FIM World Championship & General News 

 

 

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FIM Cross Country Rallies Commission

2018 Provisional Calendars, updated 21 December 2017

(Changes in bold)

FIM Cross Country-Rally World Championship Date

FMNR

Event

Country

24-29 March

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

17-22 April

QMMF

Qatar Cross Country Rally

Qatar

29 July–5 August

FDEPEM

Inka Desert Challenge

Peru

11-19 August

FMC

Atacama Rally

Chile

25-31 August

CAMOD

Desafio Ruta 40

Argentina

3-9 October (TBC)

FRMM

Rally du Maroc

Morocco

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2018 FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship Technical Regulations

The technical rules for the 2018 FIM CEV Repsol are now available.

For the Moto3™ Junior World Championship class provisional technical rules, please click HERE

The sections of the technical regulations that have been modified over last season are:

2.3.2.1.4; 2.3.2.2; 2.3.4.1; 2.3.4.2; 2.3.4.4

Visit the official Championship website for all the results and info, plus videos and photos of our future stars in action: www.fimcevrepsol.com

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FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championships & FIM Enduro World Cup

2018 calendars, updated 21 December 2017 DATE

PLACE

COUNTRY

FMNR

E

EJ

EY

EW

17-18 March

Helsinki – Päijänne*

Finland

SML

X

27-29 April

Santiago de Compostela

Spain

RFME

X

X

X

04-06 May

Castelo Branco

Portugal

FMP

X

X

01-03 June

Tallinn

Estonia

EMF

X

X

X

30 June

The Wall (Arco di Trento)**

Italy

FMI

X

31 Aug.-02 Sept.

Edolo

Italy

FMI

X

X

X

22-23 September

Hawkstone Park*** (TBC)

UK

ACU

X

X

X

12-14 October

Woltersdorf

Germany

DMSB

X

X

X

X

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship

2018 Calendar (update in bold) Date

FMNR

City

Country

Venue

06 January

AMA

Anaheim, CA

USA

Angel Stadium

13 January

AMA

Houston, TX

USA

NRG Stadium

20 January

AMA

Anaheim, CA

USA

Angel Stadium

27 January

AMA

Glendale, AZ

USA

University of Phoenix Stadium

03 February

AMA

Oakland, CA

USA

Oakland Coliseum

10 February

AMA

San Diego, CA

USA

Petco Park

17 February

AMA

Arlington, TX

USA

AT&T Stadium

24 February

AMA

Tampa, FL

USA

Raymond James Stadium

03 March

AMA

Atlanta, GA

USA

Mercedes Benz Stadium

10 March

AMA

Daytona, FL

USA

Daytona International Speedway*

17 March

AMA

St. Louis, MO

USA

Dome at America’s Center

24 March

AMA

Indianapolis, IN

USA

Lucas Oil Stadium

07 April

AMA

Seattle, WA

USA

CenturyLink Field

14 April

AMA

Minneapolis, MN

USA

U.S. Bank Stadium

21 April

AMA

Foxboro, MA

USA

Gillette Stadium

28 April

AMA

Salt Lake City, UT

USA

Rice-Eccles Stadium

05 May

AMA

Las Vegas, NV

USA

Sam Boyd Stadium

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport & Supersport 300 World Championships 2018 Permanent Provisional Entry lists

RIDER

NAT.

MOTORCYCLE

TEAM

1

1

Jonathan Rea

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

2

66

Tom Sykes

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK

3

7

Chaz Davies

GBR

Ducati Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

4

33

Marco Melandri

ITA

Ducati Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

5

22

Alex Lowes

GBR

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

6

60

Michael van der Mark

NED

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

7

32

Lorenzo Savadori

ITA

Aprilia RSV4 RF

Milwaukee Aprilia

8

50

Eugene Laverty

IRL

Aprilia RSV4 RF

Milwaukee Aprilia

9

76

Loris Baz

FRA

BMW S 1000 RR

GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team

10

12

Xavi Fores

ESP

Ducati Panigale R

Barni Racing Team

11

81

Jordi Torres

ESP

MV Agusta 1000 F4

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

12

2

Leon Camier

GBR

Honda CBR1000RR

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

13

45

Jake Gagne

USA

Honda CBR1000RR

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

14

40

Román Ramos

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Team GoEleven Kawasaki

15

54

Toprak Razgatlioglu

TUR

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

16

16

Gabriele Ruiu

ITA

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Grillini Racing Team

17

44

Roberto Rolfo

ITA

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Grillini Racing Team

18

68

Yonny Hernandez

COL

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Team Pedercini Racing

19

37

Ondrej Jezek

CZE

Yamaha YZF R1

Guandalini Racing

20

36

Leandro Mercado

ARG

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

21

99

Patrick Jacobsen

USA

Honda CBR1000RR

TripleM Honda World Superbike Team

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FIM MXGP/ MX2/ Women’s/ Junior Motocross World Championships

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup

2018 Provisional Calendars, updated 07 December (Change in bold) DATE

FMNR

VENUE

COUNTRY

WOMEN

VETERAN

4 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

18 March

KMNV

Valkenswaard

THE NETHERLANDS

25 March

RFME

Red Sand

SPAIN

8 April

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

x

15 April

FMP

Agueda

PORTUGAL

x

01 May

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

13 May

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

20 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

x

3 June

ACU

Matterley Basin

GREAT BRITAIN

x

10 June

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

FRANCE

17 June

FMI

Ottobiano

ITALY

x

1 July

IMI

Pangkal Pinang

INDONESIA

8 July

IMI

Semarang

INDONESIA

22 July

ACCR

Loket

CZECH REPUBLIC

5 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

12 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

19 August

FMS

Frauenfeld/Gachnang

SWITZERLAND

2 September

TMF

Afyon

TURKEY

16 September

KMNV

Assen

THE NETHERLANDS

x

30 September

FMI

Imola

ITALY

x

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations

7 October

AMA

Red Bud

USA

FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

26 August

MA

Horsham

AUSTRALIA

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FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)

& FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy

2018 Final Calendars, 01 December

Chile will welcome the ninety-third edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Viña del Mar, located next to the well-known Valparaiso from Monday 12 November to Saturday 17 November. 2018 will also mark the third edition of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy.

FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) Date

Place

Country

FMNR

12-17 November

Viña del Mar

Chile

FMC

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Press release
27th November 2017

GMT94 YAMAHA PICKS UP MEDALS AT THE FIM AWARDS

 
 

Gold medals were handed out to the FIM EWC 2016-2017 endurance world champions in Andorra on Sunday 27 November at the FIM Awards, where prizes were given to the winners of all of last season’s FIM world championships.

 
 

GMT94 Yamaha, who were crowned FIM EWC 2016-2017 world champions after winning two previous world titles in 2004 and 2014, were in the limelight on Sunday evening in Andorra la Vella during the FIM Awards. Prizes were awarded to all the 2017 world champions during the ceremony.

Christophe Guyot, the GMT94 Yamaha team manager, accepted the world champion’s gold medal on behalf of the team, which emerged the winner following a thrilling season that wound up with a finale in Japan, at the Suzuka 8 Hours.

David Checa and Niccolò Canepa were the only two riders of the FIM EWC 2016-2017 world championship winning team to be given a medal. The French team’s third hero, Mike Di Meglio, joined GMT94 Yamaha at the 24 Heures Motos 2017, and had therefore not scored any points for the team during the opening round of the 2016-2017 season: the Bol d’Or 2016 on the Paul Ricard circuit.

GMT94 Yamaha and all three of its riders have already staked a solid claim to the FIM EWC 2017-2018 title by winning the Bol d’Or in September 2017.

