FIM World Championship & General News

 
 
 
FIM launches a historical campaign in Arabic countries 
 
 
 

Based on this year´s International Women´s Day theme “Break the Bias” the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) wants to highlight that women all over the world are riding motorcycles and are being active in motorcycling activities. On Friday 20 May the CFM launched a special campaign to give visibility to the women in motorcycling in Arabic countries. 

 
 
 

Jordan Group © Mahmoud Qoursha 

 
 
 

The campaign started from Jordan where local female riders organised a parade and a road safety training session. The virtual relay of female riders then moved on to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon where local women raised awareness by riding motorcycles. Also, Iraq organised their first motorcycle training for girls. The campaign also includes Qatar and Palestine who have expressed their interest to improve the situation of women in motorcycling. Qatar already participated in the International Women´s Day theme with their female officials.  

 
 
 
Bahrain Group © Iron Horse Rider 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIM President Jorge Viegas: “For the FIM it is important to show that people all over the world are active in motorcycling no matter what their gender or culture is. We are truly grateful that so many federations have shown their interest to highlight the various activities of women in their countries. We hope that the number of female riders will continue growing globally like it has done during the past few years.”

 
 
 
Lebanon Group © LMC Women


FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Director Nita Korhonen: “Women – as well as men - should have the right to follow their dreams and do what they want no matter where they live. Traditionally in some countries it has not been that common to have female motorcycling riders and that is the reason why we want now break the bias and give more visibility for these role models in various Arabic countries. I want to express a special thanks to the Jordan Motorsports and to Mr Bater Kardan for this great co-operation idea as well as to all the Arabic countries who joined this very important and historical campaign, which for sure is going to have a major impact in the long run.”


Mr Bater Kardan, Jordan Motorsports: “Under the principles of equal opportunities and women empowerment, we have an obligation and commitment to have an active role in facilitating, encouraging, and assisting women riders to realise their dreams and hobbies and develop their skills and strengthen their confidence while enjoying motorcycle riding for mobility and sports. We are very proud to have the support of FIM in setting the platform and working along side the other federations to create a footprint and be part of these activities and establish foundations for development and continuity.”

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ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 116 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, Speedway and E-Bikes. 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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WorldSBK returns to Australia for its final round from the 18th to the 20th of November

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will host the 12th and final round of the 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship; with WorldSBK and WorldSSP taking to the track from the 18th to the 20th of November. The 2022 season will conclude with the only double header of the year, as the Australian Round will take place just one week after the Indonesian Round. It will be the first time since 2010 that the WorldSBK season has finished with back-to-back rounds, and the 11th time in the Championship’s history.

The iconic Phillip Island Circuit has featured on the WorldSBK calendar every year since 1990, aside from 1993 and last year due to the pandemic and has hosted the highest number of WorldSBK races (61 races). Phillip Island is now back on the calendar for 2022 and the whole WorldSBK paddock looks forward to returning to Australia for what promises to be a thrilling season finale. It will be the fourth time in the Championship’s 35-year history that Phillip Island welcome the season finale; the last time being in 1996. Beyond 2022, it is expected that the Australian Round will go back to its traditional slot in the calendar as the season opener.

 

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FIM E-XPLORER WORLD CUP - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR RACING TEAM

The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is the world’s first electric all-terrain motorcycle competition. The series will launch in September of 2022 and feature 3 races in its inaugural season. The sporting concept is reserved for up to 12 mixed teams to compete in head-to-head relay races on two-wheel all-terrain motorcycles propelled 100% by electric motors. For more information please refer to 2022 FIM E-XPLORER WORLD CUP REGULATIONS.

EXPLORER S.A. is the official promoter of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup Series, having received a 10-year worldwide exclusive licence to promote electric all-terrain motorcycle racing from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).  

EXPLORER S.A. and the FIM are hereby issuing a call for candidates to express their interest in becoming a Racing Team to compete in the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup, starting in the 2022 season.
The overall long-term interests of the series will determine which candidates are selected. Up to 12 teams will participate in each season of the series.     

Each selected Team shall commit to participate in all the Races of the series as an official team, with at least two (2) official riders (one female and one male rider).
 
The precise terms of this selection process, together with the applicable selection criteria, deadlines, legal requirements, template application documents and other conditions, will be communicated to candidates who have registered a formal expression of interest with FIM E-XPLORER World Cup on or before 5pm CET Friday 22 April 2022.

Read the full details in the document in attached file.
 

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Logistical issues oblige Argentina GP time schedule change

Logistical issues affecting freight for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship have obliged a schedule change for the upcoming Gran Prix of Argentina. Five cargo flights were scheduled to ship paddock material from Lombok, Indonesia, to Tucuman, close to Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina, in the week following the Indonesian GP.

Due to two separate issues affecting two different flights, the final freight for the Argentina GP will now arrive in the country on Friday. The flight contains freight for all classes of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, with changes to the time schedule therefore obliged for all classes.

Free Practice sessions will now begin and take place for all classes on Saturday morning. Of the sessions that normally take place on Friday, only one has been cancelled, with the other moved to Saturday. Qualifying will take place on Saturday afternoon, with a slightly later start time.

Warm Up sessions on Sunday morning have been extended, with each race set to begin at the same start time as originally scheduled.

The trip from Lombok to Termas consisted of five flights. Three of the planned cargo routes took freight from Lombok to Tucuman via technical stops in Mombasa, Lagos and Brazil. The two other routes saw freight planned to travel from Lombok to Doha, Doha to Accra in Ghana and then on to Tucuman.

The chain of events started last Wednesday when one of the five airplanes suffered a problem during a technical stop in Mombasa, Kenya. The first plane which had already arrived in Tucuman was then returned to Lombok to collect more freight, and unfortunately has also suffered a technical problem during a layover this past Wednesday night.

As of Thursday morning local time in Argentina, one cargo load remains grounded in Mombasa, Kenya. The plane is awaiting a part in order to return to the air, with two parts – one dispatched from Europe and another back up part, dispatched from the Middle East – already en route.

The plane is expected to take off this evening and will follow the route from Mombasa via Lagos and Brazil, arriving in Tucuman on Friday.

Dorna and IRTA would like to thank the teams and paddock personnel for their effort and understanding, as well as the promoter of the Grand Prix of Argentina for their invaluable support and assistance.

We also would like to thank fans for their patience, both those in Argentina and those watching around the world, and we look forward to enjoying some fantastic track action and racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Please find attached the new time schedule for the Gran Premio Michelin® de la Republica Argentina.

 

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FIM, Dorna and ITDC agree track improvements or Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit

The pre-season Official MotoGP™ Test at Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit saw the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship return to Indonesia for the first time in 25 years. The three days of track time were invaluable for the riders, teams and organisation, allowing all parties to gain experience at the new circuit before the inaugural Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia.  

The three-day test has also given the organisation and governing body the opportunity to ensure the venue complies with MotoGP™ standards and assess any improvements necessary ahead of the track’s debut on the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar.
The feedback from riders and teams regarding the layout of the track and its safety standards, including the extensive runoff areas of both tarmac and gravel, has been overwhelmingly positive.  

During the test, two areas of improvement were identified, which are the cleanliness of the track surface and the excess of aggregate affecting parts of the circuit.  

The FIM, which oversees track homologation, has been in communication with the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) regarding these necessary improvements, which are to be implemented a minimum of seven days before the inaugural Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia.
Circuit owner ITDC has agreed with the FIM’s assessment and requests, demonstrating their high level of support and commitment to the sport. All parties have reacted quickly and work towards these improvements is already underway, including the resurfacing of part of the track.

The circuit will be resurfaced from the section before Turn 17 until after Turn 5. The venue will also prepare for the Grand Prix by employing world leading technology to ensure the entirety of the surface meets MotoGP™ standards.

The FIM and Dorna would like to thank the ITDC for their incredible support and prompt reaction. All parties would also like to assure our Indonesian fans, and all those around the world, that the 2022 Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia will take place on the planned date, and MotoGP™ is very much looking forward to returning to Lombok

 
 

 

2022 FIM Commissions Conference

 
 
 

The 2022 FIM Commissions Conference took place at the Grand Hôtel de Divonne in Divonne les Bains (France) and via videoconference from 11 to 13 February. This Conference was a unique opportunity for more than 300 FIM Family Members from all around the world, such as Board of Directors Members, Commissions Directors and Members as well as FIM World Championships promoters and Race Directors to meet and share ideas and expertise, all driven by a common passion for motorcycling.

 
 
 
FIM Family picture at the Grand Hôtel de Divonne in Divonne les Bains (France) © Patrice Moullet
 
 
 

For the first time ever, a SuperLicence Seminars plenary session was organised in the framework of of the Commissions meetings on Friday 11 February.

On this occasion, many topics were addressed, in particular, the energy transition, the FIM’s sound level reduction strategy, the new rules in circuit racing related to safety, the safeguarding policy, the athletes’ safety and wellbeing as well as the antidoping programme.

In addition, Niels Wittich, FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Race Director, set the scene with a keynote speech on “motor-sport competitions’ decision-making process – perspectives and implications at national and international level”.

This first plenary session was concluded with a roundtable, animated by Gavin Emmett, to which Niels Wittich was joined by Jorge Viegas, FIM President; Phil Morris, FIM Speedway World Championship Race Director; Stuart Higgs, British Superbike Championship Race Director and Mike Webb, MotoGP Race Director, to address the roles and duties of Race Directors in various motorcycling disciplines. In the afternoon, a training workshop on the topic “Leading through change” addressed to the Secretaries General of the National Federations and Continental Unions was organised. Additionally, various SuperLicence Seminars on several disciplines took place in parallel on Friday afternoon.

 
 
 

From left: Niels Wittich (FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Race Director);  Phil Morris (FIM Speedway World Championship Race Director); Jorge Viegas (FIM President) © Patrice Moullet

 
 
 

Following on from the 2020 initiative, the FIM President invited the new 2022 FIM Championship Promoters, Adam Bailey, SX Global; François Ribeiro, Discovery Sports Events; Charles Cuypers, A.S.O.; Bernard Estripeau, S2;  Events to join the second plenary session of the weekend, that took place on Saturday morning. On the theme of “On the road to the future”, each Promoter explained the main changes, projects and challenges for the year to come and the near future. During this meeting, the FIM Legacy project was addressed. A first architectural model of the new administrative building with a space dedicated to the technical laboratory (FIM Tech Lab) was presented. It was reminded that the current FIM Headquarters would be transformed into a motorcycle sport museum/Hall of Fame to be managed by the International Foundation for Motorcycling (IFM).

