The MotoGP Commission has confirmed rules updates for the 2014 season for the factory and privateer squads. All teams are required to source the mandated MotoGP ECU, but factory teams are allowed to develop their own software for the ECU.
The factory rider entries are subject to a 20-liter fuel limit and five engines for the season. The rules confirm each manufacturer is allowed to enter up to four factory riders, with the commission specifying “manufacturers” as motorcycle manufacturers and chassis manufacturers. The commission allows exceptions for new manufacturers, which get nine engines and a pass on the homologation requirements freezing engine design and internal parts.
Non-factory entrants that source the MotoGP software package for the spec ECU are allowed an extra three-liter fuel load. Each rider will also get 12 engines per season. The Grand Prix Commision regulations are posted below - Bart Madson MotoUSA
Decision of the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 13 July 2013 in Sachsenring (GER), made the following decisions:
MotoGP Class - Effective 2014
Electronics (ECU) Regulations
A detailed specification and permitted options were confirmed.
The use of the official MotoGP ECU, including an internal datalogger, and the official MotoGP software package is compulsory.
Maximum fuel capacity is 24 litres.
Maximum number of engines per rider, per season, is 12.
Each Manufacturer, (including motorcycle manufacturers and chassis manufacturers), can choose to enter up to 4 riders for the season who will participate with “Factory” status.
The use of the official MotoGP ECU is compulsory. However manufacturers are permitted to develop and use their own software.
Maximum fuel capacity is 20 litres.
Maximum number of engines per rider, per season, is five. (Nine Engines for the first year of participation by a new manufacturer).
Engines are subject to the engine homologation regulations which mandate frozen engine design and internal parts. (New Manufacturers are not subject to frozen engine design and internal parts in their first season of participation).
The full text of the regulations and the detailed technical specifications may be viewed shortly on: