Motocross Grand Prix Commission: Changes to the Rules for 2009

The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Wolfgang Srb, President of the CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, and Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary General, in a meeting held in Monaco, on December 4, decided to introduce the following changes to the Regulations, all for application as from 1.01.2009.

– All Motocross and SuperMoto Regulations (Rider Behaviour and Assistance):

“Marshals are not allowed to assist riders to re-start their motorcycles.”

– All Motocross and SuperMoto Regulations (Rider Apparel):

“Long hair must be contained within the helmet.”

– All Motocross Regulations (Rider Apparel):

“Gloves must be worn at the start of each practice, qualification or race.”

– FIM Junior + Women´s Motocross World Championship (Rider Behaviour and Assistance):

“Riders may not use any starting aid devices. However, starting blocks are allowed.”

– FIM Women´s Motocross World Championship (Number Plates):

“The following colour schemes shall be used:

Blue background – White numbers/FIM logo

The following colours shall be used, following the RAL colour table, i.e.: Blue 5005”

– All Motocross Regulations: All the relevant articles concerning the free practices, pre-qualifying practices and qualifying races as well as the time tables to be adjusted.

– MX3 (Motorcycles and Classes): "MX1 and MX2 motorcycles may also participate in the MX3 class."

– The FIM Junior Motocross World Championship will have an additional class as of 1.01.2010: 65cc with a minimum age of 10 years and a maximum age of 12 years. There will be two separate races of 15 minutes + 2 laps each. All the classes (65cc, 85cc, 125cc) will be exclusively 2-stroke.

– As of 1.01.2010, Biofuels will be allowed  in all CMS disciplines incl. E10 and E85 (for more details, specifications and characteristics: see the FIM Press Release of 25 October  2008 about the 2008 FIM Congress, main decisions).