 
 
 
 
 
 

From left: Bernard Estripeau (S2); Valentin Guyonnet (E-Xplorer); François Ribeiro (Discovery Sports Events); Charles Cuypers (A.S.O.); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); on video screen  Adam Bailey (SX Global); © Patrice Moullet

 
 
 
 
 
 

Long and loyal service awards were presented to the following members:

  • 10 years’ service in 2020: PADMANABHAN Roop Kumar Gajala (FMSCI) – CTI; KING Paul (ACU) – CCR; ADAMO Leonzio (FMI) – CID; STEELE Anthony (ACU) – CCP; WULVERYCK Jean-François (FRMM) – CTT

  • 15 years’ service in 2020: CASTAGNA Armando (FMI) – CCP; CASTANEDA Luis Fernando (FNMG) – CTL; DI FILIIPPO Giancarlo (FMI) – CMI; FERRETTI Gianfranco (FSM) – CTI; FREAK Keith (ACU) – CTL; KNYSZEWSKSA Aleksandra (PZM) – CFM; KORHONEN Nita (FIM) – CFM; LARAICHI Abdallah (FRMM) – CTL; MARIANO Pedro (FMP) – CEN; NEUHÄUSER Susanne (AMF) – CFM-CCP (referee); OELSCHLEGEL Iris (DMSB) – CFM-CTR (consultant)

  • 15 years’ service in 2021: CHRISTENSEN Jesper (SVEMO) – CPM; COLLINS John (ACU) – CEN; JOHANSSON Roger (SVEMO) – CTI; LAZZAROTTI Monica (FMI) – CMI; OURIMI Nejib Mohamed (FTM) – CPM; PINTARICH Franz (AMF) – CTL; VERMEULEN Pieter-Paul (KNMV) – CMI

  • 20 years’ service in 2020: KRONBORG Finn (DMU) - CPM

  • 20 years’ service in 2021: ENEROTH Patricia (SVEMO) – CEN; LAZAR Peter (SMF) – CEN; RIBEIRO Pedro (FMP) – CCR; RITA José (FMP) – CTT

  • 25 years’ service in 2021: VUORENSOLA Sakari (SML) – LJI

  • 30 years’ service in 2021: SYRUCEKK Martin (ACCR) – CMI; WONGSAWAN Kraitos (FMCT) – CEB

  • 35 years’ service in 2021: BOURGUIGNON Jacques (FMB) – LJI and 100th birthday in 2022

  • Honorary Members 2020: BIRJUKOVA Nina (LaMSF) – CMS; BRODIE Graham (ACU) – CCP; CEYSSENS Christiaan (FMB) – CTL; CHATTERTON-ROSS John (ACU) - CAP

  • Honorary Members 2021 - Posthumously: GRODZKI Wojciech (PZM) – CCP; RIBBINK Johan-Pieter (KNMV) - CMS

  • Member of Honour 2021:  DEMATHIEU Charly (FMB)

 
 
 
 
 
 

2020 & 2021 Long and loyal service awards ceremony © Patrice Moullet

 
 
 
 
 
 
Over the weekend all thirteen sporting and non-sporting Commissions as well as the List of International Judges conducted their own meetings to work on projects and priorities for 2022. The efforts and hard work of all participants and stakeholders over the three days were recognised and rewarded as the entire FIM Family got together for a cocktail reception held at the FIM Headquarters on Saturday evening.
 
Expressing his satisfaction, FIM President Jorge Viegas said: “I am pleased with the success of this 2022 Commissions Conference which gathered more than 300 FIM Family Members from all around the world. This event is a key opportunity to meet and prepare the upcoming season. I would like to extend my gratitude to our Commissions Directors and Members who, thanks to their expertise and commitment, strongly contribute to the high quality of the FIM events and programmes. This event is also about thanking and rewarding the volunteers for their dedication and service to the FIM. The presence of the new FIM World Championships promoters starting as of 2022 was also greatly appreciated. We can be proud of the tremendous achievements during 2021 and I am looking forward to another exciting 2022 season."
 
 
 

From left: Philippe Leuba (Conseiller d'Etat du Canton de Vaud)  Martin De Graaff (FIM Europe President);  Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Manuel Marinheiro (FMP President); Michal Sikora (PZM President) © Patrice Moullet

 
 
 
FIM Commissions Conference Photos HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isabelle Larivière|FIM Communications Manager| isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 116 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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Please find enclosed the Press Release / E-Xplorer SA signs as official Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) promotor ahead of inaugural FIM E-Xplorer World Cup

E-Xplorer SA becomes official FIM series-promoter and commercial rights-holder ahead of inaugural FIM E-Xplorer World Cup debut season in 2022.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), have appointed E-Xplorer SA as the official series promoter and commercial rights-holder of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup. The parties were represented respectively by E-Xplorer CEO Valentin Guyonnet, CCO Carina Munte and FIM President Jorge Viegas at a signing at the FIM headquaters in Mies, Switzerland.
The appointment of E-Xplorer SA as a new FIM promoter ushers in an exciting era for motorsport, with the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup acting as the global laboratory for two-wheeled electric technology and mobility. Attracting some of the best-known motorbike manufacturers, the global series will help to test, develop and prove the two-wheeled electric technology of tomorrow on notable urban and rural stages around the World.
With a sustainability commitment dating back almost three decades, the FIM was the first international sports federation to establish an Environmental Code, first published since 1994.
With both organisations proudly promoting equality in sport, the partnership between the FIM and E-Xplorer hopes to encourage diversity and equality in motorsport. Founded and powered by a team of females and males, E-Xplorer SA will ensure both genders are represented in all business, operational and sporting aspects of the series. With a total of 10 teams, each will compete with one female and one male rider – at five events around the world in the inaugural season.
The appointment sees E-Xplorer SA join a select group of 12 existing FIM promoters and become the first promoter of the FIM E-Bike Commission (CEB), opening up a new and unique category of electric motorcycle racing in both urban and rural environments.
FIM President Jorge Viegas says: “This announcement marks an important moment for the FIM, with this being the first promoter for the FIM E-Bike Commission (CEB). The E-Xplorer team will bring great experience to this series, but equally they are a modern and dynamic organisation that reflects the nature of this new championship. This is the first full electric discipline for both teams and manufacturers, which will take place in a mixture of off-road and city locations. Moreover, the series will promote gender equality with each team having one male and one female rider. Ultimately we believe that the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup will act as testing ground for the development for ‘all terrain’ electric motorcycles.”

E-Xplorer S.A CEO Valentin Guyonnet says: "Joining forces with the FIM and becoming the global promoter for the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is a great moment for us, for the FIM and for motorsport in general.

With shared values on advancing the future of two-wheeled technology and seeing greater equality in sport, the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is the destination for the greatest motorbike manufacturers and top rider talent to compete. In doing so, the series will act as a catalyst for developing the latest technology, which will be tested to extremes by some of the greatest athletes when the competition kicks off in 2022.
Seeing the pace at which the series is growing is unbelievable. We're delighted by the welcome we've received from the FIM and the interest we've had from leading motorbike manufacturers, who all see the series as a way of remaining at the forefront of electric motorcycle technology. The FIM has been with us from the very beginning and I'm thrilled to continue to have them support the E-Xplorer World Cup as a global authority in the sport."

E-Xplorer S.A CCO Carina Munte says: “Together, with the FIM, the team of men and women behind E-Xplorer SA power all aspects of this series to create an environment where both females and males can thrive and compete at the same level. While gender equality is still a statement in the current sporting World, we hope that other series can follow us and help it become the norm.
Beyond that, the series hopes to encourage exploration and environmental stewardship. E-Xplorer was created to harness and promote the power of the environments we race in – not exploit them. Alongside the FIM’s long-standing commitment, the series seeks to improve the relationship between motorcycling and the environment by pitching the latest zero-emissions, electric motorcycle technology against each other in a competitive setting. With the racing taking place against some of the world’s most spectacular urban and rural backdrops, the FIM E-Explorer World Cup is a radical new form of motorsport aimed at forward thinking generations who believe in the power of sport to drive positive change.”
The FIM and E-Xplorer SA invite applications for teams ahead of the inaugural season starting in 2022.
For more information about the application, contact: team@fimexplorer.com.
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About FIM E-Xplorer World Cup
Founded by Valentin Guyonnet (Chief Executive Officer), Carina Munte (Chief Championship Officer) and Pierre Edward Jumel (Chief Financial Officer), the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is an international all-electric motorcycle series that fuses action-packed racing and technical innovation with sustainability and exploration.
Backed by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the likes of Alejandro Agag and Eric Peronnard, the series builds on the growing appetite for electrified motorsport while acting as a testbed for pioneering two-wheel technology that appeals to the next generation of climate-conscious fans.
The inaugural FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is set to commence in 2022 and features five events taking place in both urban and rural environments. Ten teams, each with two riders – one male and one female – will compete in a mixture of time trials and head-to-head events – all designed to encourage fans to explore the outdoors using innovative two-wheeled technology developed by the greatest motorbike manufacturers and marques from around the world.

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FIM Cross-Country Rallies Championship & World Cups

* / ** Scoring Coefficients:
o A FIM Rally (4 to 6 timed stages) will have a scoring coefficient of 1.
o A FIM Marathon Rally (more than 6 timed stages) will have a scoring coefficient of 1,5. The result will be multiplied by 1.5 and then rounded up.
Categories / Classes:
• FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Category RallyGP (Moto-Rally)
o For experienced riders only. For riders and manufacturers.
o Tyre: 1 Brand and Type for the entire Event. No change allowed from Start to Finish of a Stage
o No maximum speed
• FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup, Category Rally2 (Moto-Rally)
o Tyre: Brand and Type Free. No change allowed from Start to Finish of a Stage
o No maximum speed
o Women's Trophy for competitors in the Rally2 category
o Junior’s Trophy for competitors in the Rally2 category
o Veteran’s Trophy for competitors in the Rally2 category
• FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup, Category Rally3 (Moto-Enduro)
• Tyre: Brand and Type Free. No change allowed from Start to Finish of a Stage
• Maximum speed: 130 km/h
o Junior’s Trophy for competitors in the Rally3 category
• FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup, Category Quad
o Tyre: Brand and Type Free. No change allowed from Start to Finish of a Stage
o Maximum speed: 130 km/h

 

FIM Cross-Country Rallies Championship & World Cups

2022 Calendar, 09 December Date

FMN

Event

Country

01 -14 January

SAMF

Dakar Rally **

Saudi Arabia

05 -10 March

EMSO

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge *

United Arab Emirates

26 -30 April

AMFK

Rally Kazakhstan *

Kazakhstan

08 - 12 June

RFME

Andalucia Rally *

Spain

06 -12 October

FRMM

Rallye du Maroc *

Morocco

 

FIM Bajas World Cup

2022 Provisional Calendar, 09 December Date

FMNR

Event

Venue

Country

17-19 February

RMCJ

Jordan Baja *

Aqaba

Jordan

24 -26 February

QMMF

Qatar Intl. Baja *

Doha

Qatar

06-08 May

FMP

Baja do Oeste *

Castelo Branco

Portugal

22-23 July

RFME

Baja Aragon *

Teruel

Spain

04-07 August

MAMS

Hungarian Baja *

Varpalota

Hungary

29-31 August

FMC

Atacama Baja 1 *

Iquique

Chile

01-02 September

FMC

Atacama Baja 2 *

Iquique

Chile

27-29 October

FMP

Baja Portalegre *

Portalegre

Portugal

10-12 November

SAMF

Saudi Baja *

Tbc

Saudi Arabia

01-03 December

EMSO

Dubai Intl. Baja **

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

 

Format:

Final Standings of the FIM Bajas World Cup

Safety:

 
 

2022 FIM ISDE – 96th edition – to be held at
Le Puy en Velay – France 

 
 
 

The 96th edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) will take place at Puy en Velay - France, the capital of the Haute-Loire department in the heart of the Auvergne region - Rhône–Alpes, from Monday 29 August to Saturday 3 September 2022.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
The environment of Puy en Velay, host city of the event © Office du Tourisme Le Puy en Velay
 
 
 

 

The first edition of the ISDE in France dates back to 1920 in Grenoble, in the same region as the next edition. The event was then called the "ISDT" for "International 6 Days of Trial", enduro did not yet exist. 60 years later, in 1980 and for the second time in its history, France hosted the ISDE in the Haute Loire in Brioude, the area where the first enduro competition in the country had been organised 8 years earlier. More recently, the last French edition of the FIM ISDE was organised in 2017 in Brive.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 FIM ISDE Brive - France © FIM

The FIM by entrusting the organisation of the event to the FFM and the Organising Committee is allowing a return to the roots of the event in France. More recently, this same region hosted the final round of the 2021 Borilli FIM Enduro GP World Championship in Langeac (just forty kilometres from Puy en Velay) and 2019 in Ambert (seventy kilometres from Puy en Velay), these two Grand Prixs enjoyed a lively success in particular from the point of view of the crowd, and the enthusiasm they brought to the event.

The Organising Committee (COISDE–2022) is made up of three motorcycle clubs specialising in the discipline, the Moto Club du Puy en Velay, the Moto Club de Saugues and the Moto Club Moto Verte Haute Lozère, which will benefit from the full support of the FFM and the Regional stakeholders.

The COISDE–2022 has been working for more than six months on the creation of the course by being focused on two main points: to propose a course as the riders like them, varied with breath–taking landscapes and a certain technical level specific to the DNA of the ISDE.