 
 
 
 

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships

European Superstock 1000 Championship

2018 provisional calendar, 2 November DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

WorldSSP300

STK1000

23-25 February

AUS

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

23-25 March

THA

Chang International Circuit

X

X

13-15 April

ESP

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

X

20 -22 April

NED

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

X

11-13 May

ITA

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

X

25-27 May

GBR

Donington Park

X

X

X

X

8-10 June

CZE

Automotodrom Brno

X

X

X

X

22-24 June

USA

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

X

6-8 July

ITA

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

X

X

X

X

14-16 September

POR

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

X

X

X

X

28-30 September

FRA

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

X

12–14 October

ARG*

El Villicum

X

X

25-27 October

QAT

Losail International Circuit

X

X

*(STH) Subject to homologation

2018 OFFICIAL TESTS

•19-20 February, Australia, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (WorldSBK & WorldSSP)

•23-24 August, Portugal, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (WorldSBK)

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FIM MXGP/ MX2/ Women’s/ Junior Motocross World Championships

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup

2018 Provisional Calendars, updated 25 October (Changes in bold) DATE

FMNR

VENUE

COUNTRY

WOMEN

VETERAN

4 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

18 March

RFME

Red Sand

SPAIN

25 March

KMNV

Valkenswaard

THE NETHERLANDS

8 April

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

x

15 April

FMP

Agueda

PORTUGAL

x

01 May

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

13 May

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

20 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

x

3 June

ACU

Matterley Basin

GREAT BRITAIN

x

10 June

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

FRANCE

17 June

FMI

tba

ITALY

x

1 July

IMI

Pangkal Pinang

INDONESIA

8 July

IMI

Semarang

INDONESIA

22 July

ACCR

Loket

CZECH REPUBLIC

5 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

12 August

SWEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

19 August

FMS

Frauenfeld/Gachnang

SWITZERLAND

2 September

TMF

Afyon

TURKEY

16 September

KMNV

Assen

THE NETHERLANDS

x

30 September

FMI

Imola

ITALY

x

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations

7 October

AMA

Red Bud

USA

FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

26 August

MA

Horsham

AUSTRALIA

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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Changes to the Regulations for 2018

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Gregorio Lavilla (WorldSBK Sporting Director), Rezsö Bulcsu (FIM CCR Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative) in the presence of Messrs Daniel Carrera (WorldSBK Executive Director), Paul Duparc (FIM CCR Coordinator), Charles Hennekam (International Technical Commission Coordinator) and Scott Smart (FIM Technical Director) have announced the changes for the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship from an electronic meeting held on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

The 2018 regulations have been agreed following the consideration of multiple aspects of the Series. A detailed analysis was carried out in collaboration with teams, riders, and manufacturers, with particular focus to parity, affordability and competition.

As a result, the main changes of this analysis are detailed in the points below.

Technical Regulations

? REV LIMIT

The balancing system using air restrictors has been replaced with a rev limiting system. The rev limit can be altered at various points throughout the season and applies to each individual manufacturer.

? CONCESSIONS

A concession points system will be introduced to restrict engine development of the fastest machines. At certain stages in the season teams that have achieved fewer concession points will be allowed to introduce updated concession parts.

As a secondary benefit, the private teams will get access to cost capped engine parts to help them reach performance levels similar to the factory supported teams.

? FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSIONS AND APPROVED ENGINE PARTS

Price caps and approval process have been applied to several key frame, suspension and engine parts. These are called approved parts. This process ensures access and availability to all parts for all teams along with controlled pricing.

The version of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship regulations, which contain the detailed text changes are available on the FIM website HERE

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FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championships & FIM Enduro World Cup

Rule changes and 2018 provisional calendars . Go to MX/Off Road > "MX News" for details

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The FIM Awards are about to become one the most renown Prize-giving ceremony in the world of sport.
 
Sport, suspense and glamour will be the watchwords of this breath-taking evening show! A glittering cast of no fewer than 40 world champions will gather onstage alongside high-profile guests to celebrate the end of this motorcycling season with a Grand Finale.
 
On Sunday 26 November, Europe’s highest capital Andorra-la-Vella will play host to the great motorcycling family in a spirit of festivity and harmony.
 
The FIM’s annual prize-giving ceremony is officially becoming the FIM Awards. To grow its audience reach, this premium event now has a new, modern and elegant logo perfectly reflecting the Federation’s values: passion, excellence, engagement and courage!
 
This identity-affirming get-together will mark the crowning moment for the year’s motorcycling heroes while showcasing the range and depth of the FIM’s activities.
 
An evening of surprises and sensations awaits you…

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship Provisional Calendar

2018 Provisional Calendar Date

Grand Prix

Venue

18 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

08 April

República Argentina

Termas de Río Hondo

22 April

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

06 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez

20 May

France

Le Mans

03 June

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

17 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

01 July

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

15 July

Germany

Sachsenring

05 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno

12 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

26 August

Great Britain**

TBA

09 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

23 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

07 October

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

21 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

28 October

Australia

Phillip Island

04 November

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

18 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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2017 Conference of FIM Commissions

The 2017 Conference of the FIM Commissions took place this weekend in Geneva bringing together almost 300 members of the FIM Family.

FIM Family Picture / © Patrice Moullet

The annual gathering of the FIM Commissions is one of the most important occasions in the FIM’s year when the members of the FIM Board of Directors, the members of the FIM Commissions and the FIM Administration meet and exchange views and information. It is also a great occasion to celebrate and recognise the achievements of dedicated volunteers.

This year, the FIM will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Sustainability Commission (CID). This Commission, formerly known as the International Environment Commission, has recently changed its name in recognition of the FIM’s commitment to organisation of sustainable events.

The Conference of FIM Commissions highlighted the three strategic focuses of Sport, Beyond Sport, and Volunteers.

The Plenary Session of the Conference on Saturday morning included a presentation entitled ‘Focus on Commissions’ highlighting key projects and challenges.

There followed a ‘View from the Motorcycle Industry’ presented by Mr Edwin Bastiaensen, Secretary General of IMMA (International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association). He outlined the structure and aims of IMMA and some of the association’s members’ key projects, some of which are of considerable interest to the FIM.

The thematic part of the Session concluded with a workshop on “Identifying key skills and knowledge”. This is part of an initiative launched by the FIM under the umbrella of its Strategic Plan to develop and nurture the skills of its volunteers by various means including training delivered through a digital Academy.

At the end of the Plenary Session, honorary positions were awarded and loyal service awards were presented to members of the FIM Commissions.

FIM  Plenay Session / © Patrice Moullet
Mr Jesper Christensen FIM CAP DIrector/ © Patrice Moullet

The various FIM Commissions then met on Saturday afternoon and Sunday to review the latest season and discuss the challenges they face, improvements that need to be made and targets for the coming season and beyond. The Board of Directors meeting and a number of seminars and Board Committee meetings were also held in the days preceding the Plenary Session.

FIM Chief Executive Officer Steve Aeschlimann expressed his satisfaction following the annual FIM gathering. “The Conference of the FIM Commissions remains a very important opportunity to meet with all the members of the FIM Commissions. It gives us an opportunity to explore our shared objectives and to exchange views on how we can best work together to reach our targets. This gathering of the FIM family is also the perfect moment to thank and reward the volunteers for their valuable dedication to the FIM. These people are a pillar of the Federation and of motorcycling in general and without them, our sport would not be what it is today.”

 

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@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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2017 FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Technical Regulations

The technical rules for the 2017 FIM CEV Repsol are now available.

For the Moto3™ Junior World Championship class technical rules, please click HERE

The following sections of the technical regulations have been modified for the 2017 season: (2.4.3) (2.5.2.) (2.11.3) (2.11.8) (2.12.3) (2.12.5) (2.16.10) (2.17) (2.18).

Visit the official Championship website for all the results and info, plus videos and photos of our future stars in action: www.fimcevrepsol.com

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Not hard to see why Spain has so many top road racers, they provide most of the events for riders to learn then "feed" into GP. Perhaps promoters can't make enough money out of these e vents, but it pays off long term, Spain gets more WC than other countries.

