FIM World Championship & General News

 

 

       FIM E-XBike World Cup Open for Entries

 

The FIM & Youthstream are pleased to announce that online registration process is open for the inaugural FIM E-XBike World Cup which will take place this August, in collaboration with the FMI. This, the first event of its kind featuring  E-XBike racing will take place at the iconic ‘Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari’ MXGP circuit of Imola, Italy, on Saturday 17th August 2019 as part of the MXGP of Italy, 17th round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship

The 2019 FIM E-XBike World Cup will include two categories;  E-XBike GP and E-XBike2 open to men and women over 14 years old competing together and owner of an E-MTB (Electric Mountain Bike):

E-XBike GP: E-MTB (Electric Mountain Bike) equipped with a motor with a maximum rated continuous power of more than 250W and whose assistance can exceed 25 km/h without exceeding 45 km/h.

E-XBike2: E-MTB (Electric Mountain Bike) equipped with a motor with a maximum continuous rated power of 250W and whose assistance does not exceed 25 km/h.

The duration of the race of each category will be approximatively 25 minutes + 1lap with a mass start. There will be separate classifications per category for Women and Men.

 

    Online registration form for the brand new FIM E-X BiKe World Cup can be found HERE.

All riders wishing to participate in the 2019 FIM E-X Bike World Cup must be holder of an FIM E-Bike Motocross Licence and therefore should contact their National Motorcycle Federation prior to the event for more details. Nonetheless, after completing the registration every participant will be put in contact individually by email with the corresponding National Federation for the request of the Licence. This licence is mandatory. For any additional info contact sportoffice@mxgp.com

 

The entry fee consists of 200 € per rider, to be paid online before the event once the registration process is finished.

This entry fee will include:

  • 3 weekend paddock passes giving access to the venue as of Friday and allowing each participant to attend the whole weekend of activities planned for the MXGP of Italy, including the EMX2t, WMX, MX2 and MXGP racing as a spectator,
  • 1 Living Area pass for one vehicle (car/camper),
  • licence and insurance costs,
  • transponder,
  • number plate,
  • participant t-shirt,
  • participant medal.

Participants must be at the Imola circuit for technical control either on Friday 16th August 2019 or Saturday 17th August 2019. The detailed timetable will be released in 2 weeks-time alongside with the shortlist of the FIM Regulations of the event.

The FIM E-Xbike World Cup will take place on Saturday 17th August 2019 after the MXGP and MX2 Qualifying Races and will be broadcasted on Facebook and MXGP-TV.com LIVE worldwide. The LIVE coverage will be free and easy to share on social media!  

For more information follow the FIM E-XBike World Cup on Social Media - Facebook Instagram

For more information on:

Medical matters  | evelyne.magnin@fim.ch

Sporting matters  | dirk.deneve@fim.ch

Registration matters |sportoffice@mxgp.com

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


 

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The top Motorsport women meet in Finland

The FIM and FIA Women’s Commissions have united their forces to organise the first ever joint Conference for Women in Motorsport. The conference will be held in Vierumäki, Finland on 17 and 18 of August.
 

Participants will have the chance to hear from top level speakers from various continents and horizons such as Maria Herrera from Spain, first female to win the FIM CEV Repsol series, International circuit racing rider and Cover Girl Ambassador Shelina Moreda from USA, World Superbike Team Owner and Creator of Moriwaki Cup Midori Moriwaki from Japan, AMA EnduroCross Champion Sandra Gomez from Spain and women´s Hard Enduro pioneer Kirsten Landman from South Africa.  

Finland will also be under the spotlights with nationals who have made their way to the top of motorsports. Formula 1 Coach Tommi Pärmäkoski will explain what training at the highest level requires, Emma Kimiläinen will share her experience as driver in the new women’s  W series, the women’s class winner of the International Bridgestone Handy Race Championship Ulla Kulju will inspire the audience with her story of overcoming obstacles with her handicap and Niina Toroi together with Emma Terho will bring the Olympic Committee’s point of view on the role and place of women in sport.

The conference with over 30 speakers from all over the world will provide unique opportunity to discuss the challenges and latest trends concerning women in motorsports and give a great opportunity for networking.

FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Director, Nita Korhonen:

“We have been discussing with Michèle (Mouton) for quite long time about organizing an event together. Now with the help of the city of Lahti we have the perfect opportunity. The conference will be held the weekend before the official MotoGP tests at the new KymiRing circuit and will take place in the beautiful Vierumäki Conference Center close to the circuit. We believe that speakers will not only inspire and astonish the audience with their stories but they will also provide concrete answers to important questions such as how to get young people involved in motorsport, how to develop gears for women and what is the future in motorsport and importance of electric series such as MotoE and Formula E.”

FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President, Michèle Mouton:

“Since we formed the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission we have collaborated with our FIM Women in Motorcycling colleagues, sharing ideas, best practices and learning about the challenges women face in our respective sports. We have seen from previous activities that when we combine resources we can make an even bigger impact. We are delighted to be co-hosting this first world conference and I am convinced together we can help to increase the participation of more women in both four and two-wheel drive mixed motor sport.”

Anne-Laure Rey | Women in Motorcycling Commission Coordinator | anne-laure.rey@fim.ch@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM Racing Homologation Programme
for helmets comes into force
 
After a huge amount of combined effort and collaboration between all the main stakeholders, the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets (FRHP) came into force for Grand Prix and Superbike racing as of 3 June. This marks an important moment for the programme with the original meeting between the interested parties having taken place almost three years ago back in July 2016.

From the outset the aim of the programme was to improve riders’ head protection and to respond to the need for a more objective evaluation of the safety performance of protective helmet systems for racing. The FRHP has been established, with the collaboration of the helmet manufacturers, in order to define a new test standard that goes above and beyond existing ones (e.g. UN ECE 22.05, Snell M2015, JIS T8133).

In addition to Grand Prix and Superbike racing adopting the new standard with immediate effect, it will be mandatory for all circuit racing competitions to adhere to the new FIM homologation process as from their first event of 2020.

Whilst the initial focus has been on circuit racing, the FIM already has plans to extend the FRHP to off road disciplines and championships in the next few years. Full details of the programme can be found on the official website http://www.frhp.org/ - including a full list of homologated helmets.

 
Speaking about the FRHP implementation FIM President Jorge Viegas said. “Bringing the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets into force represents a major milestone for this project, with the FIM having invested a large amount of work alongside the helmet manufacturers, our promoters, plus other recognised associations and key representatives from the industry over the last three years to arrive at this historic moment. As we have made clear, safety and in particular rider safety is one of the main pillars of the FIM moving forward, therefore it is important that we can reinforce this message with actual and real commitment by bringing the FRHP into action.”
 
 
 

The FIM Racing Homologation Programme was established in order to grant special recognition to products related to safety and as a requirement for FIM competitions. The main aim of this programme is to meet the need for an advanced evaluation of the safety performance of different kind of products. The homologation is obtained when specific high performance and quality standards set for each product are met.

 
 

Contact FIM Racing Homologation Programme | Mathieu Piccand - frhp@fim.ch|

FIM Communications Department |communications@fim.ch

 


 

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First FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup
proves a success

The first ever FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup was held over 1 / 2 June 2019 as part of Trophee de France E-VTT Enduro at Privas, France in collaboration with the FFM. The competitors included female and junior representatives alongside their male counterparts who made up the majority of the entry at this innovative competition that proved a real success.
 

The podium included some familiar faces, with FFM motorcycle enduro riders Thibault Passet and Antoine Basset occupying the lower two steps, leaving the top spot for winner Raphaël Lacroze, who is a regular at mountain bike races.© Good-Shoot

All the riders competed in the Enduro2 (E2) class. This is for E-Bikes equipped with a motor with a maximum continuous rated power of 250W and whose assistance does not exceed 25 km/h. The minimum age of riders for this class is fourteen years old.

The two-day event saw the riders pass through administrative and technical control before contesting the Urban prologue in the centre of the city on Saturday. Whilst Sunday brought the main race in the surrounding hills. All of the competitors enjoyed the course which was a mix of mountain routes and rocky forest trails.

Keen to ensure fair play in a discipline where the electronic technology is core to the overall performance, the FIM with the assistance of the FFM ran a series of random power checks out on the course and throughout the competition. Whilst the overall majority of riders fully respected the rules and were pleased to see the checks taking place, one competitor was disqualified for having modified the electronics to gain an unfair advantage.

The podium included some familiar faces, with FFM motorcycle enduro riders Thibault Passet and Antoine Basset occupying the lower two steps, leaving the top spot for winner Raphaël Lacroze, who is a regular at mountain bike races.

