Next year is when new rules regarding the MotoGP will kick in.  There is a new category that is coming up which will be called the Claiming Rules Teams, and some are suggesting that this category which will function as a sub-category of the MotoGP class could be called Moto1.  The rules for claiming rules teams are that they can use a production derived engine in a custom built chassis using the restrictions set by the FIM.  As per this the teams will be allowed fuel of 24 litres per race as against the 21 litres that regular teams will use.  However, the concept of claiming rules is that if another team in the same category suspects that a particular team has breached regulations it can claim the engine by paying a predetermined sum of money.  Herve Poncharal and his Tech 3 outfit were tipped to move to the new category, but Poncharal has indicated that his outfit will remain a Yamaha satellite team and that would convenient not just for Tech 3, but for Yamaha as well, since potential factory riders are first blooded in Poncharal’s team.