FIM World Championship & General News

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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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These are the riders provisionally entered for participation in the 2014 Moto3™ World Championship season:

3 MATTEO FERRARI - ITALIAN - SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA - MAHINDRA

4 GABRIEL RAMOS - VENEZUELAN - KIEFER RACING - KALEX KTM

5 ROMANO FENATI - ITALIAN - TEAM SKY-VR46 - KTM

7 EFREN VAZQUEZ - SPANISH - CARETTA TECHNOLOGY - RTG - HONDA

8 JACK MILLER - AUSTRALIAN - RED BULL KTM AJO - KTM

10 ALEXIS MASBOU - FRENCH - ONGETTA-RIVACOLD - HONDA

11 LIVIO LOI - BELGIAN - MARC VDS RACING TEAM - KALEX KTM

12 ALEX MARQUEZ - SPANISH - ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 - HONDA

14 FRANCESCO BAGNAIA - ITALIAN - TEAM SKY-VR46 - KTM

15 BRYAN SCHOUTEN - DUTCH - CIP Moto3 - MAHINDRA

17 JOHN McPHEE - BRITISH - CARETTA TECHNOLOGY - RTG - HONDA

19 ALESSANDRO TONUCCI – ITALIAN - CIP Moto3 - MAHINDRA

23 NICCOLO ANTONELLI - ITALIAN - GO&FUN GRESINI Moto3 - KTM

31 NIKLAS AJO - FINNISH - AVANT TECNO - KTM

41 BRAD BINDER - SOUTH AFRICAN - AMBROGIO RACING - MAHINDRA

42 ALEX RINS - SPANISH - ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 - HONDA

43 LUCA GRUNWALD - GERMAN - KIEFER RACING - KALEX KTM

44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA – PORTUGUESE - MAHINDRA RACING - MAHINDRA

52 DANNY KENT - BRITISH - RED BULL KTM AJO - KTM

55 ANDREA LOCATELLI - ITALIAN - SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA - MAHINDRA

57 ERIC GRANADO - BRAZILIAN - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3 - KALEX KTM

58 JUANFRAN GUEVARA - SPANISH - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3 - KALEX KTM

61 ARTHUR SISSIS - AUSTRALIAN - MAHINDRA RACING - MAHINDRA

63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN - MALAYSIAN - ONGETTA-AIRASIA - HONDA

65 PHILIPP OETTL - GERMAN - INTERWETTEN PADDOCK Moto3 - KALEX KTM

80 HAFIQ AZMI - MALAYSIAN - AVANT TECNO      - KTM

84 JAKUB KORNFEIL - CZECH - TEAM CALVO - KTM

95 JULES DANILO - FRENCH - AMBROGIO RACING - MAHINDRA

98 KAREL HANIKA - CZECH - RED BULL KTM AJO - KTM

TO BE CONFIRMED - GO&FUN GRESINI Moto3 - KTM

TO BE CONFIRMED - RW RACING GP - KALEX KTM

TO BE CONFIRMED - RW RACING GP - KALEX KTM

TO BE CONFIRMED - TEAM CALVO - KTM

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These are the riders provisionally entered for participation in the 2014 Moto2™ World Championship season:

2 JOSH HERRIN - USA - CATERHAM MOTO RACING - SUTER

3 SIMONE CORSI - ITALIAN - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR

4 RANDY KRUMMENACHER - SWISS - IODARACING PROJECT - SUTER

5 JOHANN ZARCO - FRENCH - CATERHAM MOTO RACING - SUTER

7 LORENZO BALDASSARRI – ITALIAN - GRESINI Moto2 - SUTER

8 GINO REA - BRITISH - AGT-REA RACING - FTR

10 THITIPONG WAROKORN - THAI STOP AND GO RACING TEAM - KALEX

11 SANDRO CORTESE - GERMAN - DYNAVOLT INTACT GP - KALEX

12 THOMAS LUTHI - SWISS - INTERWETTEN PADDOCK Moto2 - SUTER

15 ALEX DE ANGELIS - SAN MARINO - LA FONTE TASCA RACING - SUTER

18 NICOLAS TEROL - SPANISH - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 - SUTER

19 XAVIER SIMEON - BELGIAN - FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2 - SUTER

22 SAM LOWES - BRITISH - SPEED UP - SPEED UP

23 MARCEL SCHROTTER - GERMAN - TECH 3 - TECH 3

25 AZLAN SHAH - MALAYSIAN - IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA - TBA

30 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI - JAPANESE - IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA - KALEX