 

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in an electronic meeting held on 23 January 2017, made the following decision:

Official ECU for the Moto2 Class

On the a18th of October 2016 Dorna opened a tender for the supply of the official Moto2 ECU for three seasons, 2019-2021. By the closing date of the tender expressions of interest had been received from five companies.

After examination of the tenders Dorna decided to propose the appointment of Magneti Marelli as the official supplier for 2019-2021.

The proposal was unanimously approved by the Grand Prix Commission.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

2017 final Calendar, 23 January Date

Grand Prix

Venue

26 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

09 April

República Argentina

Termas de Río Hondo

23 April

Americas

Circuit of The Americas

07 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez

21 May

France

Le Mans

04 June

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

11 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

25 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

02 July

Germany

Sachsenring

06 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno

13 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

27 August

Great Britain

Silverstone Circuit

10 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

24 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

15 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

22 October

Australia

Phillip Island

29 October

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

12 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

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A new CEO for the FIM

The FIM announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer in the person of Mr Steve Aeschlimann.

In accordance with the succession plan inspired by the FIM Strategic Plan and the objective of modernising the Federation, Mr Aeschlimann succeeds Mr Ignacio Verneda at the head of the FIM Administration.

Mr Aeschlimann, who is 45 years old, joined the FIM as a member of the Senior Management in February 2011. Since then, he has occupied the role of Executive Director, Operations, supervising several commissions and the FIM’s institutional services.

Fluent in several languages, the new FIM CEO holds degrees from a number of universities in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has considerable management experience within international organisations and was a Director at the European Football Union (UEFA) before joining the FIM. His passion for sport revealed itself at an early age through his activities as an athlete, a sports journalist and a club official.

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, the FIM President Vito Ippolito said: “The appointment of Mr Aeschlimann is part of a plan drawn up by the FIM Board several years ago. We are delighted to be able to benefit from the competences of Mr Aeschlimann in his new position and are convinced that he will bring new expertise and ideas for the further implementation of the Strategic Plan and the modernisation of the FIM.

The new FIM CEO Steve Aeschlimann said: “It is a great honour to be able to serve the FIM in this new role. There are so many fantastic projects to be piloted to develop motorcycling throughout the world in collaboration with our 113 national federations and our Continental Unions and in order to better support them, in the field of sport, of course, but also in relation to our numerous beyond sporting activities, especially the defence of the interests of motorcyclists.

The FIM would like to thank Mr Verneda most warmly for the significant contribution he has made to international motorcycling sport over the three decades he spent at the service of the Federation, as a volunteer initially, then as Sports Director and latterly as Chief Executive Officer, a role that crowned a rich career devoted to motorcycling.

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FIM MotoGP World Championship

Decision of the Permanent Bureau

The Permanent Bureau of the FIM MotoGP World Championship, composed of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports, met on Monday 09 January and announced that Dorna has appointed Loris Capirossi as Dorna representative in Race Direction.

The Permanent Bureau announced the composition of the Race Direction as follows: Mike Webb (formerly from New Zealand), Race Director (IRTA Representative); Franco Uncini, Grand Prix Safety Officer (FIM Representative); Loris Capirossi (Dorna Representative).

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda

(FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Carlos Ezpeleta

(Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in an electronic meeting held on 15th.

December 2016, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations – MotoGP class

Effective Season 2017

Automatic Detection of Tyre Types

In collaboration with Michelin and the MotoGP class manufacturers a new system will be implemented

that will enable automatic detection of the tyres that that riders are using and to make that information

available to all riders and teams as well as to the TV broadcasters.

The tyre detection is made by means of wireless technology. The information is then fed to the unified

ECU and routed to the track timing system which reports via an updated version of the unified software.

Tyre Allocations

To address the issue of a perceived disadvantage affecting riders who progress from QP1 to QP2, the two

riders involved will now be able to choose an additional soft specification rear slick tyre. The total

number of tyres available to such riders remains unchanged.

Addendum – Tyre Allocations

In the information released concerning decisions of the Grand Prix Commission in Madrid held on the 2nd.

of December it was stated that the maximum number of wet and dry track tyres remains unchanged.

This was incorrect. The maximum number of wet weather tyres has been changed to five front and six

rear. (Race Direction can still approve an additional allocation of one extra front and rear tyres when all

free practice and qualifying is held in wet conditions).

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the

regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:

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

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FIM MXGP/MX2 Motocross World Championships

Championnats du Monde FIM de Motocross MXGP/MX2

MXGP of Qatar, Losail (QAT), 25 February - Entry list

MXGP – Over 175cc to 250cc 2-stroke / 290cc to 450cc 4-stroke

No Rider Motorcycle Nat. Fed. Team

4 Tonus Arnaud Yamaha SUI FMS Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

7 Leok Tanel Husqvarna EST EMF Husqvarna 8Biano Racing

9 de Dycker Ken Suzuki BEL FMB JTECH SUZUKI VALENTI

12 Nagl Maximilian Husqvarna GER DMS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

17 Butron Jose KTM ESP RFME Marchetti Racing Team KTM

21 Paulin Gautier Husqvarna FRA MCM Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

22 Strijbos Kevin Suzuki BEL FMB Team Suzuki World MXGP

24 Simpson Shaun Yamaha GBR ACU Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

25 Desalle Clement Kawasaki BEL FMB Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

27 Jasikonis Arminas Suzuki LTU DMSB Team Suzuki World MXGP

45 Nicholls Jake KTM GBR ACU Hitachi KTM UK

71 Graulus Damon Honda BEL FMB 24MX Lucas Oil Honda

77 Lupino Alessandro Honda ITA FMI Team Honda Red Moto

79 Corneth Jaap Yamaha NED KNMV STC RACING

84 Herlings Jeffrey KTM NED KNMV Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

89 Van Horebeek Jeremy Yamaha BEL FMB Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

92 Guillod Valentin Yamaha SUI FMS Team Honda Red Moto

99 Anstie Max Husqvarna GBR ACU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

100 Searle Tommy Kawasaki GBR ACU Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki

222 Cairoli Antonio KTM ITA FMI Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

243 Gajser Tim Honda SLO AMZS Team HRC MXGP

259 Coldenhoff Glenn KTM NED KNMV Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

461 Febvre Romain Yamaha FRA FFM Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

777 Bobryshev Evgeny Honda RUS MUL Team HRC MXGP

868 Docherty Michael Kawasaki RSA UAEMC

911 Tixier Jordi Kawasaki FRA FFM Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

999 Goncalves Rui Husqvarna POR FMP Husqvarna 8Biano Racing

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MX2 – Over 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / 175cc to 250cc 4-stroke