The route will be organised around three completely different loops each of around two hundred kilometres, which will take the competitors on a journey to the heart of the region and beyond, with no less than thirteen different special tests and five timed tests per day, 5 service time checks per day, including 2 double ones, so only 3 separate spots in order to limit the logistics for the teams:

  • Days 1 & 2 - Loop 1: Haute Loire - Haut Allier - Gévaudan
  • Days 3 & 4 - Loop 2: Haute Loire - Lozère - Langogne
  • Day 5 - Loop 3: Haute Loire - Puy en Velay - Emblavez
  • Day 6 - Final Cross Test: Haute Loire - Puy en Velay, in the immediate vicinity of the Paddock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some views of loop two during reconnaissance with the three presidents of the founding motorcycle clubs at the handlebars © COISDE-2022
 
 
 

Always with the aim to reduce costs for all the teams, pro and amateur alike, the FIM wanted to reduce the length of stay by one day by eliminating the day between the last day of checks and the first day of racing. So, the timing of the event will be as follows:

  • Tuesday 23 August: Opening of the Paddock
  • Friday 16 August to Sunday 28 August late morning: Administrative and technical controls
  • Saturday 27 August - Evening: Opening ceremony at Puy en Velay, ten kilometres from the paddock
  • From Monday 29 August to Saturday 3 September: The race.
  • Sunday 4 September: Closure of the Paddock.

 

 
 
 

Le Puy en Velay by night – The history of the town goes back to antiquity, founded by the Gallic tribes Vellaves and Avernes (the origin of the name of the Auvergne territory). Today Puy en Velay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recognised as the European capital of the Saint Jacques de Compostel pilgrimage © Office du Tourisme Le Puy en Velay

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The pre-registrations opening is scheduled for January 2022. 

We invite you in the coming weeks to discover the Event video presentation on the official FIM ISDE facebook accoun:  and all the practical information on the official website www.fim-isde.com.

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

ISDE Press Officer| press.isde@fim.ch

 
 
 

                
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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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Monaco hosts largest FIM Awards ever

 
 
 

Once again, the Principality of Monaco, with its rich motorsports history, provided the perfect setting for tonight’s FIM Awards. Recognising and rewarding both the 2020 and 2021 FIM World Champions, having lost last year’s event to the pandemic, it was certainly a very special evening and was well received by the entire FIM family who was present inside the Sporting Monte-Carlo venue and were joined by S.A.S Albert II, Prince of Monaco.

 
 
 

2020-2021 FIM World Champions © Good-shoot

The six hundred strong audience included not only the biggest single gathering of FIM World Champions, but also representatives from the one hundred and fifteen national federations, motorcycling legends, various members of the FIM, championship promoters, manufacturer and team representatives, sponsors and other invited international guests.

The new look ceremony hosted by Barbara Pedrotti and James Toseland saw two years’ worth of FIM World Champions representing all the major disciplines – Circuit Racing; Track Racing; Motocross; Enduro; Cross Country Rallies and Trial – take to the stage to collect their well-deserved and respective FIM gold medals from the designated FIM Legend.

 
 
 
 
 
 

S.A.S Albert II, Prince of Monaco welcome message and Jorge Viegas © Good-shoot 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The evening got underway with new 2021 FIM Trophies being awarded as follows: FIM Women in Motorcycling Trophy - Australian Women in Motorcycling Programme - MA (Australia) / FIM Environmental Trophy - A fast race towards sustainability - FMI (Italy) and FIM Family Trophy - Two-wheel Touring and Safety Riding Initiatives in Nepal - NASA (Nepal).

Next up Speedway Legend Greg Hancock was on hand to present the medals in the Young Champions category which included 2020 and 2021 FIM Youth Enduro World Champions - Sergio Navarro and Albin Norrbin; 2021 FIM Speedway Youth World Champion - Oskar Paluch and 2021 FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion - Haakon Osterhagen.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cross Country Rallies legend Cyril Despres stepped up to distribute the medals in the Off Road Champions category that included 2020 and 2021 FIM Women's Trial World Champions – Emma Bristow and Laia Sanz; double FIM Flat Track World Champion - Lasse Kurvinen; 2021 FIM Sidecar Motocross Rider / Passenger World Champions Etienne Bax and Nicolas Musset; and twice FIM E1 Enduro World Champion - Andrea Verona.

For the Circuit Racing category it was Road Racing Legend Franco Uncini who handed out the FIM gold medal which included 2021 FIM Sidecar Rider / Passenger World Champions - Markus Schlosser and Marcel Fries; 2020 and 2021 FIM Supersport World Champions - Andrea Locatelli and Dominique Aegerter; and 2020 and 2021FIM Moto2 Grand Prix World Champions - Enea Bastianini and Remy Gardner.

The 2020 and 2021 Ultimate Champions were presented their medals by FIM President Jorge Viegas and Albert II, Prince of Monaco respectively. These included double FIM TrialGP World Champion – Toni Bou; FIM EnduroGP World Champions - Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman; FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Champions - Bartosz Zmarzlik and Artem Laguta; FIM MXGP Motocross World Champions - Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings; FIM Superbike World Champions - Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu; and FIM MotoGP Grand Prix World Champions – Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo.

Pedro Acosta (Moto3), Fabio Quartararo (MotoGP), Remy Gardner (Moto2) © Good-shoot

The FIM President Jorge Viegas also had the honour of presenting the Team prizes that included 2020 and 2021FIM Speedway of Nations winners – Russia and Great Britain; 2021 FIM Women's Trial des Nations winners – Spain; 2021 FIM International Six Days' Enduro World Trophy winners – Italy and 2021 FIM Motocross of Nations winners – Italy. Additionally, Mr Viegas presented the 2020 and 2021 FIM Promoter Legend awards to Giuseppe Luongo and Paul Bellamy respectively.

After formally closing the ceremony FIM President Jorge Viegas concluded by saying: “Tonight has been a truly memorable occasion, after what everyone has lived through over the last two years it was wonderful to have the entire FIM family back together again and to finally celebrate all our 2020 and 2021 FIM World Champions at this wonderful venue in Monaco and in the presence of Albert II, Prince of Monaco.” 

2020-2021 FIM Awards - Red Carpet - Ms Cristina Viegas; S.A.S Albert II Prince of Monaco; FIM President Jorge Viegas © © Good-shoot

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Isabelle Larivière|FIM Communications Manager| isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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, 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/

FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships

2022 Provisional *Calendar, 25 November 2021 DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

WorldSSP300

8-10 April

Spain

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

22-24 April

The Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

20-22 May

Portugal

Circuito Estoril

X

X

X

10-12 June

Italy

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

X

X

X

15-17July

United Kingdom

Donington Park

X

X

29-31 July

Czech Republic

Autodrom Most

X

X

X

9-11 September

France

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

23-25 September

Spain

Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

X

X

X

7-9 October

Portugal

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

X

X

X

21-23 October

Argentina

Circuito San Juan Villicum

X

X

11-13 November

Indonesia

Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit

X

X

TBA

Australia

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

TBA

TBA

TBA

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

2022 Provisional Entry Lists, 16 November

MotoGPTM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

NOTES

4

ANDREA DOVIZIOSO

ITALIAN

WITHU YAMAHA RNF MotoGP TEAM

YAMAHA

*

5

JOHANN ZARCO

FRENCH

PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

10

LUCA MARINI

ITALIAN

VR46 RACING TEAM

DUCATI

*

12

MAVERICK VINALES

SPANISH

APRILIA RACING

APRILIA

20

FABIO QUARTARARO

FRENCH

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MotoGP

YAMAHA

21

FRANCO MORBIDELLI

ITALIAN

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MotoGP

YAMAHA

23

ENEA BASTIANINI

ITALIAN

GRESINI RACING MotoGP

DUCATI

*

25

RAUL FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

TECH3 KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

*

30

TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI

JAPANESE

LCR HONDA IDEMITSU

HONDA

*

33

BRAD BINDER

S-AFRICAN

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

36

JOAN MIR

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

40

DARRYN BINDER

S-AFRICAN

WITHU YAMAHA RNF MotoGP TEAM

YAMAHA

*

41

ALEIX ESPARGARO

SPANISH

APRILIA RACING

APRILIA

42

ALEX RINS

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

43

JACK MILLER

AUSTRALIAN

DUCATI LENOVO TEAM

DUCATI

44

POL ESPARGARO

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

49

FABIO DIGIANNANTONIO

ITALIAN

GRESINI RACING MotoGP

DUCATI

*

63

FRANCESCO BAGNAIA

ITALIAN

DUCATI LENOVO TEAM

DUCATI

72

MARCO BEZZECCHI

ITALIAN

VR46 RACING TEAM

DUCATI

*

73

ALEX MARQUEZ

SPANISH

LCR HONDA CASTROL

HONDA

*

87

REMY GARDNER

AUSTRALIAN

TECH3 KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

*

88

MIGUEL OLIVEIRA

PORTUGUESE

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

89

JORGE MARTIN

SPANISH

PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

93

MARC MARQUEZ

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

Moto2TM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

2

GABRIEL RODRIGO

ARGENTINA

PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM

KALEX

4

SEAN DYLAN KELLY

USA

AMERICAN RACING

KALEX

5

ROMANO FENATI

ITALIAN

SPEEDUP RACING

BOSCOSCURO

6

CAMERON BEAUBIER

USA

AMERICAN RACING

KALEX

7

BARRY BALTUS

BELGIAN

RW RACING GP

KALEX

9

JORGE NAVARRO

SPANISH

FLEXBOX HP40

KALEX

12

FILIP SALAC

CZECH

GRESINI RACING Moto2

KALEX

13

CELESTINO VIETTI

ITALIAN

VR46 RACING TEAM

KALEX

14

TONY ARBOLINO

ITALIAN

ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM

KALEX

16

JOE ROBERTS

USA

ITALTRANS RACING TEAM

KALEX

18

MANUEL GONZALEZ

SPANISH

YAMAHA VR46 MASTER CAMP TEAM

KALEX

19

LORENZO DALLA PORTA

ITALIAN

ITALTRANS RACING TEAM

KALEX

22

SAM LOWES

BRITISH

ELF MARC VDS RACING TEAM

KALEX

23

MARCEL SCHROTTER

GERMAN

LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP

KALEX

24

SIMONE CORSI

ITALIAN

MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING

MV AGUSTA

28

NICCOLO ANTONELLI

ITALIAN

VR46 RACING TEAM

KALEX

35

SOMKIAT CHANTRA

THAI

IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA

KALEX

37

AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KALEX

40

ARON CANET

SPANISH

FLEXBOX HP40

KALEX

42

MARCOS RAMIREZ

SPANISH

MV AGUSTA FORWARD RACING

MV AGUSTA

51

PEDRO ACOSTA

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KALEX

52

JEREMY ALCOBA

SPANISH

LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP

KALEX

54

FERMIN ALDEGUER

SPANISH

SPEEDUP RACING

BOSCOSCURO

61

ALESSANDRO ZACCONE

ITALIAN

GRESINI RACING Moto2

KALEX

64

BO BENDSNEYDER

DUTCH

PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG TEAM

KALEX

75

ALBERT ARENAS

SPANISH

ASPAR TEAM (Moto2)

GASGAS

79

AI OGURA

JAPANESE

IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA

KALEX

81

KEMINTH KUBO

THAI

YAMAHA VR46 MASTER CAMP TEAM

KALEX

84

ZONTA VAN DEN GOORBERGH

DUTCH

RW RACING GP

KALEX

96

JAKE DIXON

BRITISH

ASPAR TEAM (Moto2)

GASGAS

Moto3TM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

5

JAUME MASIA

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KTM

6

RYUSEI YAMANAKA

JAPANESE

MT HELMETS - MSI

KTM

7

DENNIS FOGGIA

ITALIAN

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

10

DIOGO MOREIRA

BRAZILIAN

MT HELMETS - MSI

KTM

11

SERGIO GARCIA

SPANISH

ASPAR TEAM (Moto3)

GASGAS

16

ANDREA MIGNO

ITALIAN

RIVACOLD SNIPERS TEAM

HONDA

17

JOHN McPHEE

BRITISH

STERILGARDA HUSQVARNA MAX

HUSQVARNA

18

MATTEO BERTELLE

ITALIAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA Moto3

KTM

20

LORENZO FELLON

FRENCH

SIC 58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

23

ELIA BARTOLINI

ITALIAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA Moto3

KTM

24

TATSUKI SUZUKI

JAPANESE

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

26

SCOTT OGDEN

BRITISH

VISIONTRACK RACING TEAM

HONDA

27

KAITO TOBA

JAPANESE

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

28

IZAN GUEVARA

SPANISH

ASPAR TEAM (Moto3)

