If you enjoyed reading this article, please click here to view it on Kropotkin's site, MotoGP Matters. ----------------- With the expansion of the MotoGP season to a record 21 races for 2022, the Grand Prix Commission has agreed to increase the number of engines each rider is allowed to use throughout the season. For this year, and if no events are canceled, then each rider will have 8, rather than 7 engines to use throughout the season. The change is a response to the length of the season, and comes with conditions. Riders will only be allowed to use their 8th engine starting from the 19th event of the season. This gives the riders 7 engines to use for the first 18 events, plus an additional engine to be used from FP1 at the 19th round, the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.