Race Direction have once again revised the procedure for the MotoGP race in Argentina. The race has now been shortened to 20 laps, with a compulsory pit stop between laps 9 and 11. The official statement is below:
New Statement from Race Direction, Argentina
PROCEDURE FOR MotoGP RACE, 03 APRIL
The race distance is changed to 20 laps.
IN THE CASE OF THE RACE STARTING IN DRY CONDITIONS
Riders must change bikes at the end of their 9th. 10th. or 11th. Lap.
If rain starts and Race Direction consider the situation to be dangerous the red flag will be shown and all riders should enter pit lane.
Teams will be given 15 minutes between the display of the red flag and opening of pit lane to make adjustments to the machines.
The second part of the race will be for 10 laps. Grid positions will be based on the result of the first part and will be declared a wet race.
IN THE CASE OF THE RACE STARTING IN WET CONDITIONS
Riders may enter the pits to change machines only from the end of their 9th. lap.
If the wet race is red flagged for other reasons when more than 13 laps have been completed then the result will stand and there will be no restart.