GASGAS

31

ADRIAN FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM TECH3

KTM

38

DAVID SALVADOR

SPANISH

BOE SKX

KTM

43

XAVIER ARTIGAS

SPANISH

CFMOTO RACING PRUESTELGP

CFMOTO

44

DAVID MUNOZ

SPANISH

BOE SKX

KTM

48

IVAN ORTOLA

SPANISH

TEAM MTA

KTM

53

DENIZ ONCU

TURKISH

RED BULL KTM TECH3

KTM

54

RICCARDO ROSSI

ITALIAN

SIC 58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

64

MARIO SURYO AJI

INDONESIAN

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

66

JOEL KELSO

AUSTRALIAN

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

67

ALBERTO SURRA

ITALIAN

RIVACOLD SNIPERS TEAM

HONDA

70

JOSHUA WHATLEY

BRITISH

VISIONTRACK RACING TEAM

HONDA

71

AYUMU SASAKI

JAPANESE

STERILGARDA HUSQVARNA MAX

HUSQVARNA

72

TAIYO FURUSATO

JAPANESE

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

82

STEFANO NEPA

ITALIAN

TEAM MTA

KTM

96

DANIEL HOLGADO

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KTM

99

CARLOS TATAY

SPANISH

CFMOTO RACING PRUESTELGP

CFMOTO

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Dorna WSBK Organization & FIM pave the way for new-look World Supersport class
Always at the forefront of innovation and striving forward, a bright future for WorldSSP awaits


The Permanent Bureau of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has agreed on adding more models to the list of homologated motorcycles for the FIM Supersport World Championship class for the 2022 season and beyond. The class has been an official support class to WorldSBK since 1999 and has provided memorable moments, with this latest update to the regulations ensuring that this is guaranteed for years to come.
The addition of those models will go along with the introduction of amendments to the technical rules by the Superbike Commission, which will be announced shortly.

Jorge Viegas, FIM President
“For a long time Dorna and the FIM have been discussing the way to bring more manufacturers to this class without losing its competitiveness. We are now working towards finalising the new technical regulations to allow popular models in this range of capacity to participate in the WorldSSP Class which we believe will be more spectacular and attractive.”

Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director
“The Supersport class has been always a great class with a mix of young and experienced riders that provides great racing. The DNA of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has been always a platform where, besides riders, manufacturers can showcase their products. The motorsport industry has developed a lot lately and we feel this open-wide approach into motorsport is needed, always respecting our values and the one’s shared with our partners. We thank all the manufacturers, teams, riders and the FIM for their continued support; let’s work together for a brighter future.”
 

 

 
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The FIM Board of Directors met at the FIM HQ in Mies (Switzerland) and via videoconference on 8 and 9 September 2021

 
 
 

The Board of Directors met for its third meeting of the year at the FIM HQ in Mies, Switzerland, and via videoconference on 8 and 9 September 2021. 

 
 
 
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FIM HQ From left: Marco COMANA (FIM Africa President); Pedro VENTURO Jr (FIM Latin America President); Ignacio VERNEDA (Deputy President); Jorge VIEGAS (FIM President); Françoise EMERY (FIM CEO); Jacques BOLLE (Vice-President); Damiano ZAMANA (Deputy CEO & Operations Director); Håkan LEEMAN (Board Member); Giovanni COPIOLI (Board Member); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President) © FIM

Zoom screen from top left: Jan STOVICEK (Board Member); Robert DINGMAN (FIM North America President); Stephan CARAPIET (FIM Asia President); Peter DOYLE (FIM Oceania President); Abdulrahmann AL MANNAI (Board Member).

 
 
 
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On this occasion, the Board addressed many topics, in particular the following:

COVID-19 pandemic: Thanks to the strong commitment of the FIM Family and stakeholders, all World Championships/Cups and Prizes could be held with only minor cancellations or changes in spite of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2021 sporting and non-sporting calendars .

Sport: All disciplines were discussed with a focus on the Supercross World Championship for which a tender for the promotion of this championship will soon be launched for the upcoming years. The status of the MiniGP World Series was addressed as well as the E-bikes, E-Motorcycles and E-Xplorer. Discussions related to the level of sound emissions took place. The Board decided to fix the new sound limit to 109dB/A with a margin of tolerance of +1dB/A (sound measuring method) for factory off-road motorcycles for 2023 and for production series off-road motorcycles for 2024. The e-sport Working Group presented its report to the Board.

Finance: The Board approved a draft 2022 budget as well as changes in calendar and licence fees which will be presented to the General Assembly for approval. The 2022 direct payments were also agreed.

Insurances: The status of the 2022-2024 international riders’ insurance programme was presented and the volunteers’ insurance project was introduced to the Board.

Public Affairs: The Board was informed of the status of the revision of the EU Motor Insurance Directive (Vnuk case). The Motorsport shall be the only sector specifically exempted from the scope of the directive. National Federations are encouraged to lobby at national level to ensure a proper integration of the exemption in the respective national legislations. After a tender process, FIPRA was retained as the new FIM’s EU public affairs consultant as of 2022.

Sustainability: The sustainability strategy developed by the International Sustainably Commission, together with external experts was presented to the Board. Discussions about alternatives energies such as electricity, eco-fuel or green-hydrogen were held.

Platforms and digitalisation: The platform listing the riders serving a period of ineligibility is ready to be implemented. It will centralise all information related to ineligibility of riders. The information on the platform will be provided by the riders’ FMNs. This tool will allow all FMNs to check the status of a rider before issuing a licence. The medical data platform (accidentology and riders’ status), aiming to provide a unique reference point for the FIM Medical Director and all FIM Chief Medical Officers, is currently being developed. This platform will allow to track the health status of the riders and to monitor the frequency and type of accident and related medical consequences in each case. The Working Group on digitalisation presented its first report to the Board. Its initial tasks included an assessment of the current state of play regarding digitalisation within the FIM and among the FMNs.

Education and training: Webinars with the participation of the FMNs were maintained with a satisfactory attendance rate. A training  aimed at FMN Secretaries General on “Resilience – how managers can manage during a crisis?” will be organised mid-October by FIM Europe with the cooperation of the FIM in Rome (Italy).

Marketing and Digital: An in-depth analysis of the marketing and digital contents of the FIM International Six Days’ Enduro was presented to the Board. The coverage on various platforms such as the website, social media, among others, was also addressed for this event for which the FIM is acting as promoter.

Communication: The FIM Hospitality will be present on 10 events on various disciplines during the 2021 season. It is the FIM official venue to host media, partners, stakeholders, meetings, officials at major racing events.

General Assembly and FIM Awards: The Board decided to hold the 2021 General Assembly and 2020-2021 FIM Awards in Monaco. Mandate was given to the Executive Board to decide on the 2022 General Assembly and 2022 FIM Awards venue. The 2022 Commissions Conference will take place in February in Divonne les Bains (France).

Amendments to Codes and Regulations: The Board approved amendments to the Statues and By Laws as well as the Sporting Code that will be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration. Several amendments to the Financial Regulations and Medical Code were also approved by the Board.

Awards & Recognition: The Board awarded the following honorary memberships and title of Member of Honour, subject to the approval of the General Assembly:

  • Andrzej Witkowski (PZM), Honorary Vice President
  • Wojcieh Grodzki (PZM), Honorary CCP Member (posthumously)
  • Johan Pieter Ribbink (KNMV), Honorary CMS Member (posthumously)
  • Charly Demathieu (FMB), Member of Honour

Commissions: The following appointment was approved by the Board:

  • CTI – Expert, Giuseppe Esposito Corcione

In addition, the CONU Presidents, the Board Committees, the Working Groups and the departments of the Administration presented progress reports on their respective projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isabelle Larivière|FIM Communications Manager| isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

 
 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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, 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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Jeremy Seewer joins the
FIM Ride Green Ambassadors team

 
 
 

The Swiss Motocross Rider, Jeremy Seewer is the latest rider to be inducted as an FIM Ride Green Ambassador and will join Takahisa Fujinami, Greg Hancock, Marc Márquez, Randy de Puniet, Alex Salvini, Laia Sanz and Pablo Quintanilla in working for future generations by promoting a culture of sustainability in their day-to-day practice of sport and in their everyday life.

 
 
 
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Jeremy Seewer is the latest rider to be inducted as an FIM Ride Green Ambassador ©  Yamaha Racing

 
 
 

Multi FIM MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was the first ambassador to be appointed when the programme began back in 2012. Since then further ambassadors have been added to the programme who represent different genders and cultures, motorcycling disciplines and geographical areas, this diverse team of top riders lend their voices to convey the FIM’s sustainability policy and help to safeguard the future of the sport.

Jeremy Seewer who has been participating professionally since 2011 and has achieved important results in the motocross championship since the junior categories has the worthy values and class to join the Ride Green team in this important mission, which puts top athletes at the service of humanity and the future generations. Along with the other FIM Ride Green Ambassadors, Jeremy has been invited by the FIM to be a leader and play a major role in the contribution made by our sport to achieve a more sustainable World.

Jeremy, who also plays the piano and can be found playing Mozart or Chopin before and after his training sessions, is fully aware of the responsibility that a rider of his stature has to promote better practices in the sport and champion for a sustainable sport. Hence he is ready to accept his mission as a FIM Ride Green Ambassador, which will include:  Representing the FIM in environmental activities; Supporting the campaign through social media; Be the FIM Voice for the Ride Green Campaign.

Jeremy recognises that the riders have a responsibility to contribute in campaigns such as Ride Green and recognises the voices of the Ambassadors are a powerful force that can captivate millions of fans. Sport represents a very valuable vehicle for the shift in mindsets - with small changes that are simple to adopt, but represent a major contribution to the crisis and to mitigating climate change.

 
 
 
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Jeremy Seewer  © Yamaha Racing

 
 
 
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Speaking about his new role Jeremy Seewer explained: “I am pleased to have been appointed as an FIM Environmental Ambassador. It is an honour to be part of this select group of riders from all disciplines who have a great track record of social responsibility. As influencers and as professional riders we have the responsibility to set an example and to contribute to conserving our land, our planet. Because we are all users, and we must respect our resources in order to give future generations the opportunity to enjoy sport.  If we achieve a sustainable sport, we will be able to preserve our circuits and provide the opportunity for our young riders to enjoy it just as we do.”

Katia Juarez, Director of the FIM International Sustainability Commission added her comment: “Today we are very proud to welcome Jeremy Seewer. We have been following Jeremy's career for many years, and with my colleagues we are sure that he will be a great representative of the FIM environmental ambassador team.  Jeremy is a very kind person with great values. We love to see him enjoy the magic of music and we consider that his strength as a racer mixed with his sensitivity as an artist will be a perfect amalgamation to represent our team of ambassadors. Thanks to Jeremy’s influence and popularity we can expect to see still more inspiration amongst our fans!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mrs Kattia Juárez | International Sustainability Commission Director |ridegreen@fim.ch

 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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 FIM & CAKE announce joint venture
in the frame of the FIM Sustainability Week

 
 
 

The partnership establishes foundations towards sustainable Mobility worldwide.

 
 
 
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Jorge Viegas, FIM President during the WorldSBK in Estoril  presenting the CAKE Ösa utility bikes as the FIM’s main transportation in the paddock area. ©  PSP/ Mateusz Jaglieski

 
 
 

CAKE, the Swedish leader in premium electric off-road motorbikes, announced today a partnership with The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the governing body of motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling.

The FIM already has a solid sustainability strategy and one of the six main pillars that confirms this policy is the Climate programme that covers several areas: CO2 calculators, promotion of sustainable transportation, neutrality policy and the introduction of championships with electric vehicles mainly in road racing and trial, with other disciplines being explored. From its side, Cake's sustainable approach is based on clean technology, circularity, product life cycle approach, and ethical conduct. Both the FIM and Cake also agrees in five of the Global Goals: Good Health and wellbeing, equality, Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption and Climate Action.

