Regarding the MotoGP new rules extra 4KG weight on the 1000cc bike, initially after the Grand prix commision meeting at the end of the season at Valencia November 5, 2011 announced that the minimum weight for 1000cc bike will be 153 kg or 3kg heavier than 800cc bike.
And, In the grand prix commission meeting held on November 14, 2011, this figure had risen to 157kg.
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In the pre-season test Sepang, Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO explained why the rules regarding the increase of 4 kg is too late to be announced. According Ezpeleta, It seems to have been caused by a “misunderstanding” in the Grand Prix Commission, where decisions are made regarding the MotoGP rule changes. Grand prix Commission consist of Dorna (the commercial rights and organizational event), FIM (governing body), IRTA (the teams) and MSMA (the manufacturers), but the structure of the sound depends on the type of proposal being discussed.
“There is a proposal made by Dorna and IRTA, for the Valencia Grand Prix Commission meeting, to raise the minimum weight to 160kg,” said Ezpeleta. ”Because it was difficult and expensive to CRT bike to reduce their weight. So if everyone is able to run the same minimum weight which will help the CRT.
“We propose to weight gain, but MSMA said the unanimous decision of the MSMA is against it. If the decision is unanimous MSMA(Grand Prix Commission)can not agree on the rules, because the technical rules.”Then when the minute came, was that it was not a unanimous vote by the majority .. If not unanimous opposition from MSMA we have no obligation to follow.
“Then at the Grand Prix Commission meeting in December, we said, ‘Excuse me, the other day we had a misunderstanding about whether the decision was unanimous MSMA. I think if it was not unanimous we have the right to enforce it.”.
And,”Finally we are asked not 160kg and 157kg for 2012 was approved by a majority of the Commission Grand Prix.”. And the 2013 season will be a minimum weight of bike is 160 kg.