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The Grand Prix Commission has announced a significant overhaul of technical regulations for the MotoGP class, set to take effect in the 2027 season. These changes aim to enhance safety, promote closer competition, and embrace a more sustainable future for the sport.

Downsizing Engines for More Control

A major shift is the reduction in engine displacement from the current 1000cc to 850cc. This decrease, accompanied by a smaller maximum cylinder bore, aims to bring down overall horsepower and potentially make the bikes easier to handle for riders. This could lead to more aggressive racing and closer battles throughout the grid.

mgp2Manufacturer Ranking System Gets a Revamp

The concession system for manufacturers will see an adjustment. While manufacturers who participated in the 2026 season will start 2027 with a ranking advantage, these rankings will be reevaluated mid-season based solely on the 2027 results. This allows for new players to make their mark and potentially climb the ranks quicker. Manufacturers not present in 2026 will begin in a lower rank but have a chance to climb through the revised mid-season assessment.

Sustainability Takes Center Stage

The commitment to a greener future continues with the confirmation of mandatory 100% sustainable fuel usage from 2027. This significant step aligns with MotoGP’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Collaborations between the FIM, MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association), and fuel suppliers will further define the technical specifics of this sustainable fuel.

Technological Tweaks for a Level Playing Field

Several technical adjustments aim to create a more balanced playing field for all teams. The number of engines allowed per rider will decrease, with concessions for manufacturers in lower ranks offering some flexibility. Additionally, complete transparency through full GPS data sharing across teams is implemented.

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Focus on Rider Skill and Control

The complete ban on ride-height devices, including holeshot devices, emphasizes rider skill and adaptability in managing the machines during starts and throughout the race. This levels the playing field by removing a technology-driven advantage.

Fuel Management and Aerodynamics Revisited

Fuel tank capacity will be reduced for both Grand Prix races and the Sprint format, requiring a more strategic approach to fuel management by riders and teams. Aerodynamic elements on the bikes will also see modifications, with a reduction in the maximum width and height allowed. This aims to potentially influence racing lines and overtaking strategies.

These new regulations promise to usher in a fresh era for MotoGP, prioritizing safety, closer competition, and a sustainable future for the sport. The 2027 season is set to be an exciting chapter with a revamped grid, technological advancements, and a renewed focus on rider skill.

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Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
A graduate in Public, Social and Political Communication from the University of Bologna, he has always been passionate about marketing, design and sport.
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