The first step of the partnership is to provide the CAKE Ösa utility bikes as the FIM’s main transportation in the paddock area. Paddock bikes have always played an important role when it comes to covering big distances at the races and being able to move around the track in a respectful way is another step in the right direction.

 
 
 
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CAKE Ösa utility bikes in the WorldSBK Paddock in Estoril, Portugal. ©  PSP/ Mateusz Jaglieski

 
 
 
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“Being chosen by FIM is an honour, with our primary ambition being to bring purpose in what we create. Hard work and tons of logistics is the recipe for successful races and events. The Ösa utility bikes will be the best friend and perfect work tool for the FIM staff and the different needs to prepare and pull off great events. The collaboration sets the framework and a needed first step towards zero-emission racing.” Said Stefan Ytterborn, CEO & Founder of CAKE.

“One of the priority areas of the FIM Sustainability Strategy is the Climate. Our objectives in this area are aligned with the Global Objectives and at this time, in which the world is oriented towards the same objective, it is extremely important to incorporate energy alternatives in the different areas of the organisation. We are aware of the climate emergency and, we are building and raising awareness about a neutral future. This alliance with Cake will be an amazing tool that will facilitate the transport of our team in the field in the different events with a minimum impact and we hope it will be a showcase that shows some of the solutions in alternative transport. Piece of Cake !!” explained Kattia Juarez, FIM Sustainability Commission Director.

"On behalf of the FIM, I thank CAKE for this partnership. It is a real pride to be linked to such an innovative and visionary company. The design of the Ösa utility bikes reflects sustainable technology and the FIM vision to look with great interest at new forms of mobility. The two vehicles allocated to the FIM will be fully equipped, one to transport equipment, and another with the capacity for passenger, both are customised in the colours of the FIM!" concluded Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mrs Kattia Juárez | International Sustainability Commission Director |ridegreen@fim.ch

 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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 Grand Prix World Championship

MotoGP™ sets focus on sustainability

Investigations begin into more eco-friendly fuels, targeting a more sustainable future for all classes of the Championship.

The FIM, IRTA, the MSMA and Dorna Sports have begun to work on refocusing the long-term sustainability goals of the FIM MotoGP World Championship.

All parties agree on the importance of sustainability both within the Championship and around the world at large, and are designing a path to making all classes of the FIM MotoGP World Championship more eco-friendly, with particular focus on more sustainable fuels.

In one of the most competitive eras ever, built on many years of technical and sporting regulation changes aimed at creating the greatest racing show on Earth, all stakeholders are committed to creating a greener Championship without compromising the incredibly high level of sport and entertainment, targeting a sustainable future for both the global environment and the MotoGP paddock. As a consequence, all parties are also in agreement that this opportunity should be used to propose global solutions to address the performance of the MotoGP™ class machines in order to continue to improve the safety of the riders.

More information on the sustainable future of the Championship will be provided in the coming weeks and months as work continues towards creating an attainable vision of a more eco-friendly MotoGP.

 

 
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2021 - The Year of the People

 
 
 

The season has started ! We are excited to launch the 2021 FIM Ride Green campaign more sustainable than ever on the occasion of the first Grand Prix of the season. The whole situation we faced last year, and the present circumstances have given us the guidelines to rethink our strategy and renew our objectives. We have been resilient and creative.

 
 
 
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Since we started with the Ambassador's project in 2013, we have collaborated with seven great riders with a global reputation who give a strong voice to the FIM Ride Green programme.

Kattia Juárez, the FIM Sustainability Commission Director explains the direction of the 2021 FIM Ride Green Campaign: "Since its inception, the programme has been dedicated to supporting the environmental sphere of sustainability, raising awareness and taking action in the organisation of environmentally friendly events. From sound control in all competitions, waste management, pollution control, respect for biodiversity. We have aligned our events with global goals for the most part. With the introduction of KiSS* events, we have transcended the other two sustainability spheres: people and the economic sphere. This year, the FIM is working to adapt this 2021 campaign to the social sphere dedicated to "The people".

Racing without you, the fans, is not the same, and we are working hard to bring the sport back to you . Nevertheless, we want you to return to the circuits to cheers the riders and to enjoy the events that have been carefully prepared and managed with all the actors: promoters, organisers, volunteers, medical staff, officials. Our "we are waiting for you" campaign is focused on raising awareness about the importance of preparing for a more sustainable and responsible return.

We want to come back more sustainable than ever, and you are an indispensable part of this campaign."

 
 
 
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* KiSS stands for Keep it Shiny and Sustainable. This is the FIM flagship programme which started in 2013 at the iconic Circuit of Mugello in Italy.

KiSS is an all inclusive concept related to the organisation of events based on a sustainable concept that focuses on the planet, people and the economy.

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

 
 
 
 

 

 
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FIM, ASO, Teams & Manufacturers hold
Rally safety meeting

 
 
 

Tuesday 9th March marked an important video meeting between representatives from the FIM, ASO, teams and manufacturers regarding safety and technical matters, and followed on from a similar meeting held in Lisbon last March.

 
 
 
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The following persons attended virtually:

FIM: Jorge Viegas - FIM President; Jean-Paul Gombeaud - Sports Director; Jean-François Wulveryck - CRT Director; Gregory Ricci - CRT Coordinator; Dominique Hebrard - CTI Technical Manager; Mathieu Piccand and Miguel Sanchez - CTI Coordinators.

ASO: David Castera - Dakar Director and Thierry Viardot - Dakar Technical.

Manufacturers and Teams: Jordi Viladoms - KTM; Pierre-Alexandre “Pela” Renet - HVA; Alexandre Kowalski and Marc Bourgeois – Yamaha; David Casteu – Sherco; Wolfgang Fischer – Hero; Ruben Faria and Hélder Rodrigues - HRC Honda; and Henk Hellegers - HT Rally Raid.

The main topics of discussion centred around improving safety in FIM Cross-Country rallies, which resulted in the following decisions:

Tyres: The number of rear tyres will be limited to one per race day except for the marathon stages where tyre change is prohibited. Teams entered in RallyGP must announce the brand and model of tyre when registering.

Airbag jackets, airbag vests: These have been tested since 2020 and this process has produced good results. The FIM will continue to work in this area in order to reduce trauma in this discipline.

Roadbook: The vocabulary of the road book will be re-studied in order to return to the use of traditional icons, in particular when signalling danger.

Audible Alerts: The implementation of audible alerts for the announcement of danger levels 2 and 3 has been positive, and hence this systematic application will continue. The warning radius should be increased from 200 to 300 metres from the danger positions so that riders can anticipate their braking at high speed.

Number of Sealed Pistons / Engine: For the RallyGP category, the engines will be sealed. A seal on the top of the engine and a seal on the bottom of the engine will be placed during preliminary scrutineering. During Rallies of 5 days of racing, no change of pistons or internal parts of the top of the engine will be allowed. During Marathon Rallies, the top of the engine can only be opened once to carry out repairs. If opened for a second time for Marathon rallies or for a first time for 5 days rallies, a 10 minutes penalty will be applied.

Fuel Tank capacity: The total fuel capacity that is permitted to be carried in all tanks remains at 35 litres maximum and the required distance remains at 250km, however on fast and sandy stages, the organiser shall reduce this distance to 220km.

Refuelling time: The time allotted for refuelling will be increased from 15 minutes to 20 minutes, in order to give a rest time and to allow the cartridges of Airbag vests to be changed (plus refuelling, water replenishment, roadbook calibration etc…) but no work on the bike is allowed.

Maximum speed limitation: In 2023, the 150 Km/h speed limitation will be mandatory. The FIM will work with the manufacturers to electronically (GPS) limit the maximum speed in RallyGP to 150Km/h in 2022 (with an audible alert from 145Km/h).

Limitation of digital screens on the tower or handlebars: Only digital screens provided by the organisation (GPS, TRIP, Roadbook etc…) will be allowed to be fitted on RallyGP motorcycles.

Improvement of helmet standards: The FIM has already improved the helmet standards for circuit racing championships (FRHPhe-01), and by the end of 2021 the FIM aims to publish the specifications of the standard for off-road helmets. The second phase of the FHRP (FIM Homologation Racing Program) programme for competition helmets should come into effect within a few years (FRHPhe-02: 2025 target). While waiting for the FIM standard to become compulsory, the European ECE standard for helmets is evolving towards version 22.06. The current standard 22.05 is valid until 2023 at the latest.

 
 
 
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After the meeting Jorge Viegas – FIM President said: “I would like to thank all the participants for this fruitful meeting. Although the 2020 season was shortened in the field because of the pandemic, we were still able to continue working on the regulations, equipments and solutions aimed at reducing the number and severity of accidents in rally. We are eager to test the adjustments at the start of this exciting season, as everyone involved can't wait to get back to competition.”
 
 
 
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Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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-Moto.com – the all new FIM website is live

 
 
 
The FIM is delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new website www.fim-moto.com that brings together the previous FIM-Live.com and FIM-Family.com websites in one easy to access platform. Benefitting from the latest advances in online technology, content will be refined according to each user’s profile. Use of clear colourisation will differentiate the experience for FIM Family members.
 
 
 
 
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This exciting new development will immediately become the FIM’s flagship digital platform and as such will supply the same rich and varied two-wheel content, though will see it delivered with a completely new modern look and feel. This single source of information includes well-defined categories and superior search functionality. As you would expect, users will be able to find the latest news, up to date event information and be able to access essential resources, plus much more.

During the planning of www.fim-moto.com great care and attention was given to improving navigation, this process included valued feedback from regular users from different parts of the motorcycle community and FIM family. The new platform has been built in a way to guarantee fast and efficient access to the relevant information, documents and programmes that any particular user is in search of.

The FIM Family area will provide FIM Commission members, Continental Unions, National Affiliated Federations and valued partners with all the tools and resources they require to fulfil and realise their diverse and important roles.

Very much encompassing all the important two-wheel facets, activities and topics at a global level, the new www.fim-moto.com website represents the true and full World of motorcycling.

 
 
 
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Marking the launch Jorge Viegas, FIM President said: “Communication and the sharing of information is a very important part of our daily life at the FIM, so I am pleased to see this extensive and central project come to life. From fans through to FIM Family members spread around the World I believe that the new www.fim-moto.com website will provide an important service in a time when digital technology has become so integrated into our everyday lives and when the expectation to have easy and instant access to the latest new information has never been higher. I really hope you enjoy exploring this wonderful new platform.”

Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director added: "Starting from the domain name, everything is new in FIM-moto.com. The FIM corporate website is a completely new digital environment where motorcycle enthusiasts, fans, riders, partners and National Federations members will all find extensive information about FIM World Championships, regulations, programmes and institutional activities. The project team have worked hard in order to create an enhanced service for FIM-moto.com visitors, providing them with an improved navigational experience on a more modern platform.

This is one of the main steps of the 2020-24 communication and marketing strategic plan, where digital and social media assets will play a focal and important role in supporting the FIM in achieving its future challenging goals."

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

 
 
 
 
 
                              
 
 
 

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.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 115 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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17 Feb., 2021 >> Please find enclosed the Press Release / MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/
FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships
2021 Provisional calendar, update 16 February
The 2021 Dutch Round will be rescheduled for the end of July
Following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting regulations, the FIM, Government Officials, the TT Circuit Assen and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO) informs of the postponement of the Dutch Round to the 23rd to the 25th of July.

As local authorities have determined that no major events may be held in Drenthe until the 1st of June 2021, the Dutch Round, initially scheduled from the 23rd to the 25th of April, will now take place at the end of July.

FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization are constantly working with Government Officials and Circuits in order to continue putting the safety of everyone first. Any further updates to the 2021 WorldSBK calendar will be communicated accordingly.

