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The history of the ISDE

With this year’s FIM International Six Days' Enduro (ISDE) - the 90th edition of this great event - to be held in Kosice, Slovakia from 7 to 12 September now less than a month away it seems the perfect moment to reflect on the long history of this hugely important FIM competition.

Here follows a brief summary of the origins and development of the ISDE as it is now known. The FIM International Six Days' Enduro (ISDE), formerly known as the International Six Days Trial (ISDT), is the oldest off road motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar.

The ISDT was first held in 1913 at Carlisle, England. It has occurred annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, at various locations throughout the World. 

The early events were a true test of machine, rider skill, and reliability. Held on the roads of that era, today most of the routes are truly off road. Originally titled the International Six Days Trial, in 1981 the FIM decided to update the name to International Six Days' Enduro, the name Enduro having been devised by the Americans and popularised by many motorcycle manufacturers also greater reflected the change in the event from a trial to more akin to a rally featuring skills more associated with cross country motocross.

The sport has been associated with many great motorcyclists before its 100th anniversary in 2013; this also includes women such as 1920s-30s star Marjorie Cottle. Up until 1973 the contest was always held in Europe. In 1973 it travelled for its first overseas jaunt, the United States. Since then it has been outside Europe more frequently: twice in Australia 1992 and 1998, once more in the USA 1994, Brazil 2003, New Zealand in 2006, Chile in 2007 and Mexico in 2010. The last ISDE was held from 3-8 November in San Juan, Argentina.

The event has attracted national teams from as many as 32 different countries in recent years. Over its long history the rules and conditions have changed to keep in step with the developments in the sport, but it remains a supreme test of rider and machine. 

Over the six days and upwards of 1250 miles a rider must contend with strict rules about time allowances and restrictions on mechanical replacements, carrying out his or her own motorcycle repairs. The ISDE can attract entries of more than 500 riders, together with thousands of support crew and spectators. This has a major impact on tourist income for the venue in which it is based each year. For 2013, the 100th anniversary of the holding of the first ISDT, the FIM announced that there were a record number of pre-entry requests of 820 covering 35 nations from across the Globe with 600 entries being allowed to compete.

Usually referred to as the 'Olympics of Motorcycling' with trophies for best six-rider national, four-rider junior national, three-rider women's national, three-rider club national and three-rider manufacturing teams. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded on an individual level. 

The medals are typically awarded based on percentage of finishers, or relative to the best individual performance in the event within their specific class. Individual gold medals go to participants who finish within 10% of their class' top competitor's total elapsed time, silver medals are awarded for those who finish within 25%, and bronze medals are awarded to any rider who finishes all six days within their time allowance.

All the latest information and news regarding this year’s ISDE can be found on the official website http://www.fim-isde2015.com

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Mr Jake Miller | ISDE Press Officer  | press.isde@fim.ch | Tel. +44 161 763 6660 | Mobile +44 7787 564 563

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The FIM is officially launching its Invitation to Tender for the Hosting of the 2016 FIM General Assembly and Gala Ceremony.

During the FIM Gala Ceremony, the two-wheel community gathers to celebrate and applaud the achievements of motorcycling's finest and fastest riders. The season's wide array of FIM Champions walk on stage alongside invited Legends from the various disciplines for an Award Ceremony that is attended by key industry stakeholders and media.

The FIM General Assembly takes place one day prior the FIM Gala Ceremony and brings together delegates representing the 112 National Federations from around the world.

The FIM General Assembly and Gala Ceremony is a unique opportunity for a city and a country to welcome a prestigious event from the governing body for motorcycling in the world.

Through this event, the hosting city has access to:

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27 June 2015  “The basis of the decision is primarily the helicopter shot that shows at every stage Valentino was ahead” – MotoGP race director Mike Webb

 
MotoGP Race Director talks Rossi, Marquez incident

MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb has explained exactly why the last lap Assen clash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez was deemed a racing incident.

The pair were battling for victory when reigning champion Marquez attempted to pass current title leader Rossi into the final chicane. Contact was made at the first apex of the right-left-right sequence, resulting in Rossi running off and cutting the rest of the corner before re-joining to win by 1.2s from Marquez.

Afterwards, the riders clearly held very different opinions about the incident.

Rossi said: "My view is that I am in front and Marc touched the middle of my bike. His touch pushed me outside the track".

Marquez said: "I studied perfectly the last chicane, how to put the bike in the correct place, but OK I didn't expect he would cut! In the end, what I feel is that we won the race."

Asked who would have won without the contact, Rossi commented “I was in front”, while Marquez responded “I was on the inside!”

In terms of Race Direction's judgement, the decisive factor seems to have been that Rossi was in front when the contact occurred.

“We've obviously reviewed the incident from all the camera angles we have. The decision is racing incident. No advantage was gained,” Webb told Crash.net. “The basis of that decision is primarily the helicopter shot that shows at every stage Valentino was ahead. So Valentino had the right to the line.

“So Valentino was ahead. He was not passed. As they reached the apex of the right-hand turn Marc touched Valentino, which made [Valentino] go wide. So that's a racing incident. It's unavoidable.

“The two balancing things are that it was a hard pass with contact and you are not allowed to push another rider off the line. But the end result was that they entered and exited that series of corners in the same position. No advantage gained. End of story.”

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MotoGP Assen: Rossi: Marquez left me with no chance

27 June 2015

Valentino Rossi says he had no choice other than to take to the gravel after contact was made with Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez on the final lap of the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Rossi: Marquez left me with no chance
 
 

MotoGP Assen: Rossi: Marquez left me with no chance
 
Valentino Rossi said Marc Marquez left him with no option other than to run through the gravel after the pair collided at the final chicane in the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Rossi kept his M1 upright and won the race, with Marquez also avoiding a fall as the Repsol Honda rider took second place in a controversial end to the race.

Marquez attempted a pass on the brakes on Rossi's inside as the pair entered the chicane, with Rossi refusing to budge from his line before lifting his Yamaha after contact was made.

Both riders made it clear they felt the other was in the wrong when quizzed on the clash in the post-race press conference, with Rossi stating that he had 'no chance' because Marquez 'pushed me on the right'.

Asked if he leant on Marquez to initiate the contact, Rossi said: “No – maybe it's better another time we see the image because I think that everybody has this idea.

“My idea is that I was completely in front in the last chicane. I braked hard, stayed in the centre and was already into the first [apex] on the right when he come on to me. But I just see his tyre, so he touched me just behind the elbow. That means [the contact] was at the maximum the middle of my bike. I braked and I was on line to make the chicane

“I braked and entered on the right to make the chicane and I was on the line, but unfortunately his touch put me on the outside and I don't have any chance to stay on the line because he pushed me on the outside.

“At that moment I don't have any chance because I can't stay in the chicane because the speed is quite high,” Rossi added.

“So I go on the gravel and the first reaction I have is to open the throttle because I don't know how deep [the gravel trap is] and I don't want to crash on the gravel. I was lucky to control the bike.

“This is my version, we know his version, but I remember it like this.”

Asked if he practices riding through gravel traps at speed at home at his ranch, Rossi replied with a smile: “No, usually no.”

Rossi's pit board displayed the letters 'BRK' with around seven or eight laps remaining but he dismissed the message, saying it was 'nothing'.

“I was asked already three or four times this question but no, it is nothing, it is something for changing the engine brake that I have to remember.”
 
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MotoGP Assen: Marquez: I feel that we won the race

 
Smarting Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez believes he got the raw end of the deal following a controversial final-chicane clash with Valentino Rossi at Assen
 
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez said he believes he won the Dutch TT following his explosive last chicane showdown with race winner Valentino Rossi.

Marquez attempted a move on the brakes on the inside of the Movistar Yamaha rider on the final lap and the pair collided, with Rossi pulling his M1 upright and riding through the gravel before returning to the track to claim his third win of the season.

Defending MotoGP World Champion Marquez also managed to avoid falling to bring his Honda home in second place as he returned to the rostrum for the first time since Jerez at the beginning of May, where he took second behind Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez seemed ill at ease with the manner in which the race was decided and afterwards said he felt he was the real winner.

“I did a mistake when three laps remained and he opened a gap, but on the last lap I recovered it and during all the race I had studied perfectly the last chicane, to put the bike in the correct place, to not give the space to him,” Marquez said.

“But okay, I didn't expect that he will cut [the corner]! In the end, what I feel is that we won the race but now for it doesn't matter. For the next race it is most important that we will come back in a great level and we will try to be there.

“It's really important for me and for Honda and for the team to come back, especially in a circuit where we are struggling, but the most important is what I say – we enjoyed again on the track and on the bike. Still we need to work in some points, especially in the last part of the race.”

Marquez, though, said he was feeling 'very happy' to be back on the podium despite the controversy surrounding the end of the race and looked much more comfortable on the RC213V after reverting back to a configuration using the 2014 chassis with Honda's updated swingarm at Assen.

“I'm feeling very happy because we come back on the top and the most important thing is we come back fighting for the race,” he said.

“I am happy because at this circuit normally we are struggling but in the end the most important thing is that I enjoyed [myself] again on the bike. Still we need to improve some points that I saw behind Valentino but okay, during the race I was quiet, calm and behind him I was studying very well which points where I can overtake him, where I can prepare.

“In the first part I was able to be even faster but I took care about the tyres and I am happy for that. Now we arrive in Germany and we will see there.”

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 26 June in Assen, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class

Concessions - MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

In 2015 any manufacturer who currently benefits from concessions and who achieves six concession points in dry or wet conditions will lose all concessions from the following season.

Note: As Ducati have already achieved more than six concession points in 2015 they will lose concessions from 2016.

Engine Allocations in the MotoGP Class – Effective 2016

In the interests of cost saving, manufacturers may use engines with specifications homologated from previous seasons, providing that such engines still comply with current technical regulations.

Each manufacturer may homologate a maximum of three different specifications before the first event of the season.

Before the first event of the season, every rider must nominate one specification of homologated engine which he must exclusively use for the entire season. This means that in a non-factory team different riders might use engines with different homologated specifications.

However, every manufacturer must nominate one team as its "Factory Team" and each rider in that team must use engines with the same homologated specification.

MotoGP Electronics, Sensors and Devices – Effective 2016

With the use of a single ECU and unified software it was necessary to clarify and update the regulations concerning supply and ownership of ECUs, the homologation of permitted sensors and the list of "free devices" that can be connected to the ECU. Full details will be published in the on-line version of the FIM Grand Prix regulations. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

In the interests of safety a regulation was approved which prohibits a rider stopping on the start and finish straight after the chequered flag.

Medical Code

The Commission approved initial plans to make changes to the structure of the Grand Prix medical services. This will involve changes to responsibilities within the permanent management and also better integration and involvement of the local circuit doctors.

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/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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2015 FIM International Six Days’ Enduro
Airoh becomes Main Partner of ISDE

The FIM is pleased to announce that the Italian helmet manufacturer Airoh will be a Main Partner of the FIM International Six Days’ Enduro (ISDE) commencing with this year’s event in Kosice, Slovakia from 7 to 12 September 2015, which will mark the start of a three year agreement. The forthcoming event will be the 90th edition of this historic competition, and the FIM is delighted to welcome a brand that has a rich racing heritage all of its own. Airoh has been associated with fifty-nine FIM World titles over the last eighteen years.

To mark this distinct occasion and to reinforce its previous successes at the ISDE, Airoh have introduced a special design as part of their 2016 model range AVIATOR 2.2 that pays tribute to this year’s ISDE host nation Slovakia. Each of the limited edition helmets will carry an individually numbered plate to confirm the unique nature of this product for customers who are fortunate enough to own what is sure to become a sought after collector’s item.

An active Main Partner strongly involved in the events, Airoh will provide all the riders, professional and amateur, equipped with an Airoh Helmet, with high level assistance from its Racing Assistance Truck. Airoh will also be present with a booth in the village for the fans.

Speaking about their new three-year agreement with the FIM International Six Days’ Enduro, Mr. Locatelli, President of Airoh said: “Our Aviator 2.2 Six Days is a unique helmet to match the unique excitement of the race itself. Enduro provides us with great passion and therefore our company is very proud to have this opportunity to be a part of this project. Airoh is delighted to be part of the spirit of this sport and this great event.”

Commenting on this new partnership Ignacio Verneda FIM CEO said: “The FIM is pleased to be able to confirm this relationship between Airoh and the FIM International Six Days’ Enduro. Airoh is a brand that is very well established inside off-road sport and one that is associated at the highest level through its support of many FIM World Champions over a number of years. The creation of a special helmet to celebrate the 90th edition of the ISDE in Slovakia later this year will provide customers with a unique opportunity and will cement this three year relationship between Airoh and the FIM.”

Airoh – Locatelli S.p.A. is a company and brand that has become well established in two-wheel racing and especially the off-road community over the last almost two decades, and this was further reinforced when it achieved nine FIM World titles in off-road disciplines just last season. Whilst the company was founded in 1986, it was not until 1997 that it sprang to prominence when it launched its own products after having previously produced helmets for other brands.

Confirming the company’s growth and success over more recent years, today Airoh helmets are worn by riders in more than sixty countries throughout Europe and America. Through its collaboration with some of the best athletes in motorcycle sport and using its own laboratory facility, plus the expertise and resources of its team of technicians, Airoh has a continuous development programme that strives to deliver the safest and highest quality helmets to its customers that match those worn by the champions they support and use as part of this process.

All the latest information and news regarding this year’s ISDE can be found on the official website http://www.fim-isde2015.com

To mark this distinct occasion and to reinforce its previous successes at the ISDE, Airoh have introduced a special design as part of their 2016 model range AVIATOR 2.2

Mr Jake Miller | ISDE Press Officer  | press.isde@fim.ch | Tel. +44 161 763 6660 | Mobile +44 7787 564 563

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Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Pata Riviera di Rimini Round – Misano: Decision of the Race Direction

On Saturday 20th June during the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup Free Practice 3, rider #71 Christopher Bergmann didn’t respect the red lights at pit exit as per the article 1.23.2 of 2015 Road Racing FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations.

A Race Direction hearing was held with the rider and the team manager in attendance.

Mr Christopher Bergmann recognised the fact.

The decision of the Race Direction is to impose the addition of two Penalty Points to the record of rider #71 Christopher Bergmann.

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

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Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Pata Riviera di Rimini Round – Misano: Decision of the Race Direction

On Friday 19th June during the World SBK Free Practice 2, rider #34 Davide Giugliano didn’t respect the red flags as per the article 1.21.23.

This is considered as irresponsible behaviour and therefore an infringement to Art 1.21.2 of Road Racing FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations.

A Race Direction hearing was held with the rider and the team manager in attendance. Mr David Giugliano recognized the fact.

The decision of the Race Direction is to impose the addition of Two Penalty Points to the record of rider # 34 Davide Giugliano.

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya - Decision of the Race Direction

On 14 June, 2015 during the Moto2 Race of the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, the rider# 21 Franco Morbidelli collided with #49 Axel Pons rider whilst passing him, causing him to crash, in an incident which was deemed avoidable.

This is considered to be irresponsible riding causing danger to other competitors and is therefore an infringement of Article 1.21.2 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

A Race Direction hearing was help with the rider in attendance.

The decision of Race Direction is to impose the addition of 1 Penalty Point to the record of rider number 21 Morbidelli, according to Article 3.2.1 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Disciplinary and Arbitration Code. This brings the current total of penalty points for the rider# 21 Franco Morbidelli to 4 and he will therefore start the next race from the last position on the grid, according to Article 3.2.1.

No appeals have been lodged. The decision of Race Direction is final.

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FIM breaks new ground with
Women’s Enduro Training Camp!

The FIM and its Women in Motorcycling Commission are delighted to announce a new initiative that will see the first ever FIM Women’s Enduro Training Camp take place in Bilstain, Belgium on 14-15-16 July 2015, with the support of the Belgian national motorcycling federation (FMB). The three-day training camp has been planned to coincide with the penultimate round of the 2015 FIM Women’s Enduro World Cup to be held in Belgium on 12 July.

Using the extensive facilities and terrain at the famous Bilstain venue, women riders of all levels, from beginners to those with some racing experience, will be able to benefit from expert tuition by FIM Enduro Course Inspector Maurizio Micheluz, who will be supported by local Belgian coach Thierry Klutz.

The training course will consist of two full days of activities (9.00 to 18.00) and a third day starting at 09.00 and ending at 15.00. The course will cover a wide range of skills in order to prepare the participants for all types of event and terrain, such as extreme tests, SuperEnduro and the International Six Days Enduro. It will also include training in mechanical tasks such as changing tyres, etc.

FIM Enduro Commission Director Jean-Guillaume Meiller said of this exciting new venture: "The Enduro Commission welcomes this training camp geared exclusively to female riders. Women are now an important part of the Enduro community. We often see them anxious at the start of the race only to return later in the day wearing big smiles as they step on to the podium having shown great courage and tenacity. This is very gratifying for us all.”

“During the planned three day training camp, which will be conducted in a convivial atmosphere, the female riders will have a perfect opportunity to share their experiences, to improve their skills and to learn that nothing is impossible, even in Enduro! We would like to thank the Belgian national federation for their huge support in hosting this event and for making every effort to ensure that the girls will leave with an overriding desire to return again as soon as possible."

Riders should contact Jean-Paul Gombeaud (jean-paul.gombeaud@fim.ch) to enter this event. National federations will be required to send the relevant start permissions and copies of licence/confirmation of the insurances. Further details about the training camp are as follows:

Place: Domaine de Bilstain, www.rdmcbilstain.be

Date: 14-15-16 July

  • Day 1 (14/07/15): 9.00 - 18H00
  • Day 2 (15/07/15): 9.00 - 18H00
  • Day 3 (16/07/15): 9.00 - 15H00

Fees: Access to Bilstain 16€/per rider/day to be paid to the “domaine Bilstain”, 60€ /per rider to be paid to FIM on site.

Proposed accommodation, to be paid by each rider: Hôtel Le Midi - Rue du Midi 9 - 4800 Verviers (Petit-Rechain) Belgique Tel. +32(0)87-32 17 50 - Fax +32(0)87-32 17 59 info@hotellemidi.be http://www.hotellemidi.be
  Prices: single 57€ with breakfast, 69€ double with breakfast Gite/Guesthouse or flats, Au Domaine de Bilstain. Please refer to the conditions on the website. Breakfast from 5€/per person per night

Licences:

  • All riders must have a national licence to participate if the camp is taking place in their own country.
  • The rider must have a Continental licence if the camp is taking place in her continent. If not, the rider must have an FIM international licence of any of the disciplines.
  • The rider must receive the authorisation from her national federation stating the IMN number of the camp.
  • The rider must have valid insurance in case of injury (included in the license or not)

Mr Jean-Paul Gombeaud | CEN Coordinator | jean-paul.gombeaud@fim.ch

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KiSS Mugello wears three colours this season!

 

 

Mugello is the birthplace of KiSS (Keep it Shiny and Sustainable) programme, where the beautiful hills and the Tuscan Sun inspired a group of visionary people coming from the motorcycle world to act and organise this environmental friendly event at Mugello.
KiSS Mugello is a joint project managed by Yamaha Motor Racing, Mugello Circuit, FIM with unconditional support from DORNA, therefore involving the most important stakeholders in the world of the competition in this leading category.

KiSS has become one of the FIM flagship sustainability programmes. There are already nine editions of the KiSS programme that have been developed in different circuits, countries and continents, with other motorcycle disciplines that have been inspired with the idea of a programme that will ultimately contribute to the sustainability of motorcycle sport.

This year Yamaha Motor Racing and the Mugello Circuit have announced a series of activities that come to complement the previous editions, incorporating the social sphere in the programme. (For more information click here).

Valentino Rossi, FIM Environmental Ambassador, and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo are supporting 100% the programme of activities which includes the distribution of 20,000 eco/kits to allow the fans to be fully involved in this environmental festival and which will help to separate the waste that is produced (20.9 ton collected in 2014). Additionally new recycling/islands will be placed in the paddock plus ultra efficient hand dryers will be used which are intended to reduce the environmental impact. The social part of this event will be driven by Valentino Rossi who will offer 700 t-shirts carrying the slogan Yellow + Blue = Green with the aim to raise funds for a children's hospital in Florence. Aside from all these activities the circuit and the equipment must comply with all FIM regulations described in the code of FIM environment (here).

FIM President Vito Ippolito commented: “Since the FIM began its Ride Green programme more than 20 years ago, it has worked tirelessly and continuously on creating a synergy that promotes and delivers sustainability within motorcycle sport. Motorcycle sport like many others, shares the highest ideals of the human being: the pursuit of excellence, the expression of power and personal progress being amongst the key qualities. The values that are developed in our athletes are reflected in the goals and aims of our events in order to create safer events, incredible entertainment, excellence in sport and a real commitment to sustainability. KiSS is the symbol of our sport’s focus in this direction, with a clear synergy between all the parties involved and in this way we can realise a very important component: the social aspect of our sustainability programme. Since its first edition in 2013, KiSS Mugello has inspired other major sports venues to join the programme. We have no doubt that this will be a great success with the fans and the Ride Green ambassadors who can be found amongst the main protagonists.”

More information www.kissmugello.com

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KiSS Mugello 2015 edition

Mrs Kattia Hernandez | CIE Director | cie-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 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 Women + Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference

19-20 November 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the City of Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) will be hosting the first Women + Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference this year. This high-level conference will take place from 19 to 20 November 2015 in Jerez de la Frontera.

On this occasion, the FIM, with the support of the authorities of the City of Jerez, 2015 World Capital of Motorcycling, will bring together over 30 international experts on gender and sustainability. This unique event will offer a high level of knowledge and expertise in two key areas of motorcycling and will be an opportunity to engage in discussions, network and share ideas. The conference will consist of two plenary sessions and four topic sessions.

After more than twenty years’ experience developing the Ride Green Programme, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), with the support of the authorities of the City of Jerez, World Capital of Motorcycling in 2015, will be bringing together over 30 international experts on gender and sustainability.

The primary objective of this Conference, which will take place from 19 to 20 November 2015, is to present research, projects and experience on themes around women and sustainability and to exchange experiences at all levels in order to reinforce the work and knowledge of all our interest groups.

A further objective is to provide the world of sport with a showcase to present sustainability programmes and enable sport to contribute actively to the raising of awareness among thousands of spectators through positive messages to the community and, at the same time, to put forward a tangible proposal for sustainable work through the Declaration of Jerez.

The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994. The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) was created to promote the presence of women in all related motorcycling activities and to provide them with better opportunities and possibilities.

The FIM looks forward to having the pleasure of your company at the 2015 FIM Women and Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference.

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  FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix  

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission  

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of  Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on2May 2015 in Jerez,made the following decisions:  

  Sporting Regulations   

  Effective Immediately  

  A clarification concerning the deadline for changing a machine in pit lane for a dry race was approved. The rider must exit pit lane on the second machine before the leading rider completes the first lap.  

  TechnicalRegulations   

  MotoGP Class:Effective Immediately  

 

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Pata Riviera di Rimini Round – Misano: Decision of the Race Direction

On Saturday 20th June during the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup Free Practice 3, rider #71 Christopher Bergmann didn’t respect the red lights at pit exit as per the article 1.23.2 of 2015 Road Racing FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations.

A Race Direction hearing was held with the rider and the team manager in attendance.

Mr Christopher Bergmann recognised the fact.

The decision of the Race Direction is to impose the addition of two Penalty Points to the record of rider #71 Christopher Bergmann.

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

A clarification concerning the method of recording engine use was approved. The limit on engines used only applies to those engines used in practice sessions and races at events. Engines used for testing outside of actual events are not controlled. 

  Moto2 Engine Supply  

The Commission approved a renewal of the contract with Honda for the supply of Moto2 class engines for the three year period 2016 to 2018.  

A regularlyupdated version of theFIMGrand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:     

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Decision of the Grand Prix Commission The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 27 March 2015 in Losail (Qatar), made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations Effective 2015 Further to the decision made at the previous meeting concerning the procedure to be adopted when there is a change in climatic conditions after the riders have reached the grid after their sighting lap. In the Moto3 and Moto2 classes, when a change in conditions leads to a start delayed procedure, the race distance will be reduced to 2/3 of the original race distance. This brings the procedure into line with that for restarted races in these classes.

Technical Regulations MotoGP Class Effective 2016 The number of engines that may be used in a season of up to 20 races is seven, with frozen specifications. The minimum vehicle weight will be 157 kg. The maximum fuel tank capacity will be 22 litres. (Already announced following the previous GPC meeting).

Concerning the unified software to be used in 2016 the following decision was made: a). The strategies of the 2016 unified software will be based on the present version, (2015 start of season version), of the Open Class software. b). Starting from July 1st 2015 and until the end of 2016 season, if a change of the unified software is requested unanimously by Ducati, Honda and Yamaha, then the Organiser must adopt this modification, but the cost is the responsibility of the manufacturers. c). Conversely, during the same period as above, if the Organiser wants to make a change to the unified software, this change must be approved unanimously by Ducati, Honda and Yamaha; otherwise the Organiser can’t update the software.

11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM 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.

Concessions - MotoGP Class All concessions granted to MotoGP class Manufacturers who have not won a race in dry conditions in 2013, 2014 or 2015 will continue to apply. However the criteria for losing concessions has been redefined and will be based on "Concession Points" calculated as follows.

First place 3 concession points Second place 2 concession points Third place 1 concession point

The effect of this will be: In 2015 a manufacturer achieving three Concession Points in dry races must immediately reduce fuel tank capacity from 24 litres to 22 litres. (Note: the criteria for losing concessions concerning the use of Open class tyres and testing with contracted riders remains at three race wins in dry conditions).

In 2016 a manufacturer achieving six concession points in dry or wet conditions will immediately lose the right to test with contracted riders and will lose all concessions from the following season. However, with effect from the 2016 season, any manufacturer who gains no concession points, (effectively meaning no podium places), will benefit from the full package of concessions in the following season.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on: http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/regulations-and-documents/grand-prix/

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Changes for the FIM CEV Repsol 2015 Championship

 

Changes for the FIM CEV Repsol 2015
Thursday, 18 December 2014

 

Following on from recent major improvements in the FIM CEV Repsol, here are some of the most important changes that will come into force in the 2015 season.

 

Moto3™ Junior World Championship
• 12 races over 8 events.
• Riders between 14 and 23 (at the 1st of January of the corresponding Championship year) can choose to register for the Moto3™ Junior World Championship.
• There will be a maximum permitted engine limit of 13,500 RPM and a minimum allowed weight (machine plus rider) of 149 kg in 2015 and 152 kg in 2016.
• There will be a limit on the number of tyres allowed per race.

Moto2™ European Championship
• 11 races over 7 events.
• Only Dunlop tyres to be used in this category.
• There will be a limit on the number of tyres allowed per race.

Superbike European Championship
• 11 races over 7 events.
• Only Michelin tyres to be used in this category.
• There will be a limit on the number of tyres allowed per race

Kawasaki Z Cup
• 6 races over 4 events.

For all categories:
• The starting grid must be entered with engines off, pushing the machine from the last row.
• FIM CEV Repsol petrol from previous seasons may not be used.

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Grand Prix Commission announce updates to Sporting Regulations

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

 

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of  Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 8th November 2014 in Valencia, made the following decisions:

 

Sporting Regulations – Effective 2015

Riders or other persons using scooters for track familiarisation must wear a crash helmet.

Use of motorcycles from other disciplines, (motocross, enduro, supermoto, etc.) may be used for track familiarisation away from events without restriction.

Teams in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes, testing on either of their designated circuits, may not use a contracted rider from another team in the same class.

In a situation where a rider anticipates the start with a slight movement but then stops, and is stationary when the red light goes out, Race Direction will be the sole judge of whether an advantage has been gained and if a penalty will be imposed.

When riders are adjudged to have exceeded the track limits during the race then Race Direction will decide what penalty is to be imposed. (Automatic drop of position is no longer the only possible penalty).

When a group of riders are being lapped and the blue flag is displayed then there can be no changes of position within the group of riders until the rider lapping them has passed.

Technical Regulations – Effective 2015

Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

Moto3 class engines are allocated randomly during the season in three separate batches. To ensure that engines in the different batches, from the same manufacturer, are of identical specification, an engine will be selected at random from each distribution and used as a reference to check randomly selected engines from subsequent distributions.

Permission has already been granted to Moto3 class teams to use their 2014 chassis in 2015 instead of buying new a chassis. However, to prevent any advantage by using higher specification components, not provided with the 2015 chassis packages, it was decided that any team taking this option may only use the standard front and rear suspension packages as supplied with the 2015 chassis.

The temperature of fuel used in Moto3 and Moto2 class machines may not be artificially reduced. Fuel must be at the ambient temperature as defined by the Technical Director.

Dell’Orto has been the exclusive supplier of ECU’s to the Moto3 class for the first three years of this class. Based on the good experience with the Dell’Orto hardware and knowledge gained by the Championship and teams on settings and data acquisition, it was decided to renew the contract with Dell’Orto for a further three years. This will also allow for continued use of existing product stock.

MotoGP Class

The details of the procedure for technical control of MotoGP class engines were confirmed. MotoGP class engines may be required to be dismantled for checking by the Technical Director. However, the team may then rebuild that engine, using new parts, and the engine may then be used for the balance of its normal life, determined as 3,600 km.

Other Matters

The Indianapolis Grand Prix was awarded the title of Best Grand Prix of 2014.

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/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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Miller to join CWM LCR Honda Team for the 2015 MotoGP™ campaign

Miller to join CWM LCR Honda Team for the 2015 MotoGP™ campaign
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

 

The CWM LCR Honda Team is pleased to officially announce that Australian rider Jack Miller will compete with them in the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship riding the Honda RC213V-RS Open Specification bike.

 

The 19-year-old racer from Townsville, who is currently leading the Moto3™ World Championship, will compete in the MotoGP Open Class thanks to the support of Honda Racing Corporation, LCR’s historical sponsors and new team partner CWM, alongside the more experienced British talent Cal Crutchlow riding the Honda RC213V Factory Specification bike.

This is the first time since their debut in the MotoGP class in 2006, that Lucio Cecchinello’s squad will field two riders, and this is largely thanks to new sponsor CWMFX.com

Miller commented, “I’m very happy to make the leap up to MotoGP next year, especially because I will do so alongside HRC. It's a dream come true. I think that every rider would like to race at the highest level in the World Championship with a Honda. It is certainly a big jump from Moto3 to MotoGP, but I am convinced that we are ready and that, step-by-step, learning every day, we can do a great job. It's a fantastic opportunity and I'm very excited about starting this new stage of my career with HRC, whom I wish to thank together with CWM LCR Honda Team. I'm looking forward to working with them! In the meantime, I remain fully focused on this season's Moto3 World Championship. I will have to avoid any distraction in order to fight for the title.”

Cecchinello, CWM LCR Team Principal, added: “Without any doubt, this is a very exciting project and a completely new challenge for us. We do believe that Jack will be a future strong performer in the premier class due to his undeniable talent, motivation and drive. Together with Honda we will do our best to let him familiarise himself, step by step, with the MotoGP class. For sure Jack will need time to learn how to ride a 1000cc machine but there is no rush, and next year will just be a learning season for him in the new class. Honda has a long term plan with him and we believe that with no pressure Jack will be able to show his talent in MotoGP.”

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21  Sept. 2014           Suzuki Endurance Racing Team wins at Le Mans
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin takes the 2014 title!


Suzuki Endurance Racing Team emerged victorious from the 24 Heures Moto with a two-lap lead over
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin, who take the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship title. Monster
Energy Yamaha YART took the third step of the podium after a heart-stopping race.
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team collected their first win of the season at the 24 Heures Moto at Le Mans,
final of the 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship. Although the FIM Endurance World title eluded them
this time after four successive years at the top of the world rankings, Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and
Erwan Nigon and the team led by Dominique Méliand have finished a tough season on a high note. In this 24
Hour race, they took the maximum number of points, leading after 8 and 16 hours before taking the
chequered flag in first place. The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team took command of the race early in the
evening after a crash for Fabien Forêt on the Team SRC Kawasaki. The factory ZX-10R, also ridden by
Gregory Leblanc and Matthieu Lagrive, had clocked up 200 laps at the front of the field.
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin is the other star of this team race at Le Mans. At the top of the provisional
leader board going in to the race, David Checa, Kenny Foray and Mathieu Gines stayed with the pace set by
the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team at the front. The race did not start well for Christophe Guyot’s team
after a touch and a crash for David Checa in the first lap, but after attacking hard for the rest of the race,
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin takes its second world crown ten years after its first FIM Endurance World
Championship title in 2004.
Third at the finish, Monster Energy Yamaha YART was also a major protagonist in the show at Le Mans with
Broc Parkes, Michael Laverty and Sheridan Morais. They clocked up some breathtaking laps but were held up
somewhat by a crash on Sunday morning. The two first Superstocks took the chequered flag in 4th and 5th.
Qatar Endurance Racing Team with Anthony West, Alex Cudlin and Mashel Al Naimi were in control
throughout. The Qatari Kawasaki finished two laps ahead of Junior Team LMS Suzuki with Baptiste Guittet,
Etienne Masson and Gregg Black. But after a very regular season, Junior Team LMS Suzuki managed by
Damien Saulnier takes the 2014 FIM Endurance World Cup ahead of Qatar Endurance Racing Team. Starteam
PAM Racing, who turned heads at Oschersleben, took third place on the Superstock podium at Le Mans with
Claude Lucas, Jonathan Hardt and Kevin Longearet.
Sixth overall, Honda National Motos with Greg Junod, Arturo Tizon and Olivier Four finished just short of the
Formula EWC podium in fourth ahead of Team R2CL, held up by crashes. Credit is also due to Bolliger Team
Switzerland, who were among the Top 5 for a significant period before a problem with overheating.
The hopes of two major favourites for a win came to an end during the night. Held up by gear box problems
halfway through the race, Honda Racing dropped out just before 7 h in the morning. Julien Da Costa,
Sébastien Gimbert and Freddy Foray had tucked themselves into second in the wake of the Suzuki Endurance
Racing Team despite a crash for Sébastien Gimbert before the end of the first hour just after he went on the
track. Held up first by a crash for Fabien Forêt just after nightfall, Team SRC Kawasaki went out of the race
shortly after Honda Racing. After a further crash during the night The Kawasaki ZX-10R was too badly
damaged to get back into the race.
The start of the race was almost unprecedentedly dramatic. A series of touches from the first lap sent
several teams to the back of the field including Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin. Then Sylvain Barrier on the
Open BMW of Penz13.com Racing Team took the lead ahead of the Formula EWC heavy hitters. This BMW,
which was not in contention for the title, finished 7th overall. The weather conditions played a major role
as intermittent rain and a track that remained tricky during much of the race led to numerous changes of
tyres.

What they said…
Vincent Philippe, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider
“I haven’t won here for 11 years and 2014 was a difficult year for SERT and for me. On Friday, we would
never have fancied our chanced to win but we shall be back fighting in 2015.”
Erwan Nigon, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider
« It’s my first win in a 24 hour race. I’d like to give a special mention to the team, my fellow riders and all
their hard work. The track was tricky and we managed to avoid the pitfalls.”
Anthony Delhalle, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team rider
“It’s really nice to win at home. I live just 15 minutes away from the circuit. I have been watching riders on
the Bugatti since I was a kind. This is the third time I’ve tried for a win and it finally paid off.”
Dominique Méliand, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Team Manager
“It’s a bit early to talk about 2015 but this win at the end of the season will open a few doors for us. We
have already received congratulations from Japan!”
David Checa, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin rider
“That was a very tough race. I was on the ground after 24 seconds and I’m World Champion after 24 hours!
We are champions without a win but we went for it in every race. That’s the most important thing.”
Mathieu Gines, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin rider
“It’s been an extraordinary human adventure!”
Christophe Guyot, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin team manager
“We knew the SERT was a tough opponent but we are all competitors so we kept on fighting till the end.”
Mashel Al Naimi, rider of the Qatar Endurance Racing Team’s Kawasaki
“It was my first win in a 24 hour race. I’d like to express my admiration for Anthony’s performance. He set
a really high standard from the start.”
Anthony West, rider of the Qatar Endurance Racing Team’s Kawasaki
“I got a very good start but I never thought I would find myself ahead of all the EWC Formula guys. But if
I’d known just now tough the race would be I’d have started off a bit more gently.”
Baptiste Guittet, Junior Team LMS Suzuki rider
“We were aiming for the title but I made a small mistake this morning which cost us two laps.”
Etienne Masson, Junior Team LMS Suzuki rider
“The QERT riders were in a class of their own. We couldn’t follow Anthony who rode a fabulous first
relay.”
Gregg Black, Junior Team LMS Suzuki rider
“For me it’s been a successful season with the title in the French Superbike Championship and the
Superstock World Cup.”
Sylvain Barrier, who signed the fastest lap of the race on the BMW of Penz13.com Racing Team
“It was fantastic. We had a perfect bike to ride. I got ahead at the start without a second thought. We
were just there to prepare the BMW project or next year.”


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Another Bol d’Or win for SRC Kawasaki
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin and Junior Team LMS Suzuki also on the podium

An epic, breath-taking thriller with some surprising twists to the plot! Words can barely describe the
24-hour race the teams have just delivered at the 78th Bol d’Or in Magny-Cours. With some of the
favourites forced out by the weather and the vicissitudes of the race, SRC Kawasaki has won again
ahead of Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin and an astonishing Junior Team LMS Suzuki.
SRC Kawasaki has clocked up its third Bol d’Or win on the trot and by far its most surprising. No one would
have fancied the factory Kawasaki a win for here this year. After a bad crash for Matthieu Lagrive in the free
practice, Leblanc and Nicolas Salchaud almost shared the race between them. At the start a crash on the
wet track pushed the Kawasaki #11 outside the top 20. After that, a textbook race brought it roaring back to
take the top step of the podium with a five-lap lead over Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin.
Yamaha Racing GMT 94 with Michelin David Checa, Kenny Foray and Mathieu Gines was never out of the Top
3 throughout the 24 hours of the race. The French factory Yamaha took the lead during the night but was
held up around 11 o’clock on Sunday by a crash on a slippery track following a shower of rain.
The other outstanding feat of this 78th Bol d’Or was pulled off by Junior Team LMS Suzuki. This team,
entered in Superstock (without the fast wheel dismounters) rode its way on to the podium alongside the
factory teams with Baptiste Guittet, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black on board despite two crashes during
the race.
Bolliger Team Switzerland and Team Motors Events April Moto were locked in a veritable duel for fourth
place towards the end of the race. Bolliger Team Switzerland had a great start to the race in the top 5 and
delivered a superb race with Michael Sutter showing great virtuosity on a wet track despite a crash during
the night. In its first race in EWC, Team Motors Events April Moto, winner of the 2011 and 2013 FIM
Endurance World Cup, never moved out of the Top 10. Gregory Fastré, Michael Savary and Jimmy Storrar
tried in vain to stave off the return of Bolliger Team Switzerland, but hung on to 5th place despite pressure
from experienced teams such as National Motos, with its Honda in the capable hands of Olivier Four, Arturo
Tizon and Greg Junod, and R2CL, runners up in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Gareth Jones, Guy Martin
and Gwen Giabbani.
In Superstock, Yamaha Viltaïs (Loic Bardet, Cyril Carrillo and Johan Nigon) took second place despite a crash
ahead of the Suzuki of AM Moto Racing Compétition, on the podium again with Anthony Loiseau, Romain
Maitre and Dylan Buisson.
Endurance fans have rarely witnessed a 24-hour race with so many twists and so much drama. A huge shower
at the start shuffled the cards from the word go with crashes for the SRC Kawasaki, Honda National Motos
and Junior Team LMS Suzuki, all in it to win. The first part of the race was an elbow-jostling battle between
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and Honda Racing. Le SERT crashed off the scene during the night leaving an
injured Vincent Philippe. Firmly out in front with a five-lap lead after superb contributions from Julien Da
Costa, Freddy Foray and Sébastien Gimbert, Honda Racing dropped out just before mid-day with crankcase
damage caused by a broken gear system. Monster Energy Yamaha YART went out early on Saturday evening
after several crashes that kept it shy of the fray in the leading pack.
In Superstock the front runners at the start of the race met with varied fortunes. Kawasaki Hall Motos 02 led
the category for a time only to drop out at the end of the night with a broken engine after a number of
crashes. A broken engine also put an end to the hopes of Qatar Endurance Racing Team, a contender for the
podium in the category, and Starteam PAM Racing, up among the Superstock top five at the start of the
race.
For the next round of the FIM Endurance World Championship, join us in Japan on 27 July for the
Suzuka 8 Hours!
 
What they said…
Gilles Stafler, SRC Kawasaki team manager
“The week got off to a bad start. With Fabien Foret out and the crash for Matthieu, I wouldn’t have fancied
us to win. The best win we ever had in a 24-hour race was our first in Le Mans in 2010. But this one was the
toughest. There was also a luck factor in the choice of the tyres and we had the support of really top-notch
technical staff.”
 
Kenny Foray, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin rider
“It’s a great feeling to be back on the podium. I made a mistake and I feel bad about that. When I brought
the bike back in a very bad state, the mechanics got it back in shape in just 12 minutes. That was really
impressive.”
 
Christophe Guyot, Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin team manager
“You could say that we were the survivors, but all the lads on this podium can be very proud of what they
have achieved.”
 
Etienne Masson, Junior Team LMS Suzuki rider
“We were in it to win in Superstock but when we realised we could get on the overall podium we kept our
cool. It was Damien Saulnier our team manager who was the most stressed out! The hardest thing was to
manage the choice of tyres. We don’t have the high-speed wheel-changing system so kudos to the crew of
students from LMS. They did a fantastic job for their first race.”
 
Grégory Leblanc, SRC Kawasaki rider
“I was expecting a tough race because of the weather but when we slipped back to 32nd it was hard to
believe we could win. Matthieu Lagrive came back from 32nd to 14th place with a broken vertebra! I don’t
think I’d have done that myself. I didn’t see the night go by. It was one of the best races I ever rode in but
also one of the toughest.”

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2014 FIM Endurance World Championship  New season, new rules


The first practice for the Bol d’Or, curtain raiser of the FIM Endurance World Championship, started this
Thursday at the Magny-Cours circuit in the department of the Nièvre. All the teams entered were
invited to a final briefing on the new rules for 2014.
The main change concerns the points scales on the longer events. The points awarded at the finish remain
the same for the first 20 to take the chequered flag, but intermediate rankings have been introduced for the
12 and 24 hour races. “The ten first placed teams after 8 hours and 16 hours will receive a bonus of
between 10 and 1 points , explains FIM Road Racing Commission Coordinator Paul Duparc. This scale is a way
of rewarding the teams who make the running in the longest races of the FIM Endurance World
Championship but whose finish doesn’t reflect their true performance. This new rule is in keeping with the
spirit of Endurance and is a response to calls from many of the Championship’s stakeholders. Alongside the
Team standings for the FIM Endurance World Championship we have also created a riders’ ranking to
highlight the riders’ personal results and determine the best rider at the end of the season.
The other major change is a restriction on the number of slick tyres for the teams entered in Formula EWC.
In the interests of sustainability and by agreement with the manufacturers, the Teams will be entitled to a
limited number of slick tyres in the qualifiers. A total of 45 tyres (front and rear), will be authorised for
the 24 hour races, 23 tyres for the 12 hour races and 15 for the 8 hour races. In line with this policy, these
restrictions will be extended in 2015, the aim being to give the manufacturers time to design products with
better performances and a longer life.”
Pit stewards will be checking the tyres of each machine in Formula EWC. This tyre restriction does not
concern the motorcycles in the Superstock category. This weekend there will be 480 stewards along the pit
lane and on the circuit at Magny-Cours to ensure that this first race of the season takes place safely.

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The FICM was re-established in order to control and develop the sporting and touring aspects of motorcycling and to assist all motorcycle users. Two weeks later, a Congress was held in Paris in which Germany, Austria and Switzerland also took part. These ten countries are considered as the official founder members of the FICM.

The Marquis de Mouzilly St-Mars was elected Patron and the Honourable Sir Arthur Stanley MP President. The following year, the first international event held under the aegis of the FICM took place: the International Six Days Reliability Trial, forerunner of today’s International Six Days’ Enduro.

By the eve of the Second World War, the FICM had 30 affiliated members. In 1936 the first Speedway World Final took place in the Wembley Stadium. This was the first official FI(C)M World Championship and the first World Champion title was won by Australian rider Lionel van Praag.

In 1937, an agreement was drawn up by the FICM and the AIACR (the International Association of Recognised Automobile Clubs, predecessor of the FIA) defining their relationship and providing for very close collaboration between both organisations.

After the war, the FICM resumed its activities in 1946. In 1947 in the Netherlands, an event called “cross-country” was held with riders from Great Britain, Belgium and Holland. It was the first Motocross des Nations.

In 1949, the FICM became the Fe´de´ration Internationale Motocycliste (FIM). That same year saw the launch of the world’s most prestigious motorcycling competition: the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, now known as the MotoGP™ World Championship.

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Change to the 2013 Regulations

The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Managing Director), Ignacio

Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative) and Giulio Bardi

(Team representative) met at the FIM Heaquarters on 13 March 2013. It unanimously decided to

introduce the following main modifications to the Regulations of the Road Racing Superbike &

Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup for 2013:

A number of representatives of Dorna WSBK Organization and the FIM took part in this meeting

(Messrs Daniel Carrera, Gregorio Lavilla, Rezsö Bulcsu, and Paul Duparc).

Immediate application

Sporting Regulations

1.19 Start Procedure

14) A red light will be displayed for between 2 and 5 seconds. The red light will go out to start

the race

A safety car will follow behind the motorcycles for the whole of the first lap. The safety car

must overtake slow riders.

If the red lights device is fed by normal power (electricity) supply, it must also be connected

to a set of car batteries or to an U.P.S. (Uninterruptable Power System) to provide power to

the starting lights device if the electric line breaks down just at the moment of the start.

Any rider who anticipates the start or who is deliberately not placed in his starting box

will be required to carry out the ride through Procedure described under article 1.20.

Anticipation of the start is defined by the motorcycle moving forward when the red lights

are on. The Race Direction will decide if a penalty will be imposed and must arrange for the

team to be notified of such penalty before the end of the fourth lap.

(…)

Reason: Clarification.

1.23 PIT STOPS

Riders may enter the pits during the race.

Refuelling is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of this rule will be penalised with a

disqualification.

For the Superbike class only, the following procedure will also apply:

?hRiders who wish to change tyres or make adjustments in the pit lane must stop in

front of their garage, turn off the engine and dismount from their motorcycles. Only

three mechanics, clearly identified with an official armband, are allowed to touch

the motorcycle or work on it during the pit stop. These three mechanics cannot

receive any external help in the pit lane (i.e. passing the tools from the garage, etc.),

but the rider can help them if he wishes to do so.

?hThe use of power tools (maximum two at the same time, electric or pneumatic) is

allowed.

?hStands or lifts must operate manually and cannot be power assisted.

?hThe use of an auxiliary starter and/or of a booster battery is allowed to restart the

motorcycle.

?hA marshal will monitor the situation and report any infringement of this rule which

will be penalised by the Race Direction with a ride through.

?hIntervention time for a pit stop for tyre(s) change is fixed to 30 seconds plus the

necessary time to cross pit lane from entrance to exit (set time). This intervention

will be monitored by the Official timekeeping company. Any rider whose pit stop is

below the set time will be penalized by the Race Direction with a Ride Through.

?hDuring the pit stop, adjustments to the motorcycle are allowed.

?hA pit stop without a tyre change is not affected by this rule.

Reason: Clarification.

1.24.1 Flags and Lights Used to Provide Information:

(…)

?hWhite Flag

Waved at all the flag marshal posts during the race, this flag indicates that it is raining at

some parts of the circuit.

Only the Race Direction can take the decision.

(…)

Reason: To apply this flag information at any moment of the event and for all series.

1.24.2 Flags which Convey Information and Instructions:

?hYellow Flag

The team is no longer advised by written notice before the Ride Through sanction is applied.

1.27 Interruption of a race (red flag)

The procedure is reviewed and the one used in GP (with the 5 minutes rules) is now applied:

1.27.1 If the Race Director decides to interrupt a race, then red flags will be displayed at the

finish line and at all marshals' posts and he will switch on the red lights around the

circuit. Riders must immediately slow down and return to the pit lane.

The results will be the results taken at the last point where the leader and all other

riders on the same lap as the leader had completed a full lap without the red flag being

displayed

Exception: if the race is interrupted after the chequered flag, the following procedure

will apply:

1) For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was shown before the interruption, a

partial classification will be established at the end of the last lap of the race.

2) For all the riders to whom the chequered flag was not shown before the

interruption, a partial classification will be established at the end of the penultimate

lap of the race.

3) The complete classification will be established by combining both partial

classifications as per the lap/time procedure.

At the time the red flag is displayed, riders who are not actively competing in the race

will not be classified.

Within 5 minutes after the red flag has been displayed, riders who have not entered the

pit lane, pushing or riding on their motorcycle, will not be classified.

(…rest of the article remains unchanged…)

Technical Regulations

2.6.10.2 Front forks

Forks (stanchions, stem, wheel spindle, upper and lower crown, etc.) must remain as originally produced

by the manufacturer for the homologated motorcycle.

Original internal parts of the homologated forks may be modified or changed.

No aftermarket or prototype electronically-controlled suspension parts may be used, unless such

suspension is already present on the production model of the homologated motorcycle, and it must

remain completely standard (all mechanical or electronic parts must remain as homologated, with the

exception of shims and springs).

The original suspension system must work safely in the event of an electronic failure.

After market damper kits or valves may be installed.

Fork springs may be modified or replaced.

Fork caps may be modified or replaced to allow external adjustment.

Dust seals may be modified, changed or removed if the fork remains totally oil sealed.

The original surface finish of the fork tubes (stanchions, fork pipes) may be changed.

Additional surface treatments are allowed.

The upper and lower fork clamps (triple clamp, fork bridges) must remain as originally produced by the

manufacturer on the homologated motorcycle.

2.6.10.4 Rear suspension unit

Rear suspension unit (shock absorber) may be modified or replaced, but the original attachments to the

frame and rear fork (swing arm) must be as homologated.

Rear suspension unit and spring may be changed.

No aftermarket or prototype electronically-controlled suspension unit maybe used, unless such

suspension is already present on the production model of the homologated motorcycle, and it must

remain completely standard (any mechanical or electronic parts must remain as homologated with the

exception of shims and springs).

The original suspension system must work safely in the event of an electronic failure.

After market damper kits or valves may be installed.

Rear spring(s) may be modified or replaced.

Rear suspension linkage must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the homologated

motorcycle.

Reason: Clarifications.

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

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle

sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 108 National

Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the

International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP,

Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway.

Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and

protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an

Environmental Code in 1994.

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The FIM teams up with TTXGP  for promotion of new e-Road Racing series

The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is pleased to announce that it has reached

an agreement with TTXGP to promote a new series of electric powered motorcycle road racing

events. This agreement lays the groundwork for growth and a higher profile for the sport.

The new series will initially be run as a World Cup and as a support class to other Championships events. For the inaugural season in 2013, it will consist of four events in both

Europe and the USA, and a Final in Asia. And for 2014, it will revert to a championship calendar

with a minimum of six events over three continents.

The next milestone of this new concept comes in 2015, when this FIM Championship becomes headline event in its own right with a global calendar.

Since first FIM World records in 1994 and the first Road racing event held in 2009 by TTXGP,

electric powered motorcycles have shown huge improvements in both range and power. The new

e-Road Racing series will provide an intercontinental platform for the development of electric

powered two-wheelers and showcase their great potential as clean sports and road vehicles.

FIM President Vito Ippolito said of the groundbreaking new series: Through this agreement, are taking another important step towards the growth and promotion of clean electric road racing. The FIM is committed to furthering sports events for electric motorcycles which certainly be a major component of the motor sport of the future.

TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain considers the agreement a milestone in the development electric motor sport: This partnership with the FIM clears the way for a single destination all the world’s innovators to drive the next generation of technologies for competitive motor sport beyond the grid. We look forward to working with the FIM on this exciting project.

The name of the series and the 2013 calendar will be released shortly.

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FIM Conference of Commissions  New appointments in the Commissions

At its meeting on Friday 22 February, the FIM Board of Directors appointed new Directors and

new members in various Commissions. These appointments, effective as from the plenary

session on the morning of Saturday 23 February, are as follows:

- Trial Commission (CTR): the new Director is Thierry Michaud (FRA). A former Trial

rider, Thierry Michaud is a three times Trial World Champion (1985, 1986 and 1988),

and was a member of the French Trial team that won the Trial des Nations on four

occasions in the 1980s. A member of the Commission since 2010, and Director ad

interim since last December replacing Dave Willoughby, he has been working as national

coach in the French Federation since 1993.

- Track Racing Commission (CCP): Armando Castagna (ITA) has been appointed as new

Director, succeeding Roy Otto. As a Speedway rider, Castagna took part in the

Speedway World Finals several times between 1984 and 1993. (his best place being fourth in the 1992 Pair Speedway World Final. A member of the Commission since 2006,

he became a CCP Bureau member in 2010.

New members were appointed in various Commissions, as follows:

- Road Racing Commission (CCR): Franco Uncini (ITA), Carlos Requejo (ESP), Alfredo

Mastropasqua (ITA, expert)

- International Technical Commission (CTI): Miguel Sanchez (ESP), Oriol Galliemi (ESP,

expert), Philippe Ducros (FRA, expert); Steve Whitelock (USA, expert).

- Commission for Women in Motorcycling (CFM): Emmanuelle Clair (FRA), Peter Isgren

(SWE).

- Commission for Tourism and Leisure (CTL): Damiano Zamana (ITA).

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

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and

the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 108 National Federations

throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International

Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike,

Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also

active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment.

The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994

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FIM Motocross MX2 World Championship

Change to the Regulations

The Permanent Bureau of the Motocross Grand Prix, composed of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President,

and Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, unanimously adopted the following change to the

2013 FIM Motocross MX2 World Championship Regulations on 18 February 2013. Application: as of the first eventArt. 2.3 Age of riders

The maximum age limit of 23 years for riders in the MX2 class is not applicable to women riders

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the

presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), Paul Duparc (FIM) and

Mike Webb [NZ] (Race Director), in a meeting held on 13 December 2012 in Madrid, made the following

decisions. (Note: Some decisions were made at the previous meeting on 10 November at Valencia but

not announced at that time).

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

Effective immediately:

It has been recognised that there is the need to address the problem of riders who are constantly being

warned or penalised for endangering other riders or committing other serious offences like assaulting

marshals or other officials. To address this issue a new system of Penalty Points was approved. Race

Direction can sanction a rider with a number of Penalty Points between one and ten. This can be

instead of or in addition to any other sanction. Points will "tot up" during the season and when certain

thresholds are reached the following sanctions will be applied automatically:

Four Points - Starts next race from rear of grid.

Seven Points - Starts next race from pit lane.

Ten Points - Disqualification from the next event.

Once the ten point sanction has been imposed then points reset to Zero. Points are not carried forward

to the following season.

Several changes to the start procedure were approved:

Pit lane opening will be accompanied by a green flag at the pit exit in addition to the existing green

light.

No red flag will be displayed in front of the grid at the conclusion of the sighting lap.

Tyre warmers must be removed immediately on display of the one minute board.

Following approval of the new qualifying procedure for the MotoGP class it is also necessary to

determine the criteria for actual qualification to take part in the race - the 107% rule. To be allowed

to take part in the actual qualifying sessions a rider must achieve a time better than 107% of the

fastest rider in any of the four free practice sessions. It is no longer possible to qualify for the race

based on a time set in the warm up. Riders who are appointed as substitutes for an injured rider after

some free practice sessions have taken place and have not achieved the 107% cut off will still be

allowed to participate in Qualifying Practice 1 where they must achieve a qualifying time.

Failure of riders participating in their first event of the season to attend the FIM briefing may attract a

penalty but will no longer result in automatic disqualification.

The responsibility for switching on red rear lights in rain conditions now rests with the teams. No

boards will be displayed.

It is no longer a requirement for the team to be notified and acknowledge the imposition of a ride

through penalty due to a jump start. The requirement will be displayed at the start line to the rider

and included on the information page of the timekeeping monitors.

There is no longer a minimum fine that can be imposed by Race Direction. The maximum fine is now

fixed at Euro 50,000.00

Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class

Effective Immediately:

Carbon Composite wheels are not permitted. (As is already the case for Moto3 and Moto2).

The exception granted to CRT entries in 2012 to permit use of brake disks of a different diameter than

the 320mm specified in the regulations will not be extended to 2013.

A revised allocation of tyres will be introduced. In principle, riders will receive an additional rear tyre

and the "soft" front tyre offered as an option in 2012, but not used, will no longer be available. In that

case, the exception concerning allocations of different grades of front tyres at certain specified

circuits will be cancelled. The decision on the precise make up of the allocation will be taken following

the official test at Sepang on 5-7 February.

In this context, the official supplier will be making available a softer rear tyre for use by CRT entries.

Effective 2014:

A procedure for homologation of the "frozen" engine specifications was approved. It was confirmed that

this regulation does not apply to CRT entries and that different teams using the same brand of MSMA

machine could have engines homologated with different specifications.

Effective 2015:

Maximum prices permitted to be charged for the supply of brakes and suspension will be imposed.

Investigations are also being carried out with a view to capping charges for service contracts for the

same products.

Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

Effective Immediately:

Moto2 class quick-shifter systems must be approved by the Technical Director.

The allocation of tyres for the Moto2 class is changed. In future riders will have the following maximum

numbers available:

8 front tyres of the two standard specifications.

9 rear tyres of the two standard specifications

The actual specifications will be determined by the official supplier and all riders will receive equal

allocations.

Front race numbers on Moto3 and Moto2 machines must have a separation of minimum 10mm between

double digit numbers. Reflective backgrounds are not permitted.

Effective 2014:

To ensure that teams in the Moto3 are supplied with engines of the same specification at a reasonable

price it has been agreed that engines will be supplied via the series organisers and distributed

randomly. Engines will not be returned for maintenance but having completed normal mileage will be

retained by teams for other purposes or sale on.

Discussions are continuing about the maximum number of engines allowed and the routine, minor

engine maintenance to be permitted and a final regulation will be announced during the 2013 Qatar

GP.

Maximum prices will be imposed for complete Moto3 class machines and maximum prices will be

specified for chassis and major components for Moto3 and Moto2 class machines. Again, final

regulations will be announced during the 2013 Qatar GP.

All Classes

Effective 2014:

In 2013 Dorna will introduce a new timekeeping transponder that will have the ability to display on the

dashboard additional information for the rider. Most importantly, this will include the ability to

duplicate flag signals. Use of a compatible dashboard is mandatory from 2014 and optional in 2013.

In the Moto2 class the use of an updated Lambda sensor will be compulsory

Effective 2015:

FIM homologation standards for all racing wheels were approved in principle. Final standards will be

announced at the Qatar GP

Other Matters

The Commission confirmed acceptance of all MotoGP class CRT entries on the provisional 2013 entry

list.

The Commission approved various MotoGP wild card entries:

Michel Pirro - Ducati, Jerez, Mugello and Misano

Martin Bauer,  Schwarz & Bronnen, Brno

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FIM Environmental Award awarded  to the Circuits de Catalunya

After having reviewed the seven high-level entries, the independent Jury for the FIM Environmental Award decided

to reward the Circuits de Catalunya (ESP, Spain) for the impressive work they have been doing for a number of years to

promote sustainability, including the following features:

High social impact for the community

A clear vision of sustainability

Innovative Approaches

Wide dissemination of the project that acts as community educator

Clear and organised methodology based on environmental management plans

Compliance with international environmental standards

The 2012 FIM Environmental Award was presented during the FIM Gala Ceremony held in Monaco on 2 December.

A special mention was also given by the Jury to AMD Orehova Vas (SLO) for their continuous efforts to raise

environmental awareness amongst riders and spectators during their Motocross events and to share easy and

accessible environmental tips.

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The independent Jury for the FIM Environmental Award is composed of: Mr Andrzej Witkowski,

FIM Awards & Recognition Committee representative; Ms Kattia Hernandez, FIM International

Environment Commission Director; Ms Jill Savery, Olympic Gold medallist and environmental

consultant; Mr Even Wiger, Director of Sustainability at the FIA Foundation; Mr Nils Ryrholm,

Professor at Gavle University in Sweden in the Dept. of Electronics, Mathematics & Natural

Sciences.

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About the Circuits de Catalunya

The Circuits de Catalunya, which was inaugurated on 10 September 1991, is already an international benchmark

thanks to its capacity for innovation and its management model. The management’s efforts are focused on

becoming a powerful economic engine for the area and exporting the brand and its values around the world. The

Circuit is working to share the passion for this sport with thousands of new fans and at the same time to promote a

commitment to respect the environment. The Circuits de Catalunya obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2008.

The circuit hosted its first race five days after the inauguration. Nowadays the management focuses its sustainable

actions on the organisation of sustainable activities in order to promote environmental awareness. These include

electric routes, the Eco series (first European championship on permanent racetracks based on ecodriving, energy

efficiency and alternative energies), E-days (conferences and workshops with the aim of consolidating the future of

electric vehicles), eco point (sustainable management), the B circuit (opening the doors for bicycle fans), and

promotion of public transportation, amongst others.

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European Union drops motorcycle technical inspections, for five years!

In a surprise move the EU Council representatives meeting in Brussels on 3 December

decided to delete motorcycles and mopeds from the proposed new Directive on technical

inspections.

Written into the draft is a requirement to review the situation regarding mopeds and

motorcycles in five years time. But, the EU member states have clearly stated that they

do not see the need for technical inspections of mopeds and motorcycles with the published

draft.

Commenting on the outcome FIM CEO Stephane Desprez said: This has been a controversial

issue for many years. Some riders are used to technical inspections being part of the law as

this has been done in many countries for a long time. Others have no tradition of this. It is

further complicated by the fact that many enthusiasts own more than one motorcycle or

scooter. If the testing is expensive this becomes a large bill every year if all the bikes are

kept on the road.

The research underpinning this proposal was conducted by one of the testing institutes, and

is contradicted by other studies on accident figures due to technical failures. This explains

why its conclusions were weakened when reviewed by the European member states. If and

when the issue is discussed again in five years it will need more careful scrutiny.

The future directive will not affect the situation of countries that have this system at

national level, examples being the UK and Italy.

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FIM 2012 Dinner-Debate at the European Parliament

On 27 November, the FIM organised a Dinner-Debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to present

the work of the FIM in the field of Alternative Energies and to stress the need for supportive EU

legislation for clean motorcycling.

Welcomed by the Dutch Member of the European Parliament Mr Wim van de Camp, the dinner was attended

by representatives of European States, Members of European Parliament and European Commission Officials,

representatives from ACEM (the Association of Motorcycles Manufacturers), members of the FIM Alternative

Energy Working Group, as well as other stakeholders from the motorcycling community and clean technology

companies.

An exhibition displaying two sustainable powered two-wheelers: Suzuki Fuel Cell Burgman and Piaggio Mp3

Hybrid 300ie underlined the existence of ready-to-use technologies.

Speeches from the FIMs Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephane Desprez, Mr Olivier Onidi and Mr Frederic

Sgarbi from the European Commission as well as Mr Mario Santucci, Responsible for Vehicle Innovation at

Piaggio Group, underlined the advantages of motorcycles in the face of the current issues regarding

transportation in major cities, the improvements of clean technologies used in motorcycling and the need for

a more supportive EU legislation.

The Director for Innovative and Sustainable Mobility at DG MOVE, Mr Olivier Onidi outlined that future EU

legislation and actions will be designed to include powered two-wheelers and support the emergence of new

technologies in motorcycling.

Stéphane Desprez explained how motorcycling sport is acting as a driver for innovation as well as the best

testing platform for innovation with initiatives such as the ePower Championship, the first FIM international

championship for motorcycles propelled by electric power only. Mr Mario Santucci detailed the inclusive

strategy of his firm Piaggio, Italian manufacturer of motorcycles, and its perspectives in terms of R&D. Mr

Frederic Sgarbi, Head of Sector at DG Research, highlighted the inclusion of powered two-wheelers in the

future Green Vehicles Initiative in Horizon 2020 framework.

The dinner was followed by a lively debate, focusing on the ongoing need for political support, infrastructure

development and incentives to encourage the industry and consumers to go green.

Today the motorcycle is the ideal vehicle to prove new technologies and test new sources of energy.

Increasingly, policy makers and the public are looking to motorsport, and motorcycling specifically, as a

testing ground for these new technologies. Motorcycles provide an easily adapted platform of modestly

simple design that lends itself well to utilizing many different forms of alternative energy!

 FIM CEO Stephane Desprez

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FIM Motocross World Championships

Changes to the Regulations

The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs Wolfgang Srb, Director of the

CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, meeting in Mies (Switzerland) on

23 November, unanimously adopted the following changes to the 2013 Regulations.

Mr Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary General, could not attend the meeting, but the FIM received

the MSMA position on the topics discussed. Mr Ignacio Verneda, FIM Executive Director Sports, also

attended this meeting.

Application 01 January 2013

1. FIM MX1 & MX2 Motocross World Championships Regulations

For overseas FIM MX1 & MX2 World Championship events:

- MX1 & MX2 classes race together

- Maximum 40 riders : 15 MX1 riders + 15 MX2 riders + 10 additional riders regardless their class

(MX1 or MX2)

- Classification per class

MX1 / MX2 Duration per session Maximum number of riders

2 X Free Practice 35 minutes 40 riders

1 X Pre-Qualifying Practice 30 minutes 40 riders

1 X Qualifying Race 20 minutes + 2 laps 40 riders

1 X Warm-Up 20 minutes 40 riders

2 X Races 35 minutes + 2 laps 40 riders

2. FIM MX1, MX2, MX3, Womens Motocross World Championships, FIM Motocross of Nations &

FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup Regulations

Art. 5.11 Qualifying

In order to qualify for the Qualifying Race, a rider must achieve a time equal to at least 108% of the

average time of the top 10 recorded during the Pre-Qualifying Practice.

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FIM Motocross & SuperMoto World Championships

Changes to the Regulations

The Motocross/SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs Wolfgang Srb, Director of the

CMS/FIM, Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream, and Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary

General, meeting in Teutschenthal (Germany) on 22 September 2012, unanimously adopted the

following changes to the 2013 Regulations.

Mr Stephane Desprez, FIM Chief Executive Officer also attended this meeting.

Application 01 January 2013

Motocross

1. FIM Standards for Motocross Circuits

Art. 047.3.4 Speed

The course, if possible, should be of a type which restricts the average speed to a maximum of 65 km

per hour (the average calculated for one complete race).

Art. 047.3.10 Repair and signalling zone

New paragraph: The repair and signalling zone must have a corridor in the pit lane to allow an

uninterrupted passage throughout the entire length. This corridor should be marked by white lines

throughout the entire event and remain free of parked motorcycles, equipment and people.

Furthermore, there should be no excessive speed or overtaking in the pit lane. Riders should ride in a

disciplined manner within this area.

Art. 047.4 Track marking and fencing

c) Track marking

New text of the paragraph: The exterior of the track may be marked by course markers, straw bales,

foam rubber blocks, earth banking, advertising banners and flexible fencing green in colour.

2. FIM MX1, MX2, MX3, Womens Motocross World Championships, FIM Motocross of Nations and

FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup Regulations

Art. 2.2 Acceptance of entries

The maximum age limit of 23 years for the MX2 class is no longer valid for the FIM Motocross of

Nations.

Art. 2.10 Rider Behaviour and Assistance (in addition to paragraph 28)

Watering of starting lanes by riders and/or team staff is prohibited.

Art. 4.19 Official signals

- Yellow flag, waved: Immediate danger, prepare to stop, no overtaking, jumping not allowed.

- Red Cross flag: Medical staff on the track, proceed with extreme caution.

Riders must roll each jump individually with no overtaking until past the area of concern.

3. FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

Art. 035.8.1 Acceptance of entries

In any case, the FIM and/or the FIM Championship Promoter can enter additional riders in each class

before the end of the technical verifications prior to the event (not exceeding the maximum allowed

number of entries per Federation and class).

SuperMoto

1. FIM S1 SuperMoto World Championship and FIM SuperMoto of Nations Regulations

Art. 042.10.2.3 & Art. 043.10.2.3 Tyres

There will not be an Official Tyre Supplier, appointed by the FIM Championship Promoter. The

participants are allowed to use tyres of their own choice. There is also no limit on the number of tyres

that can be used.

Art. 42.19 SuperPole

Abolished. There will be no more SuperPole.

Art. 042.20 Races

Each FIM SuperMoto World Championship event will run two Races.

Art. 042.20.1 Starting order

The order in which riders take their starting positions for the two Races is based on their respective

results in Time Practice.

Snowcross

1. FIM Snowcross World Championship Regulations

The FIM Snowcross World Championship will be run according to the Race Direction System (as in

FIM MX1, MX2, MX3, Womens Motocross, the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup, the FIM Motocross of

Nations, the FIM S1 SuperMoto World Championship & the FIM SuperMoto of Nations).

CMS Official Mr. Kurt Ljungqvist will be appointed as FIM Snowcross Race Director.

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Calling all friends of motorcycle sport! 

The third edition of the prestigious FIM Gala Ceremony will be taking place in the Principality

of Monaco, at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, on 2 December.

This year we are again giving you the opportunity to pick your champions in the following categories:

2012 Rookie of the Year,

2012 Woman of the Year,

2012 Personality of the Year.

Every participant will automatically take part in the draw on 19 November to win one of the

following prizes:

1. TAG Heuer Micro Timer watch

2. 2 MotoGP or Superbike or Endurance paddock passes

3. 2 Motocross or Supercross or Freestyle paddock passes

4. 2 X-Trial or Trial passes

5. 2 SuperEnduro or Enduro passes

6. 2 Speedway or Ice Speedway passes

7. Collection of 2012 FIM Endurance, X-Trial, Trial, SuperEnduro, Ice Speedway DVDs.

8. A one-year subscription to the FIM "Ride with us" magazine (5 issues)

9. A FIM gift bag (moleskin, USB key, pens)

10. A collection of FIM pins

Vote now!

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission 11 Nov 2012

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

(FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence

of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 10

November 2012 in Valencia, decided on the following:

Sporting Regulations

Effective immediately:

Teams and their contracted or nominated riders become subject to all regulations with effect from the

start of the season. The season is defined as starting on the day after the last race of the preceding

season. The effect of this change is that all contracted teams and riders are subject to the same test

restrictions.

In the case of an interrupted race then a penalty of starting from pit lane which had been imposed on a

rider for the first part of the race will be replaced by a penalty of starting from the rear of the grid

whenever the first part of the race has completed more than 50% of the original race distance.

The dispensation to allow MotoGP class Rookie riders to participate in one three day test during

November/December is cancelled.

The penalty for speeding in pit lane has been increased from €70.00 to €150.00. However, subsequent

penalties in the same event will also be €150.00 rather than the previous penalty of €370.00

Further detail sporting regulation changes were approved but publication of these will be postponed

until after the next Grand Prix Commission meeting on 13 December.

Technical Regulations

Effective 01 January 2014:

MotoGP Class

The use of the ECU and datalogger provided by the Championship organisers is compulsory.

MSMA manufacturers, supplying machines for a maximum of four entries per manufacturer, will use their

own electronics software but in this case are subject to a maximum fuel capacity of 20 litres.

All other machines must use the ECU, datalogger and software provided by the Championship organisers

and these machines may have a maximum fuel capacity of 24 litres.

The maximum number of engines that may be used in a season is limited to:

?hMSMA manufacturers machines (Maximum four per manufacturer) 5 engines

?hMSMA manufacturers in their first season of participation 9 engines

?hAll other entries 12 engines

Engines are frozen for all races of the same season.

In addition to the changes effective 2014, bore and stroke dimensions are frozen for the three year

period 2013 to 2015.

Important Note: The above regulation changes are subject to the satisfactory conclusion of ongoing

negotiations between FIM, Dorna and the Manufacturers concerning the supply of additional machines

and engines for use by other teams from 2014. Contracts for the supply of these machines, engines,

parts and technical support must be concluded between Dorna and the Manufacturers prior to the first

event of 2013. Only then will the technical regulation changes be finally adopted.

Moto2 Class

Effective Immediately:

The minimum weight for this class will now be 215 kg being the combined weight of the machine and

rider, including the riders protective equipment, on bike, camera, etc. Ballast may be added to achieve

the minimum weight.

Further detail technical regulation changes were approved but publication of these will be postponed

until after the next Grand Prix Commission meeting on 13 December.

Best Grand Prix

IRTA had agreed that the Best Grand Prix, previously decided exclusively by IRTA members should

instead be nominated by the Grand Prix Commission representing all parties involved in the

Championship. The Commission decided to confirm the Malaysian GP at Sepang as the best Grand Prix of

2012.

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

changes may be viewed on:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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Nominations for the 2012 FIM Environmental Award

For the 16th edition of the FIM Environmental Award, the following seven candidatures (listed in

alphabetical order) were received at the FIM Administration:

o ADAC Sachsen (Germany)

o AMD Orehova Vas (Slovenia)

o Circuits de Catalunya (Spain)

o Federacio Motociclista dAndorra (Andorra)

o Nicola Stankov (Colombia)

o Swisstrial Organisation (Switzerland)

o True Cousins (Denmark)

The independent Jury for the FIM Environmental Award is composed of:

Mr Andrzej Witkowski, FIM Awards & Recognition Committee representative; Ms Kattia

Hernandez, FIM International Environment Commission Director; Ms Jill Savery, Olympic Gold

medallist and environmental consultant; Mr Even Wiger, Director of Sustainability at the FIA

Foundation; Mr Nils Ryrholm, Professor at Gavle University in Sweden in the Dept. of Electronics,

Mathematics & Natural Sciences.

The 2012 FIM Environmental Award winner will be announced at the FIM Gala Ceremony that will

take place in Monaco on 2 December.

Follow the 2012 FIM Gala Ceremony live on FIM-Live.com

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FIM PRESS RELEASE  MIES, 17/10/12  FOR MORE INFORMATION: ISABELLE LARIVIÈRE

 

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

Changes to the Regulations

The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Paolo Flammini (IMS Chief Executive Officer),

Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative), during several

meetings held between 8 and 17 October, unanimously decided to introduce the following main

modifications to Regulations of the Road Racing Superbike & Supersport World Championship and FIM

Superstock Cup for 2013.

A number of representatives of Infront Motorsports and the FIM took part in these working meetings

(Messrs Paolo Ciabatti, Rezso Bulcsu, Igor Eskinja, Fabio Fazi, Steve Whitelock, Charles Hennekam and

Paul Duparc).

Application from 01/01/2013

Sporting Regulations

- Grid position in 3-3-3-3 echelon configuration.

- Clarification of the Superpoles for Superbike (depending on weather specific conditions).

- Clarification of the starting procedure.

- Clarification of the red flag procedure.

- A Superbike race will not be interrupted for climatic reasons except for extraordinary events and riders

who wish to change tyres or make adjustments must enter the pits (at any moment) and do so during the

actual race.

- A new article 1.23, related to Pit Stops, has been introduced:

1.23 PIT STOPS

Riders may enter the pits during the race.

Refueling is strictly prohibited.

Any infringement of this rule will be penalized with a disqualification.

For the Superbike class only, the following procedure will also apply:

?hRiders who wish to change tyres or make adjustments in the pit lane must stop in front

of their garage, turn off the engine and dismount from their motorcycle. Only three

mechanics, clearly identified with an official armband, are allowed to touch the

motorcycle or work on it during the pit stop. These three mechanics cannot receive

any external help in the pit lane (i.e. passing the tools from the garage, etc.), but the

rider can help them if he wishes to do so. A marshal will monitor the situation and

report any infringement of this rule which will be penalized by the Race Direction with

a ride through.

?hThe use of power tools (maximum two at the same time, electric or pneumatic) is

allowed.

?hStands or lifts must operate manually and cannot be power assisted.

?hThe use of an auxiliary starter and/or of a booster battery is allowed to restart the

motorcycle.

Technical Regulations:

For Superbike:

- Minimum weight : - 1200 cc 2 cylinders: 165 kg

- 1000 cc 3 and 4 cylinders: 165 kg

- Balancing various motorcycle concepts:

For 1200 cc 2 cylinders: The minimum weight may be increased twice by 3 kg reaching a weight of

168 kg and 171 kg respectively. The upper limit is 171 kg. If this measure proves to be insufficient,

then the air restrictor handicap will be applied according to the relevant provisions described in Art

2.4.8.1.3.

- The pre-assembly of the spare frame shall be strictly limited to:

Main frame

Bearings (steering pipe, swing arm, etc.)

Swing arm

Rear suspension linkage and shock absorber

Upper and lower triple clamps

Wiring harness

- Modifications to the frame at the swing-arm pivot area are allowed to give a maximum of +/-5 mm

of adjustment vertically and horizontally. Welding and machining is allowed for the purpose of

making this modification of the original swing-arm pivot, regardless of the technology used and the

dimensions of the component or section of the frame (i.e.: cast, fabricated, etc.).

- Wheels: Only wheels made from aluminum alloys are allowed.

The use of the following alloy materials for the wheels is not allowed: Beryllium (>=5%), Scandium

(>=2%), Lithium (>=1%). Each specific racing wheel model must be approved and certified

according to JASO (Japanese Automotive Standards Organization) T 203-85 where W (maximum

design load) of art. 11.1.3 is 195 kg for front wheel and 195 kg for rear wheel, K = 1.5 for front

and rear wheels. Static radius of tyre: front 0.301 m, rear 0.331 m. Wheel manufacturers must

provide copy of the certificate for their wheel(s) as proof of compliance to the FIM Superbike

Technical Director when requested.

For motorcycles equipped with a double sided swing arm (rear fork), the rear sprocket must

remain on the rear wheel when the wheel is removed.

- Wheel sizes:

Wheel rim diameter size (front and rear): 17 inches

Front wheel rim width: 3.50 inches.

Rear wheel rim width: 6.00 inches.

- Handlebar levers: Motorcycles must be equipped with brake lever protection, intended to protect

the handlebar brake lever from being accidentally activated in case of collision with another

motorcycle.

- Fairings: The exact appearance, shape, size and location of the front headlights of the homologated

motorcycle must be respected, and should be obtained by applying a plastic or metallic film on the

front of the motorcycle.

- Rear Safety Light: All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the seat,

to be used during Wet Races or in low visibility conditions, as declared by the Race Direction.

For Supersport:

- The total number of engines that can be used by a team during the entire Championship is limited to

eight (8) per permanent rider. If a permanent rider is replaced or substituted during the

Championship, the total engine allocation for the team will not change.

- Handlebar levers: Motorcycles must be equipped with a brake lever protection, intended to protect

the handlebar brake lever from being accidentally activated in case of collision with another

motorcycle.

- Rear Safety Light: All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the

seat, to be used during Wet Races or in low visibility conditions, as declared by the Race Direction.

For Superstock:

- The total number of engines that can be used by a team during the entire Championship is limited to

three (3) per permanent rider. If a permanent rider is replaced or substituted during the

Championship, the total engine allocation for the team will not change.

- Handlebar levers: Motorcycles must be equipped with a brake lever protection, intended to protect

the handlebar brake lever from being accidentally activated in case of collision with another

motorcycle.

- Rear Safety Light: All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the

seat, to be used during Wet Races or in low visibility conditions, as declared by the Race Direction.

- Additional equipment

Additional electronic hardware equipment not on the original homologated motorcycle cannot be

added with the exception of FIM / IMS approved data logging units.

OTHER SPORTING MODIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL AND DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE

SOON ON THE FIM WEBSITE.

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

(FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence

of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on

13 October in Motegi (Japan), decided the following:

Sporting Regulations

Effective immediately:

The season will now be defined as starting on the day after the final race of the year and finishing on

the day of the final race of the following year.

The reason for this change is that some regulations currently refer to restrictions on activities in a

calendar year. It is thought more relevant to determine that the new season starts with testing etc.,

immediately after the last race.

One effect of this change is that Manufacturers competing in the MotoGP class will now have to

nominate their three designated testing circuits before the conclusion of the last race of the year.

Non-factory teams may now use a contracted rider or a non-contracted test rider, approved by Race

Direction, to carry out testing using the test tyre allocation.

Effective 01 January 2013:

There will be a new procedure for grid qualification for the MotoGP Class.

New Procedure

1. The three existing sessions of free practice will be unchanged, however, the combined times from

those sessions will determine participation in the final qualifying practice.

2. The ten fastest riders will be seeded through to Qualifying Practice 2 (QP2).

3. All other riders will take part in Qualifying Practice 1 (QP1).

4. The fastest two riders in QP1 will progress to QP2, making a total of 12 riders competing for the first

12 grid positions.

5. The riders not in the fastest two places in QP1 will take grid positions 13 and above according to their times in QP1.

New Practice Timings

Day One

Free Practice 1 45 Minutes (Unchanged) Timed for Qualifying Practice Participation

Free Practice 2 45 Minutes (Unchanged) Timed for Qualifying Practice Participation

Day Two - Morning

Free Practice 3 45 Minutes (Unchanged) Timed for Qualifying Practice Participation

Day Two - Afternoon - New Schedule

Free Practice 4 30 Minutes Not Timed for Qualifying Practice Participation

Break 10 Minutes

Qualifying Practice 1 15 minutes

Break 10 Minutes

Qualifying Practice 2 15 minutes

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

changes may be viewed on:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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FIM Statement following the announcement by Bridgepoint
 
The Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) has taken due note of 
Bridgepoints announcement that it is reorganising its motor sport interests by 
bringing MotoGP and World Superbikes together under one umbrella organization.
 
The FIM President Vito Ippolito said of the reorganisation: I welcome Bridge 
decision to bring the two championships together within a single organisation. 
We shall shortly be holding a meeting of all the stakeholders in order to reposition 
the two championships and look into the technical and operational implications. 
We shall then be able to adapt the regulations to ensure that they have a distinct 
identity in future.

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Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Portimao round: Decision of the Race Direction

On Sunday 23 September 2012 during the first Superbike race the rider Max Biaggi (ITA)

did not respect the red flag thereby infringing Art.1.23.2 of the 2012 FIM Superbike World

Championship Regulations.

The Race Direction decided to impose on the rider a fine of 5000 Euro

No appeal was lodged.

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FIM Endurance World Championship,  Victory for SRC Kawasaki, title for Suzuki Endurance 

Third win in a row for SRC Kawasaki at Le Mans

ahead of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and BMW France Motorrad Thevent

The forty or so survivors of the 24 Hours of Le Mans kept the suspense alive until the very end. From the early

hours of the morning, the SRC Kawasaki and the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team battled it out out front, with

just a handful of seconds etween them. Julien da Costa, Gregory Leblanc and Freddy Foray on the official

Kawasaki finally got the better of Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Takuya Tsuda on the Suzuki despite

their undiminished will to win.  The title was also up for grabs but we staked everything on a win. We did not

miss it by much, said Dominique Meliand, team manager du Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, which clinched a

twelfth FIM World Endurance Championship at Le Mans.

For BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent, which takes second place in the 2012 FIM Endurance World

Championship, a place on the podium of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a victory over fate. After a crash early in

the race, Sebastien Gimbert, Damian Cudlin and Erwan Nigon produced a fabulous race but were never able to

catch up with the leading duo. The official BMWs most dangerous rival for the third spot on the podium was

the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube. David Checa, Kenny Foray and Matthieu Lagrive were in the

fray with the leaders until a radiator failure during the night caused them to lose contact with the frontrunners.

Christophe Guyos team takes third place in the 2012 world rankings.

Honda TT Legends again finished in the Top5. John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Mathieu Gines hung in

there in fifth position waiting to capitalise on any weakness up in front. The Honda National Motos ridden by

Vincent Bocquet, Dylan Buisson and Etienne Masson is the first private motorcycle to be ranked at Le Mans. It

took the chequered flag ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha YART, stymied first by crashes then by electrical

failures.

In Superstock, the struggle for victory was just as intense. After the disqualification of the MCP Starteam 67 for

non-compliance with the specs, the Kawasaki Louit Moto 33 came in first after 24 hours of racing action that

saw off pre-race favourites such as Junior Team LMS Suzuki, Team Motors Events AMT Assurances (Suzuki) and

AM Moto Racing Competition (Suzuki), who all crashed out of the race, and the Yamaha of DG Sport Herock

forced out by an overheating engine. At the end, Louit Moto 33, 8th overall, came in ahead of the BMW Penz13

Kraftwerk, which brings home the FIM Endurance World Cup. At the end of the race, the Yamaha of Team

Viltas Racing Division and the Suzuki Atomic MotoSport finished third and fourth in Superstock after taking

advantage of the misfortunes of the 3D Endurance Moto Center. Having spent much of the race up with the

Superstock leaders, the 3D Kawasaki slipped back with a faulty gearbox. Nevertheless, it keeps its second

place in the world Superstock rankings ahead of Atomic MotoSport.

Team Motors Events AMT Assurances had the most disappointing result in Superstock. A contact by Guillaume

Dietrich forced the Suzuki out of the race. In the top spot for the FIM World Cup coming into Le Mans, Team

Motors Events AMT Assurances fell back into fourth position.

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2012 FIM e-Power International Championship 

Championnat International FIM e-Power 2012

Final standings (pending ratification of the CCR)

N° RIDER NAT TEAM MOTORCYCLE Total FRA HUN USA GER1 GER2 FRA

1 65 Matthias HIMMELMANN GER Munch Racing Team MuNCH TTE 93 25 0 13 25 10 20

2 49 Katja POENSGEN GER Munch Racing Team MuNCH TTE 75 20 25 10 20 0 0

3 36 Christian AMENDT GER EpoRacing epoBike 72 16 20 0 10 16 10

4 26 Yu TANG CHN Zongshen Racing Zongshen 52 0 0 0 11 25 16

5 72 Udo REICHMANN GER Reichmann Racing Mavizen 29 0 0 0 9 20 0

6 80 Ho Chi FUNG CHN Zongshen Racing Zongshen 29 0 0 0 16 0 13

7 72 Miguel DUHAMEL CAN Barracuda Lightning Lightning 25 0 0 0 0 0 25

8 6 Michael BARNES USA Barracuda Lightning Lightning 25 0 0 25 0 0 0

9 64 Thomas SCHURICHT GER Munch Racing Team MuNCH TTE 24 0 0 0 13 11 0

10 58 Peter LINDEN SWE Zongshen Racing Zongshen 21 0 0 0 8 13 0

11 59 Steve ATLAS USA Team Icon Brammo 2012 Empulse RR 20 0 0 20 0 0 0

12 32 Eric BOSTROM USA Team Icon Brammo 2012 Empulse RR 16 0 0 16 0 0 0

13 70 David DUMAIN FRA Zongshen Racing Zongshen 11 0 0 0 0 0 11

14 89 Tom MONTANO USA Barracuda Lightning Lightning 11 0 0 11 0 0 0

15 96 Robert HANCOCK USA Virginia Tech Honda CBRe 9 0 0 9 0 0 0

16 91 Kenyon KLUGE USA K Square Racing Zero 8 0 0 8 0 0 0

17 11 Daniel BERGAU GER Bergau Racing Mavizen 7 0 0 0 7 0 0

18 64 Ted RICH USA Zero Motorcycles Zero 7 0 0 7 0 0 0

19 18 Jeremiah JOHNSON USA BE:EV.com BE:EV.com Leli 6 0 0 6 0 0 0

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Meeting of the Selection Committee - Brno (CZE), 24 August

The Selection Committee comprising delegates from FIM, Dorna and IRTA met on the 24th August

to consider applications from teams wishing to participate in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes of

MotoGP in 2013.

In the Moto3 class applications from teams for a total of 48 entries were received.

In the Moto2 class applications from teams for a total of 45 entries were received.

Teams that have been accepted in principle will be invited to finalise the details of their

application and to confirm the names of the riders contracted. This information and the required

security deposit for each entry must be received prior to the Misano GP.

The Selection Committee will meet again at Misano to review the applications with the objective

of publishing a list of accepted teams.

Due to team and rider confidentiality issues it is not anticipated that an entry list containing

names of the actual riders will be published until the Valencia GP.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

(FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence

of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 18

August 2012 in Indianapolis, decided the following:

Technical Regulations

Effective Immediately:

It was confirmed that the new regulation requiring machines entered in the MotoGP class to use

unchanged bore and stroke dimensions, throughout 2012-2014, only applies to machines produced by

MSMA manufacturers and not to CRT entries.

Effective 01 January 2013:

The deadline for declaring a maximum of 24 possible gear ratios and four possible ratios for the primary

gear for MotoGP class machines was fixed as the date of technical inspection for the first event of the

season.

Effective 01 January 2015

An homologation standard for racing wheels used in all classes of MotoGP events will be introduced from

2015. Final details of the testing procedure, test loads and certification procedure will be published

before the end of 2012.

Other Proposals

A proposal to permit, during the remainder of the 2012 season, the use in the MotoGP class of additional

tyres with different structures was rejected.

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

changes may be viewed on:

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/official-documents-ccr/codes-and-regulations/

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 Following a tender process for the TV and marketing rights to the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has appointed ABC Communication as promoter for this Championship. The French Agency, which has been promoting the FIM Enduro World Championship since 2004, will be promoting the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship until 2015.

FIM President Vito Ippolito congratulated ABC Communication: The FIM is very happy to entrust the promotion of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to ABC Communication. We are confident that ABC Communication will draw on its expertise, professionalism and passion for Enduro to make this Indoor version of the discipline a success.

Alain Blanchard, ABC Communication Director, also welcomed the appointment: We are very proud that the FIM has decided to entrust us with the promotion of SuperEnduro. It is an expression of confidence in ABC Communication and recognition for the work done by our agency with the FIM Enduro World Championship since 2004. Promoting two Enduro Championships will enable us to have an overview of the discipline in terms of sport, promotion and media. ABC Communication plans to work with local organisers, who have already done an enormous amount of groundwork, and be guided by their experience. It is a big challenge but we are not short of ideas on how to give a further boost to the development of SuperEnduro!

The next edition of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship will take place from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 02 June in Catalunya, Spain, decided the following:

Technical Regulations

Immediate application

Moto3 ECU Software Regulation

A revision to this regulation will permit manufacturers of homologated engines, or their official representatives, to make changes to the ECU software configuration files at any time. Such changes must be made available to all customers. (Previously changes could not be made during events).

Teams will continue to be allowed to modify the ECU configuration file within the limitations of the setting, (tuning), options included in the Race version of the software.

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

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Motorcycle & Scooter Ride to Work Day

In 2012, the FIM is pleased to continue its support for International Ride to Work Day through its National Federations worldwide.

June 18th marks the twenty-first annual worldwide Ride to Work Day event. This event, which originated in the USA, has been growing ever since.

Motorcycles and scooters consume fewer resources per km than automobiles and take up less space in parking areas and on the roads. Riders are seeking employer and community support for this efficient form of transportation and are encouraging more government and public awareness about the many benefits of riding.

According to the Ride To Work non-profit organisation, commuting showcases the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation. For hundreds of thousands of workers, motorcycles and scooters are an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, reduces traffic congestion and provides a broad range of other public benefits. Motorcycle and scooter clubs along with FIM affiliate National Federations around the world are encouraging their members to ride to work, especially on this annual day.

Additional information on this event can be found at: www.ridetowork.org

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Happy World Environment Day!

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT AIMS TO BE THE BIGGEST AND MOST WIDELY CELEBRATED DAY FOR POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION WORLDWIDE. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE ALL YEAR ROUND BUT CULMINATE ON 5 JUNE EVERY YEAR, INVOLVING EVERYONE FROM EVERYWHERE.

This year Brazil will host the World Environment Day promoted by UNEP every 5 June, and this years theme is Green Economy: Does it include you? This is a simple and interesting question that every member of society should try to answer.

UNEP defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Since 1994, The United Nations Environment Programme has been developing a Sport and the Environment programme that promotes sustainable behaviour at sporting events worldwide and raises environmental awareness across all sports. One of the aims of this programme is to foster cooperation among sports organisations and, through them, to get across an environmental message.

On this special occasion the FIM is pleased to launch the FIM ENVIRONMENTAL AMBASSADORS PROJECT and the NEW LOGO of the FIM International Environment Commission. Riders from various FIM World Championships and different countries will lend their voices to transmit environmental messages and create awareness about environmental issues. The first FIM Environmental Ambassadors will be Spanish riders Laia Sanz (FIM Womens Trial & Enduro World Championships) and Marc Marquez (FIM Moto2 World Championship), who will be joined by French rider Randy De Puniet (FIM MotoGP World Championship). Other riders from across the world will join this project in the next few weeks!

The United Nations Environment Programme, one of the FIMs main contractual partners since 2006, recently agreed to renew its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the FIM. This document reflects the joint commitment of both organisations to work more closely together in the coming years.

To know more about World Environment Day visit: http://www.unep.org/wed/

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