FIM World Championship & General News

Please find enclosed the Press Release / MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/
FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships
2020 calendar, UPDATE 19 JUNE
After the forced stop in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship can finally restart. After discussions with the FIM, Governments, Circuits, paddock personnel and Dorna WSBK Organization (DWO), a provisional calendar for the 2020 season can be confirmed. Dates and circuits are as follows.

The Championship’s return will initially be held without public and with a limited media presence, although the situation is subject to specific government mass gathering guidelines and will be updated in due course.

DATE    COUNTRY    CIRCUIT    WorldSBK    WorldSSP    WorldSSP300
28 Feb. – 1 March    Australia    Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit    X    X    
31 Jul. - 2 August    Spain    Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto     X    X    X
7 – 9 August    Portugal    Autódromo Internacional do Algarve    X    X    X
28 – 30 August    Spain    MotorLand Aragón    X    X    X
4 – 6 September    Spain    MotorLand Aragón    X    X    X
18 - 20 September    Spain    Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya    X    X    X
2 – 4 October    France    Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours    X    X    X
9 – 11 October    Argentina*     Circuito San Juan Villicum    X    X    
6 – 8 November    Italy*    Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”    X    X    X
TBD    United Kingdom**    Donington Park    X    X    X
TBD    The Netherlands**    TT Circuit Assen    X    X    X
TBD    Qatar**    Losail International Circuit    X    X    

*Event to be confirmed
**To be determined

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Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager
FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decisions 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 electronic meetings held on 22 and 27 May 2020, made the following decisions which are consequent on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic:

MOTOGP CLASS ENGINE ALLOCATION

Even though the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna are optimistic about restarting the Championship, it’s still uncertain how many events it will be possible to hold in 2020. For this reason it has been unanimously approved that the MotoGP Class engine allocation would be decided before agreed before publication of the revised calendar and would be per-event as follows: Remaining Events on the 2020 Calendar (Qatar Grand Prix excluded)

ENGINE ALLOCATION PER RIDER

Non-Concession Manufacturers

Manufacturers Qualifying for Concessions

up to 11 events

4

6

up to 14 events

5

7

MOTO3 AND MOTO2 CLASS PRIVATE TESTING

With immediate effect, riders in these classes will not be permitted to make further private testing in 2020 until further notice.

The following considerations prompted this decision:

With team income being significantly reduced, a ban on testing for all riders will level the playing field between those teams that might have better funding and those that might just be surviving on the monthly subsidy payments.

Availability of circuits is going to be even more limited than normal and may be subject to government restrictions. Furthermore, travel restrictions in Europe and around the World, still vary between countries meaning that only some teams might be permitted to move with vehicles and staff to a test. Most of the travel restrictions seem to be applicable until, at least, the end of June.

FIM, IRTA and Dorna are hoping to have a significant number of events, hopefully starting in July. These events will be condensed into a short period of time meaning that, in any case, there are limited days available for testing once racing is resumed.

It is the intention of Dorna to hold additional test sessions, for all classes, during the week of the first event.

Dunlop activities are currently limited with many key staff being furloughed. They have already indicated that they will not be able to provide a service at private tests.

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/

 

 

 

FIM Board of Directors met by videoconference

For the first time ever and as a consequence of the sanitary protection measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIM Board of Directors met via videoconference on 21 May 2020.

During this second 2020 meeting, the Board addressed many topics, in particular:

COVID-19 pandemic: The Board expressed its thoughts to all FIM Family members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its gratitude to all FIM stakeholders working for the resumption of motorcycling in these difficult times. Indeed, many sporting and non-sporting events were postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic and led the FIM to develop a crisis budget and to freeze many investments. However, the FIM declared its solidarity with its FMNs, riders, organisers by taking the following main decisions: FMNs were exempted of the 2020 membership fees, cancellation fees would not be applied should the events be cancelled due to the pandemic, project subsidies would be allocated, the validity of the officials licences would be extended until March 2021 and a 2020 FIM Solidarity Trophy would be awarded. The Board also wished to highlight the strong support of and cooperation with its promoters during this crisis. The Board stressed its desire of being optimistic and not to let anything defeat motorcycling sport.

Sport: All sporting disciplines were discussed and impacted by this lockdown period with events being rescheduled or cancelled. During the times of the pandemic, the Board agreed to decrease the minimum number of events per series (in all the FIM disciplines) while still considering them as FIM World Championships or Cups and to allow the 2020 sporting season to extend in 2021 as a last resort to complete a FIM World Championship or Cup. It was also agreed to reduce the promotional costs for the FIM Trial GPs and to apply no calendar fee for the E-Bike events. Ongoing and positive negotiations and communication took place with KTM/WESS with regards to the FIM Hard Enduro World Cup, it was expected that a final agreement be reached within a short period. Early March, the FIM met with ASO, organisers, team managers, riders and manufacturers regarding rally safety. The main objective of this constructive meeting was to reduce the number of accidents and to increase safety in all rally events, with a particular focus on the Dakar Rally. The Board decided to launch a reflection on the esports opportunities.

Ethical Chamber: Mrs Clotilde GALY, former CJI Member and then Director for 25 years, was newly appointed by the Board to the Ethical Chamber.

Finance: The Board approved the 2019 Audited Financial Statements and agreed with a 2020 crisis budget as a consequence of the pandemic.

2020 FIM and CONUs General Assemblies and FIM Awards: These institutional events were also impacted by the pandemic. The FIM Europe Congress had to be postponed and would take place, like other CONUs GAs, within the framework of the FIM GA. The Board concluded that no date for the 2020 FIM GA and FIM Awards could be set for the time being, neither its format, due to the sanitary protection measures. The Board decided to postpone the 2020 FIM Trophies Programmes to 2021 due to the lockdown which led to the impossibility for all those involved in world motorcycling to propose candidates.

We, the riders campaign (WTR): During this lock-down period, the FIM launched the #RidersAtHome campaign, which was supported by many FMNs, riders and promoters. The FIM digital communication significantly increased and served as support for the FIM Family to share solidarity messages and initiatives.

Seminars and on-line trainings: The Board also discussed the on-going revision of the training and seminar system with the objectives of mainly clarifying the education mission of the FIM, simplifying the organisation of education activities (seminars, training camps, internal formation) and creating a framework that defines roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.

Amendments to Codes: Revisions to the Statutes and By-Laws were voted on (submitted to approval by the GA).

Commissions: the following adjustments to the composition of the Commissions were agreed by the Board:

  • CJI – Member, Mr Santiago PUIG VILADOMIU, Spain (RFME). This candidature would be submitted to the GA for approval
  • CAP – Member, Mr Maksym SITNICKI (FMU)

In addition, the Board ratified the retirement of Mr John CHATTERTON-ROSS (ACU) at the end of August 2020 from the CAP and the resignation of Mr Michael WEISS (DMSB) from the CTL.

In addition, the CONU Presidents then reported to the Board on the latest developments on their continents. The Board Committees and the departments of the Administration presented the progress of their projects.

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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Monster Energy Supercross Set to Resume Racing in Salt Lake City on May 31
Seven Made-For-TV Races without Fans Airing on NBC & NBCSN will aid in Getting the Industry Back to Work.

The FIM, the promoter Feld Entertainment, Inc. and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today that the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will resume racing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 31 and will run through June 21. The final seven, made-for-tv races will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance. The Utah Sports Commission, a longtime partner of Supercross, has coordinated its return to Utah.

Like all forms of sports, the Monster Energy Supercross Championship was abruptly halted in early March after completing ten rounds of the 17-round Championship. The last race was held on March 7 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. where Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac earned his fifth win of the season over top rival Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, both of whom are competing for their first premiere class title with only three points of separation.  

The sports industry in the United States, like virtually all industries, is being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monster Energy Supercross fuels an entire industry and is the primary source of income for thousands, including competitors. With no events, the industry is in severe economic peril. It’s important to the economic infrastructure to get back-to-work. Unlike other professional sports with guaranteed contracts, Supercross athletes, team personnel and many others involved in event and television production are independent contractors.
"We're excited to continue our work with Feld Entertainment, Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, and the Utah Department of Health Services. Their continued support along with Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert, have made it possible for Supercross’ return to Utah," said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO, Utah Sports Commission. "We also look forward to showcasing Utah worldwide via Supercross' global footprint."