Supersport 300cc

1

1

Jeffrey Buis

NED

Kawasaki Ninja 400

MTM Kawasaki

2

17

Koen Meuffels

NED

Kawasaki Ninja 400

MTM Kawasaki

3

61

Yuta Okaya

JPN

Kawasaki Ninja 400

MTM Kawasaki

4

79

Adrian Huertas

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

MTM Kawasaki

5

10

Unai Orradre

ESP

Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha MS Racing

6

70

Miguel Santiago Duarte

POR

Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha MS Racing

7

54

Bahattin Sofuoglu

TUR

Yamaha YZF-R3

Biblion Yamaha Motoxracing

8

93

Marco Gaggi

ITA

Yamaha YZF-R3

Biblion Yamaha Motoxracing

9

2

Alejandro Carrion

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki GP Project

10

12

Alessandro Zanca

ITA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki GP Project

11

27

Alejandro Diez Rodriguez

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki GP Project

12

48

Thomas Brianti

ITA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Prodina Team WorldSSP300

13

64

Hugo De Cancellis

FRA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Prodina Team WorldSSP300

14

20

Dorren Loureiro

RSA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Fusport - RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki

15

43

Harry Khouri

AUS

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Fusport - RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki

16

69

Tom Booth-Amos

GBR

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Fusport - RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki

17

11

Ana Carrasco

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300

18

46

Samuel Di Sora

FRA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Leader Team Flembbo

19

23

Sylvain Markarian

FRA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Leader Team Flembbo

20

83

Meikon Kawakami

BRA

Yamaha YZF-R3

AD78 Team Brasil by MS Racing

21

87

Ton Kawakami

BRA

Yamaha YZF-R3

AD78 Team Brasil by MS Racing

22

15

Alfonso Coppola

ITA

Yamaha YZF-R3

Team Trasimeno

23

41

Marc Garcia

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

2R Racing

24

22

Joel Romero

ARG

Kawasaki Ninja 400

SMW Racing

25

18

Indy Offer

GBR

Kawasaki Ninja 400

SMW Racing

26

58

Inigo Iglesias

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

SMW Racing

27

21

Vicente Perez Selfa

ESP

Yamaha YZF-R3

Machado Came SBK

28

28

Carlos Torres

MEX

Yamaha YZF-R3

Machado Came SBK

29

77

Ruben Bijman

NED

Yamaha YZF-R3

Machado Came SBK

30

26

Mirko Gennai

ITA

Yamaha YZF-R3

Team BRcorse

31

73

Jose Luis Perez Gonzalez

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Accolade Smrz Racing

32

19

Victor Rodriguez Nunez

ESP

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Accolade Smrz Racing

33

55

Antonio Frappola

ITA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Chiodo Moto Racing

34

72

Victor Steeman

NED

KTM RC 390 R

Freudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team

35

52

Oliver Konig

CZE

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Movisio by MIE

36

37

Devis Bergamini

ITA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

ProGP Racing

37

80

Gabriele Mastroluca

ITA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

ProGP Racing

38

14

James McManus

IRL

Kawasaki Ninja 400

Team#109 Kawasaki

39

7

Johan Gimbert

FRA

Kawasaki Ninja 400

TPR Team Pedercini Racing

40

25

Dean Berta Vinales

ESP

Yamaha YZF-R3

Vinales Racing Team

41

85

Kevin Sabatucci

ITA

Yamaha YZF-R3

Vinales Racing Team

42

53

Petr Svoboda

CZE

Yamaha YZF-R3

WRP Wepol Racing

 

Supersport

1

5

Philipp Oettl

GER

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

2

61

Can Oncu

TUR

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

3

4

Steven Odendaal

RSA

Yamaha YZF R6

Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team

4

16

Jules Cluzel

FRA

Yamaha YZF R6

GMT94 Yamaha

5

94

Federico Caricasulo

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

GMT94 Yamaha

6

38

Hannes Soomer

EST

Yamaha YZF R6

Kallio Racing

7

95

Vertti Takala

FIN

Yamaha YZF R6

Kallio Racing

8

TBA

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Corse Clienti

9

66

Niki Tuuli

FIN

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Corse Clienti

10

77

Dominique Aegerter

SUI

Yamaha YZF R6

Ten Kate Racing Yamaha

11

55

Galang Hendra Pratama

INA

Yamaha YZF R6

Ten Kate Racing Yamaha

12

81

Manuel Gonzalez

ESP

Yamaha YZF R6

Yamaha ParkinGo Team

13

99

Daniel Webb

GBR

Yamaha YZF R6

WRP Wepol Racing

14

3

Raffaele De Rosa

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing Verdnatura

15

24

Leonardo Taccini *

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing Verdnatura

16

56

Peter Sebestyen

HUN

Yamaha YZF R6

Racing Team Hungary

17

19

Pawel Szkopek

POL

Yamaha YZF R6

Yamaha MS Racing

18

70

Marc Alcoba

ESP

Yamaha YZF R6

Yamaha MS Racing

19

34

Kevin Manfredi *

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

Altogo Racing Team

20

36

Thomas Gradinger *

AUT

Yamaha YZF R6

DK Motorsport

21

2

Luigi Montella *

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

Chiodo Moto Racing

22

29

Luca Bernardi

RSM

Yamaha YZF R6

CM Racing

23

21

Randy Krummenacher

SUI

Yamaha YZF R6

EAB Racing Team

24

42

Stephane Frossard *

SUI

Yamaha YZF R6

Moto Team Jura Vitesse

25

45

Shogo Kawasaki *

JPN

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Motozoo Puccetti Racing

26

84

Michel Fabrizio

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Motozoo Puccetti Racing

27

22

Federico Fuligni

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

VFT Racing

28

23

Davide Pizzoli

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

VFT Racing

29

71

Christoffer Bergman

SWE

Yamaha YZF R6

Wójcik Racing Team

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport & Supersport 300 World Championships 2021 Permanent Provisional Entry lists of participants N°

Rider

Nat.

Motorcycle

Team

1

21

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

ITA

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Aruba.It Racing - Ducati

2

45

Scott Redding

GBR

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Aruba.It Racing - Ducati

3

1

Jonathan Rea

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

4

22

Alex Lowes

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

5

54

Toprak Razgatlioglu

TUR

Yamaha YZF R1

PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Team

6

55

Andrea Locatelli

ITA

Yamaha YZF R1

PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Team

7

19

Alvaro Bautista

ESP

Honda CBR1000 RR-R

Team HRC

8

91

Leon Haslam

GBR

Honda CBR1000 RR-R

Team HRC

9

7

Chaz Davies

GBR

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Team GoEleven

10

31

Garrett Gerloff

USA

Yamaha YZF R1

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team

11

3

Kohta Nozane

JPN

Yamaha YZF R1

GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team

12

66

Tom Sykes

GBR

BMW M 1000 RR

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

13

60

Michael van der Mark

NED

BMW M 1000 RR

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

14

44

Lucas Mahias

FRA

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

15

47

Axel Bassani

ITA

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Motocorsa Racing

16

53

Tito Rabat

ESP

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Barni Racing Team

17

76

Samuele Cavalieri

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

TPR Team Pedercini Racing

18

84

Loris Cresson

BEL

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

TPR Team Pedercini Racing

19

32

Isaac Vinales

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Orelac Racing Verdnatura

20

TBA

Honda CBR1000 RR-R

MIE Racing Honda Team

21

TBA

Honda CBR1000 RR-R

MIE Racing Honda Team

22

94

Jonas Folger

GER

BMW M 1000 RR

Bonovo MGM Racing

23

23

Christophe Ponsson

FRA

Yamaha YZF R1

Gil Motor Sport - Yamaha

24

50

Eugene Laverty

IRL

BMW M 1000 RR

RC Squadra Corse

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FIM Statement - Sharni Pinfold
The FIM is closely monitoring the situation following the statement made on social media by the Australian rider Sharni Pinfold, which aroused strong emotions within the motorcycling community. Gender equality is a core value for the FIM, which constantly strives to ensure the well-being of all riders and stakeholders. The FIM was upset to hear the news and takes the statement made by Ms. Pinfold very seriously. The FIM and the Australian Motorcycling Federation have maintained close contact with the young rider to understand the facts which led Sharni to such discouragement. We would like to stress that Sharni Pinfold can count on the unconditional support of the FIM to overcome this challenge.

The FIM recalls that the practice of motorcycling is open to all without discrimination and condemns any form of behavior contrary to these values. Any form of discrimination based on political, religious, sexual or racial grounds shall never be tolerated. Since 2006 the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) has been working hard to create equal opportunities and promote equal treatment for women involved in motorcycle-related activities.

 “The FIM does not accept any kind of discrimination towards our riders, regardless of their gender. We are one motorcycling family, everyone is welcome. No inappropriate or disturbing comments or actions shall be tolerated. We aim at supporting all riders and enabling them to pursue their dreams and keep their motivation high. The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission, together with the FIM and its stakeholders, continue to work hard to improve gender equality in our sport at all levels", concluded the CFM Director, Ms Nita Korhonen.

Ms Pinfold added: “From experiencing what I have in my own journey, my wish is that I am able to contribute to the awareness of disrespectful and misogynistic treatment towards females. I truly hope I am able to encourage the much needed improvement throughout the motorcycle industry and all industries where females are treated differently. This is not just me, there are many other women that have been treated poorly and as a result I hope to be able to empower others to know the importance and value of self-worth.
It would be easy for me to sit back and point fingers at the people responsible, but I feel that true strength is determined by how we respond. I am not here to be a victim, I am here to stand for what is right and extend that message outwardly for all women. I am grateful for the support and for the measures taken by the FIM, with the clear focus being equality for all. This is what we stand for.”


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Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager

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18 riders from across the globe get ready to fight it out in another spectacular season of MotoE™

18 riders representing 10 countries will battle it out this season, including 2020 Cup winner Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) as he prepares to defend the throne. 2019 winner and 2020 runner-up Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) also returns, as does third overall Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP). There are some interesting move for fellow riders of experience too as race winner Eric Granado switches to One Energy Racing and Alessandro Zaccone  heads for Octo Pramac MotoE.

The likes of Mattia Casadei (Ongetta SIC58 Squadra Corse), Lukas Tulovic (Tech3 E-Racing), Maria Herrera (Openbank Aspar Team) and Xavier Cardelus (Avintia Esponsorama Racing) also remain on the grid, and there are some exciting new – and well-known – faces too.  
Yonny Hernandez joins Octo Pramac MotoE as the popular Colombian makes a return to the Grand Prix paddock, and Hikari Okubo will be putting his WorldSSP experience to the test in a new challenge with Avant Ajo MotoE. Miquel Pons and Kevin Zannonni join LCR E-Team, Fermin Aldeguer will race as Herrera’s teammate at Openbank Aspar, Andrea Mantovani partners Ferrari at Trentino Gresini MotoE, Corentin Perolari joins Tulovic at Tech3 E-Team and Portuguese rider Andre Pires joins the ranks of Avintia Esponsorama Racing. How will the rookies get on? With a mix of backgrounds – and seeing the success of the likes of Torres on his debut – it will be another exciting year.  

There is one name that remains to be confirmed at Pons Racing 40 as the team get ready to expand for 2021 and run two Energica Ego Corsas.  
 

There is one name that remains to be confirmed at Pons Racing 40 as the team get ready to expand for 2021 and run two Energica Ego Corsas.

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

3

LUKAS TULOVIC

GERMAN

TECH3 E-RACING

6

MARIA HERRERA

SPANISH

OPENBANK ASPAR TEAM

9

ANDREA MANTOVANI

ITALIAN

TEAM GRESINI MotoE

11

MATTEO FERRARI

ITALIAN

TEAM GRESINI MotoE

14

ANDRE PIRES

PORTUGUESE

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

18

XAVIER CARDELUS

ANDORRAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

21

KEVIN ZANNONI

ITALIAN

LCR E-TEAM

19

CORENTIN PEROLARI

FRENCH

TECH3 E-RACING

27

MATTIA CASADEI

ITALIAN

ONGETTA SIC58 SQUADRACORSE

40

JORDI TORRES

SPANISH

PONS RACING 40

51

ERIC GRANADO

BRAZILIAN

ONE ENERGY RACING

54

FERMIN ALDEGUER

SPANISH

OPENBANK ASPAR TEAM

61

ALESSANDO ZACCONE

ITALIAN

OCTO PRAMAC MotoE

68

YONNY HERNANDEZ

COLOMBIAN

OCTO PRAMAC MotoE

71

MIQUEL PONS

SPANISH

LCR E-TEAM

77

DOMINIQUE AEGERTER

SWISS

DYNAVOLT INTACT GP

78

HIKARI OKUBO

JAPANESE

AVANT AJO MotoE

TO BE ADVISED

PONS RACING 40

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Red Bull FIM MotoGP Rookies Cup 2021 provisional calendar Update and Entry List, 03 February Date

Round

Circuit

Country

09-11 April

TEST

Portimão

Portugal

17-18 April

01-02

Portimão

Portugal

01-02 May

03-04

Jerez

Spain

29-30 May

05-06

Mugello

Italy

19-20 June

07-08

Sachsenring

Germany

10-11 July

09-10

KymiRing

Finland

14-15 August

11-12

Spielberg

Austria

11-12 September

13-14

Aragon

Spain

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First ever Board meeting of the
International Foundation for Motorcycling

 
 
The very first meeting of the Board of the International Foundation for Motorcycling (IFM), composed of FIM and IFM President Mr Jorge Viegas, FIM Europe President Mr Martin De Graaff, FIM CEO Mr Tony Skillington, FIM Family Legend and former FIM CEO Mr Guy Maitre and multiple time FIM Grand Prix World Champion Mr Giacomo Agostini, took place face-to-face at the FIM Headquarters in Mies (Switzerland) and via videoconference on 31 January 2021.
 
