

# At least 10 analog inputs (0-5V 10bit resolution) for analog sensors and temperature sensors

# UEGO lambda sensor input and management

# At least 4 input capture for wheel speeds and crank/cam sensors

# At least 4 ON/OFF inputs for switches

# Fuel Pump relay driver

# Stepper motor driver for throttle bypass/exhaust valve

# High speed CAN line (1Mbit/s)

# PC-ECU plug'n'play communication cable# Internal data logger:At least 8Mbyte internal memory Not less than 200Hz max sampling frequency Not less than 64 max logging channels CAN line data downloadRequested software strategies:

# Ignition/injection management

# Self-mapping with lambda closed loop strategy

# Not less than 3 engine maps selectable by the rider

# Pit limiter

# Traction control

# Power shift (i.e. ignition cut-off)

# Launch control

# IDLE (i.e. engine brake) control (throttle bypass)Software equipment:

# Engine and strategy calibration tool

# Logger management tool

# Data download/analysis tool for logged data (2D)Miscellaneous:

# Track attendance at all events (Moto3 races and DS/IRTA tests): ? Technical assistance to all teams ? Assistance to FIM for regulations checks/enforcing

# ECU quantities: 40pcs for the 2012 season, spares stock for 5 years

# Base calibration for any engine entered to Moto32. TIRES: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.3. FUEL/OIL: There will be a single supplier. Proposals must be handed to the FIM and Dorna by 28 February 2011 at the latest. The final decision will be announced by the GP Commission on 19 March 2011.

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