Since the launch of the Trophee de France E-VTT Enduro, the FFM has seen a rise in entries with the first round of the series boasting just short of fifty riders to reinforce the almost forty strong field in Privas.

With the support of the FIM, the FMB will also organise, in collaboration with various partners, the first event for electric bicycles in Belgium next Sunday 9 June. This ground breaking event will take place as part of the Bikersland exhibition on and around the Circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet. This will be followed by the FIM E-XBike World Cup, which will be held in Imola, Italy on 17-18 August.

Commenting post event FIM Sports Director, Jean-Paul Gombeaud said: "The FIM is pleased with this first edition, the riders were delighted with the demanding terrain and also appreciated the professional organisation and random power checks out on the course.”

 “The FIM is currently creating a working group to develop E-bike competitions. 2019 is very much a year of testing and 2020 will be an important moment for the international development of the various E-Bike disciplines."

 
 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


 

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FIM welcomes Wanda Group to their HQ

The FIM was delighted to welcome an important group of representatives from the Wanda Group to their headquarters in Mies, Switzerland yesterday afternoon. The Wanda Group based in Beijing is the parent company of Infront Entertainment, who announced last January the acquisition of Youthstream, the promoter of the FIM Motocross World Championship also referred to as the MXGP.

From right: Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Wang Jianlin (Wanda Group Chairman); Giuseppe Luongo (Youthstream President); Philippe Blatter (Infront Sport CEO) and Julien Ternisien (Vice President of Summer Sport).
 

As one of the leading sports marketing companies in the world, Wanda Sports is the exclusive commercial partner of a dozen international sports federations, including FIFA and FIBA. Wanda Sports' portfolio features 20 different sports across the globe – from football, winter sports, cycling to basketball and many, many more.

Taking advantage of their already planned trip to the country the Wanda Group party headed by Chairman Wang Jianlin paid a courtesy visit to the FIM, where they were greeted by FIM President Jorge Viegas and FIM CEO Tony Skillington, who took this opportunity to make a presentation of the main FIM Championships and additional activities to the FIM promoters of the MXGP series.

Confirming the importance of this occasion Chairman Wang Jianlin was joined by Vice President Lincoln Zhang and their assistant Bruce Wu, Infront Sport CEO Philippe Blatter, Vice President of Summer Sport Julien Ternisien, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, and Youthstream CEO David Luongo.

Following the successful meeting FIM President Jorge Viegas remarked: “With our promoter Youthstream now part of this powerful group, it offers great opportunities for the future of motorcycle sport.”

More information about Wanda Group HERE

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM Board of Directors meets in Warsaw

At the invitation of the Polski Zwiazek Motorowy (PZM), the FIM Board of Directors met in Warsaw (Poland) on Friday 17 May.

 

Left to right: Simon Maas (Secretary General FIM Oceania), Francesco Brandi (FIM Internal Auditor), Marco Comana (FIM Africa President), Giovanni Copioli (FIM Board Member), Jos Driessen (FIM Board Member), Jacque Bolle (FIM Vice-President), Martin De Graaff (FIM Europe President Ad Interim), Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Tony Skillington (FIM Chief Executive Officer), Andrzej Witkowski (Former PZM President), Jan Stovicek (FIM Board Member), Rob Dingman (FIM North America President & CONUs representative), Jorgen Bitsch (FIM Board Member), Pedro Venturo Jr (FIM Latin America President), Michal Sikora (PZM President), Stephan Carapiet (FIM Asia President) ©PZM
 

After the opening address by FIM President Jorge Viegas, the FIM Strategic Plan, Finance and Governance Committees, which had met the previous day, and the FIM Awards & Recognition Committee, which met recently in Pietramurata (Italy), presented their reports and recommendations to the Board.

The Board then addressed a number of topical issues in the area of sport, notably the creation of an E-bike commission, which was approved in principle, recent developments in Enduro (notably the WESS) and the latest situation regarding the MotoE World Cup following the devastating fire in the paddock earlier this year.

The Board heard updates on various ongoing disciplinary and doping cases, major contracts, the insurance programme and affiliations. A proposal to harmonise protocol at FIM World Championship Events was approved. The principles for the creation of an FIM Foundation were also approved.

The CONU Presidents then reported to the Board on the latest developments on their continents.

The Board approved the 2018 Audited Financial Statements and took note of the 2019 financial forecast. Revised direct payments were decided on by the Board for 2020.

For the FIM Moto3TM Junior World Championship, the Board agreed that the prize awarded to the winner be renamed the “Juan Moreta Trophy” in memory of late FIM Vice-President and recipient of the FIM Nicolas Rodil del Valle Medal.

A number of proposals for amendments to the FIM’s governing documents, notably some proposed amendments to the FIM Sporting Code, were presented by the Governance Committee chaired by FIM Vice President Mr Jacques Bolle and approved by the Board for submission to the FIM General Assembly in Monaco in November.

Proposed amendments to the FIM Financial Regulations and FIM Medical Code were approved by the Board as well as some important changes to the FIM Judicial system.
The Board decided to bring a case before the FIM Ethical Chamber, related to the events occurred on the final of the SuperEnduro World Championship in Bilbao.

The FIM Commercial & Marketing and Communication Departments gave updates on their recent activities and ongoing projects.

The following adjustments were made to the composition of the Commissions. The Board appointed the following new expert and members:

CCR - Endurance Expert, Mrs Midori MORIWAKI, Japan
CMI - Member, Dr Jan HUYSMANS (FMB)
CTL – Member, Mr Abdallah LARAICHI (FRMM)
CTL – Member, Mr Firmo Henrique ALVES (CBM)
CTL – Member, Mr Bekir Yunus UCAR (TMF)
CID – Member, Mr Nikos PSIMMENOS (AMOTOE)
CID – Member, Mr Naoufal EL ODDI LEBBADI (FRMM)
In addition, the Board ratified the resignation of Dr Andreas JUSKO (AMF) from the CMI.

The meeting was followed by a dinner organised by the PZM in honour of its former President and former FIM Vice-President Mr Andrzej Witkowski, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

On the evening of Saturday 18 May, the FIM Board members, the FIM staff members present and other guests of the PZM attended the Grand Prix of Poland counting towards the FIM Speedway World Championship at the legendary Warsaw National Stadium.

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FIM Land Speed World Records

2019 provisional Calendar, 15 May Date

FMN

Event

Venue

6-7 July

FFM

217 SPEEDWEEK

Brétigny sur Orge, France

24-29 August

AMA

2019 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

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Riders look forward to enjoying great roads, scenery and heritage at the historic Motogiro D’Italia

As one of the longest running rallies in the World, the Motogiro D’Italia attracts riders from around the globe, evoking a sense of nostalgia as classic bikes join the procession as its winds through the stunning beauty of the Italian heartland. Considered by many enthusiasts to be the “Mille Miglia” of the two wheeled World, the event runs over six days from 26th May to 1st June, commencing and finishing in that most romantic of cities - Rome.
 

Motogiro d’Italia 2018 © Photos @motogiroditaliaofficial

The one hundred plus riders from all over the globe will experience just under a thousand miles of stunning routes featuring breath-taking landscapes and sweeping mountainous passes. The rollercoaster route climbs to the very top of the highest peaks before sweeping down to the plains and forests adjoining the Adriatic. Scheduled stopover locations include Roccaraso in the heart of the Abruzzo National Park, the seaside resort of Montesilvano Marina and Terni, the hometown of the organising club.

Keeping to the traditions of the original event, which was established in 1914, this timed, road-based trial event features mandatory route check points and special time trial sections. Accurate timekeeping and roadbook reading will be key to gaining a good final score.

Organised by the Moto Club Terni L. Liberati – P. Pileri in collaboration with the Italian Federation (FMI) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) the Motogiro d’Italia is considered a ‘classico’ among Rally aficionados, attracting a diverse group of riders. Some of the priceless machinery already entered into this ‘travelling museum’ include a 1949 Brough Superior SS100 from the legendary film Lawrence of Arabia, a 1929 Indian Scout, and a 1937 500 Rudge Ulster. These bikes are joined by classic and modern Italian machinery from Ducati, MV Agusta, Mondial, Morini, Benelli, Gilera, Bianchi and Moto Guzzi. Ducati and Moto Guzzi are in fact current Technical Sponsors of the ‘Motogiro’.

Alongside these classic machines two great names of motorcycling racing from the 1970/80’s – World Champions Pierpaolo Bianchi and Carlos Lavado will also be participating, illustrating biking heritage in both the mechanical and human sense.

There are seven categories for competing machines: Heritage for solo and sidecar motorcycles built from 1914 to 1949; Historical for sport machines replicating bikes that would have taken part in the original Motogiro (up to 175 cc from 1949 up to 1958); Vintage machines of any displacement built from 1959 to 1968; Classic (1970-1980); Motogiro D’Italia a category for motorcycles of any displacement built from 1981 up to today and Café Racer for bikes that have been modified or customised of any displacement built from 1960. Finally, there is the Tourist class for enthusiasts who wish to follow the route and experience the event, but not be timed and ‘ranked’ within it, giving a more leisurely pace. The event will also feature Classic cars for the first time in 2019.

 
 
To find out more about this unique event or to register, visit
  www.motogiroitalia.it
 
 

Nuno Trepa LEITE | CTL Director | ctl-director@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


 

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FIM opens its doors to launch
‘100 Cool Riders’ exhibition

 

Yesterday evening, the FIM hosted a unique and very special event at its Mies headquarters in Switzerland, when it opened its doors to invited guests for the vernissage of the highly anticipated private exhibition of ‘100 Cool Riders’ featuring sketches by Spanish artist Emilio Cabañas.

 

From left - Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Dani Pedrosa (125 & 250cc FIM Grand Prix World Champion), Emilio Cabañas (Spanish artist).

Some of the collection had been shared recently on the FIM social media channels, and FIM President Jorge Viegas was delighted to welcome a number of top Swiss riders, a MotoGP legend, local personalities and members of the regional media to view the sketches first hand in a convivial ambiance.

In addition to appreciating the art works, the FIM’s guests, who included Spanish hero Dani Pedrosa – 125 / 250cc FIM Grand Prix World Champion and recently retired MotoGP rider, were able to enjoy a cocktail dinner and live music provided by the artist’s son Marcos Cabañas on guitar and vocals, now based in Nyon.

The FIM’s host country Switzerland was well represented by the likes of Bastien Chesaux - Supersport and Moto2 rider; Rolf Biland – seven times FIM Sidecar Grand Prix World Champion; Jacques Cornu – FIM Endurance World Champion and winner of 24 hours of Le Mans / 24 Hours Spa plus multi Road Racing National Champion 250 / 350 / 500c and 250cc GP winner; Philippe Coulon – 500cc Grand Prix rider – two podium finishes in fifty-four races; Serge David - four times Motocross National Champion before becoming 500cc Grand Prix rider; Roland Freymond – 250 / 350cc Grand Prix rider; Hervé Gantner – Supersport National Champion; Joe & Hubert Genoud – Twin brothers who are key figures in Swiss motorcycling; Marc Ristori – multi Motocross National Champion; Bernard Jonzier – Grand Prix commentator for more than 30 years at RTS, and his successor Matthieu Juttens.

The exhibition itself showcases an amazing spectrum of sketches that depict a mixture of famous racers, global celebrities and motorcycle icons that includes names such as Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Bruce Springsteen, Orlando Bloom, Richard Gere, Nicolas Prost, Guy Martin, Ewan McGregor, Hubert Bastie, Marc Marquez, Roland Sands, Dani Pedrosa and Kevin Schwantz.

The guests were also able to admire a fine collection of vintage motorcycles on exhibition at the FIM Headquarters. The FIM’s temporary motorcycle exhibition is renewed from time to time thanks to generous loans by Georges Châtelain, founder member of the organisation Rétro Moto International. In addition several handsome motocross bikes were recently loaned to the FIM by Youthstream CEO Giuseppe Luongo and three Scramblers were provided for the occasion of the exhibition by the manufacturer Ducati.

Confirming the huge success of the evening FIM President Jorge Viegas said. “It was an honour and a pleasure to host Emilio’s fantastic work here, in the House of Motorcycling! This was one of our initiatives to open the FIM to the outside, to the community of which we are a part. Like Emilio, we know that success can only be possible if we put passion in everything we do.”

The artist Emilio Cabañas also expressed his satisfaction at the success of the vernissage: “Constancy and persistence with passion are a very good combination. Yesterday at the FIM, I felt that my message was perfectly understood and transmitted at the event. I’m very grateful to the FIM for sharing these values”.

The ‘100 Cool Riders’ exhibition at the FIM headquarters in Mies, Switzerland will be open for invited viewing until the end of business on Friday 17 May.

ALL PICTURES OF THE EVENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD UPON REGISTRATION HERE

FIM Communications

 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.



 

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Second FIM presentation delivered at
MXGP event in Mantova

Following on from the ground breaking presentation made during the opening MotoGP event in Losail, Qatar back in March, FIM President Jorge Viegas has now used the occasion of the fifth round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship in Mantova, Italy to again highlight and reinforce the important role that the International Federation plays within another highly successful series.

 

Left to right: Christopher Warren (MXGP FIM Chief Flag Steward); Giovanni Pavesi (President Motoclub Mantovano); Jiri Sitina (MXGP FIM  Deputy Race Director); Andrew Summers (MXGP FIM Technical Director); Isabelle Larivière (FIM Communications Manager); Ingo Partsch (MXGP FIM Race Director); Giovanni Copioli (FIM Board Member / FMI President); Jean-Paul Gombeaud (FIM Sports Director); Jorge Viegas (FIM PResident); Antonio Alia Portelo (FIM CMS Director/MXGP FIM Steward); Giuseppe Luongo (President Youthstream Group SAM); Martin Syrucek (MXGP FIM Medical Director); Tony Skillington (FIM CEO); Dirk De Neve (FIM CMS Coordinator); Janika Judeika (FIM Delegate); Fabio Muner (FIM Marketing & Communications Director); Gianluca Avenoso (FMI/FIM CMS Bureau Member); Eddie Herd (FIM Europe Motocross Commission CHairman); Damiano Zamana (FIM Services Director); Ursula Luongo (Youthstream) © Youthstream
 

The FIM President addressed a large gathering that included members of the International media, plus other invited guests in the form of Giovanni Copioli (FIM Board Member / FMI President), Giuseppe Luongo (President Youthstream Group SAM),  David Luongo (Vice-President, Head of Operations, Youthstream Group SAM),  plus representatives from both FIM Europe and the Mantova Circuit.

The new FIM President explained that it is his aim to champion the role of the FIM to the outside World, and to clearly show how its function is fundamental to the safe and fair running of the championship through the services, support and staff that it provides. 

Mr Viegas set out the FIM’s mission within MXGP is to create the rules together with the Promoter and to apply the rules and the relevant sanctions issued by the FIM Stewards panel. The FIM is also in charge of circuit homologation, safety including all medical aspects and the antidoping programme. The FIM’s remit also covers the training of the officials, including the race director, clerk of the course, marshals, the technical and environmental stewards. This important training is conducted through FIM seminars delivered by FIM instructors around the World to teach the 100 to 120 track marshals needed during a MXGP weekend.

Particular attention is being given to the transformation and consolidation of investment to the championship in order to improve the safety and design of the circuits. This is being done by employing permanent staff to take care and oversee any changes that are required. Another area of focus is to provide medical recuperation and assistance where needed post-accident.

Having clearly set out the position of the FIM, the FIM President then invited each member of the FIM staff who were in attendance to present themselves and to explain their role within the MXGP structure. The invited speakers included:

FIM Motocross officials

  • Antonio Alia Portelo (ESP) - Steward / CMS Director
  • Ingo Partsch (AUT) - Race Director / CMS Member
  • Jiri Sitina (CZE) - Deputy Race Director / CMS Member
  • Janika Judeika (LAT) - Delegate / CMS Member
  • Andrew Summers (GBR) - Technical Director / CTI Member
  • Christopher Warren (GBR) - Chief Flag Steward / CMS Member
  • Martin Syrucek (CZE) - Medical Director / CMI Member
  • Dirk De Neve (BEL) - CMS Coordinator

FIM administration representatives:

  • Tony Skillington (IRL) - CEO
  • Jean-Paul Gombeaud (FRA) - Sports Director
  • Fabio Muner (ITA) - Marketing & Communications Director
  • Isabelle Larivière (FRA) - Communications Manager
  • Damiano Zamana (ITA) - Services Director

Following the presentations of each of the FIM staff, the FIM President Jorge Viegas added his own closing comment. “After my election, one of my goals was to expose the FIM to the outside World and to explain the fundamental role it plays in each championship, to ensure the safe and fair running of the championship through the services, support and staff that it provides. To do this, I am fortunate to have the support of a team of highly motivated professionals and it is for this reason that I wanted to organise this press conference to present them to you today. Through our close collaboration with Youthstream the promoter of the Championship since 2003 and all the other stakeholders, together we will continue to work closely to maintain MXGP as the top class amongst the off-road disciplines.”

 
 

# FIM Family © Youthstream
 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.



 

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SCOTT confirmed as FIM ISDE sponsor

Still regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the calendar, the FIM is delighted to confirm SCOTT as an Official Sponsor of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro ready for this year’s edition that will take place at Portimao, Portugal come early November. The initial two-years agreement – 2019 / 2020 between the FIM and SCOTT, will see the World famous goggle brand launch limited edition of its Prospect model on each of the occasions to celebrate this exciting new partnership.
 
 
2019 SCOTT Prospect ISDE limited edition model
 

The 2019 SCOTT Prospect ISDE limited edition model will include a map motif to reflect the 6 Days event that will be interwoven with the Portuguese flag colours and the official FIM ISDE event logo. As well as appearing on the goggle themselves, this unique design will also feature on the included google pouch too. The limited edition product will also incorporate an Enduro ACS (air control system) an anti-fog double-glazed lens with light sensitive technology that changes automatically to changes in sunlight intensity.

Riders who use the 2019 SCOTT Prospect ISDE limited edition model will also benefit from the extra height lens – that provides the maximum field of vision on the market; the SCOTT lens lock system – which keeps the lens firmly in place to offer the best protection in case of impact; the no sweat 3-layer foam that offers maximum absorption and provides the perfect fit and comfort on the rider’s face during the long days in the saddle. Finally, the extra wide no-slip 50mm silicone strap together with articulated outriggers creates the perfect fit inside the helmet and prevents slippage.

 
All riders at the ISDE equipped with SCOTT googles will have the opportunity to participate in the SCOTT Defend your vision Challenge (free registration and the opportunity to win SCOTT prizes - more details to be announced in the coming weeks – visit fim-isde.com for more news soon).
 

Pleased to announce this important partnership Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing and Communication Director explained: “As the oldest event in the FIM calendar, we remain very proud of the iconic race of the 6 DAYSand are therefore delighted to have the opportunity to welcome a brand like SCOTT which has such a rich off-road history to be an Official Sponsor of this great competition. Both riders and fans will benefit from this partnership. We are looking forward to see the limited edition goggle and to develop the SCOTT Challenge as we move closer to the event itself.”

Commenting on this new agreement Marco Galli - SCOTT Motosports Marketing Coordinator said: “We’re extremely happy about this new partnership with the FIM International Six Days of Enduro. As a leading off-road brand with a strong heritage in Enduro being present in the pinnacle of Enduro racing is extremely important to reach our target consumer and allow us to prove the quality of our products in the most demanding conditions.”

Riders and fans will be able to see more of SCOTT’s goggle and eyewear collection at the Autodromo International Do Algave, Portimao at the SCOTT booth in the 6 DAYS Paddock.

Mrs. Isabelle Larivière | Communication Department| isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


 

 

 

 

FIM and Eurosport Events sign new 10-year contract to promote the FIM Endurance World Championship

 

The FIM President Jorge Viegas has signed a new agreement on the eve of the 24 Heures Motos, renewing the FIM’s trust in promoter Eurosport Events for the next 10 years. A close partnership with the FIM will enable Eurosport Events to take Endurance racing to new heights from here to 2029.

 

From left - Jacques Bolle (FFM President), Jorge Viegas (FIM President), François Ribeiro (Head of Eurosport Events), Laurent Prud'Homme (CEO Eurosport Events).

In 2015, Eurosport Events and the FIM gave themselves five years to kick-start the Endurance World Championship when they signed their first partnership deal. The positive results obtained across the board thanks to the past few years of work have led FIM and Eurosport Events to extend their partnership.

Major accomplishments
Joint action by the FIM and EEL has made the sport far more competitive and reawakened public interest in the championship. The number of contracted teams has doubled, from 20 in 2015 to nearly 40 this season. As of the last two seasons, the rise in the number of competitors has made selection committees a necessity.

Key reforms jointly implemented by the FIM and Eurosport Events have shaped the current face of the FIM EWC. Among a range of significant accomplishments, the revised calendar stands out as a landmark achievement of the past few seasons. Introduced in 2016, it has the Bol d’Or as the championship’s opening round in September, with the Suzuka 8 Hours enjoying the status of grand finale in July.

Thanks to this reform, a major new international endurance race will be added to the 2019-2020 calendar: the 8 Hours of Sepang, to be held on 14 December 2019 in Malaysia.

Other substantial changes include supporting private teams with the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, making all the day-night races permanent fixtures, and setting up a dedicated and permanent FIM/Eurosport Events team, who are present at every race.

A more international championship
Eurosport Events has also focused on enhancing the championship’s global visibility by showing both live and delayed coverage on television and digital networks across the world. The FIM EWC has gone from airtime on four channels in 2015 to coverage in more than 111 countries today. The wide-ranging international broadcast and the new excitement of FIM EWC races have served to extend the championship’s international slant, from the 7 countries represented in 2015 to 13 this season, with a Japanese team crowned world champions for the first time in the history of the series.

The new 10-year contract will make it possible to undertake key future developments, driven by the desire to attract fresh international teams and riders, turn the 8 Hours of Sepang into a cornerstone event, expand international media coverage (digital, print and TV), and deliver a unique and even more immersive fan experience.

Jorge Viegas, FIM President
‘It is a pleasure and an honour for me to sign the new contract on behalf of the FIM with Eurosport Events at the 24 Hours Motos, an event that is especially close to my heart because I participated in the first edition back in 1978.

Eurosport Events has really done a great job as a promoter, always respecting the FIM's sporting authority, with this in mind we renew their contract for the next ten years. The FIM and Eurosport Events will continue their close collaboration and jointly we will soon introduce new features to further develop the FIM Endurance World Championship.’

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events
‘Eurosport Events made very humble first steps into the world of motorcycle endurance racing in 2015. The FIM has proved to be a great partner, guiding us through the early stages and supporting the reform plan we began to roll out in 2016. The excellent relationship between Eurosport Events and the FIM under the leadership of its new President Jorge Viegas means we can confidently undertake long-term plans to continue enhancing the championship’s standard of racing and boosting its popularity.’

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Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Balancing and Concession updates

At the conclusion of the 3rd round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship the concession points scores see the top two manufacturers Ducati and Kawasaki at the top of the table. Due to the gap of only 7 points (20-13) neither will be allowed a concession parts upgrade during the season. The remaining manufacturers will all be allowed one upgrade.

The calculation is made considering the results of the full distance races (Races 1 and 2).

REV LIMITS:

The DWO and FIM in consultation with their performance analysis partner have concluded that the following updates will be made to the manufacturers rev limits:

? Ducati – reduction of 250rpm

? Honda – increase of 500rpm

Special consideration has been applied in the case of BMW – the German marque, after declaring their concession parts, chose to compete in the first two events using a standard engine. This is compliant with the regulations and therefore the weighting of the calculation has been biased towards their performance during the third event where the concession specification engine was used.

The changes must be in increments of 250rpm and the Honda’s performance indicates that two steps should be applied at this point.

From Round 4 – Motul Dutch Round (Assen) - the rev limits will be: Brand

Rev-Limit

Aprilia

14700

BMW

14950

BMW 2019

14900

Ducati V2

12400

Ducati V4

16100

Honda

15050

Kawasaki 2018

14100

Kawasaki 2019

14600

MV Agusta

14950

Suzuki

14900

Yamaha

14700

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MotoGP Court of Appeal hands down decision

Case against Ducati aerodynamic devices

VisitQatar Grand Prix – Doha (QAT), 10 March

During the MotoGP race at the season opener in Qatar on 10 March 2019, technical protests concerning the use of a device on the Ducati machine were lodged with the FIM MotoGP Stewards by Team Suzuki Ecstar against #43 Jack Miller (Ducati), by Repsol Honda Team against #4 Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), and by Red Bull KTM Factory Team and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini against #9 Danilo Petrucci (Ducati).

The protesting teams considered that the device was primarily an aerodynamic device and therefore not compliant with the MotoGP technical regulations. After a hearing, the four protests were rejected.

The same four teams then lodged appeals against the MotoGP Stewards’ decision to the MotoGP Appeal Stewards and a further hearing was conducted. The MotoGP Appeal Stewards determined that further technical evaluation was required and that this was not possible under the circumstances. They therefore decided to refer the matter to the MotoGP Court of Appeal in accordance with Art. 3.3.3.2 of the applicable Regulations.

Following a hearing in Mies on Friday 22 March, the MotoGP Court of Appeal handed down its decision today 26 March and the parties (the four appellants, Ducati and the FIM) have been duly notified.

On these grounds, the MotoGP Court of Appeal rules that:

? The appeals filed by Team Aprilia, Team Suzuki, Team Honda and Team KTM are admissible.

? The provisional race results are confirmed and are declared as final.

? The request to declare the Device illegal and ban its use in future races is rejected.

An appeal against this decision may be lodged before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in Lausanne Switzerland within 5 days pursuant to Article 3.9 of the 2019 FIM World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in an electronic meeting held on 1 March 2019 made the following decision:

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Long Lap Penalty

When the FIM MotoGP™ Stewards impose a Change of Position penalty on a rider, for Track Limits, or any other reason, there is a possibility of it being unfair, (depending on whether a rider is close to others or not) and it is also difficult to monitor when there are multiple infractions.

To make a more fair and verifiable penalty, the Grand Prix Commission, after consultation with the Safety Commission, have agreed to introduce a new "Long Lap Penalty".

At every circuit a route will be defined and marked at a safe point around the track, (usually an asphalt runoff area outside of a turn), which is some seconds slower than the normal racing line. The penalised rider must ride through the defined area within 3 laps of being notified, thereby suffering a penalty equivalent to several seconds, (typically 2 or more seconds), on that lap. Procedures will be in place to enable the Stewards to use an equivalent time penalty in case the rider is unable to complete the Long Lap, (e.g. in case of a red flagged race).

This penalty will be added to the list of sanctions available to the FIM MotoGP Stewards, and whilst it is primarily intended for track limits violations, it may be used in any circumstances deemed appropriate by the Stewards. The drop position penalty will continue being available to the Stewards.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regulations-and-documents/grand-prix/

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Listing of FIM Homologated Motorcycles for 2019

Superbike – Supersport – Superstock 600/1000 – Formula EWC

Note: Changes in bold in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 / Formula EWC category. This list may be updated at any time during the year. SUPERBIKE

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

JAN 15 – end

JAN 17 – model updates

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR HP4

JAN 12 – end (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., frame and parts upd’s

JAN 13 – end (+ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist, DDC)

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

JAN 15 – present (+ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist, DDC, forged wheels)

JAN 17 – present (model updates)

FEB 19 – present

EBR 1190 RX

JAN 14 - present

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

FEB 13 – end

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

DUCATI Panigale V4R

FEB 15 – present

FEB 19 – present

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

JAN 12 – present (STD + ABS version – model facelift and parts updates)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC59)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP2 (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC77)

JAN 14 – end (Ohlins forks + rear suspension unit, Brembo front brakes)

JAN 17 - present

JAN 17 – present

JAN 17 – present

FEB 19 – present (ECU updates)

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

JAN 11 – end (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX-10 R

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR SE

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR

JAN 16 – end (STD + ABS version)

JAN 17 – present (ABS version)

FEB 18 – present (Electronic Suspension)

FEB 19 – present

MVAGUSTA F4 RR

JAN 14 – present (+ 2015 Model parts updates)

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 L2

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 L7

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 R

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 R

JAN 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

JAN 17 – present

MAR 17 – present

FEB 19 – present

YAMAHA YZF - R1 (2012 model)

JAN 12 – end (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF - R1/R1M (2015 model

JAN 15 – present (R1M with forged wheels)

YAMAHA YZF - R1 (2015 model)

JAN 16 – present (US model)

YAMAHA YZF - R1

YAMAHA YZF – R1

JAN 17 – model updates

FEB 18 – ECU updates

Listing of FIM homologated motorcycles for 2019 (continued) SUPERSPORT 600 – SUPERSTOCK 600

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

HONDA CBR 600 RR (PC40)

JAN 13 – present (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX 600 R F

(ZX-6R)

JAN 09 – present - validity extended until 2019 (included)

MVAGUSTA F3

MVAGUSTA F3

FEB 13 – present

FEB 17 – present (model updates)

SUZUKI GSX-R600 L1

JAN 11 - present

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675R

JAN 11 – end

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675

FEB 13 – present (ABS and NON ABS version)

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 R

FEB 13 – present (ABS)

YAMAHA YZF R6

YAMAHA YZF R6

JAN 12 - (parts updates) - end

JAN 17 - present

 

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Rev limits for 2019 Superbike models

In line with the technical regulations and more specifically on the balancing of various motorcycle concepts, rev limits for the new homologated Superbike models were established (eg. Art 2.4.3.1).

All tests were performed at the manufacturer’s factories with ready broken-in machines.

The 2019 initial Rev limits for new machines is subject to revision at the discretion of the FIM if production machines supplied from retail outlets differ in their performance characteristics and are subject to the articles mention in 2.4.3.x of the World Superbike Championship Regulations. 2019 Rev Limits New Models

Model

Rev Limiter

limiter +3%

Max power

Set Limit at

BMW S 1000RR

14475

14909

13800

14900

Kawasaki ZX 10 RR

14300

14729

13500

14600

Ducati Panigale V4R

16000

16480

15250

16350

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Superbike Race Direction and Stewards

 

Following the decision of the Superbike commission to change duties of Superbike Race Direction and FIM Stewards panel, the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization announce the new Superbike Race Direction structure.

 

Ambiance Superbike Race Direction Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 2018 © WorldSBK
 
Tamara Matko has been appointed FIM WorldSBK Safety Officer & Chairman of race direction and Gerry Bryce as FIM WorldSBK permanent Steward.

Race Direction will continue to be primarily responsible for the efficient and safe running of events.

The composition of Superbike Race Direction will be as follows with three members; Tamara Matko Chairman of Race Direction and FIM WorldSBK Officer, Gianfranco Carloia (Race Director) and Stefano Carloia (Dorna WorldSBK representative).

The Stewards panel will be comprised of three members; Gerry Bryce (FIM WorldSBK Permanent Steward) Tamara Matko (Representative of Race Direction) and one other member, appointed by rotation by the FIM CCR. Gerry Bryce will be responsible for coordinating the Stewards activities, maintaining records and communicating decisions.

All issues and actions requiring further analysis, including any incidences of dangerous riding, will be reviewed by the FIM WorldSBK Stewards panel, who will exclusively be responsible for issuing sanctions and penalties for those matters. The FIM Stewards panel will also be responsible for hearing appeals and receiving protests.
 
 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 111 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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SHARK introduces the first FIM racing homologated helmet

The FIM is pleased to announce that FIM homologation has been granted for the new SHARK helmet for Circuit Racing, the Race R Pro GP FIM Racing #1.

This helmet comes with a standard ECE certification and has successfully passed all tests of the FIM Helmet Standard FRHPhe-01, namely linear impact tests at high (8.2 m/s) and low (5.0 m/s) speed on ECE points, medium speed linear impact tests on three extra points randomly chosen on the helmet surface, oblique impact tests with five different orientations and penetration test at two random spots.

The helmet will be available for the riders in 5 sizes (from XS to XL) and the homologation is valid only in the presence of all the available appendices (chin, top and front vents, top and chin lateral venturis) and the rear aerodynamic spoiler.

 
 
The homologation of this product is illustrated by the FIM Homologation Emblem, which features the wording "FIM Racing Homologated Helmet", the FRHP and SKARK logos and the product information.

Alban Rojas, SHARK Helmets Research & Innovation Manager: "Racing is our DNA: SHARK Helmets has been relying on motorcycle racing to boost brand development ever since its creation 30 years ago. Our ethos is always to push the technical boundaries and innovate to ensure the highest level of performance and protection for our riders that even exceeds safety standards. For many years now, we are working very closely with the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets to keep going further in the level of security for all the riders. Today, we are very proud to be one of the first brands in the world to receive the new FRHPhe-01 homologation for our flagship model, the Race-R Pro GP FIM racing # 1, which will be worn by our top riders such as Johann Zarco and Jorge Lorenzo for the next season."

 

The FIM Racing Homologation Programme was established in order to grant special recognition to products related to safety and as a requirement for FIM competitions. The main aim of this programme is to meet the need for an advanced evaluation of the safety performance of different kind of products. The homologation is obtained when specific high performance and quality standards set for each product are met.

 

Contact FIM Racing Homologation Programme | Erica Manfredi - frhp@fim.ch|

FIM Communications Department |communications@fim.ch

 
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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Changes to the Regulations for 2019

Messrs Gregorio Lavilla (WorldSBK Sporting Director, Chairman), Takanao TSUBOUCHI (MSMA) and Paul DUPARC (Deputizing for Rezsö BULCSU & secretary of the meeting), also present Charles HENNEKAM (FIM CTI Coordinator), Scott SMART (FIM WorldSBK Technical Director) and Daniel CARRERA (WorldSBK Executive Director) met in the Dorna Headquarters, in Madrid, on 30 November 2018. The Superbike Commission made the following changes for the 2019 FIM Superbike & Supersports World Championships Regulations:

Sporting Regulations

- The new schedule of practices sessions and races has been reviewed. This important decision has already been press released recently. (re: PR of 11/12/2018).

- Race Classifications in case of crash(es) just before the finish line:

Previously, in order to be qualified as a finisher, the rider had to be in contact with his machine when crossing the finish line. There have been situations when, due to a crash, the rider and machine have crossed the line separately. The finish time will now be determined by the first part of the rider or his motorcycle, whichever crosses the finish line last.

- Riders classified to Restart an interrupted Race:

With a similar philosophy as was done in GP, It was decided to refresh the rules for the classification after an interrupted race and to clarify the situation of the riders in the pit lane when the red flag was displayed.

After a judicial case where the CAS arbitrator decided to enter in the field of play and to decide if a rider was actively competing at the time of the red flag, it appeared necessary to establish clearer criteria on which riders may restart an interrupted race. The main changes concern the definition of a rider "active" and "actively competing" at the time of the red flag, of riders riding on track, or attempting to repair/restart the machine, or to re-join the track or return to pit lane. It was also confirmed that riders may obtain assistance from marshals to restart the machine or to move the machine on track, or trackside.

Furthermore, the FIM WSBK Stewards will be the sole judges of whether a rider is actively competing and such decisions are not subject to protest or appeal.

- Forbidding to start machines in the pit box.

For Safety reasons it is not permitted to start the engine of a racing motorcycle inside the pit box at any time. Engines must be started in the pit lane, outside of the pit box.

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FEDERICO FULIGNI AND MV AGUSTA REPARTO CORSE
TOGETHER IN WSS FOR THE 2019 SEASON

MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team, which will be participating in the
World Supersport Championship, has chosen Federico Fuligni for
the 2019 season. The Italian rider will join already confirmed
Raffaele De Rosa.
After last season as a rookie in the Moto2 World Championship
with Tasca Racing Team, Federico now tackles a new challenge,
once again as a rookie, in the World SSP600 Championship.
Fuligni commented: “After a difficult season in Moto2, I was looking
to jump start my career as a rider and I evaluated various
opportunities along with my coach, Alex De Angelis. One of those
opportunities was the project that Giovanni Cuzari has been
working on for some time now with the MV Agusta F2 in the Moto2
World Championship, where I will be involved as a third rider, and
it came up as we were speaking. Everyone has had very positive
things to say about the team, made up of highly experienced
people who are, above all, passionate about their work. So, it
didn't take much at all to reach an agreement with Andrea
Quadranti, because we both want the same thing, that is results.
MV Agusta is already a key player in this category, and sights are
set on victory. I am seeking redemption after a difficult season,
where the results were lacking partially for physical reasons.
Motivation is high, and I want to work hard with the new team to
achieve excellent results for myself and, above all, for all the fans.
I am proud to represent this glorious brand in this category that
uses a 3-cylinder engine, just like the new Moto2 bike, a category I
will try to get back to as soon as I have achieved the right results.”

Andrea Quadranti, MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team Principal: “I'm
happy to be able to welcome a young a promising rider to our team

like Federico, with such a great desire for redemption and to get
into the game in a new category. On our part, we will guarantee
maximum support for both Federico and Raffaele.”

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FIM renews agreement with XIEM as SuperMoto Promoter

The FIM is delighted to announce that it has renewed its agreement with the Swiss based XIEM company in its role as the official promoter of SuperMoto. The new four-year agreement will get underway this year with two events planned to re-establish this exciting sport on the World stage.

 

From right to left: Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Danilo Boccadolce (XIEM CEO), Tony Skillinton (FIM Motocross Commission Director) © FIM

 
The 2019 FIM SuperMoto World Cup will be held as a single event at Montalegre, Portugal on 21 July and will include a new Junior Class for riders under twenty-three years old. This important competition will then be followed up by another equally note-worthy event - with Carole, France set to host the 2019 FIM SuperMoto of Nations on 22 September.
 
This year’s World Cup will provide the foundations and the launch pad ready for the series to evolve, and hence it will become the FIM SuperMoto World Championship in 2020 as it expands into new countries and continents.
 
“We are very pleased to have been able to reach this new and valuable agreement with XIEM, that will take us through to 2022. We are confident that with the good collaboration that already exists between the two parties, that XIEM and the FIM can reinstate this spectacular sport and develop it across new continents from next year onward.” Said the FIM President Jorge Viegas.
 
Adding his own remarks XIEM CEO Danilo Boccadolce stated. “Firstly, we would like to thank the FIM for showing their confidence in us, and for continuing to trust us with this great discipline. We are positive that we can use 2019 to put SuperMoto back on the map and are already working extremely hard to ensure that we will have a full programme in place for 2020 and beyond.”
 
Further details can be found on the official series website:  www.SupermotoS1.com

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FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship & FIM Bajas World Cup

2019 Calendars, 10 January (Change in bold)

FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship Date

FMNR

Event

Country

30 March - 4 April

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

6 – 16 July

MFR

Silk Way Rally

Russia-Mongolia-China

1 - 7 September

FMC

Atacama Rally

Chile

3 – 9 October

FRMM

Rally du Maroc

Morocco

 

 

FIM Bajas World Cup Date

FMNR

Event

Country

7 - 9 March

UAEMC

Dubai International Baja

United Arab Emirates

23 - 24 March

FMP

Baja Do Pinhal

Portugal

26 - 28 July

RFME

Baja Aragon

Spain

9 - 11 August

MAMS

Hungarian Baja

Hungary

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport & Supersport 300 World Championships 2019 Permanent Provisional Entry lists N.

Rider

Nat.

Motorcycle

Team

1

1

Jonathan Rea

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

2

91

Leon Haslam

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

3

7

Chaz Davies

GBR

Ducati Panigale V4 R

ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati

4

19

Alvaro Bautista

ESP

Ducati Panigale V4 R

ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati

5

22

Alex Lowes

GBR

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team

6

60

Michael van der Mark

NED

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team

7

28

Markus Reiterberger

GER

BMW S1000 RR

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

8

66

Tom Sykes

GBR

BMW S1000 RR

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

9

21

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

ITA

Ducati Panigale V4 R

BARNI Racing Team

10

54

Toprak Razgatlioglu

TUR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Turkish Puccetti Racing

11

52

Alessandro Delbianco

ITA

Honda CBR1000RR

Althea Mie Racing Team

12

2

Leon Camier

GBR

Honda CBR1000RR

Moriwaki-Althea HONDA Racing Team

13

23

Ryuichi Kiyonari

JPN

Honda CBR1000RR

Moriwaki-Althea HONDA Racing Team

14

36

Leandro Mercado

ARG

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

15

50

Eugene Laverty

IRL

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Team Goeleven

16

81

Jordi Torres

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Team Pedercini Racing

17

11

Sandro Cortese

GER

Yamaha YZF R1

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK

18

33

Marco Melandri

ITA

Yamaha YZF R1

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships 2019 calendar, updated 19 December DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

WorldSSP300

22-24 February

AUS

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

15-17 March

THA

Chang International Circuit

X

X

5-7 April

ESP

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

12 -14 April

NED

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

10-12 May

ITA

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

7-9 June

ESP

Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto

X

X

X

21-23 June

ITA

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

X

X

X

5-7 July

GBR

Donington Park

X

X

X

12-14 July

USA

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

X

6-8 September

POR

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

X

X

X

27-29 September

FRA

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

11-13 October

ARG

Circuit San Juan Villicum

X

X

24-26 October

QAT *

Losail International Circuit

X

X

X

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FIM MXGP/ MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships

2019 Calendars – Updated 20 December

The event in Frauenfeld/Gachnang (SUI) is canceled. The dates of the event in Imola (ITA) and Hong Kong have been changed. The venue of the MXGP of Lombardia is Mantova (changes in bold). DATE

FMNR

VENUE

COUNTRY

WOMEN

03 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

24 March

ACU

Matterley Basin

GREAT BRITAIN

31 March

KNMV

Valkenswaard

THE NETHERLANDS

X

07 Avril

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

01 May

CAMF

Shanghai

CHINA

12 May

FMI

Mantova

ITALY

19 May

FMP

Agueda

PORTUGAL

X

26 May

FFM

St Jean d'Angely

FRANCE

09 June

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

16 June

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

23 June

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

07 July

IMI

Palembang

INDONESIA

14 July

IMI

Semarang

INDONESIA

28 July

ACCR

Loket

CZECH REPUBLIC

X

04 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

18 August

FMI

Imola

ITALY

X

25 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

08 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

TURKEY

X

22 September

HKAA

Hong Kong

HONG KONG

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FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championships & FIM Enduro World Cup

2019 Calendar, updated 14 December 2018 DATE

PLACE

COUNTRY

FMNR

E

EJ

EY

EW

EO

22 - 24 March

Dahlen

Germany

DMSB

X

X

X

X

03 - 05 May

Valpaços

Portugal

FMP

X

X

X

X

10 - 12 May

Santiago de Compostela

Spain

RFME

X

X

X

X

14 - 16 June

Ajaccio/Corsica

France

FFM

X

X

X

21 - 23 June

Rovetta

Italy

FMI

X

X

X

X

13 - 15 Sept

Uhlirske Janovice

Czech Republic

ACCR

X

X

X

X

27 - 29 Sept

Ambert

France

FFM

X

X

X

X

X

 CATEGORIES

? ENDURO OPEN WORLD CUP (EO) ***NEW***

Creation of the Enduro Open World Cup:

? 2 Stroke (all capacities)

? 4 Stroke (all capacities)

? Senior (37 years old at 1st January, all capacities)

? In addition, a Team Trophy will be awarded to the best team who have put a minimum of 3 riders in this Enduro Open World Cup.

The final rankings will take into account the 8 best results.

The top 15 riders of the EnduroGP Category the preceding year are not allowed to take part.

Entry Fees: EUR 120.00 (Transponder fees included)

FIM Enduro Open Licence:

? Annual Licence: EUR 61.00 (excluding insurance)

? One Event Licence: EUR 30.50 (excluding insurance)

? SENIORS

? Enduro 1 (E1): Up to 250cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke

? Enduro 2 (E2): 250+ cc 4 stroke up to 450cc 4 stroke

? Enduro 3 (E3): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 450+ cc 4 stroke

? EnduroGP: Rankings based on overall standings (E1-E2-E3)

Starting order: 1st to 15th in reverse order of the provisional rankings.

? JUNIORS

Age limit: less than 23 years (at the 1st January of the year of the Championship).

Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories:

? FIM Enduro Junior 1 World Cup (J1): Up to 250 cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke

? FIM Enduro Junior 2 World Cup (J2): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke

The final rankings will take into account the 10 best results in Junior 1 & Junior 2.

The FIM Junior Enduro World Champion will be decided based on the overall rankings of the Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories.

? YOUTH 125cc

Age limit: less than 21 years (at the 1st January of the year of the Championship).

The final rankings will take into account the 8 best results.

? WOMEN

The FIM Women’s Enduro World Cup will take place on the last round of the FIM Enduro World Championship in Ambert (France).

? Category E1, E2 and E3 of the FIM Enduro World Championship

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FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)

& FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy

2019 Calendars, 06 December

After a ten-year absence, the FIM’s longest-sanctioned off-road motorcycle competition returns to Portugal for the first time since 2009.

Situated in the south of the country, the beautiful Algarve city of Portimão and its World-renowned Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will host to the ninety-fourth running of FIM ISDE from 11 to 16 November.

FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) Date

Place

Country

FMNR

11-16 November

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) Portimão

Portugal

FMP

 

FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy Date

Place

Country

FMNR

14-16 November

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) Portimão

Portugal

FMP

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships 2019 provisional calendar, 13 November DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

WorldSSP300

22-24 February

AUS

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

15-17 March

THA

Chang International Circuit

X

X

5-7 April

ESP

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

12 -14 April

NED

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

10-12 May

ITA

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

7-9 June

ESP

Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto

X

X

X

21-23 June

ITA

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

X

X

X

5-7 July

GBR

Donington Park

X

X

X

19-21 July

TBA *

6-8 September

POR

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

X

X

X

27-29 September

FRA

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

11-13 October

ARG

Circuit San Juan Villicum

X

X

24-26 October

QAT **

Losail International Circuit

X

X

X

*(TBA) To be announced.

**(SC) Schedule change - Round held Thursday – Saturday

2019 OFFICIAL TESTS

•18-19 February, Australia, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (WorldSBK & WorldSSP)

•TBA, Official Mid-season test

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FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup: rider and regulation updates

More details about the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup confirmed

The all-new FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup is coming soon, with competition in this new category of motorcycle racing set to begin in 2019. This parallel path of racing combines speed and sustainability like never before, with the electric 2019 Energica Ego Corsa ready to get out on track. The motorcycles will all be identical in the Cup, supplied by Energica Motor. What’s more, all the energy stored in the batteries that will power the motorcycles will be produced from renewable resources, a commitment from Enel, the Title Sponsor of the series.

The Motorcyle

Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles, and the manufacturer of the Energica Ego Corsa on which MotoE™ riders will compete.

• Battery capacity around 20 Kwh

• Power: up to 120Kw (around 160 Hp)

• Max speed up to 270km/h

• Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspension, Marchesini wheels

All motorcyles will be identical although for some parts, like for example the springs, teams will be allowed to choose between a range of different stiffness depending on the rider’s specific needs.

Motorcycles will be kept together in a dedicated E-paddock structure, in which each Team will have its own box.

The chargers and the Solar Panels

Enel X, the Official Smart Charging Partner of the series, will provide a mobile charging solution, the JuiceRoll, composed of a Semi Mobile Unit and a Mobile Unit per motorcycle:

• The Semi Mobile Unit will be placed in the E-paddock and will be used to recharge the motorcycle batteries between the sessions

• The Mobile Unit will follow the motorcyle on the grid and will be used to top up the motorcycle battery and to energize the tyre blankets

Solar Panels will be coupled with Smart Meters, that are measuring equipment to constantly track the electrical energy use of the event.

Enel will provide a distribution system that will connect JuiceRolls and the MotoE paddock auxiliary’s loads to the grid, integrating Solar Panels. The result is the complete electrification of the Moto E event, from the grid to the motorcycle. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM

Teams, Riders & Crew

The grid will be composed of 18 riders, including the presence of female rider, Maria Herrera. Split up into 12 different Teams

There will be ten different nationalities lining up in the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, from Australia to Brazil including many European countries. Four former MotoGP riders including Sete Gibernau (twice MotoGP runner up), two former FIM Moto3™ World Champions Nico Terol (2011) from Spain and Mike di Meglio (2008) from France, two FIM Endurance World Champions like Josh Hook (2017) and Kenny Foray (2014), and a former European Moto2™ Champion, Eric Granado from Brazil.

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

16

JOSH HOOK

AUSTRALIAN

Alma Pramac Racing

5

ALEX DE ANGELIS

SAN MARINO

Alma Pramac Racing

6

MARIA HERRERA

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

18

NICOLAS TEROL

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

19

XAVIER SIMEON

BELGIAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

51

ERIC GRANADO

BRAZILIAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

14

RANDY DE PUNIET

FRENCH

LCR E-TEAM

59

NICCOLO CANEPA

ITALIAN

LCR E-TEAM

4

HECTOR GARZO

SPANISH

Tech3 E-racing

78

KENNY FORAY

FRENCH

Tech3 E-racing

11

MATTEO FERRARI

ITALIAN

TRENTINO Gresini MotoE

32

LORENZO SAVADORI

ITALIAN

TRENTINO Gresini MotoE

2

JESKO RAFFIN

SWISS

Dynavolt Intact GP

66

NIKI TUULI

FINNISH

AJO MOTORSPORT MOTOE

63

MIKE DI MEGLIO

FRENCH

EG 0,0 MARC VDS

38

BRADLEY SMITH

BRITISH

ONE ENERGY RACING

15

SETE GIBERNAU

SPANISH

PONS RACING

27

MATTEO CASADEI

ITALIAN

SIC58 SQUADRACORSE

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

2019 Provisional Entry Lists, 16 November

Moto3TM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

5

JAUME MASIA

SPANISH

BESTER CAPITAL DUBAI

KTM

10

DENNIS FOGGIA

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KTM

11

SERGIO GARCIA

SPANISH

ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0

HONDA

12

FILIP SALAC

CZECH

REDOX PRUESTELGP

KTM

13

CELESTINO VIETTI

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KTM

14

TONY ARBOLINO

ITALIAN

TEAM O

HONDA

16

ANDREA MIGNO

ITALIAN

BESTER CAPITAL DUBAI

KTM

17

JOHN McPHEE

BRITISH

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

HONDA

19

GABRIEL RODRIGO

ARGENTINIAN

KOMMERLING GRESINI Moto3

HONDA

22

KAZUKI MASAKI

JAPANESE

BOE SKULL RIDER

KTM

23

NICCOLO ANTONELLI

ITALIAN

SIC58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

24

TATSUKI SUZUKI

JAPANESE

SIC58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

25

RAUL FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

KTM

27

KAITO TOBA

JAPANESE

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

40

DARRYN BINDER

S-AFRICAN

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

42

MARCOS RAMIREZ

SPANISH

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

44

ARON CANET

SPANISH

MAX RACING TEAM

KTM

48

LORENZO DALLA PORTA

ITALIAN

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

54

RICCARDO ROSSI

ITALIAN

KOMMERLING GRESINI Moto3

HONDA

55

ROMANO FENATI

ITALIAN

TEAM O

HONDA

61

CAN ONCU

TURKISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KTM

69

TOM BOOTH-AMOS

BRITISH

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

71

AYUMU SASAKI

JAPANESE

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

HONDA

72

ALONSO LOPEZ

SPANISH

ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0

HONDA

75

ALBERT ARENAS

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

KTM

76

MAKAR YURCHENKO

KAZAKHSTANI

BOE SKULL RIDER

KTM

77

VICENTE PEREZ

SPANISH

REALE AVINTIA ACADEMY

KTM

79

AI OGURA

JAPANESE

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

84

JAKUB KORNFEIL

CZECH

REDOX PRUESTELGP

KTM

MotoGPTM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

NOTES

4

ANDREA DOVIZIOSO

ITALIAN

DUCATI TEAM

DUCATI

5

JOHANN ZARCO

FRENCH

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

9

DANILO PETRUCCI

ITALIAN

DUCATI TEAM

DUCATI

12

MAVERICK VINALES

SPANISH

YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

YAMAHA

17

KAREL ABRAHAM

CZECH

REALE AVINTIA RACING

DUCATI

*

20

FABIO QUARTARARO

FRENCH

PETRONAS YAMAHA SRT

YAMAHA

*

21

FRANCO MORBIDELLI

ITALIAN

PETRONAS YAMAHA SRT

YAMAHA

*

29

ANDREA IANNONE

ITALIAN

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

APRILIA

*

30

TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI

JAPANESE

LCR HONDA IDEMITSU

HONDA

*

35

CAL CRUTCHLOW

BRITISH

LCR HONDA CASTROL

HONDA

*

36

JOAN MIR

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

41

ALEIX ESPARGARO

SPANISH

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

APRILIA

*

42

ALEX RINS

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

43

JACK MILLER

AUSTRALIAN

ALMA PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

44

POL ESPARGARO

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

46

VALENTINO ROSSI

ITALIAN

YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

YAMAHA

53

TITO RABAT

SPANISH

REALE AVINTIA RACING

DUCATI

*

55

HAFIZH SYAHRIN

MALAYSIAN

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

*

63

FRANCESCO BAGNAIA

ITALIAN

ALMA PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

88

MIGUEL OLIVEIRA

PORTUGUESE

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

*

93

MARC MARQUEZ

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

99

JORGE LORENZO

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in an electronic meeting held on 17 November 2018 made the following decision:

Standard Schedule for Events – Effective Season 2019

Format of Qualifying Practice in Moto2 and Moto3 Classes

After discussion with teams and reviewing the current situation in Moto3, with many riders waiting and riding slowly and considering the experience in Moto2 at various races where the fastest times have been set at the beginning of the Qualifying Practice, it has been decided to change to a qualifying format similar to that of the MotoGP Class. It is expected that this system will also bring a more entertaining format for the fans as well as preparing the young riders for the same system of classification as the premier Class. This will also make for a homogenous qualifying format across all Grand Prix classes.

Riders in Moto2 and Moto3, will continue to have three Free Practice sessions. The fastest 14 riders from the combined standings will qualify directly for Qualifying 2. The other riders will compete in Qualifying 1 and the four fastest riders will join the other 14 in Qualifying 2.

For both Moto2 and Moto3 the Free Practice sessions will last 40 minutes, and both Qualifying sessions will have a duration of 15 minutes.

The 4 riders that participate in both Qualifying 1 and 2 will be allowed to use one extra rear, soft tyre.

The standard schedule for Sunday will remain unchanged. The new standard schedule for Friday and Saturday will be: FRIDAY

SATURDAY

09:00 – 09:40 Moto3 Free Practice 1

09:00 – 09:40 Moto3 Free Practice 1

09:55 – 10:40 MotoGP Free Practice 1

09:55 – 10:40 MotoGP Free Practice 1

10:55 – 11:35 Moto2 Free Practice 1

10:55 – 11:35 Moto2 Free Practice 1

13:15 – 13:55 Moto3 Free Practice 2

12:35 – 12:50 Moto3 Qualifying 1

14:10 – 14:55 MotoGP Free Practice 2

13:00 – 13:15 Moto3 Qualifying 2

15:10 – 15:50 Moto2 Free Practice 2

13:30 – 14:00 MotoGP Free Practice 4

14:10 – 14:25 MotoGP Qualifying 1

14:35 – 14:50 MotoGP Qualifying 2

15:05 – 15:20 Moto2 Qualifying 1

15:30 – 15:45 Moto2 Qualifying 2

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FIM X-Trial World Championship & Prize  2019 Provisional Calendar, 29 October

FIM X-Trial World Championship Date

FMN

Country

Venue

Su. 20 January

MAMS

Hungary

Budapest

Su. 03 February

RFME

Spain

Barcelona

Sa. 16 February

RFME

Spain

Bilbao

Sa. 23 February

RFME

Spain

Granada

Fr. 08 March

FFM

France

Marseille

TBA March

MFR

Russia

Moscow

Sa. 06 April

FMCR

Costa Rica

San José

Sa. 27 April

FMA

Andorra

Andorra la Vella

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Red Bull FIM MotoGP Rookies Cup 2019 Calendar Date

Country

Circuit

4-5 May

Spain

Jerez

1 June

Italy

Mugello

19-30 June

Netherlands

Assen

6-7 July

Germany

Sachsenring

10-11 August

Austria

Spielberg

14 September

Italy

Misano

21-22 September

Spain

Aragon

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FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship

2019 Provisional Calendars, 10 October DATE

FMNR

VENUE

COUNTRY

18 May

PZM

Warsaw

Poland

01 June

AMZS

Krsko

Slovenia

15 June

ACCR

Prague

Czech Republic

06 July

SVEMO

Hallstavik

Sweden

03 August

PZM

Wroclaw

Poland

17 August

SVEMO

Malilla

Sweden

31 August

DMSB

Teterow

Germany

07 September

DMU

Vojens

Denmark

21 September

ACU

Cardiff

Great Britain

05 October

PZM

Torun

Poland

*TBC October

MA

*TBC

Australia

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Provisional 2019 team entries released

29 Moto3™, 32 Moto2™ and 22 MotoGP™ entries have provisionally been accepted to participate next season

Tags MotoGP, 2018

Applications for participation in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes in 2019 were considered by the Selection Committee during the Austrian and British Grands Prix.

Teams provisionally selected were given the deadline of 20 September to confirm details of their riders and machines and to lodge with IRTA a security deposit to guarantee their eventual participation.

The Selection Committee met again on 20 September to review the applications and confirm final acceptance.

The conclusion is that in 2019 there will be 16 teams in Moto3 providing 29 entries. In Moto2 there will be 18 teams providing 32 entries.

In parallel with the selection process for these classes, Dorna and IRTA have been concluding arrangements with Factories and Independent teams to finalise entries for the MotoGP class. This has resulted in an entry of 11 teams providing 22 entries.

Teams selected have the right to announce the details of their team including sponsors, riders and machines. The final entry lists will be published by the FIM during the Valencia GP, respecting the fact that the 2019 season starts on the day after that event.

A list of teams accepted for all classes and the number of entries granted to each team is listed below.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Clarification to the Decisions of the Grand Prix Commission Assen (NED), 30 June

At the Grand Prix Commission meeting held in Assen, the Grand Prix Commission decided that the winner of the Red Bull Rookies Championship should be entitled to receive an FIM Grand Prix licence, valid for the Moto3 World Championship, even if the age of the winning rider was below 16. This brought the regulations into line with those applicable to the winner of the FIM Junior World Championship. It was also decided to establish that the minimum age for such riders to receive the licence is 15.

The FIM World Championship Grand Prix Regulations were updated accordingly. However, in the press release announcing this decision it was erroneously indicated that the decision became effective from the 2019 season.

The Commission wishes to state by way of clarification that, once the rider has won the Championship and has been granted the FIM licence, he is eligible to compete in the corresponding Grand Prix events, including in the 2018 season.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regulations-and-documents/grand-prix/

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