 
 
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FIM HQ From left: Françoise Emery; FIM Deputy CEO & IFM Managing Director; Mr Guy Maitre (IFM Vice-President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President)


Zoom screen from top left: Carmelo EZPELETA (Dorna), Giuseppe LUONGO (Infront Sports); Tony SKILLINGTON (FIM CEO); François RIBEIRO (Discovery/Eurosport Events) and Giacomo AGOSTINI (FIM Grand Prix Legend. © FIM

 
 
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Three promoters, namely Messrs Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna), Giuseppe Luongo (Infront Sports) and François Ribeiro (Discovery/Eurosport Events) were invited to attend this first meeting.

On this occasion, the Board appointed Mr Guy Maitre as IFM Vice-President and Mrs Françoise Emery, FIM Deputy CEO as IFM Managing Director.

The 2021 IFM budget was presented to and approved by the Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was appointed as external auditor for 2021.

The Board agreed on the name of the IFM website, which will soon be launched under the URL fim-foundation.com.

In addition, the Board also addressed many topics, in particular the fundraising strategy, the powers and signature to represent the IFM as well as the potential members of the Contributors’ Advisory Council which will be composed of representatives having made a major contribution to motorcycling or to the Foundation.

The Foundation Board also acknowledged receipt of firm pledges from donators to contribute to its aims, which are to promote and support internationally the development of motorcycling and the interests of the international motorcycling community. The IFM will mainly be engaged in and committed to caring for road safety and mobility programmes, education trainings, environment protection, promotion of women in sporting structures, social and historical legacy of the FIM and motorcycling activities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FIM announces 2020 General Assembly decisions

 
 
The National Federations affiliated to the FIM took part in the very first digital edition of the FIM General Assembly, broadcasted from Geneva (Switzerland) on 29 and 30 January as part of FIM Family Week, regrouping the 2020 FIM and CONUs Board meetings and General Assemblies, as well as the 2021 Commissions Conference.
 
 
 
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Zoom screen from top left: Marco COMANA (FIM Africa President);Peter DOYLE (FIM Oceania President); Stephan CARAPIET (FIM Asia President); Jan STOVICEK (Board Member); Robert DINGMAN (FIM North America President); Tony SKILLINGTON (FIM CEO); Giovanni COPIOLI (Board Member).
 
Geneva Studio From left: Pedro VENTURO Jr (FIM Latin America President); Abdulrahman AL MANNAI (Board Member); Jacques BOLLE (Vice-President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Ignacio VERNEDA (Board Member);  Håkan LEEMAN (Board Member): Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President) © FIM
 
 
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The following topics were submitted to the delegates of around 80 national federations present during this online General Assembly which featured an electronic voting system:

FIM President: The report from the FIM President was unanimously approved. The main items addressed included the following: financial assistance provided to the FIM members; adaptation of sporting calendars; contracts signed with FIM Championships Promoters; information regarding the 2021-2022 seasons; Trial-E at European Games in Krakow, Poland in 2023; active participation in the FIA High Level Panel (HLP) for Road Safety meetings and postponement of « Euro 5 » standard implementation (European Commission); new promotional plan for Touring.

Election of three Board Members: 6 Candidats presented their candidatures. The delegates of the National Federations re-elected Mr Ignacio VERNEDA put forward by the Confederación Argentina de Motociclismo Deportivo (CAMOD) and the Real Federación Motociclista Español (RFME). Two new members were elected, namely Mr. Håkan LEEMAN, President of the Swedish Motorcycle and Snowmobile Association (SVEMO) and Mr Abdulrahman Al Mannai, President of the Qatar Motor and Motorcycling Federation (QMMF).

Sports: The General Assembly agreed to create the FIM MiniGP World Series, FIM Vintage Motocross World Cup, FIM Trial Vintage Trophy, FIM Veteran Bajas Trophy, FIM Sand Race World Cup, FIM Enduro Vintage World Cup, FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and to make the FIM Enduro Women World Cup into a World Championship. The contract with WESS Promotion GmbH was signed and FIM and WESS will join forces to launch the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in 2021. The e-sport Working Group presented its first report.

Insurance: The international rider’s insurance programme was extended for 2021.

Finance: The General Assembly approved the 2019 Financial Statements and approved two versions of the 2021 Budget, i.e., one drafted assuming that a return to a normal situation would be possible and the second one taking into consideration the possibility that less sporting and non-sporting events would be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

Affiliations: The affiliations of Mozambique (FMAM) and Iraq (IQAMC) were approved. Israel is now represented by Israel Motorsport Federation (IMSF) following the expulsion of Automobile & Touring Club of Israel (MEMSI). The expulsion of the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) was rejected as the majority of the two thirds votes cast was not met. To date, 115 FMNs are affiliated to the FIM.

Marketing and Communication: Launch of the new FIM website under the URL FIM-moto.com regrouping the FIM-Live & FIM-Family websites. The FIM Social Media Plan including inter alia a strategy plan and content planning was introduced to the General Assembly.

Amendments to the FIM Sporting Code: The General Assembly unanimously approved the amendments to the Sporting Code.

Amendments to the FIM Statutes and By-Laws: All amendments to the FIM Statutes and By-Laws were approved except a proposal put forward by the Hellenic Sporting Motorcyclists Federation (AMOTOE) relating to Regional Associations.

IFM (International Foundation for Motorcycling): The constitutive act of the Foundation was signed on 30 November 2020 by FIM President Mr Jorge Viegas and FIM Deputy CEO Mrs Françoise Emery. The first ever meeting of the IFM Board, composed of FIM and IFM President Mr Jorge Viegas, FIM Europe President Mr Martin De Graaff, FIM CEO Mr Tony Skillington, FIM Family Legend and former FIM CEO Mr Guy Maitre and multiple time FIM Grand Prix World Champion Mr Giacomo Agostini, will take place on 31 January 2021.

In addition, the CONU Presidents, the Commission Directors and the departments of the Administration presented progress reports on their respective activities.

FMN Anniversaries and FIM Awards and Recognitions: Eight FMNs were congratulated on their anniversaries: 10 years for Lebanese Motorcycles Club (LMC); 30 for Chinese Taipei Motor Sports Ltd (CTMS) and Federação de Motociclismo de Portugal (FMP); 50 for Federación Colombiana de Motociclismo (CFM) and Guam Motorcycle and ATV Corporation (GMAC); 70 for Federación Motociclista Venezolana (FMV) and Polski Zwiazek Motorowy (PZM) and 90 years for Latvian Motorcyclists Federation (LaMSF). Four Honorary memberships were also approved by the Assembly, namely Ms Nina Birjukova from CMS; Mr Graham Brodie from CCP; Mr Chris Ceyssens from CTL; Mr John Chatterton-Ross from CAP.

FIM Family Solidarity Trophy 2020 Winners: FIM ASIA; Autoklub of the Czech Republic (ACCR); Hellenic Sporting Motorcyclists Association (AMOTOE); Avto-Moto Zveza Slovenije (AMZS); Bulgarian Motorcycle Federation (BMF); Estonian Federation (EMF); Federación Salvadoreña de Motociclismo (FESAMOTO); Federacio Motociclista d'Andorra (FMA); Federazione Motociclistica Italiana (FMI); Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI); National Motorcycle Sports & Safety Association (NAMSSA); Nepal Automobiles Association (NASA);Polski Zwiazek Motorowy (PZM); Real Federación Motociclista Española (RFME); Turkish Motorcycling Federation (TMF).

 
 
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FIM President: “I would like to express my solidarity to all Members of the FIM Family affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This first online General Assembly was a real success despite the technical challenge, in particular for the voting system, which worked perfectly. I thank the participants from all over the world for their collaboration. To conclude, and on behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to salute the efforts made by the FMNs, CONUs, Directors and Members of the Commissions, Officials and the many Volunteers as well as the organisers, riders, promoters and all other FIM stakeholders who made motorcycle sport possible in 2020."
 
 
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Isabelle Larivière|FIM 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 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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First meeting of the FIM Board of Directors in 2021

 
 
In the framework of the FIM Family Week regrouping the 2020 FIM and CONUs Board meetings and General Assemblies, as well as the 2021 Commissions Conference organised remotely via online platforms, the FIM Board of Directors met face-to-face at the FIM Headquarters in Mies, Switzerland and via videoconference on 26 and 27 January 2021.
 
 
 
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Zoom meeting from top left: Peter DOYLE (FIM Oceania President); Tony SKILLINGTON (FIM CEO); Stephan CARAPIET (FIM Asia President); Robert DINGMAN (FIM North America President); Giovanni COPIOLI (Board Member); Jorgen BITSCH (Board Member); Marco COMANA (FIM Africa President); Jan STOVICEK (Board Member).

 
 

From left at FIM HQ: Jos DRIESSEN (Board Member); Pedro VENTURO Jr (FIM Latin America President); Ignacio VERNEDA (Deputy President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Jacques BOLLE (Vice-President); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President) © FIM

 
 
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On this occasion, the Board addressed many topics, in particular the following:

COVID-19 pandemic: The FIM expressed its thoughts to all FIM Family Members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 sporting and non-sporting calendars are being drafted knowing that the current on-going pandemic will once again certainly require adjustments, flexibility and adaptability among all FIM Family members and stakeholders.

Sport: The contract with WESS Promotion GmbH is signed and FIM and WESS will join forces to launch the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in 2021. The e-sport Working Group, coordinated by FIM Sports Director Mr Jean-Paul Gombeaud presented its first report to the Board. Strategy and business plan are to be submitted to the Board at its next meeting. In addition, the Board agreed to create, subject to approval by the General Assembly, the FIM MiniGP World Series, FIM Motocross Vintage World Cup, FIM Trial Vintage World Cup, FIM Veteran Bajas World Cup, FIM Sand Race World Cup, FIM Enduro Vintage World Cup, FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and Cup, and to make the FIM Enduro Women World Cup a World Championship.

Disciplinary and anti-coping cases: There is no disciplinary and/or anti-doping case pending as of January 2021.

Finance: Thanks to significant efforts and substantial savings, the provisional results for 2020 will allow for additional allocation to the fund for projects subsidies for FMNs and CONUs. The Board also decided to submit the 2021 budget for approval to the General Assembly. The budget was divided into two versions: one was drafted assuming that a return to a normal situation would be possible and the second one took into consideration the possibility that less sporting and non-sporting events would be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

Subsidies and donations: The 2021 projects subsidies to FMNs and CONUs were presented to the Board. The Board approved the allocations of FIM charity and donation fund for 2021. The Board decided that donations and charity projects would be managed by the Foundation (IFM) in the future.

Marketing and Communication: The FIM Social Media Plan including a strategy, content, planning, etc. was introduced to the Board.

Affiliations: The next General Assembly will be recommended to approve the affiliations of Mozambique and Iraq as new FMNs and several discussions took place related mainly to Azerbaijan, Canada and Israel.

