It looks like the current 250cc Grand Prix class will change a year ahead of planned, with 2009 now shaping up to be the final year of 250cc two-stroke prototypes at Grand Prix level.
These were the proposals being discussed by IRTA and the MSMA last weekend at Mugello and this forthcoming weekend at Barcelona as the shape of the MotoGP feeder class is formed.
The trouble is that different sides of the table want different things, so many huddled chats were seen in between trucks during the Italian GP weekend.
125cc and 250cc Aprilias © DPPI
Now, no one is against the idea of ditching 250cc two-strokes from the teams' point of view (IRTA), as they are facing rising costs to lease competitive machinery from Aprilia or other manufacturers.