The responsible return to racing will provide guidelines and protocols to competitors and essential staff that complies with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated pre-screening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events. The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of our plan. Supercross, in partnership with the Alpinestars Medical Unit, has a trained medical team of 7 professionals to assist on site.

The racing format has been adjusted to reduce the number of athletes to stay within the minimum requirements and a standard race format will be used for all seven rounds, except for the finale which will be an Eastern/Western Regional 250SX Class Showdown.       

Supercross Race Format for Final Seven Rounds:
450SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
250SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results

Two qualifying sessions will be held for gate pick
250SX Class – Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
450SX Class - Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
250SX Class Main Event
450SX Class Main Event  

In the final seven races, three champions will be crowned – one in the 450SX Class and two in the 250SX Eastern and Western Regional Classes. It is the hope of the series that the final seven races will start to bring some normalcy to race fans by creating memorable experiences through the live television broadcast that continue to bring people together via a shared experience while also uplifting the human spirit, as all forms of sport do.

Supercross athletes have little to no contact as riders race solo against other competitors and wear several protective elements – full-face helmets that cover the mouth, goggles, gloves, jerseys and pants that leave little to no skin exposed, plus fully secured knee-high boots.

Supercross partners Oakley, Toyota and VP Racing Fuels have been lending their expertise to the medical community and first responders by developing and mass-producing protective shields, eyewear and hand sanitizer. This type of expertise that exists within the industry, coupled with Utah’s leadership and Feld Entertainment’s live event experience will all factor in to helping the industry get back to racing while aiding in the recovery and healing process nationwide.  

NBC and NBCSN Television Schedule:
Round 11 (East) - Sunday, May 31 - 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 – 6:00 ET on NBC
Round 12 (East) – Wednesday, June 3 -    10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on NBCSN      
Round 13 (East) – Sunday, June 7 - 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN  
Round 14 (West) – Wednesday, June 10    - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN       
Round 15 (West) – Sunday, June 14    - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN                  
Round 16 (East) – Wednesday, June 17    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN       
Round 17 (East/West) - Sunday, June 21     -3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 – 6:00 ET on NBC
 *TV schedule subject to change.

NBC Sports will present the final seven, made-for-TV races across NBC, NBCSN & NBCSports.com. Races will also be available to domestic livestream subscribers via the NBC Sports Gold “Supercross Pass” and internationally via the Supercross Video Pass.

For more information on either one of these livestream options please visit
NBCSports.com/Gold or SupercrossLIVE.tv

 

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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 Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology) Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in an electronic meeting held on 15th April 2020, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

In view of the Covid-19 global crisis, and following various conversations with manufacturers and teams in all classes, the GPC has approved the following technical proposals.

These are all aimed at reducing costs globally in all three classes for both manufacturers and teams, whilst maintaining fairness and equality in order to conserve both the entertainment value of the sport and the integrity of the competition.

MOTOGP CLASS:

Currently, all manufacturers that don’t qualify for concessions have to homologate an engine specification for the whole season. Manufacturers are allowed to homologate a different specification for riders in Independent teams.

Until now, manufacturers with concessions didn’t have this limitation and could change specification during the year.

In addition, all manufacturers were allowed two aero body designs per rider per season; the one they started with at Qatar plus one upgrade.

The GPC has approved the following changes, effective immediately:

2020 SEASON:

There will be no update of any homologated parts during the 2020 season. This applies to all manufacturers, both Non-Concession and Concession.

2021 SEASON:

Both Non-Concession and Concession manufacturers must start the 2021 season using March 2020 homologated parts. Thereafter, normal upgrade regulations will apply for the rest of the 2021 season as per current regulations meaning no engine evolution for non-concession manufacturers and only one aero-body update per rider for all manufacturers.

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MOTO2 CLASS:

The organisers supply all Moto2 Class riders with equal Triumph 765cc engines.

Until now, the only limitation in terms of allocations of technical parts was the allowance of one upgrade to the Aero Body per manufacturer.

The GPC has approved the following changes, effective immediately:

AERO BODY:

The current 2020 Aero Bodies as homologated by the chassis manufacturers at the 2020 Qatar GP, plus any version homologated in 2019, will be frozen until the end of the 2021 season. No further upgrades are permitted.

FRAME AND SWINGARM:

Each chassis manufacturer may submit any current or previously used frame or swingarm for homologation. These designs will be frozen until the end of the 2021 season, with no further specifications permitted.

Each Team will then be required to declare a maximum of 2 specifications of frame and swingarm per rider from their chassis manufacturer homologation list. Any replacement or substitute rider will be required to use only the declared parts for the rider they are replacing.

MOTO3 CLASS:

Currently in the Moto3 class, the manufacturers must provide all their riders with the same full bike. Until now, riders were allowed to choose 2 gear ratios per season.

The GPC has approved the following changes effective immediately:

Bike specification, as declared by each manufacturer at the Qatar GP 2020, will be frozen for the 2020 and the 2021 seasons, meaning no further upgrades will be permitted on any listed performance parts, chassis, swingarm, engine, aero body, gearbox or throttle body.

The GPC has also approved the number of engines each rider is allowed to use with respect to possible revised calendars for both 2020 and 2021. These will be published within the revised regulations.

MOTO2 AND MOTO3 CLASSES:

RIDE HEIGHT DEVICES BANNED

Ride height devices, to aid the rider during the start of the race, are permitted within the current rules for MotoGP. However, due to possible high development cost that these devices could require, it is felt that this technology does not fit within the ethos of both Moto3 and Moto2 of a cost-effective championship. Therefore, the such technology is banned for these two categories, with immediate effect.

The use of any device that modifies or adjusts the motorcycle’s ride height while it is moving is forbidden.

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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

2020 Calendar, updated 11 March

Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina rescheduled for November

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Argentina GP has been postponed

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, which was set to take place from the 17th to the 19th of April. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the event has been rescheduled for later in the season and will now take place from the 20th to the 22nd of November.

The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana will therefore now be held from the 27th to the 29th of November.

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas retains its new date from the 13th to the 15th of November, a week before the rescheduled Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina.

Following these schedule changes, the 2020 MotoGP™ class season is now set to begin with the Gran Premio Red Bull de España at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto from the 1st to the 3rd of May 2020.

Dates for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ test in Valencia and the MotoGP™ test in Jerez at the end of the year will be decided once the season is underway. Date

Grand prix

Circuit

08 March

Qatar* (Moto2&Moto3 only)

Losail International Circuit

03 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto

17 May

France

Le Mans

31 May

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

07 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

12 July

Finland**

KymiRing

09 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring-Spielberg

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

27 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

04 October

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

18 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

25 October

Australia

Philip Island

01 November

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

15 November

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

22 November

Republica Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

29 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo

 

 

 

 

Pablo Quintanilla joins the
FIM Ride Green Team

 

Two times FIM Cross Country Rallies World Champion Pablo Quintanilla 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 and Laia Sanz in working for future generations by promoting a culture of sustainability in the day-to-day practice of sport and in everyday life.
 

Pablo Quintanilla - 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship - Atacam Rally, Chile. © Rally Zone

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.

Chilean born Quintanilla, who before switching disciplines in 2012 was a thirteen times national motocross champion has the worthy pedigree to join his peers in this important mission, that puts top athletes at the service of humanity and the future generations. Along with the other FIM Ride Green Ambassadors, Pablo has been invited by the FIM to be a leader and play a major role in the contribution made by our sport to a greener and more sustainable World.

A regular competitor in the Dakar and other rally events in more recent years, which are hosted in some of the most beautiful and natural locations on the planet, Quintanilla is fully aware of the importance of the campaign for sustainable sport, and such 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.

Pablo recognises that the voices of the Ambassadors are a powerful force that can captivate millions of fans. Sport represents a very valuable vehicle for the promotion of attitudes that are simple to adopt but represent a major contribution to the crisis and to mitigating climate change.

Speaking about his new role Pablo Quintanilla explained: “I am very happy to have been appointed as an FIM Ride Green Ambassador. It is an honour for me to join this great team of riders who are committed to protecting the environment and respecting the natural landscape in which we compete."

“Our sport is beautiful and a big challenge at the same time. The motorcycle connects us to nature and allows us to realise just how important it is to preserve it around the World.

Pablo Quintanilla - 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship - Atacam Rally, Chile. © Rally Zone
 
Katia Juarez, Director of the FIM International Sustainability Commission added her comment: “Today we are very proud to welcome Pablo Quintanilla to help us raise awareness in Latin America, a continent that is very active in motorcycling. After eight years working with the Ride Green Team across all disciplines and Continents we can confirm that greater awareness has been achieved in our community through the work done by these fantastic athletes. Thanks to Pablo’s popularity and motivation to help protect the nature, we can expect to see still more inspiration amongst our fans thanks to the messages conveyed by these exceptional riders.”
 

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

Mrs Katia Juarez |CID DIrector| cid-director@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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2020 FIM Conference of the Commissions

 

Last weekend saw the annual FIM Conference of the Commissions, when all thirteen Commissions sporting and non-sporting gathered for this important meeting that welcomed almost three hundred FIM Family Members from all around the world, and yet again was declared a great success.

 
FIM Family members during the 2020 FIM Conference of the Commissions in Geneva, Saturday 15 February © Gilles Piel

This meeting creates a unique opportunity for the commission members to meet and share ideas with their colleagues and with the FIM Board of Directors, the FIM Administration plus the FIM World Championship Promoters.

Diverse and different, but fundamentally linked aspects of the FIM’s core activities were addressed in the Plenary Session, which also showcased the Commissions’ activities. Following on from last year’s new initiative, FIM President Jorge Viegas again invited the FIM World Championship Promoters to join the Plenary Session. Each Commission Director and Promoter explained the main changes, projects and challenges for the year to come and the near future.

As part of the ongoing directive to open the FIM to the outside World, the FIM President welcomed international media from different disciplines, with representatives from Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Sweden to attend the Plenary Session for the first time.

In the framework of this Conference, the FIM Technical Commission hosted its first workshop, which was open to all FIM Family members and the international media in attendance. This event was headlined by three guest speakers – those being Jean-Philippe Cappelle - Michelin Competition 2 wheels Tyre Developer; Franco Gatto – Dainese D|air® System Coordinator and Professor Matteo Massaro – University of Padova who covered a wide range of engaging topics from their specialist spheres.

Over the weekend the various FIM Commissions conducted their own meetings to work on 2020 projects and activities. Everyone’s efforts and hard work over the two days were recognised and rewarded as the FIM Family as a whole enjoyed a cocktail and get together for a party at the FIM headquarters on Saturday evening.

Plenary Session © Gilles Piel
Long and loyal service awards were presented to the following members:
  • 10 years’ service: Mr ABOULWAFA Amr (QAT/QMMF) – CMI; Mr ALFONSO Bartolome (ESP/RFME) – CCR; Mr COLLINS John (GBR/ACU) – CEN; Mr COUTANT Patrick (FRA/FFM) – CCR; Mr CROWTHER Kevin (USA/AMA) – CMS; Mr DURAND Philippe (FRA/FFM) – CEN; Mr MAINDRON Jean Luc (FRA/FFM) – CRT; Mrs MAROZZA Francesca (ITA/FMI) - CAP; Mr MICHAUD Thierry (FRA/FFM) – CTR; Mr OLARIU Sabin (ROU/FRM) – CMS; Mr REQUEJO VIVES Carlos (ESP/RFME) – CCR; Mr RIETJENS Patrik (BEL/FMB) – CMS; Mr RUTKOWSKI Michal (POL/PZM) – CTR; Mr SASHIDHARAN Anand (IND/FMSCI) – CJI; Mr SIKORA Michal (POL/PZM) – CEN; Mr SZYMANSKI Piotr (POL/PZM) – CCP; Mr TSVETANOV Ivo (BUL/BMF) – CMS; Mr VAYSSIÉ Franck (FRA/FFM) – CCR.
     
  • 15 years’ service: Mr PINEO John (CAN/CMA) – CTL; Mr RITA José (POR/FMP) – CRT
     
  • 20 years’ service: Mr POSSELWHITE Mike (GBR/ACU) – CCP; Mr RIDA SBAI Larbi (MAR/FRMM) – CRT
     
  • 25 years’ service: Mr MORAIS SARMENTO Gonçalo (POR/FMP) – CMI
     
  • 30 years’ service: Mr BULCSU Rezso (HUN/MAMS) – CCR; Mr CHATTERTON-ROSS (GBR) – CAP; Mr EšKINJA Igor (CRO/HMS) - CCR
     
  • 35 years’ service: Mr MOREAU Jean-Pierre (FRA/FFM) - CAP
     
  • Honorary Members: Mr BARRADAS DE CARVALHO CASTRO António Rui (POR/FMP) – CTR; Mr SUNGKAR Faryd (INA/IMI) - CMS ; Mr KRAENZLER Reinhard (FRA/FFM) – CMI; Mr Jan-Erik Sällqvist (SWE/SVEMO) - CMS ; Mr André Pahud (SUI/FMS) - CTI.

Expressing his satisfaction, the FIM President Jorge Viegas said:  “The FIM depends on the Commissions and their expertise to deliver its events and its programmes. The Conference of the FIM Commissions is a key opportunity to meet their members and Directors as the year’s activities gear up. This event is also about thanking and rewarding the volunteers for their dedication and service to the FIM. Since last year I have welcomed the FIM World Championship promoters to participate in the plenary session. For the very first time, we have also invited international media from various disciplines to join the session so they could meet the people behind the scene of motorcycling. I will repeat this invitation in the future. One of my important wishes is to open the FIM to the outside world.”

 
 

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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Red Bull FIM MotoGP Rookies Cup 2020 final Calendar, 06 February Date

Round

Circuit

Country

May 2-3

1-2

Jerez

Spain

May 16-17

3-4

Le Mans

France

May 30

5

Mugello

Italy

June 20-21

6-7

Sachsenring

Germany

July 11-12

8-9

Kymi Ring

Finland

August 15-16

10-11

Spielberg

Austria

October 3-4

12-13

Aragon

Spain

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FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship & World Cups

2020 Calendars, updated 30 January The event originally scheduled to take place on 25/27 February in Doha (Qatar) is cancelled.

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship & World Cups Date

Event

Cat 1 RallyGP

Cat 2 Rally2

Cat 3

Grp 1

Moto-

Rally

Grp 1

Moto-

Rally

Grp 2

Moto- Enduro

Grp 3

Quad

Adventure Trophy

Grp 1+3

SSV

20 / 26 Mar.

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (UAE)

X

X

X

X

X

24 / 29 May

Rally Kazakhstan (KAZ)

X

X

tbc

X

X

X

03 / 16 Jul.

SilkWay Rally (RUS, KAZ, CHN)

X

X

X

X

X

14 / 23 Aug.

Rally do Sertoes (BRA)

X

X

X

X

X

08 / 13 Oct.

Rallye du Maroc (MAR)

X

X

X

X

X

X

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FIM World Championship:

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship - Category RallyGP – Group 1: Moto-Rally, for riders and manufacturers. Moto-Rally: Production/Prototypes Motorcycles.

FIM Prize Events:

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup - Category 2: Rally2 – Group 1: Moto-Rally

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Category 2: Rally2 – Group 2: Moto-Enduro

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Category 2: Rally2 – Group 3: Quads

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup (Category RallyGP) – Class 1: Women, for riders

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup (Category RallyGP) – Class 2: Junior, for riders

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cup – Category 3: SSV – for Driver and Co-Driver

FIM Cross Country Trophies:

? FIM Cross-Country Rallies Adventure Trophy (zero assistance) – from the category 2: Rally2 – Group 1 (Moto-Rally) and Group 3 (Quads).

? FIM Cross- Country Veteran’s Trophy (Category RallyGP) - designed for Class 3: Veteran Riders

Definition of Groups:

? Group 1 (Moto-Rally): Production/Prototypes Motorcycles, according to 2020 FIM Technical Rules.

? Group 2 (Moto-Enduro): Enduro Motorcycles adapted for the Rally, according to 2020 FIM Technical Rules.

? Group 3 (Quads): According to 2020 FIM Technical Rules.

? SSV: Production Vehicles, According to 2020 FIM Technical Rules SSV’s.

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Categories:

? Category 1: RallyGP (for experienced riders only)

o Riders must be holder of a RallyGP Licence (to be approved by the CRT Bureau)

o Longer stages (between 300 and 600 km). Refuelling every 250km.

o Limited Maximum Speed: 150 km/h

o Riders must be classified at the end of the Event in order to obtain FIM Points.

o One Sporting Penalty; More than one Sporting Penalty ? Outside of the FIM Classification

o The final classification of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Cups (Women and Junior) and the FIM Cross-Country Rallies Veterans Trophy will be established on the basis of the four best results in the FIM Cross-Country Rally series.

? Category 2: Rally2 and Category 3: SSV

o Riders must be holder of a Rally2 Licence

o Stages No longer than 300km (if applicable).

o Refuelling every 250km for Group 1: Moto-Rally, Group 3: Quads and SSV.

o Refuelling every 125km for Group 2: Moto-Enduro

o Limited Maximum Speed: 130km/h

o Riders must be classified at the end of the Event in order to obtain FIM Points.

o To obtain FIM points, a rider must not have more than 25% SP from the total number of Selective Sections of the Rally, rounded up; More than 25% ? Outside of the FIM Classification.

o For the other FIM Prizes, the final ranking will be made taking into account the events (maximum 4 events) eligible for the groups, categories and classes concerned.

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FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup 2020 Entry List, 16 December

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

5

ALEX DE ANGELIS

SAN MARINO

OCTO PRAMAC MotoE

6

MARIA HERRERA

SPANISH

OPENBANK ASPAR TEAM

7

NICCOLO CANEPA

ITALIAN

LCR E-TEAM

10

XAVIER SIMEON

BELGIAN

LCR E-TEAM

11

MATTEO FERRARI

ITALIAN

TRENTINO GRESINI MotoE

16

JOSH HOOK

AUSTRALIAN

OCTO PRAMAC MotoE

18

NICOLAS TEROL

SPANISH

OPENBANK ASPAR TEAM

20

XAVIER CARDELUS

ANDORRAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

27

MATTIA CASADEI

ITALIAN

ONGETTA SIC58 SQUADRACORSE

35

LUKAS TULOVIC

GERMAN

TECH3 E-RACING

38

BRADLEY SMITH

BRITISH

ONE ENERGY RACING

40

JORDI TORRES

SPANISH

JOIN CONTRACT PONS 40

51

ERIC GRANADO

BRAZILIAN

AVINTIA ESPONSORAMA RACING

61

ALESSANDRO ZACCONE

ITALIAN

TRENTINO GRESINI MotoE

63

MIKE DI MEGLIO

FRENCH

EG 0,0 MARC VDS

66

NIKI TUULI

FINNISH

AJO MotoE

70

TOMMASO MARCON

ITALIAN

TECH3 E-RACING

77

DOMINIQUE AEGERTER

SWISS

INTACT GP

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FIM Enduro World Championships & Enduro World Cups

2020 calendar, updated 4 December 2019 DATE

PLACE

COUNTRY

FMNR

E

EJ

EY

EW

EO

17 - 19 April

Marco de Cavaneses

Portugal

FMP

X

X

X

X

24 – 26 April

Lalin

Spain

RFME

X

X

X

X

05 – 07 June

Spoleto

Italy

FMI

X

X

X

X

12 – 14 June

Hungaroring

Hungary

MAMS

X

X

X

X

17 – 19 July

Saaremaa

Estonia

EMF

X

X

X

X

23 – 25 July

Skovde

Sweden

SVEMO

X

X

X

X

18 – 20 September

Requista

France

FFM

X

X

X

X

16 – 18 October

Zschopau

Germany

DMSB

X

X

X

X

X

 ? JUNIORS

Age limit is 23 years.

Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories:

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

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

The final rankings will take into account the 14 best results in Junior 1 & Junior 2.

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

? YOUTH

Age limit is 21 years.

The final rankings will take into account the 12 best results.

? WOMEN

The FIM Women’s Enduro World Cup will be held during the last event of the EnduroGP series.

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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Changes to the Regulations for 2020

The Superbike Commission composed of Messrs Gregorio Lavilla (WorldSBK Sporting & Organization Executive Director), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative) and Franck Vayssié (FIM CCR Director) in the presence of Mr Paul Duparc (FIM CCR Coordinator and secretary of this meeting) met in the Dorna Headquarters, in Madrid, on 27 November 2019.

The Superbike Commission made the following changes for the 2020 FIM Superbike & Supersports World Championships Regulations:

Sporting Regulations

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations – Effective Season 2020

Various clarifications in order to simplify the rules and to adapt them to decisions taken during the season were adopted. The most emblematic decisions were as follows:

Track limits on the last lap of the race

Any excursions of track limits on the last lap of the race that may have affected a race result must indicate that the rider in question was disadvantaged. If the FIM Stewards panel decide that there is no clear disadvantage, the rider will be penalised with a change of position or a time penalty.

Black Flag with Orange Disk

In harmonisation with the EWC and GP Regulations, riders who are required to leave the track by display of this flag must be authorised by an official to re-join the track.

Helmets

The Commission reminded everyone that the new standards established by the FIM for all circuit racing disciplines managed by the FIM. This means that the single enhanced standard for helmets, (replacing the various national standards used before) will be applied for the Supersport riders in 2020.

Materials Used in "Sliders"

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Management of the hand carried generator during the start procedure:

The current regulations limit the use to a hand carried generator with a maximum output of 2 kw. Current practice is for generators to be incorporated into a service cart with toolboxes, spare wheels and other equipment. If generator/equipment cart, trolleys and airblowers must be removed from the grid as soon as the board "3 Minutes" is presented, for organisational reasons, it was clarified that these generators, must have been disconnected prior the board "3 Minutes" is shown.

Technical Regulations

Technical Regulations

The Superbike Commission approved a number of clarifications and editorials with regards to the Technical rules:

In Superbike:

* Wings and Aerodynamic Aids - For active or dynamic aerodynamic parts ONLY the standard homologated mechanism may be used. The range of movement must be the same as that used by the homologated road machine in normal use - not the mechanical maximum.

* Concession parts – updates

* Option parts – updates

* Rev limits – updates

* Tyre pressure - Riders may be stopped in the pit lane during the exit from the box at any time by the SBK Technical Director or his appointed staff to check the tyre pressure.

* Concession part - The ‘optional’ cylinder head as used by the reference team must be available from the concession parts supplier.

* Generator, alternator, etc.- Only the originally homologated or approved concession flywheel may be used.

* Frame and sub frame - Important clarifications.

* Wheels - Angled air valves are compulsory.

* Bottom streamlining section – Important construction requirements

In Supersport 600:

* Concession parts - Clarification

* Rev limit – new values (tbc)

* Minimum weight – new weight values (tbc)

* Tyres – maximum quantity, logistics (* timetable) and clarifications.

* Tyre pressure – Riders should be ready for possible tyre pressure control at any time in pitlane

* Camshafts – Clarification, price and availability

* Transmission – Important clarifications: definition, allowances and limitations

* Electrics and electronics – Important changes and clarifications

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In Supersport 300:

* Tyre stickers - Logistics (* timetable)

* Tyre pressure - Riders should be ready for possible tyre pressure control at any time in pitlane

* Crankcase covers – made from titanium are no longer accepted/permitted.

* Rev limits – New rev limits for 2020 (tbc)!

* Control electronics – Clarification: a) only accepted those listed on the approved parts list.

* Software and firmware used must be from the list of legal software/firmware versions published at www.fim-live.com

* Additional sensors/channels permitted to be replaced are - Front speed sensor (From ABS sensor) and Barometric air pressure

* Where external modules (may be fitted) – additional clarifications

* Data loggers – additional clarifications

* Suspension - Clarifications * pre-load adjusters.

* Wheels - Angled air valves are compulsory

* Fuel tank - No heat reflective material permitted (attached) to the bottom surface of the fuel tank.

* Fairing: - Air ducts cannot be added if they are not present on the original machine.

The 2020 FIM Superbike & Supersports World Championships Regulations will be available at FIM-LIVE.COM within the next weeks.

 

 

 
 

 

Sporting Monte-Carlo ready to
host FIM General Assembly & FIM Awards

 
This coming weekend will see the largest gathering of the year of the motorcycling family. The FIM General Assembly and FIM Awards take place on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December respectively at the Sporting Monte-Carlo venue. As has now become the tradition, the annual season closing event again promises to be the most glamourous occasion in the FIM international calendar.

Ahead of the glittering main ceremony on Sunday evening, delegates from the one hundred and eleven national federations will first gather for Saturday’s FIM General Assembly with a packed programme planned where the representatives will be asked to vote on a number of important and different matters.

After a day of intense business, the motorcycling family will then turn their attentions to the FIM Awards which again will provide a unique  moment to recognise and reward the exploits and achievements of all our heroes and heroines and officially crown these 2019 FIM World Champions from a wide range of different disciplines.

Speaking ahead of this weekend FIM President Jorge Viegas said: “It is always moving to see our champions standing shoulder-to-shoulder on stage with the individuals and organisations that protect and promote motorcycling activity around the World, and who nurture the sporting heroes of the future!”
 
 “At a time when the FIM is focusing on sustainability and creating championships to develop new talent and future World Champions, it seems the perfect moment to be hosting the FIM Awards again inside this inspiring city.”

 “It will be with immense pride that we welcome our many FIM Champions both individual and team – some new and some returning – who through their incredible skill and bravery continue to increase audiences both at the events and via the amazing TV coverage the various disciplines enjoy.”

 “Alongside our sporting heroes and heroines and their successes, the FIM will be equally proud to recognise the many Road Safety, Sustainability, Women in Motorcycling and Future Stars projects and initiatives that have taken place in 2019 and celebrating those that won this year’s FIM Awards.”

 “Finally, with everyone from the FIM family all gathered together in one place, it will be an ideal occasion to also applaud and reward those individuals who contribute so much, but who are usually less visible.”
 
 
To watch the FIM Awards live and for all the latest news visit www.fim-awards.com.
 
           
          

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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MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/

FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships

2020 calendar, 21 November 2019 DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

WorldSSP300

28 Feb. – 1 March

Australia

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

13 – 15 March

Qatar

Losail International Circuit

X

X

27 - 29 March

Spain

Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto

X

X

X

17 - 19 April

The Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

8 - 10 May

Italy

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

22 - 24 May

Spain

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

12 - 14 June

Italy

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

X

X

X

3 - 5 July

United Kingdom

Donington Park

X

X

X

31 Jul. - 2 August

Germany

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

X

X

X

4 - 6 September

Portugal

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

X

X

X

18 - 20 September

Spain

Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya

X

X

X

25 - 27 September

France

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

9 – 11 October

Argentina

Circuito San Juan Villicum

X

X

 

2020 OFFICIAL TESTS

? 24 - 25 February, Australia, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (WorldSBK and WorldSSP)

? TBA, Official Mid-season test

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FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship

2020 Calendar Date

Circuit

Country

26 April

Autódromo Internacional Algarve

Portugal

24 May

Circuit Ricardo Tormo

Spain

14 June

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Spain

5 July

Circuito do Estoril

Portugal

19 July

MotorLand Aragón

Spain

12 September

GP di San Marino e della Rivera di Rimini

Italy

27 September

Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto

Spain

8 November

Circuit Ricardo Tormo

Spain

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship  2020 Provisional Entry Lists

MotoGPTM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

NOTES

4

ANDREA DOVIZIOSO

ITALIAN

DUCATI TEAM

DUCATI

9

DANILO PETRUCCI

ITALIAN

DUCATI TEAM

DUCATI

12

MAVERICK VINALES

SPANISH

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MotoGP

YAMAHA

17

KAREL ABRAHAM

CZECH

REALE AVINTIA RACING

DUCATI

*

20

FABIO QUARTARARO

FRENCH

PETRONAS YAMAHA SRT

YAMAHA

*

21

FRANCO MORBIDELLI

ITALIAN

PETRONAS YAMAHA SRT

YAMAHA

*

27

IKER LECUONA

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

*

29

ANDREA IANNONE

ITALIAN

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

APRILIA

*

30

TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI

JAPANESE

LCR HONDA IDEMITSU

HONDA

*

33

BRAD BINDER

S-AFRICAN

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

35

CAL CRUTCHLOW

BRITISH

LCR HONDA CASTROL

HONDA

*

36

JOAN MIR

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

41

ALEIX ESPARGARO

SPANISH

APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI

APRILIA

*

42

ALEX RINS

SPANISH

TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR

SUZUKI

43

JACK MILLER

AUSTRALIAN

PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

44

POL ESPARGARO

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM

46

VALENTINO ROSSI

ITALIAN

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MotoGP

YAMAHA

53

TITO RABAT

SPANISH

REALE AVINTIA RACING

DUCATI

*

63

FRANCESCO BAGNAIA

ITALIAN

PRAMAC RACING

DUCATI

*

73

ALEX MARQUEZ

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

88

MIGUEL OLIVEIRA

PORTUGUESE

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

*

93

MARC MARQUEZ

SPANISH

REPSOL HONDA TEAM

HONDA

Moto2TM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

2

JESKO RAFFIN

SWISS

NTS RW RACING GP

NTS

7

LORENZO BALDASSARRI

ITALIAN

FLEXBOX HP 40

KALEX

9

JORGE NAVARRO

SPANISH

SPEED UP RACING

SPEED UP

10

LUCA MARINI

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KALEX

11

NICOLO BULEGA

ITALIAN

FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2

KALEX

12

THOMAS LUTHI

SWISS

LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP

KALEX

16

JOE ROBERTS

USA

AMERICAN RACING

KALEX

19

LORENZO DALLA PORTA

ITALIAN

ITALTRANS RACING TEAM

KALEX

21

FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO

ITALIAN

SPEED UP RACING

SPEED UP

22

SAM LOWES

BRITISH

EG 0,0 MARC VDS

KALEX

23

MARCEL SCHROTTER

GERMAN

LIQUI MOLY INTACT GP

KALEX

24

SIMONE CORSI

ITALIAN

MV AGUSTA TEMPORARY FORWARD

MV AGUSTA

27

ANDI FARID IZDIHAR

INDONESIAN

IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA

KALEX

33

ENEA BASTIANINI

ITALIAN

ITALTRANS RACING TEAM

KALEX

35

SOMKIAT CHANTRA

THAI

IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA

KALEX

40

AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

FLEXBOX HP 40

KALEX

42

MARCOS RAMIREZ

SPANISH

AMERICAN RACING

KALEX

44

ARON CANET

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

SPEED UP

45

TETSUTA NAGASHIMA

JAPANESE

RED BULL KTM AJO

KALEX

55

HAFIZH SYAHRIN

MALAYSIAN

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

SPEED UP

57

EDGAR PONS

SPANISH

FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2

KALEX

62

STEFANO MANZI

ITALIAN

MV AGUSTA TEMPORARY FORWARD

MV AGUSTA

64

BO BENDSNEYDER

DUTCH

NTS RW RACING GP

NTS

72

MARCO BEZZECCHI

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KALEX

87

REMY GARDNER

AUSTRALIAN

ONEXOX TKKR SAG TEAM

KALEX

88

JORGE MARTIN

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KALEX

96

JAKE DIXON

BRITISH

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

KALEX

97

XAVI VIERGE

SPANISH

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

KALEX

99

KASMA DANIEL BIN KASMAYUDIN

MALAYSIAN

ONEXOX TKKR SAG TEAM

KALEX

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TO BE CONFIRMED

TBC

EG 0,0 MARC VDS

KALEX

Moto3TM

RIDER

NATIONALITY

TEAM

MACHINE

5

JAUME MASIA

SPANISH

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

6

RYUSEI YAMANAKA

JAPANESE

ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0

HONDA

7

DENNIS FOGGIA

ITALIAN

LEOPARD RACING

HONDA

11

SERGIO GARCIA

SPANISH

ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0

HONDA

12

FILIP SALAC

CZECH

SNIPERS TEAM

HONDA

13

CELESTINO VIETTI

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KTM

14

TONY ARBOLINO

ITALIAN

SNIPERS TEAM

HONDA

16

ANDREA MIGNO

ITALIAN

SKY RACING TEAM VR46

KTM

17

JOHN McPHEE

BRITISH

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

HONDA

19

GABRIEL RODRIGO

ARGENTINIAN

KOMMERLING GRESINI Moto3

HONDA

21

ALONSO LOPEZ

SPANISH

STERILGARDA MAX RACING TEAM

HUSQVARNA

23

NICCOLO ANTONELLI

ITALIAN

SIC58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

24

TATSUKI SUZUKI

JAPANESE

SIC58 SQUADRA CORSE

HONDA

25

RAUL FERNANDEZ

SPANISH

RED BULL KTM AJO

KTM

27

KAITO TOBA

JAPANESE

RED BULL KTM AJO

KTM

40

DARRYN BINDER

S-AFRICAN

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

50

JASON DUPASQUIER

SWISS

PRUESTELGP

KTM

52

JEREMY ALCOBA

SPANISH

KOMMERLING GRESINI Moto3

HONDA

53

DENIZ ONCU

TURKISH

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

55

ROMANO FENATI

ITALIAN

STERILGARDA MAX RACING TEAM

HUSQVARNA

70

BARRY BALTUS *

BELGIAN

PRUESTELGP

KTM

71

AYUMU SASAKI

JAPANESE

RED BULL KTM TECH 3

KTM

73

MAXIMILIAN KOFLER

AUSTRIAN

CIP GREEN POWER

KTM

75

ALBERT ARENAS

SPANISH

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

KTM

76

MAKAR YURCHENKO

KAZAKHSTANI

BOE SKULL RIDER MUGEN RACE

KTM

79

AI OGURA

JAPANESE

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

82

STEFANO NEPA

ITALIAN

ANGEL NIETO TEAM

KTM

84

JAKUB KORNFEIL

CZECH

BOE SKULL RIDER MUGEN RACE

KTM

89

KHAIRUL IDHAM PAWI

MALAYSIAN

PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING

HONDA

92

YUKI KUNII

JAPANESE

HONDA TEAM ASIA

HONDA

99

CARLOS TATAY

SPANISH

REALE AVINTIA ARIZONA 77

KTM

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FIM Junior Motocross World Championship & Cup 2020

2020 Calendar, 04 November Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

09 August

AMOTOE

Megalopolis

Greece

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FIM SuperEnduro World Championship & FIM SuperEnduro World Cup

2019/2020 provisional calendar DATE

PLACE

COUNTRY

FMNR

7 December 2019

Krakow/Tauron Arena

Poland

PZM

4 January 2020

Riesa/Sachsen Arena

Germany

DMSB

18 January 2020

La Coruña/Coliseum da Coruna

Spain

RFME

1 February 2020

Budapest/Papp Laszlo SportArena

Hungary

MAMS

14 March 2020

Lódz /Atlas Arena

Poland

PZM

 

2020 dates!

The calendar for the 2020 FIM Trial World Championship has been released with an extended series next year taking in seven rounds and nine points-paying days.

 

For 2020 there will be even more FIM Trial World Championship action

The TrialGP and Trial2 classes will contest every round, TrialGP Women will compete over a four-round championship with five scoring days, Trial125 gets seven scoring days spread across five rounds and Trial2 Women will compete over three rounds and three days of competition.

 

The TrialE Cup will also be decided over three rounds and three days after an extra date was added to next year’s series.

 

The championship gets under way on May 23-24 at Sokolov in the Czech Republic – the venue for the 2018 FIM Trial des Nations – before heading to the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan on June 5-7 where the riders will have two days of competition. From here the series moves to Sant Julia in Andorra on June 20-21 and then it’s on to Tolmezzo in Italy on July 4-5.

 

TrialGP Great Britain is back on the calendar for 2020 with points at stake over two days of competition at Tong over the weekend of July 10-12 followed, after the traditional summer break, by the sixth round at Cahors in France on August 29-30 before the series signs off on September 5-6 at Pobladura de las Regueras in Spain.

 

The FIM Trial des Nations and Women’s Trial des Nations will take place at Gouveia in Portugal on September 12-13.

 

TrialGP Women will be in action in the Czech Republic, Japan, Andorra and Spain with the Trial2 Women class joining them at every round apart from Japan. Trial125 riders will compete in Japan, Italy, Great Britain, France and Spain and the FIM TrialE Cup will be decided in Andorra, Italy and France.

 

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2020 Calendars, 15 October Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women

01 March

ACU

Matterley Basin

Great Britain

Women

08 March

KNMV

Valkenswaard

The Netherlands

Women

22 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

Argentina

05 April

FMI

Pietramurata

Italy

19 April

RFME

Tba

Spain

Women

26 April

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

10 May

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

France

17 May

FMI

Maggiora

Italy

Women

24 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

07 June

MFR

Orlyonok

Russia

14 June

LaMSF

Kegums

Latvia

28 June

IMI

Jakarta

Indonesia

05 July

IMI

Palembang

Indonesia

26 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Republic

02 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

16 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

Sweden

23 August

SML

Litti-KymiRing

Finland

06 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Women

13 September

CAMF

Tba

China

20 September

FMI

Imola

Italy

Women

27 September - Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – France, Ernée

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FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup 2020 provisional Calendar, 23 September Date

Venue

Country

03 May

Circuito de Jerez – Àngel Nieto

Spain

17 May

Le Mans

France

28 June

TT Circuit Assen

Netherlands

16 August

Red Bull Ring-Spielberg

Austria

12-13 September*

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

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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), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in a meeting held in Misano on 13 September 2019, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

EFFECTIVE SEASON 2020

Test Restrictions Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

In response to a request from the teams, testing days will be limited to:

Two official tests, each of three days, between 01 February and the first event of the season.

One private test of two days during the season of events, at a circuit agreed by the teams.

Six days per rider of private testing at a circuit in Europe or at a circuit in the country of the team.

Any testing after the last event of the previous season and before 30 November will count towards the maximum of six days of private testing per rider. (Previously, testing in this period was unrestricted).

Technical Regulations

EFFECTIVE 01 JANUARY 2020

Moto3 Swingarms

The use of carbon swingarms is not permitted. (Note: None are used on current machines).

MotoGP Class CAN Layout (Annex to the Technical Regulations)

The MotoGP CAN layout will change to allow for the introduction of the X2 Racelink Pro device

The X2 Racelink Pro will be mandatory on all MotoGP Class machines, and it will provide, amongst other things, an improved GPS positioning for Race Direction, and real-time communication for Race Direction messaging and virtual pit board displays.

The X2 Racelink Pro will be powered by the motorcycle electric system and will need a specific and additional GPS antenna to be placed on all machines.

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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Portugal gets ready to host 94th FIM ISDE

Using the occasion of the Portuguese round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Portimao, the FIM President Jorge Viegas was joined by Federação de Motociclismo de Portugal President Manuel Marinheiro; Autódromo Internacional do Algarve & FIM ISDE 2019 Local Organiser CEO, Paulo Pinheiro ; Tourism Board - Promotion Director André Gomes - and Portimão Municipality Mayor, Isilda Gomes - as details of the 94th edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) were shared to the assembled national and international media.
 
From Left : Tourism Board Promotion Director André Gomes; Autódromo Internacional do Algarve CEO & FIM ISDE 2019 Local Organiser Paulo Pinheiro; FIM President Jorge Viegas; Portimão Municipality Mayor Isilda Gomes; Federação de Motociclismo de Portugal President Manuel Marinheiro. © PSP/Lukasz SWIDEREK
 

In just sixty-five days – 11 to 16 November - the Portimao circuit will welcome over seven hundred and fifty riders from thirty-four countries to compete in what remains the oldest event in the FIM calendar. The beautiful Algarve region will provide the perfect stage for professional and amateur riders to do battle over the same course, with each day of competition starting and finishing at the paddock based at the fantastic facilities at the Portimao circuit. The Tourism Board Promotion Director André Gomes explained how important it is for the region for the hotels, restaurants to host such a big competition, which will put the region in the spotlight at international level.

As well as remaining the ultimate test of man and modern machine, the event in November will also incorporate the fourth edition of the FIM Enduro Vintage trophy. This year sees the introduction of a new category - The Vintage Veterans Trophy Team which will comprise of one team per nation, with each team consisting of three riders aged at least fifty years old.

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve and FIM ISDE 2019 Local Organiser CEO Paulo Pinheiro added his comments: “For the race track it is important to host such a different event from those we are used to having. The 6 Days is going to be the biggest event sporting wise we have held with around 750 riders already registered. We believe that this event will involve 6000 people on the participant side plus 1000 more on the operational side from staff members. It will have a huge impact on the circuit and for the region especially because the event will be held in November which is our goal to attract tourism in our region all year long.”

The Portimão Municipality Mayor, Isilda Gomes stated: “2019 is a special year for Portimão, which is the 2019 European city of sport. We are very proud to welcome the FIM ISDE, it is very important for Portimão to host such a big competition that will be seen by many people living around here. They will have the opportunity to enjoy watching the competitors racing in different parts of the region. The 6 Days will bring amazing exposure to our city and we hope that many people will discover Portugal and in particular Portimão and the region and will come back again in the future.”

Her comments were reinforced by the Federação de Motociclismo de Portugal President, Manuel Marinheiro: “It will be the third time for the FMP to organise the FIM ISDE and we are confident that our experience will help us to organise an unforgettable event for the participants, for the fans and for the region. The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve offers an amazing facilities for the many riders coming from all over the World.”

Explaining the importance of this unique and historic competition being hosted at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the FIM President Jorge Viegas concluded: “It is important for the FIM to use circuits at different occasions and have diverse competitions. It is important for the circuit, but also it offers good facilities for the participants and also for the media. The FIM Six Days of Enduro always marks a special moment in the season with so many national federations involved, and I am confident that this edition will be one to be remembered for all involved and wish both the riders and the organisers the best of luck.”

 

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Third meeting of the FIM Board of Directors in 2019

The FIM Board of Directors met at the Federation’s headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, on 27 & 28 August.
 
Left to right: Jan Stovicek (FIM Board Member), Martin De Graaff (FIM Europe President), Jorgen Bitsch (FIM Board Member), Larbi Rida-Sbai (FIM Africa Representative), Giovanni Copioli (FIM Board Member), Jos Driessen (FIM Board Member), Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Tony Skillington (FIM Chief Executive Officer), Pedro Venturo Jr (FIM Latin America President), Jacques Bolle (FIM Vice-President), Stephan Carapiet (FIM Asia President), Rob Dingman (FIM North America President & CONUs representative), Glen Williams ( FIM Oceania President). © FIM/Manon Geoffray
 
During these two days, the Board addressed many FIM topics, in particular:
 
E-bike: The successful inaugural FIM E-X Bike World Cup took place in Imola during the MXGP on 17 August in Italy with top riders Marco Melandri & Davide Guarneri in attendance. Riders from several parts of Europe participated in the FIM E-X Bike race for electric bicycles. This experience is an excellent working basis for the future of this promising Championship. The Board approved the creation of an E-bike Working group comprising a dozen members, meeting soon, and an E-Bike Commission for 2020. This decision will be submitted to the General Assembly.

Collaboration with FIA: Thanks to their great working relationship, the FIM and the FIA collaborate on a range of research projects related to circuits, competitor safety devices, medical issues, sustainability, women, and various homologation programs. Both Federations share circuits around the world. A collaborative approach to safety standards will simplify the process for the industry whilst ensuring the highest level of safety for competitors worldwide.

Cross Country Rallies, Bajas and Side by Side Vehicles: For the very first time, two International Sporting Federations will organise joint Championships. The FIM and the FIA agree that the FIM/FIA licences will be valid on both Federation events. Common calendars are under discussion and regulations are being finalised. A joint meeting will be organised at the FIM Headquarters on 3 September.

KTM/WESS: Since the beginning of the year, the FIM has been openly talking with the KTM Group and the party responsible for the existing “Extreme Enduro Series” in order to find a way to improve the Enduro discipline. However, despite many efforts and meetings, it has not been possible to reach an agreement. The FIM stays firm with regards to environmental rules, safety conditions, protection of riders and controlling the sport. The FIM remains totally open to a fair agreement for the future.

Enduro / Enduro “Extreme: The Board approved the decision to launch as soon as possible two different tenders: one for the promotion of the FIM Enduro World Championship 2021-2030 and another for a new FIM Enduro Extreme World Cup 2020-2029, with the objective of bringing together the Enduro family.

FIM Calendars: The Sports department worked closely with the FMNs and FIM Promoters to harmonise the 2020 FIM World Championships, Cups and Prizes events calendars. For the first time there will be no date clashes in the same country.

Trial-E: The FIM will present a bid for Trial-E to be included in the European Games governed by the European Olympic Committes in 2023.

FIM Historic Events: New event: a parade for historical racing motorcycles in all disciplines. The first edition of the FIM Historic Events will be held in Estoril on 5 & 6 October, attended by Giacomo Agostini, in the presence of the FIM President.

Protocols: The Board approved protocols for podium ceremonies and receiving Officials for the FIM World Championship Events as from 2020.

Anti-doping: The Board has approved a new simplified and speedy procedure for anti-doping tests for the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The sample collection and analysis will be carried out by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The FIM will be responsible for the rest of the procedure in case of a positive result.

IFM (International Foundation for Motorcycling): In May the Board approved on principle the creation of a Foundation for the FIM. Today, the Board approved the statutes of the IFM aiming to create new sources of revenue and unite key motorcycling stakeholders around FIM projects. The International Foundation for Motorcycling project will be presented to the FIM General Assembly in Monaco in November.

Finance: Following a recommendation by the FIM Finance Committee, the 2020 FIM budget was approved by the Board of Directors for presentation to the FIM General Assembly.

FIM Distinction: Several Honorary memberships and distinctions have been discussed and approved by the Board, to be proposed to the General Assembly.
In addition, the CONU Presidents, the Board Committees and the departments of the administration presented the progress of their projects.

The next and last Board of Directors meeting for 2019 will be held on 28 & 29 November in Monaco ahead of the General Assembly and FIM Awards.
 
 

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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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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

2020 provisional Calendar, 28 August 2019 Date

Grand prix

Circuit

08 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

22 March

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

05 April

Americas

Circuit of the Americas

19 April

Republica Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

03 May

Spain

Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto

17 May

France

Le Mans

31 May

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

07 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

12 July

Finland**

KymiRing

09 August

Czech Republic***

Automotodrom Brno

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring-Spielberg

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

04 October

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

18 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

25 October

Australia

Philip Island

01 November

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo

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Motorex to support ISDE teams and riders

As a partner of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro since 2016, MOTOREX will again support all ISDE competitiors who will race in the 2019 edition of the event in Portimao / Autodromo Internacional do Algavre, Portugal.
Motorex will support ISDE ©Motorex

For the fourth consecutive year, MOTOREX will remain a main partner of the ISDE event. Actively demonstrating its support of the sport, MOTOREX is proud to continue backing this historic and the biggest competition in the annual enduro calendar.

The Swiss lubricants, care and maintenance product manufacturer will continue to offer all ISDE Club Teams and Enduro Vintage Trophy riders access to a free, on-site supply of premium lubricants via the MOTOREX Challenge.

Participation in the MOTOREX Challenge will cover competitors’ needs for oils, lubricants and care products throughout the 2019 ISDE in Portugal as well as giving them the chance to win themselves MOTOREX product worth € 2.000 in retail value.

For detailed info and to register, please download the MOTOREX CHALLENGE document (available in English, Portugese and Spanish version) in links.

Registrations for the MOTOREX Challenge will close on 30 September.

The 94th edition of the prestigious International Six Days Enduro will take place in Portimao / Autodromo Internacional do Algavre on 11-16 November 2019.

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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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FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship

& FIM Maxxis Enduro World Cup

2020 provisional calendar

DATE PLACE COUNTRY FMNR

17 - 19 April Marco de Cavaneses Portugal FMP

24 – 26 April Tba Spain RFME

05 – 07 June Spoleto Italy FMI

12 – 14 June Hungaroring Hungary MAMS

17 – 19 July Saaremaa Estonia EMF

24 – 26 July Skovde Sweden SVEMO

18 – 20 September Requista France FFM

16 – 18 October Zschopau Germany DMSB

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
2020 Calendar

 

 

FIM MXGP/MX2 & Women’s Motocross World Championships

2020 Provisional Calendars, 9 July Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women

23 February

TBA

Tba

TBA

8 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

22 March

KNMV

Tba

THE NETHERLANDS

X

5 April

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

19 April

RFME

Tba

SPAIN

X

26 April

FMP

Agueda

PORTUGAL

10 May

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

17 May

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

31 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

7 June

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

FRANCE

14 June

FMI

Imola

ITALY

X

28 June

IMI

Tba

INDONESIA

5 July

IMI

Semarang

INDONESIA

12 July

CAMF

Shanghai

CHINA

26 July

ACCR

Loket

CZECH REPUBLIC

2 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

16 August

FMS

Frauenfeld/Gachnang / Tbc

SWITZERLAND

23 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

30 August

SML

Iitti-KymiRing

FINLAND

X

13 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

TURKEY

X

27 September - Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – Ernée, France

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FIM present strongly at the FIM Europe Congress

Sporting Council Meeting with Martin de Graaff - FIM Europe President, Jean-Paul Gombeaud - FIM Sports Director and Chairmen of FIM-Europe Sporting Commissions
 


The FIM Europe Congress started today in Zagreb, Croatia with the Sporting and Non-Sporting Councils that were followed by working group meetings. At the end of the day all the women of FIM Europe as well as people in charge of developing women´s activities were invited to a get together meeting. With this special event FIM Europe and FIMs Women in Motorcycling commission looked to provide a possibility to create a networking opportunity and share ideas on how to improve the situation of women in the world of motorcycling.

The FIM is also present at the event which will continue to Saturday evening with its president Jorge Viegas, CEO Tony Skillington and several other management representatives. The FIM Sports Director Jean-Paul Gombeaud attended today the Sporting Council where riders’ licence and insurance topics as well as development of the sports were discussed.

FIM Sports Director Jean-Paul Gombeaud:

"We are very happy to help FIM Europe to develop their sporting activities. FIM Europe is very committed to the development of its programme at the grass root level. For sure many of the world championship riders are coming from the continental levels. We can see success in many disciplines like Trial, Enduro, Motocross, SuperEnduro, Circuit Racing and Track Racing. Sharing technical rules between FIM and FIM Europe for growing disciplines like E-Bikes (electric bicycles) and SSVs (Side by Side Vehicles) is crucial. It was an important meeting to share our expertise in all the fields."

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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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       FIM E-XBike World Cup Open for Entries

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

This entry fee will include:

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

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

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

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

For more information on:

Medical matters  | evelyne.magnin@fim.ch

Sporting matters  | dirk.deneve@fim.ch

Registration matters |sportoffice@mxgp.com

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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


 

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The top Motorsport women meet in Finland

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

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

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

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

FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Director, Nita Korhonen:

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

FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President, Michèle Mouton:

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

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

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

FIM Communications Department |communications@fim.ch

 


 

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First FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup
proves a success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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


 

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FIM welcomes Wanda Group to their HQ

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information about Wanda Group HERE

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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

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FIM Board of Directors meets in Warsaw

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM Land Speed World Records

2019 provisional Calendar, 15 May Date

FMN

Event

Venue

6-7 July

FFM

217 SPEEDWEEK

Brétigny sur Orge, France

24-29 August

AMA

2019 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

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

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

Motogiro d’Italia 2018 © Photos @motogiroditaliaofficial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIM Communications

 

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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



 

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Second FIM presentation delivered at
MXGP event in Mantova

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIM Motocross officials

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

FIM administration representatives:

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

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

 
 

# FIM Family © Youthstream
 

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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



 

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SCOTT confirmed as FIM ISDE sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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


 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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

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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Balancing and Concession updates

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

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

REV LIMITS:

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

? Ducati – reduction of 250rpm

? Honda – increase of 500rpm

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

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

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

Rev-Limit

Aprilia

14700

BMW

14950

BMW 2019

14900

Ducati V2

12400

Ducati V4

16100

Honda

15050

Kawasaki 2018

14100

Kawasaki 2019

14600

MV Agusta

14950

Suzuki

14900

Yamaha

14700

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MotoGP Court of Appeal hands down decision

Case against Ducati aerodynamic devices

VisitQatar Grand Prix – Doha (QAT), 10 March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Long Lap Penalty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Listing of FIM Homologated Motorcycles for 2019

Superbike – Supersport – Superstock 600/1000 – Formula EWC

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

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

JAN 15 – end

JAN 17 – model updates

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR HP4

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

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

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

BMW S 1000 RR

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

JAN 17 – present (model updates)

FEB 19 – present

EBR 1190 RX

JAN 14 - present

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

FEB 13 – end

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

DUCATI Panigale V4R

FEB 15 – present

FEB 19 – present

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

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

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC59)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP2 (SC77)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC77)

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

JAN 17 - present

JAN 17 – present

JAN 17 – present

FEB 19 – present (ECU updates)

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

JAN 11 – end (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX-10 R

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR SE

KAWASAKI ZX-10 RR

JAN 16 – end (STD + ABS version)

JAN 17 – present (ABS version)

FEB 18 – present (Electronic Suspension)

FEB 19 – present

MVAGUSTA F4 RR

JAN 14 – present (+ 2015 Model parts updates)

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 L2

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 L7

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 R

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 R

JAN 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

JAN 17 – present

MAR 17 – present

FEB 19 – present

YAMAHA YZF - R1 (2012 model)

JAN 12 – end (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF - R1/R1M (2015 model

JAN 15 – present (R1M with forged wheels)

YAMAHA YZF - R1 (2015 model)

JAN 16 – present (US model)

YAMAHA YZF - R1

YAMAHA YZF – R1

JAN 17 – model updates

FEB 18 – ECU updates

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

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

HONDA CBR 600 RR (PC40)

JAN 13 – present (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX 600 R F

(ZX-6R)

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

MVAGUSTA F3

MVAGUSTA F3

FEB 13 – present

FEB 17 – present (model updates)

SUZUKI GSX-R600 L1

JAN 11 - present

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675R

JAN 11 – end

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675

FEB 13 – present (ABS and NON ABS version)

TRIUMPH DAYTONA 675 R

FEB 13 – present (ABS)

YAMAHA YZF R6

YAMAHA YZF R6

JAN 12 - (parts updates) - end

JAN 17 - present

 

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Rev limits for 2019 Superbike models

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

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

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

Model

Rev Limiter

limiter +3%

Max power

Set Limit at

BMW S 1000RR

14475

14909

13800

14900

Kawasaki ZX 10 RR

14300

14729

13500

14600

Ducati Panigale V4R

16000

16480

15250

16350

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Superbike Race Direction and Stewards

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

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

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

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SHARK introduces the first FIM racing homologated helmet

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

FIM Communications Department |communications@fim.ch

 
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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Changes to the Regulations for 2019

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

Sporting Regulations

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

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

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

- Riders classified to Restart an interrupted Race:

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

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

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

- Forbidding to start machines in the pit box.

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM renews agreement with XIEM as SuperMoto Promoter

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

 

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

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

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

Creation of the Enduro Open World Cup:

? 2 Stroke (all capacities)

? 4 Stroke (all capacities)

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

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

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

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

Entry Fees: EUR 120.00 (Transponder fees included)

FIM Enduro Open Licence:

? Annual Licence: EUR 61.00 (excluding insurance)

? One Event Licence: EUR 30.50 (excluding insurance)

? SENIORS

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

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

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

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

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

? JUNIORS

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

Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories:

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

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

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

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

? YOUTH 125cc

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

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

? WOMEN

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

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

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FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)

& FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy

2019 Calendars, 06 December

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

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

FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) Date

Place

Country

FMNR

11-16 November

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) Portimão

Portugal

FMP

 

FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy Date

Place

Country

FMNR

14-16 November

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) Portimão

Portugal

FMP

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