No Rider Motorcycle Nat. Fed. Team

6 Paturel Benoit Yamaha FRA FFM Kemea Yamaha Yamalube

10 Vlaanderen Calvin KTM NED KNMV HSF Logistics Motorsport Team

15 Bonini Davide KTM ITA FMI KTM Silver Action

18 Brylyakov Vsevolod Kawasaki RUS MFR Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki

19 Kjer Olsen Thomas Husqvarna DEN DMU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

28 Notsuka Chihiro Honda JPN MFJ Team HRC

29 Jacobi Henry Husqvarna GER DMSB STC RACING

33 Lieber Julien KTM BEL FMB LRT KTM

41 Jonass Pauls KTM LAT LAMSF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

46 Pootjes Davy KTM NED KNMV HSF Logistics Motorsport Team

57 Sanayei Darian Kawasaki USA AMA Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki

61 Prado Garcia Jorge KTM ESP RFME Red Bull KTM Ractory Racing

64 Covington Thomas Husqvarna USA AMA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

66 Larranaga

Olano Iker Husqvarna ESP RFME Husqvarna 8Biano Racing

67 Klingsheim Magne Kawasaki NOR NMF F&H Racing Team

91 Seewer Jeremy Suzuki SUI FMS Team Suzuki World MX2

96 Lawrence Hunter Suzuki AUS MA Team Suzuki World MX2

97 Ivanov Maykal Grisha Honda BUL QMMF Vamo Racing Team

98 Vaessen Bas Suzuki NED KNMV Team Suzuki World MX2

118 Rubini Stephen Kawasaki FRA FFM Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

128 Monticelli Ivo KTM ITA FMI Marchetti Racing Team KTM

152 Petrov Petar Kawasaki BUL QMMF Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

161 Östlund Alvin Yamaha SWE SVEMO Kemea Yamaha Yamalube

170 Ward Caleb Husqvarna AUS MA Husqvarna 8Biano Racing

172 Van doninck Brent Yamaha BEL FMB Kemea Yamaha Yamalube

189 Bogers Brian KTM NED KNMV HSF Logistics Motorsport Team

200 Dunn James Yamaha GBR ACU iFly JK Racing

211 Lapucci Nicholas KTM ITA FMI Italian Factory

223 Tropepe Giuseppe Suzuki ITA FMI JTECH SUZUKI VALENTI

297 Gole Anton Husqvarna SWE SVEMO CEC Husqvarna Sweden

321 Bernardini Samuele TM ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team

426 Mewse Conrad Husqvarna GBR ACU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

747 Cervellin Michele Honda ITA FMI Team HRC

811 Sterry Adam Kawasaki GBR ACU Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

841 Moroni Luca KTM ITA FMI Italian Factory

919 Watson Ben KTM GBR ACU Hitachi KTM UK

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FIM Cross Country Rallies Commission

2017 Provisional Calendars, 29 November

FIM Cross Country-Rally World Championship Date

FMNR

Event

Country

1-7 April

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

17-22 April

QMMF

Sealine Cross Country Rally

Qatar

12-18 August

FMC

Atacama Rally

Chili

26 August – 1 Sept.

CAMOD

Desafio Ruta 40

Argentina

4-10 October

FRMM

Rally OiLibya du Maroc

Morocco

 

 

FIM Bajas World Cup Date

FMNR

Event

Country

9-11 March

UAEMC

Baja Dubai

United Arab Emirates

21-23 July

RFME

Baja Aragon

Spain

10-13 August

MAMS

Hungarian Baja

Hungary

9-11 September

FMP

Baja Castello Branco

Portugal

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 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Changes to the Regulations for 2017

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Gregorio Lavilla (WSBK Sporting Department Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), Rezsö Bulcsu (FIM CCR Director) in the presence of Messrs Daniel Carrera (Dorna), Paul Duparc, Charles Hennekam and Scott Smart (FIM) in a meeting held in Madrid (ESP) on 01 December, made the following changes to the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships Regulations:

Sporting Regulations

1. Slight changes have been carried out to the Sporting rules concerning mainly the meanings of the signalling flags or riders behaviours. In each class, 2 wild cards will be allocated for each event and the deadline for presenting the wild card candidature will be extended to 90 days for overseas event.

2. The formation of the grid for Race 2 will now be decided following race results from Saturday. Superpole results will continue to define starting positions for riders who finished in 10th position or lower, however the front of the grid will now be determined on Race One results.

The front three rows will be affected in the following way:

? Top three riders move back to row three and see 1st and 3rd reverse their positions.

? Riders who finished in 4th, 5th and 6th will be promoted to the front row.

? Riders who finished in 7th, 8th and 9th will start from the second row.

3. A new and updated time schedule across the weekend is to be defined which means we will see changes to how the WorldSBK race weekend is played out, especially with the introduction of the World Supersport 300 series.

4. There is to be ban of the use of scooters in order to aid track familiarization in the build up to or over a race weekend. Walking or the use of bicycles will be permitted, as seen in MotoGP™

5. On a similar note there is set to be a prevention of machines at the back of the grid for race formation which is again mirroring the regulations of MotoGP™

6. FIM Supersport World Championship (600 class) will welcome an introduction of flag to flag races, meaning we will see Supersport motorcycles change tyres during a race when conditions change.

It is reminded that as from 2017, the FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup becomes a European Championship under the name of European Superstock 1000 Championship. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM

Technical Regulations

Various technical changes are to be implemented into WorldSBK for 2017, and despite some only being minor it will see a large impact on the series.

FIM Superbike World Championship: Airbox regulations have been updated meaning sensors will now be allowed to change. Additionally, parts of the Variable intake tract system may now be replaced for added strength, whilst retaining exactly the same functionality as the respective street bike.

FIM Supersport World Championship: In terms of technical modifications for this class updates have been brought in to allow modifications to the wheel axles, related parts and front fender mounts. These changes will mean we will see easier, safer and faster wheel changes.

Medical Regulations

As of the upcoming season, it will now be the athlete's duty to immediately inform the medical director if there are changes in his/her health condition which may interfere with the ability to ride.

The 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships Regulations will be available at FIM-LIVE.COM within the next two weeks.

About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Fédération 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 112 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 Motocross World Championships

2017 Calendar, updated 22 November

The event originally scheduled in San Marino has been cancelled and changes of venue are in bold.

FIM MXGP/MX2 World Championships Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

25 February*

QMMF

Losail

Qatar

05 March

IMI

Pangkal Pinang

Indonesia

19 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

Argentina

02 April

FMM

Leon

Mexico

16 April

FMI

Pietramurata

Italy

23 April

KNMV

Valkenswaard

Netherlands

07 May

LaMSF

Kegums

Latvia

21 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

28 May

FFM

Ernée

France

11 June

MFR

Orlyonok

Russia

25 June

FMI

Maggiora

Italy

02 July

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

23 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Rep.

06 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

13 August

FMS

Frauenfeld/Gachnang

Switzerland

20 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

Sweden

03 September

AMA

Charlotte

USA

10 September

KNMV

Assen

Netherlands

17 September

FFM

Villars-sous-Écot

France

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held in Valencia on 12th. November 2016, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

Effective Season 2017

MotoGP Class Sensors

Currently, MotoGP class teams may use non-homologated sensors in all free practice sessions and warm up. Because FP1, FP2 and FP3 are timed for inclusion in QP1 and QP2 these are, in effect, qualifying sessions. In future, use of non-homologated sensors is only permitted in FP4 and warm up.

MotoGP Class Aerodynamic Evolution

At the last meeting of the GPC in Motegi a limit on the number of upgrades that a manufacturer can make to the design of their fairing or front mudguard during the season was imposed. It has now been agreed that Manufacturers in their first season of participation are not subject to this restriction and can make unlimited changes subject, of course, to designs complying with regulations.

Tyre Pressure Management

Teams are already required to respect tyre use parameters which have been agreed in consultation with the tyre suppliers. A new regulation has now been agreed that prohibits the use of any device on the wheel to control or adjust tyre pressures whilst on track.

Safety Lights

It is no longer a requirement for the rider to be able to operate the safety light whilst on the motorcycle. (This is managed by the machine electronics).

Track Familiarisation

Previously, riders using road-homologated machines for track familiarisation, that are the same capacity as the class of the rider, were required to submit details of the machine to be used to the Technical Director for approval. To remove this requirement a list of permitted changes to the motorcycle will be included in the regulations which defines which parts may be changed.

Moto3 Chassis

Subject to certain restrictions on upgrades to performance parts and the use of 2017 sensors, teams are permitted to use a 2016 chassis in 2017.

Engines

The regulation has been clarified and now states that the machine may be propelled exclusively by an internal combustion engine. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM

Sporting Regulations

Effective Season 2017

Interrupted Races and Restarting

The regulations already state that to be classified in the results of a race, whether interrupted or not, the rider must enter the pit lane, riding or pushing their motorcycle, within five minutes of the chequered or red flag being displayed.

When a race is interrupted after three laps have been completed then the same condition will now apply to be eligible to participate in any restarted race.

Restarted Races – Penalties

Any start position penalties applying to a rider in the first race. e.g. a drop of grid position or starting the race from pit lane, will now be considered to have been served at the original race start and will not apply to the restarted race, except when the first part was for less than three laps in which case the penalties will carry forward to the restart.

Pit Lane Safety

At the GPC meeting in Brno it was decided to restrict the number of mechanics working in pit lane during flag to flag races and to make it a requirement that such mechanics wore crash helmets. This requirement has now been extended to the two sessions of MotoGP class qualifying; QP1 and QP2.

Other Matters

Appointment of Official Fuel Supplier for Moto3 and Moto2

The Commission approved the re-appointment of Total/Elf as the official fuel supplier for these classes for 2107-2019

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

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

About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Fédération 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 112 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

Teams accepted for participation in 2017

Moto3TM and Moto2TM Classes

Teams wishing to benefit from a Participation Agreement with IRTA had a deadline of the British GP to submit their applications. As usual, there were considerably more applications than places available.

Applications were considered during several meetings of the Selection Committee and participation has now been confirmed with teams who will supply 31 riders in the Moto3 Class and 32 riders in the Moto2 class.

Listed below are the teams accepted in each class together with the number of entries and the brand of machine to be used.

In order not to anticipate media announcements by the teams, no names of the riders are included. A final entry list, including names of riders, will be published by the FIM in the week preceding the Valencia GP.

Moto3TM TEAM

N° OF RIDERS

MACHINE

AGR TEAM

1

KTM

ASPAR MAHINDRA TEAM

2

MAHINDRA

CIP- UNICOM STARKER

2

MAHINDRA

DRIVE M7 SIC RACING TEAM

2

HONDA

ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0

2

HONDA

GB TEAM

1

HONDA

GRESINI RACING Moto3

2

HONDA

HONDA TEAM ASIA

2

HONDA

LEOPARD RACING

2

HONDA

ONGETTA RIVACOLD

2

HONDA

PEUGEOT MC SAXOPRINT

2

PEUGEOT

PLATINUM BAY REAL ESTATE

2

KTM

RBA RACING TEAM

2

KTM

RED BULL KTM AJO

2

KTM

SCHEDL GP RACING

1

KTM

SIC58 SQUADRA CORSE

2

HONDA

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

2

KTM

TOTAL ENTRIES

31

Moto2TM TEAM

N° OF RIDERS

MACHINE

AGR TEAM

1

KALEX

AJO MOTORSPORT TEAM

2

KTM

CARXPERT INTERWETTEN

2

KALEX

DYNAVOLT INTACT GP

2

SUTER

FORWARD TEAM

2

KALEX

GARAGE PLUS INTERWETTEN

1

KALEX

GRESINI RACING Moto2

1

KALEX

IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA

2

KALEX

ITALTRANS RACING TEAM

2

KALEX

KIEFER RACING

2

SUTER

MARC VDS RACING TEAM

2

KALEX

PAGINAS AMARILLAS HP 40

2

KALEX

PETRONAS RACELINE MALAYSIA

1

KALEX

RW RACING GP BV

1

KALEX

SPEED UP

2

SPEED UP

STOP AND GO RACING TEAM

2

KALEX

TASCA RACING SCUDERIA Moto2

1

KALEX

TECH 3

2

TECH 3

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

2

KALEX

TOTAL ENTRIES

32

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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships & European Superstock 1000 Championship

Changes to Regulations for 2017 (and beyond)

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO) met at the Motorland Aragon circuit, on 23 September 2016 in the presence of MM Daniel Carrera, Gregorio Lavilla, (Dorna), Charles Hennekam, Scott Smart and Paul Duparc (FIM).

The main following changes have been decided in the 2017 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and European Superstock 1000 Championship Regulations:

FIM Superbike World Championship Technical Updates

Small changes have been made to the Superbike Technical Regulations.

Due to difficulty air freighting larger lithium based batteries, limits have been set for battery capacity. The machines will also be required to have working generators to maintain the level of charge in the battery.

In addition to the update to the generator the regulations for balance shaft has been brought closer to Stock rules and they must now remain standard.

Updates have been made to more closely control the allocation of tyres in the category.

FIM Supersport World Championship

As the current regulations were introduced last season the rules will remain largely the same.

There will be the addition of a price limit to the suspension, fork kits and shock absorbers - mirrored in the Superstock class and started in the Superbike class. This ensures that all teams have the same level of access to components and at the same pricing. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM

European Superstock 1000 Championship*

There will be the introduction of a suspension price limit, as in Supersport and detailed above.

For 2017 and 2018 greater limits will be applied to the (ECU) software to reduce the workload and skill level required by the teams. For 2019 the Superstock Kit Electronics will have to be based on the street hardware for the processing units (ECU’s) but the software can be modified by the manufacturer to better suit racing conditions and allow setting changes by the teams.

* FIM Europe

About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Fédération 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 112 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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New FIM Supersport 300 World Championship set to begin in 2017

FIM and Dorna WSBK Organisation announce the creation of the WorldSSP 300 Championship for 2017.
This new production-based platform is designed to be the new beginner class for the WorldSBK Championship, feeding the higher categories with new talents in the near future. This class will be a perfect window for the various manufacturers to showcase their new range of lightweight 300 sport bikes that are emerging in the marketplace. The category is devoted to building rider potential and discovering new talents worldwide, with a minimum rider entry age of 15.

 “This new platform will be the perfect environment for developing future talent,” said Vito Ippolito, President of FIM. “The intention of WorldSSP 300 is to create a benchmark for National Championships to follow. We want to offer an environment that is regulated and relatively equal in which future talent can grow, and where manufacturers can accompany young riders as they take their first steps  towards stardom. ”

 “The focus is to have an affordable Series for these young competitors,” said Javier Alonso, WorldSBK Executive Director. “There has been great interest for low-capacity motorcycles in this sport and the new WorldSSP 300 class strives to offer that. It will be promoted by Manufacturers as an easily accessible championship, the best possible platform to grow future stars where Manufacturers can accompany riders from an early age and as they progress through their career.

A full list of the provisional Technical Regulations for the WorldSSP 300 Championship can be found HERE.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship - 2017

2017 Provisional Calendar Date

Grand Prix

Venue

26 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

09 April

República Argentina

Termas de Río Hondo

23 April

Americas

Circuit of The Americas

07 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez

21 May

France

Le Mans

04 June

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

11 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

25 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

16 July

Germany

Sachsenring

06 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno

13 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

27 August

Great Britain**

Silverstone Circuit

10 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

24 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

15 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

22 October

Australia

Phillip Island

29 October

Malaysia**

Sepang International Circuit

12 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

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Press release
18th September 2016

 
 

SERT CALLS ALL THE SHOTS AT THE BOL D’OR

 
 

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team pulled off a superb win with a 10-lap lead over Team SRC Kawasaki and Japanese team Trick Star Racing – who made a brilliant debut at the Bol d’Or. Fellow-Japanese team F.C.C. TSR Honda finished 5th.

 
 

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team made a clean sweep at the first race of the FIM EWC 2016/2017 season, scooping 40 points for the win plus the 20 bonus points awarded to the team in the lead 8 and 16 hours into the race. Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Etienne Masson had a perfect race. The team ran like clockwork, staying in the lead for 683 of the race’s 687 laps.

The 80th Bol d’Or will also be remembered for putting MotoGP riders on both the EWC and Superstock podiums, and for having two Japanese teams in the top 5: proof of the championship’s new international slant.

Randy de Puniet finished on the second step of the podium after his first Bol d’Or, alongside his SRC Kawasaki teammates Gregory Leblanc and Fabien Foret. A broken wheel axle slowed the team down shortly after nightfall, but SRC Kawasaki quickly caught up with the front group – though they admit the Suzuki clan was invincible this weekend. Randy Puniet turned in a flawless performance in the saddle of the #11, proving he’s a genuine Endurance rider who really understands the sport.

