A bundle of new rules outlined here: http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/186927/1/penalty_points_among_latest_motogp_rule_changes.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss .
This one means that punters will need to keep season notes:
Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations Effective immediately:
It has been recognised that there is the need to address the problem of riders who are constantly being warned or penalised for endangering other riders or committing other serious offences like assaulting marshals or other officials.
To address this issue a new system of Penalty Points was approved.
Race Direction can sanction a rider with a number of Penalty Points between one and ten. This can be instead of or in addition to any other sanction.
Points will "tot up" during the season and when certain thresholds are reached the following sanctions will be applied automatically:
* Four Points - Starts next race from rear of grid. * Seven Points - Starts next race from pit lane. * Ten Points - Disqualification from the next event.
Once the ten point sanction has been imposed then points reset to Zero. Points are not carried forward to the following season.