Commissions: Commission Directors had the opportunity to address their main projects and concerns to the Board. All Commissions will meet by videoconference over the weekend in the framework of the FIM Family Week. In addition, the appointments of two new Members were approved by the Board:

  • CFM – Member, Mrs Anastassia Kovalenko (EMF)
  • CTL – Member, Mr Zoran Mihajlovic (AMSS)

Amendments to Codes: Revisions to Statutes and By-Laws, Medical Code as well as Environmental Code were voted on. Ages for new FIM World Cups and Prizes were inserted in the Medical Code and some medical services at events and medical requirements were revised. The Board approved the inclusion of two articles in the FIM Environmental Code related to the appropriate management of hazardous waste generated by the use of sanitary protective devices. The organisation of the FIM Sustainability Week, to be held the first week of June each year, was also approved. Additionally, the CID presented the first draft of the document that contains the FIM Net Zero Fossil Carbon Strategy. The document will be revised and presented to the Board for approval in the near future. The amendments related to the Statutes and By-Laws will be submitted to the General Assembly for approval.

In addition, the CONU Presidents, the Board Committees and the departments of the Administration presented progress reports on their respective projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isabelle Larivière|FIM 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 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 Grand Prix World Championship
2021 Provisional Calendar, update 22 January.

2021 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship provisional calendar update
Two races in Qatar and one in Portimão will now open the season, with the Argentina and Americas GPs postponed

 

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports can now reveal an updated calendar for the 2021 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship as the beginning of another exciting season of racing appears on the horizon, with testing action set to get underway in just over a month.

The season opening Grand Prix in Qatar remains confirmed for the 26th to the 28th of March and it will now be followed by a second event, the Grand Prix of Doha, at the same Losail International Circuit the following weekend, from the 2nd to the 4th of April.

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal will then host the third round of the Championship from the 16th to the 18th of April before the paddock heads to the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto as previously planned.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns and complications sadly oblige the postponement of both the Argentina GP and the Americas GP until the last quarter of 2021. Any further updates or changes will be provided as soon as available.
 

Full provisional calendar

FIM Grand Prix World Championship

2021 Provisional Calendar, update 22 January Date

Grand Prix

Venue

28 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

04 April

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

18 April

Portugal

Algarve International Circuit

02 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez

16 May

France

Le Mans

30 May

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

06 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

27 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

11 July

Finland **

KymiRing

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone Circuit

12 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

19 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

03 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

10 October

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Circuit Ricardo Tormo


 

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Enduro World Championships & FIM Enduro World Cups
2021 calendars, update 13 January.

•  The Event originally scheduled to take place in Valpaços will now be held in Marco de Canaveses at the same dates.
•  The FIM Women’s Enduro World Cup is becoming a World Championship** with 3 rounds to count for the Final classification (Portugal, Sweden and France).
 

DATE VENUE COUNTRY FMNR EGP EJ EY EW EO
18 – 20 June Marco de Canaveses Portugal FMP X X X X X
25 - 27 June Edolo Italy FMI X X X   X
16 – 18 July Saaremaa Estonia EMF X X X   X
22 – 24 July Skovde Sweden SVEMO X X X X X
08 – 10 October Zschopau Germany DMSB X X X   X
15 – 17 October Langeac France FFM X X X X X


(** submitted to the approval of the General Assembly)
 

 

 
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FIM and WESS join forces to launch the
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in 2021

 
 

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and WESS Promotion GmbH are pleased to announce that they agreed to join forces to further enhance the Hard Enduro Sport worldwide.

 
 

The “World Enduro Super Series” will be leveraged under the FIM umbrella and renamed into the “FIM Hard Enduro World Championship” with an inaugural season in 2021.

A new Pro-Class regulation, in line with all FIM international standards, will offer the highest level of transparency and fairness to professional riders, teams and manufacturers who will compete to win the official world-recognized title of FIM Hard Enduro World Champion.

At the same time the success-building nature of the WESS, the active integration of amateur riders, will stay an inherent and defining characteristic of the series. The common effort of amateurs and professionals competing within in the same race will further attract enthusiasts around the world to participate in FIM Hard Enduro World Championship events, thus ensuring a long-term growth of the Championship.

 
 
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Following the signature of the agreement, Tony Skillington, FIM CEO, expressed his satisfaction and declared: “Every once in a while an opportunity comes to do something very interesting and new in motorcycle sport. I am completely convinced that this Championship will become a very important part of the FIM calendar in the future and I am more than pleased that we are finally signing a four-year contract for the promotion of a FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. I also appreciate the energy and dedication that both FIM and WESS have deployed together to work on all of the ways to make this Championship a success.”

Winfried Kerschhaggl, WESS Promotion GmbH states: “This is a very exciting time for us and our sport. Following an incredibly busy time, building and shaping WESS, work is paying off. The past three years helped us to gain the recognition of the FIM. A special thanks from our side goes to Tony Skillington, who has been very supportive since the conversations about a joint project started. We’re ready to take the next step as the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Together with the FIM we move into 2021 with confidence and enthusiasm and look forward to ongoing exciting racing.”

 
 
 
 
 
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2021 Provisional calendar

Round 1: May 7/8/9 - Extreme XL Lagares - Portugal - FMP

Round 2: June 3/4/5/6 - Red Bull Erzbergrodeo - Austria - AMF

Round 3: July 10/11 - TBD – Italy - FMI

Round 4: July 27/28/29/30/31 - Red Bull Romaniacs - Romania - FRM

Round 5: August 14/15 - Red Bull TKO - USA - AMA

Round 6: September 18/19 - TBD – Poland - PZM

Round 7: October 1/2/3 - Hixpania Hard Enduro - Spain - RFME

Round 8: October 30/31 - GetzenRodeo - Germany - DMSB

 
 
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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 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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Motorcycles learn to ‘talk car'

 
 
 

A consortium, including vehicle manufacturers and the FIM, today launches a standard for motorcycles to be able to communicate with other vehicles as well as pieces of infrastructure and each other. The standard is expected to have long-term benefits for motorcycle safety.

 
 
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The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) is a collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and associations to make Powered Two Wheelers (motorcycles and scooters) part of the future connected mobility. 

CMC is a non-profit organisation established by key motorcycle makers with the unilateral goal to promote and develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) on a global scale.

 
 
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This consortium, created in 2016, is known as the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC). The aim of the consortium is to improve motorcycle rider safety and comfort, a goal generally shared by the FIM, hence our involvement and support. Other members of the consortium include motorcycle manufacturers, suppliers and researchers.

The standard, known as the Basic Specification of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles and other Powered Two-Wheelers (PTW), is comprised of a set of documents which address various topics including triggering conditions, localisation accuracy, algorithms and communicated data and rider interface and antenna performance. The CMC has been working on around 30 different applications for this technology ranging from alerting riders to the nearest refuelling/recharging opportunity to blind-spot warning technology.

By allowing different types of vehicles to communicate with each other for the first time, it is expected that many accidents could simply be avoided. One such accident is the common “looked but failed to see” scenario where a car driver inadvertently pulls out in front of a motorcycle. The C-ITS standard means that the motorcycle could now alert the car to the presence of the motorcycle allowing the car to activate its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system.

Mr Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM said “Technology is hard to integrate into motorcycles, but it is clear that some technology can help motorcycles share the road safely. We teach riders about the importance of eye-contact with other road users, but allowing motorcycles to ‘talk car’ adds another layer of communication that will inevitably save thousands of lives for decades to come.”

Claire Depré, Head of Unit Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG Mobility and Transport, EC has congratulated CMC “for the work carried out, for bringing much more innovation and contributing to the safety of the overall transport system.”

For more information, please visit: www.cmc-info.net

 
 
 

Isabelle Larivière|FIM 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 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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Motorcycles learn to ‘talk car'

 
 
 

A consortium, including vehicle manufacturers and the FIM, today launches a standard for motorcycles to be able to communicate with other vehicles as well as pieces of infrastructure and each other. The standard is expected to have long-term benefits for motorcycle safety.

 
 
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The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC) is a collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and associations to make Powered Two Wheelers (motorcycles and scooters) part of the future connected mobility. 

CMC is a non-profit organisation established by key motorcycle makers with the unilateral goal to promote and develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) on a global scale.

 
 
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This consortium, created in 2016, is known as the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC). The aim of the consortium is to improve motorcycle rider safety and comfort, a goal generally shared by the FIM, hence our involvement and support. Other members of the consortium include motorcycle manufacturers, suppliers and researchers.

The standard, known as the Basic Specification of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) for motorcycles and other Powered Two-Wheelers (PTW), is comprised of a set of documents which address various topics including triggering conditions, localisation accuracy, algorithms and communicated data and rider interface and antenna performance. The CMC has been working on around 30 different applications for this technology ranging from alerting riders to the nearest refuelling/recharging opportunity to blind-spot warning technology.

By allowing different types of vehicles to communicate with each other for the first time, it is expected that many accidents could simply be avoided. One such accident is the common “looked but failed to see” scenario where a car driver inadvertently pulls out in front of a motorcycle. The C-ITS standard means that the motorcycle could now alert the car to the presence of the motorcycle allowing the car to activate its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system.

Mr Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM said “Technology is hard to integrate into motorcycles, but it is clear that some technology can help motorcycles share the road safely. We teach riders about the importance of eye-contact with other road users, but allowing motorcycles to ‘talk car’ adds another layer of communication that will inevitably save thousands of lives for decades to come.”

Claire Depré, Head of Unit Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG Mobility and Transport, EC has congratulated CMC “for the work carried out, for bringing much more innovation and contributing to the safety of the overall transport system.”

For more information, please visit: www.cmc-info.net

 
 
 

Isabelle Larivière|FIM 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 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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GBRacing awarded the very first
FIM Quality Product Label

 
 

The FIM is delighted to announce that GBRacing’s crankcase protection, the now famous secondary engine covers has been awarded the first ever 'FIM Quality Product Label' as recently launched by the FIM, aiming to endorses the highest level products and services both on and off the track, and that will benefit every-day road riders as well as those that race at either amateur or professional levels.

 
 
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GBRacing has been committed to the FIM Programmes for the past 11 years, with its crankcase protection achieving and maintaining the high standards required to attain this prestigious award. Constant product development working alongside world championship-winning teams in World Superbike, Moto2 and World Endurance has played a huge part in ensuring that GBRacing products are thoroughly tested at the very highest level of production motorcycle racing.

This trickle-down effect of this development, together with the assurance of the FIM Quality Product Label, is that all riders, from road bike commuters and avid track day enthusiasts to keen club racers, can benefit from the same top quality parts as used by some of the world's best teams and riders.

In addition to having to meet the fundamental product standards set out, the new FIM Quality Product Label award process also takes into account other aspects such as company ethical standards including business practices and environmental responsibility. This is something that GBRacing is proud to have achieved, having made changes to various working practices in an effort to reduce waste and encourage recycling. The Ride Green-inspired ZERO-e project also proved a great success, reducing GBRacing's energy usage at numerous race circuits both in the UK and in Europe.

Graham Banks, founder and managing director of GBRacing said: "This is a great reward for the GBRacing team who put in so much hard work behind the scenes to make sure that every part we produce works for every bike. Just as we are very proud to have been chosen by a number of factory racing teams, it is a great honour to continue our long association with the FIM and to have attained the new FIM Quality Product Label. With some exciting plans in place for the further development of GBRacing, we are already looking forward to the 2021 racing season."

Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director added: “GBRacing is a long-term partner with them having first joined the initial FIM programme back in 2009. Today they have become the very first company to be awarded with the new FIM Quality Product Label. The fact that a high-quality brand like GBRacing continues its commitment to our programme demonstrates the commercial value and importance of having products approved by the FIM for the motorcycle accessories market. Being awarded with the new FIM Quality Product Label also represents a real positioning advantage, which will be recognised by customers when they make their next purchase. We look forward to applying our label to their products and packages starting from 2021.”

 
 
 

Adrien Lerousseau | Marketing Coordinator | adrien.lerousseau@fim.ch

 
 
 
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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 Board of Directors meets for the last time in 2020

 
 
The FIM Board of Directors met face-to-face and via videoconference on 2 and 3 December 2020. While most of European Board Members were able to travel to the FIM Headquarters in Switzerland, overseas Members attended via Zoom as a consequence of the sanitary protection measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board