Like F.C.C. TSR Honda at the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos in 2016, a Japanese team stepped on the podium at the Bol d’Or. Trick Star Racing pulled off an amazing 3rd place on its very first foray outside the Suzuka 8 Hours with riders Erwan Nigon, Osamu Deguchi and Hitoyasu Izutsu. The team will clearly be a force to reckon with at all the other FIM EWC races.

Maco Racing Team fell just short of the podium after Greg Junod, Anthony dos Santos and Marko Jerman completed a fantastic race. F.C.C. TSR Honda rounded off the top 5. The team featured Shinichi Ito, four-time winner of the Suzuka 8 Hours. The Bol d’Or marked his return to the track. He rode the Honda #5 with Damian Cudlin and Kazuma Watanabe.

A Superstock battle raged just behind the top 5, with another MotoGP rider in the spotlight carrying off a historic win. This was Moto3 rider Alexis Masbou’s first-ever Endurance race, alongside Johann Nigon and Hugo Clere on the Yamaha Moto Ain bike. They finished 6th overall and 1st in Superstock, ahead of Tati Team Beaujolais Racing (Julien Enjolras, Dylan Buisson and Anthony Violland, slowed down by a wheel axle problem) and Team 3Art Yam’Avenue (Louis Bulle, Alex Plancassagne and Luca Marconi, hampered by a tumble and then by running out of fuel). Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences led the Superstock class for a long time before losing ground because of a fuel pump problem.

Pole sitter GMT94 Yamaha plummeted to the depths of the standings after two crashes, but finished 9th after a brilliant climb back up.

Others were less fortunate. Several teams had to throw in the towel at the 80th Bol d’Or. Engine failure put paid to YART Yamaha Official EWC Team’s hopes in the early hours. Broc Parkes, who posted the race’s fastest lap (a 1’59.124), Josh Hayes and Sheridan Morais had got the Austrian Yamaha up to 2nd place when it happened, after running out of fuel during the first stint.

Honda Endurance Racing got unlucky yet again. After lapping in the top 3 for the first quarter of the race, the British Honda squad fell back following a crash, then had to withdraw because of a gearbox problem two hours from the finish line.
Earlier in the race, Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team withdrew with a broken engine, and Team April Moto Motors Events with a broken gearbox.

Next date on the FIM EWC calendar: 18 March 2017 (12 Horas de Portimão, Portugal).

 
 
 
 
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2016/2017 FIM EWC CALENDAR

The FIM EWC is embarking on a new era, with an all-new championship format for 2016/2017. The new FIM EWC season gets underway with the Bol d’Or on 17 and 18 September at the Paul Ricard circuit in Castellet.

 
 

There are six races on the FIM EWC’s provisional 2016/2017 calendar. The dates for the third round – the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans – have now been confirmed. The race will take place earlier than usual, on 15 and 16 April 2017.

2016/2017 FIM EWC provisional calendar

September 17/18 - Bol d’Or (24h) / Le Castellet - France

March 18 - 12 Horas de Portimão / Portugal*

April 15/16 - 24 Heures Motos / Le Mans – France

May 20 - Oschersleben 8 Hours / Germany

June 24 - 8-Hour race / Europe / TBA

July 30 - Suzuka 8 Hours / Japan

* Date subject to modification in late November 2016

 

 

 
 
 

Press release
15th September 2016

 
 

INDEPENDENT TEAMS UNDER CONTRACT

 
 

Eurosport Events has announced the names of fifteen ‘independent teams under contract’ who will receive backing amounting to €185,000. The amount comprises both prize money and logistics support. The initiative will offer further support to FIM EWC private teams – the beating heart of Endurance.

 
 

Alongside the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy to support private teams using Dunlop tyres, Eurosport Events and the organizers of the 2016/2017 season’s six races will be backing fifteen private teams (dubbed ‘independent teams under contract’) that have signed up to compete for the entire 2016-2017 season. The backing – a total amount of €150,000, split between a guaranteed purse and result-based bonuses – will be handed out at the end of the season.

An additional €35,000 is being provided to finance logistics support for private teams under contract, to help them improve their chances at Suzuka, the final race of the EWC 2016/2017 season.

Fifteen teams have been selected – eight in Superstock and seven in Formula EWC, plus two substitute teams that will step in case any of the teams under contract is forced to withdraw.

 
 
 
 


 

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FIM Helmet Certification Programme
- FIM meets helmet manufacturers -

Representatives of the International Technical Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the FIM Institute, MotoGP™ promoter Dorna, the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association) and IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) met the helmet manufacturers (Arai, AGV, HJC, LS2, Nolan Group, Schuberth, Shark, Shoei, Suomy/Kyt) and Confindustria Ancma (Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori) at the Sachsenring circuit (Germany) on Saturday July 16, 2016.

The FIM Helmet Certification Programme (FHCP) was presented in detail. The aim of the Programme is to improve riders’ head protection and to respond to the need for a more objective evaluation of the safety performance of protective helmet systems for racing.

The FHCP is being established, with the collaboration of the helmet manufacturers, in order to define a new test standard that goes above and beyond existing ones (e.g. UN ECE 22.05, Snell M2015, JIS T8133).

Technical content and application procedures were proposed and discussed with the representatives. The group reached a basis for cooperative dialogue for the future, aiming at a common understanding.

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

 

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Help us find the 2016 winners!

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is pleased to call for nominations for its annual FIM Awards to recognise and show is appreciation for those who have significantly contributed in the following different fields:

All candidatures and nominations will be examined by independent high-level International Juries, and the winners will be invited to participate in the 2016 FIM Gala Ceremony in Berlin, Germany on 27 November 2016.

Deadline for submission: 15 September 2016

Join us on stage!

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

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Inauguration of the FIM Headquarters

On 12 May 2016, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) inaugurated its new Headquarters situated in Mies (Canton de Vaud, Switzerland). 

This celebration was attended by over 120 participants including Members of the FIM Board of Directors, Commission Directors, Representatives of National Federations, promoters, sponsors and local partners, as well former champions, members of the local authorities and members of the FIM Administration. 

In presence of the Head of the Department of Economy and Sports of the Canton of Vaud, Mr Philippe Leuba, President Vito Ippolito, accompanied by the building’s architect Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, cut the inaugural ribbon – declaring the new “House of Motorcycling” officially opened.

“Upon my arrival to the presidency of the FIM, I wanted for our Federation a clear vision and strategic plan: this led to the Vision 2020 with ambitious growth targets. With the significant development of motorcycling and in order to achieve its objectives, the expansion of the FIM Headquarters became inevitable”, stated the President.

To commemorate this unique day, an inaugural plaque was unveiled and official speeches were pronounced in the brand new and fully equipped Auditorium. The FIM CEO, Mr Ignacio Verneda, took the opportunity to highlight three key words: continuity, link and commitment. “Our daily commitment is to improve the FIM services towards the FIM family and stakeholders. This modern building offers a comfortable working environment providing facilities to accommodate the whole FIM family for any type of meetings or events: seminars to educate our Officials, commissions’ gatherings, conferences or exhibitions”.

To conclude this unique day, the participants had the opportunity to walk around the transparent and modular new FIM building and explore the offices and the exhibition spaces around the elegant central staircase. A number of unique vintage motorcycles are currently on display in the building, including an Indian from 1904 belonging to the FIM’s permanent collection built in the year the FIM was created. 

From left to right: Antoine Robert-Grandpierre (architect), Vito Ippolito (FIM President), Philippe Leuba (Head of the Department of Economy and Sports of the Canton of Vaud)

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

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FIM CEV Repsol Moto3Junior World Championship

Changes to the 2016 Sporting and Technical regulations

The sections of the sporting regulations that have been modified are numbers 1.18.14, 1.19, 1.21.3 and 1.29.1.

The section the technical regulations that has been modified is number 2.1.1.6.

A regularly updated version of the FIIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship class regulations may be viewed HERE.

http://www.fimcevrepsol.com/en/regulations

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Press release
21st April 2016

2016 - AN ENTICING YEAR !

The sporting season is about to start: this week the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship will kick off and will be followed a few weeks after by the FIM Women's Snowcross World Cup. To continue with MX, a very special event will take place in 2016: the first ever Women's Motocross European Cup held in Poland on 21-22 May. This event, stepping stone to the World Championship series, is open to all nationalities (also outside Europe). 

In SuperEnduro, we will have the chance to count 2 rounds for the World Cup this year one in Czech Republic and in Spain. 

In Enduro and in Trial - great battles and harsh competition are foreseen. 

So get your agendas and get ready for a great 2016 season!

Mrs Nita Korhonen | CFM Director | cfm-director@fim.ch

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Three questions to Vito Ippolito

 

 

A. Can you give us a brief review of the 2015 sporting season?

It is an undeniable fact that the number of spectators and the TV viewership have continued to expand. This is a reflection of the constant improvements being made in the quality of the competitions. We have worked on that this year and the results are encouraging. It is also worth noting that new countries have hosted several of our championships. That is also one of our objectives and we continue to work in that direction.

B. During the year, the media also picked up on some difficult situations. What can you tell us about those?

True, there have been difficult moments, and I would say that it is inherent to the sport. The most important thing is to manage to find the right response to such situations or at least to limit the damage and make adjustments, as was the case with the International Six Days of Enduro in Slovakia. I would say the same about the end of the MotoGP season, which was a fantastic saga and also a dramatic one.

C. In the two cases you refer to, are the matters now fully closed?

Yes. In the case of the ISDE, the FIM panel restored the rankings of the nations to what it would have been. Finally, the Australian team were declared the winners.  This case also prompted us to review some important aspects of the regulations and procedures.

In MotoGP, the dispute was brought before the CAS and the case is now closed. It is true that at the end of the season the polemics around the Rossi-Marquez case swelled to unprecedented levels. For that reason, we asked all the people involved, including the teams, to refrain from engaging in  controversy about what happened in Sepang. During the last competition in Valencia, team Honda informed us that they had all the telemetry relating to the incident. Now the data are in our hands, and Honda and the FIM have decided together not to release them so as not to fuel further polemics.

For 2016, the FIM’s goals and plans are clear and we shall continue to pursue them. We shall continue to move forward and I am sure that the changes we shall be putting into effect will bring about positive results. Motorcycle sport has many disciplines and there are therefore a great many fields of action, but I am confident that our specialists will all do a great job. You can ask me again at the end of the year!

FIM President Vito Ippolito

 

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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Motul will partner with Eurosport Events and the FIM EWC

 
 
 
 

Eurosport Events, promoter of the FIM EWC, and Motul have just concluded a partnership multi-year agreement.

 
 
 

Defender of motorcycle sport, Motul is an historic partner of the Endurance. Actively involved with several major events like the 24 Hours Motorbikes at Le Mans and the Bol d'Or as well as with numerous teams, Motul confirms its attachment to motorcycle endurance through this new partnership multi-year agreement.

As an official partner of the FIM EWC, Motul will benefit from a wide visibility on all the events along with the FIM EWC broadcasts on Eurosport. Very active in the digital area and on social media, Motul will also benefit from access to the Eurosport Events image bank to produce viral content on each of the world championship endurance races.

 
 
 
Hélène Zaugg, Motul Head of Communication & Motorsport
"We are very happy to continue this partnership with Eurosport Events which was set-up with the FIM since 2012. Along with MotoGP, WSBK and Tourist Trophy, FIM Endurance World Championship constitutes one of our four pillars of motorsport competition. It is also a formidable testing ground which allows us to highlight the performance of the Motul Factory Line range dedicated to competition, and particularly the famous 300V. We share the ambitious development plan of the championship defined by Eurosport Events and are extremely impatient to be at the 24 Hours Motorbike for the first race of 2016 season!"

François Ribeiro, Head for Eurosport Events
"Eurosport Events welcomes this new partnership agreement which rewards the loyalty of Motul to endurance as regards events, teams and at the championship level. Thanks to this commitment for the next three seasons, Motul reinforces its position as a major actor in motorbike sport and supports the new momentum and the development that we have undertaken for the FIM EWC."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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FIM Cross Country-Rally World Championship

2016 Calendar, updated 22 December (Changes in bold) Date

FMNR

Event

Country

Veterans(*)

02-07 April

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

17-22 April

QMMF

Sealine Cross Country Rally

Qatar

x

08-15 May

ATCE

Pharaons Rally

Egypt

02-07 June

FMI

Sardegna Rally Race

Italy

x

28.Aug.-04 Sept.

FMC

Atacama Rally

Chile

01-07 October

FRMM

Rally OiLibya du Maroc

Morocco

x

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Motul FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

and FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

Changes to Regulations for 2016 (and beyond)

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (DWO Executive Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), Rezsö Bulcsu (FIM CCR Director) met at Madrid, at the Dorna HQ, on 10 December 2015 in the presence of of MM Corrado Cecchinelli, Gregorio Lavilla, (Dorna), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Charles Hennekam, Scott Smart and Paul Duparc (FIM Representatives).

The following changes have been decided in the 2015 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and Superstock 1000 Cup Regulations:

New time schedule and Introduction of a Superpole in the Supersport category.

For 2016, the FIM and Dorna WorldSBK Organization (DWO) are proud to unveil a new era for the well-awaited Motul FIM Superbike World Championship Race Schedule, marking a turning point in WorldSBK history.

After positive feedback and input from the WorldSBK Series Promotors, Circuits, Manufacturers, Sponsors, and TV Broadcasters, DWO has worked tirelessly to bring forward a new, revamped WorldSBK race weekend schedule. Traditionally held on Sunday morning, Race 1 will now take place on Saturday afternoons, with definitive timetable changes aimed at creating a flexible time schedule for fan experiences to enjoy a more complete and exciting WorldSBK experience from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon

In this new format, Saturday is aimed at offering increased fan attendance and especially the chance to feel the adrenaline of WorldSBK racing during the 3 day event. In addition, Organisers and Sponsors will be able to offer an even bigger selection of special events and shows, allowing fans to enjoy both on and off track action in a way never previously possible. These fundamental timetable changes will prove pivotal in getting WorldSBK fans closer to the action, both those in the grandstands and the millions watching live TV around the world. With more flexibility afforded to the schedule, the new time slots will ensure that each and every fan is able to enjoy the best of the WorldSBK paddock, either at the track or at home. Athletes and Teams will be more available with less timing constraints, whilst the new time slots will give more flexibility to Organizers to actively design and dedicate activities within each and every event, ensuring the proximity and engagement of Fans attending.

Free practice sessions and those timed for qualifying will now take place on Friday, an addition for 2016 will see also the FIM Supersport World Championship adopting the Superpole sessions format as like WorldSBK, which will take place on Saturday mornings, before the lights go out for the first WorldSBK Race 1 in the afternoon. Sunday morning will be dedicated to Warm Up sessions before WorldSSP and WorldSBK kick off the racing action for the second time over the weekend giving fans a further opportunity to experience one of the most exciting and exhilarating motorcycle racing championships in the world.

FRIDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

08:45

10:15

1:30

WorldSBK

Technical/Sporting Checks

09:15

10:00

0:45

STK1000

Free Practice 1

10:15

11:15

1:00

WorldSBK

Free Practice 1 Timed for Qualifying

11:30

12:30

1:00

WorldSSP

Free Practice 1 Timed for Qualifying

BREAK

13:30

14:30

1:00

WorldSBK

Free Practice 2 Timed for Qualifying

14:45

15:45

1:00

WorldSSP

Free Practice 2 Timed for Qualifying

16:00

16:45

0:45

STK1000

Free Practice 2

17:00

17:30

0:30

European Jr Cup

Free Practice

SATURDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

08:45

09:00

0:15

WorldSBK

Free Practice 3 Not Timed for Qualifying

09:15

09:30

0:15

WorldSSP

Free Practice 3 Not Timed for Qualifying

09:45

10:15

0:30

European Jr Cup

Qualifying 1

10:30

10:45

0:15

WorldSBK

Superpole 1

10:55

11:10

0:15

WorldSBK

Superpole 2

11:30

11:45

0:15

WorldSSP

Superpole 1

11:55

12:10

0:15

WorldSSP

Superpole 2

BREAK

13:00

WorldSBK

RACE 1

14:15

14:45

0:30

STK1000

Qualifying

15:00

15:30

0:30

European Jr Cup

Qualifying 2

15.45

Pit Walk - Spectator activities

SUNDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

09:00

09:15

0:15

WorldSSP

Warm Up

09:25

09:40

0:15

WorldSBK

Warm Up

09:50

10:05

0:15

STK1000

Warm Up

10:15

11:00

0:45

MKT

Alfa Romeo Laps Experience

10:15

11:00

0:45

Pit Walk

Pit Walk

11:20

WorldSSP

RACE

BREAK

13:00

WorldSBK

RACE 2

14:20

STK1000

RACE

15:15

European Jr Cup

RACE

16.00

Spectator activities

Additional Sporting, Technical and Medical Regulations

Slight changes to the Regulations have been decided:

? Clarification of practice restrictions: the principle being to give to the teams/riders a lumpsum of testing days for events other than at the WorldSBK. A waiver will be granted by the WorldSBK Race Direction if the teams/riders participate really to the other events with the machine conforming to the technical requirements of this distinct Championship.

? SBK Class: race distance and new parameters for restarted have been reviewed.

? The homologation rules have been updated to allow for the homologation of new motorcycle models, part way through the season and to allow these to compete during the same season. The minimum production requirement has been reduced to 500 machines (units).

? Revised Medical Regulations were adopted.

The 2016 sporting, technical, disciplinary and medical regulations will be available on the FIM website shortly.

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

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 10th of December 2015 in Madrid, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

Re-Starting Interrupted Races

In order to minimise the time taken to restart an interrupted race a new procedure has been approved for all classes. This will involve a shorter time spent in the pit lane before the new sighting lap and a significantly shorter countdown on the grid prior to the warm up lap. (Engines will not be stopped and only one mechanic per rider will be permitted onto the grid).

In the Moto3 and Moto2 classes when there is more than one race interruption the length of the restarted race will always be 2/3 of the previous race, with a minimum of five laps. So, for example, if the first restarted race was 2/3 of the original race distance then the distance of the second restarted race would be 2/3 of that distance – always with a minimum of five laps. In situations where a restarted race has been interrupted after less than five laps then the distance for the next race will be determined by Race Direction with a minimum of five laps.

Track Familiarisation

For all classes the regulations have been amended to ensure that when a rider uses a machine of the same capacity as the relevant MotoGP class, this can only be a standard production road-homologated machine.

Penalties for Using Engines over Allocation

In the Moto3 and MotoGP classes, where more than one extra engine is taken at a single event then penalties for the second and any subsequent extra engines will be carried forward to the next event(s).

Technical Regulations

Effective Immediately

Rider’s Safety Equipment

Following consultation with all major suppliers of helmets, leathers, boots, etc., new regulations have been approved covering the specifications of equipment used by riders. Procedures for control and testing were also approved.

MotoGP Class Tyres

In line with the appointment of Michelin as the Official Tyre Supplier, the allocations of slick tyres have been modified. Riders will now be permitted to use a maximum of 22 tyres (10 front and 12 rear).

For wet tyres the allocation is a maximum of 7 front and 7 rear.

Riders will now also have the option of an intermediate tyre with a maximum allocation of 3 front and 3 rear.

Engine Allocations – MotoGP Class

It has already been agreed that manufacturers can homologate three different engine specifications which may be used by different riders during the season. It has now been agreed that manufacturers who lose "concessions" may homologate additional engine specifications for the first season after losing those concessions. However, the maximum number of different specifications is related to the number of Satellite teams being supplied. The formula to be used to calculate this number is:

One Factory team + 2 Satellite teams = 3 different specifications

One Factory team + 3 Satellite teams = 4 different specifications

One Factory team + 4 Satellite teams = 5 different specifications

MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

Previous regulations made frequent reference to "Open" and "Factory" classes and machine types. All such references will now be removed.

Moto2 Class Regulations

Teams will be able to refer to the FIM website to check a list of approved dataloggers and sensors.

The regulation concerning throttle control has been clarified to specify that the control valve must be exclusively controlled by mechanical means, i.e. twistgrip and cable.

Moto3 Class Regulations

Regulations already exist which define which certain chassis parts are "performance parts" and need homologation. The regulations have been modified to state that only homologated parts can be used at events.

Only the oil provided by the official supplier may be used in all parts of the engine including crankcase, gearbox and clutch.

Official Fuel Supplier for Moto3 and Moto2

The appointment of the Total/Elf company as the official, exclusive supplier of fuel was approved.

Grand Prix Medical Code

Effective Immediately

An updated and revised Medical Code, produced by the FIM in consultation with other MotoGP medical staff, was approved.

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

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

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FIM President Vito Ippolito
"The FIM is happy with this first year of cooperation with Eurosport Events. The FIM Circuit Racing Commission is working closely with the stakeholders of Endurance on the changes in the sporting and technical regulations indispensable to the development of this emblematic competition. I would like to thank Eurosport Events for their commitment, their passion and their desire to offer the fans high-quality international media coverage through Eurosport's multi-media platforms."

François Ribeiro, Eurosport Events Director of Operations
"Eurosport Events became the promoter of the FIM EWC just five weeks before the 2015 season started, which meant that we had to select our priorities. Endurance racing was lacking consistent media coverage, so we gave the championship nearly 60 hours of airtime on Eurosport, which went out to 40 million viewers in 2015. During our first season, we also devoted plenty of time to discussing different ways of evolving endurance racing with the FIM, event organisers, teams, manufacturers, tyre companies, and partners. Following our first experience of the Suzuka 8 Hours, it became clear that the final round of the championship should take place on Japanese soil at this legendary event. Reforming a championship is a tough task. It requires a quality of dialogue with all endurance racing stakeholders and we will concentrate our efforts on raising the profile of the FIM EWC, making it bigger, better and more visible all over the world. Endurance racing has a number of key assets: it provides a perfect shop window to demonstrate the reliability of the bikes, a platform for manufacturers to showcase their most emblematic models, a fantastic spectacle for the fans, and a TV product that is rich in stories about the men and machines."
 
 
 
   

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Jean-Paul Gombeaud appointed FIM Sports Director 

The FIM is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Paul Gombeaud as acting FIM Sports Director. Jean-Paul will take up his post immediately. He will be responsible for the strategic and technical leadership of the Sports Division, and ensuring that motorcycle sport continues to be increasingly present in the world of international sport.

Jean-Paul is 41 years old, French and Australian, married and has three children. He has been working for the FIM for the last 8 years. He was Coordinator of the Track Racing Commission (CCP) from 2008 to 2012. He also acted as Coordinator for the Road Racing Sidecar World Championship (CCR) for three years. He moved to the Enduro (CEN) and Cross-Country Rallies Commissions (CRT) late 2012 and has been Coordinator of these two Commissions ever since. Throughout these years, Jean-Paul gained experience in managing events, editing sporting rules and work manuals, dealing with stakeholders such as promoters, organisers, etc. 

Before entering the FIM, Jean-Paul worked in the world of sport as Sports Instructor, Team Manager and Physical Trainer in France and Switzerland for over 10 years. He has a European Masters Degree in Sports Training.

Ignacio Verneda, FIM CEO, has expressed his satisfaction: “I am very pleased with the appointment of Jean-Paul Gombeaud. I am convinced that his past experience in sports together with his knowledge of the FIM sporting Commissions will assist the FIM in pursuing the development of our sport. He will also be a great asset when working alongside the Commercial and Communication Departments to run the Championships directly managed by the FIM.”

 

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

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