MotoGP Grand Prix Commission

Posted on 4 Apr, 2015 by Scott Jones
Herve Poncharal IMS MotoGP Yamaha 2013

As MotoGP fans we hear about the Grand Prix Commission deciding this or that, such as the latest announcement of updates to the 2016 regulations.

But who are the people who compose the Commission?

Some facts about the MotoGP Grand Prix Commission

From the 2015 Regulations:
“The Grand Prix Commission is competent to study any proposal of changes to the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.
The Grand Prix Commission consists of:
One Representative appointed by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
One Representative appointed by the manufacturers, through MSMA.
One Representative appointed by the teams and riders, through IRTA.
One Representative appointed by DORNA who will be the Chairman of the Grand Prix Commission.

Any resolution voted by the Grand Prix Commission shall require the simple majority and the Chairman will have the casting vote in case of a tie.”

Those are the titles, who are the actual people?

From the FIM, it’s Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO)
From the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers’ Association), it’s Takanao Tsubouchi (not only the MSMA rep but also an accomplished photographer!)
From IRTA (International Road-Racing Teams Association), it’s Mike Trimby (also Secretary of the meeting)
From Dorna it’s Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna DEO)

(For more info on the Governing Bodies, click here).

But others are also often present. At the final 2014 GP Commission meeting (December 16 in Madrid), also in attendance were:
Hervé Poncharal (IRTA and Tech3 Racing)
Javier Alonso (Dorna, Events Area Managing Director)
Mike Webb (MotoGP Race Director, took over from Paul Butler a couple of years ago)
Danny Aldridge (MotoGP Technical Director, took over from Mike Webb when Webb became Race Director)
Shuhei Nakamoto (HRC Executive Vice President)
Livio Suppo (HRC Communications and Marketing Director)
Lynn Jarvis (Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing)
Gigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager)

If you have a subscription, you can view a video about the December 16th, 2014 GP Commission meeting here.

If you’re interested in browsing through a recent version of the 2015 Regulations’ 228 pages, you can download the pdf file (3.7MB) here.



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