MotoGP confirms 2014 regulation changes
10 April 2013 – MotoGP has confirmed that the previously announced 2014 regulation changes will all come into force as planned, following a meeting of the Grand Prix Committee in Qatar. As a result, teams can make use of a standard ECU and data logging device.
Factory outfits, of which Yamaha and Honda had expressed grave concerns in recent months, can continue with their own ECUs next year, but they will be restricted to 20 litres of fuel instead of 24 and five, as opposed to 12, engines for the entire season.
Having only recently agreed to the changes, Yamaha will lease prototype engines to the field as part of the new rule set, while Honda is set to provide satellite bikes.
There have also been modifications to the testing schedule for 2014. Between the final event of 2013 and 30 November, one three-day test will be held at a European circuit, while there will be a trio of three-day tests ahead of the new campaign. Tests on the Monday after an event will also be restricted to three gatherings.