31 KOHTA NOZANE - JAPANESE - JIR Moto2 - MOTOBI

36 MIKA KALLIO - FINNISH - MARC VDS RACING TEAM  - KALEX

40 MAVERICK VINALES - SPANISH - TUENTI HP 40 PONS - KALEX

49 AXEL PONS - SPANISH - ARGIÑANO & GINÉS RACING - KALEX

53 ESTEVE RABAT  - SPANISH - MARC VDS RACING TEAM - KALEX

54 MATTIA PASINI - ITALIAN - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR

55 HAFIZH SYAHRIN - MALAYSIAN - PETRONAS RACELINE MALAYSIA - KALEX

60 JULIAN SIMON  - SPANISH - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM - KALEX

70 ROBIN MULHAUSER - SWISS - TECHNOMAG carXpert - SUTER

77 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER - SWISS - TECHNOMAG carXpert - SUTER

80 LUIS SALOM – SPANISH - TUENTI HP 40 PONS – KALEX

81 JORDI TORRES - SPANISH - MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 - SUTER

88 ALESSANDRO NOCCO - ITALIAN - SPEED UP - SPEED UP

92 ALEX MARINELARENA - SPANISH - TECH 3 - TECH 3

94 JONAS FOLGER - GERMAN - ARGIÑANO & GINÉS RACING - KALEX

95 ANTHONY WEST - AUSTRALIAN - QMMF RACING TEAM - SPEED UP

96 LOUIS ROSSI - FRENCH - STOP AND GO RACING TEAM - KALEX

TO BE CONFIRMED - QMMF RACING TEAM - SPEED UP

TO BE CONFIRMED - ITALTRANS RACING TEAM - KALEX

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These are the riders provisionally entered for participation in the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship season:

4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO - ITALIAN - DUCATI TEAM - DUCATI *

5 COLIN EDWARDS - USA - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR YAMAHA  

6 STEFAN BRADL - GERMAN - LCR HONDA MotoGP - HONDA *

7 HIROSHI AOYAMA - JAPANESE - POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR - HONDA

8 HECTOR BARBERA - SPANISH - AVINTIA BLUSENS - FTR   

9 DANILO PETRUCCI - ITALIAN - IODARACING PROJECT - TBA

17 KAREL ABRAHAM - CZECH - CARDION AB MOTORACING - HONDA  

19 ALVARO BAUTISTA - SPANISH - GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI - HONDA *

26 DANI PEDROSA - SPANISH - REPSOL HONDA TEAM - HONDA *

29 ANDREA IANNONE - ITALIAN - PRAMAC RACING - DUCATI *

35 CAL CRUTCHLOW - BRITISH - DUCATI TEAM - DUCATI *

38 BRADLEY SMITH - BRITISH - MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 - YAMAHA *

41 ALEIX ESPARGARO - SPANISH - NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING - FTR

YAMAHA

44 POL ESPARGARO - SPANISH - MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 - YAMAHA *

45 SCOTT REDDING - BRITISH - GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI - HONDA

46 VALENTINO ROSSI - ITALIAN - YAMAHA FACTORY RACING - YAMAHA *

63 MIKE DI MEGLIO - FRENCH - AVINTIA BLUSENS - FTR

68 YONNY HERNANDEZ - COLOMBIAN - PRAMAC RACING - DUCATI

69 NICKY HAYDEN - USA - POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR - HONDA

70 MICHAEL LAVERTY - BRITISH - PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT - PBM/ART

93 MARC MARQUEZ - SPANISH - REPSOL HONDA TEAM - HONDA *

99 JORGE LORENZO - SPANISH - YAMAHA FACTORY RACING - YAMAHA *

TO BE CONFIRMED - PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT - PBM/ART            

TO BE CONFIRMED - IODARACING PROJECT - TBA
                    

* = Factory option                                                                                                   

 

TOTAL 24 ENTRIES 

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2014 FIM Endurance World Championship

Five or Six Events on the Provisional Calendar

Following a majestic end to the 2013 Season with the 24 Hours Motorcycling Race at Le Mans, the FIM is

pleased to announce the calendar for the upcoming FIM Endurance World Championship with five or six

events between April and September 2014.

Some dates have already been confirmed. The two French 24-Hour races will again frame the Season. The

Bol d’Or will raise the curtain on 26 and 27 April and the Le Mans 24 Hours will close the 2014 World

Endurance season on 20 and 21 September. The Suzuka 8 Hours, which is resaved for teams in Formula EWC,

is scheduled to take place in Japan on Sunday 27 July and the 8 Hours of Oschersleben in Germany on 16

August.

Plans to stage a new 6 Hour event on the Navarra Circuit in Northern Spain, near Pamplona, are close to

being finalised. This race could take place in early June. The date will be chosen to fit in with the calendars

of the other World Championships and the Spanish Championship.

Discussions are also well under way with other circuits that could join the FIM Endurance World

Championship in 2014.

FIM Endurance World Championship – 2014 provisional calendar

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April France Bol d’Or (24 h) at Magny-Cours

May or June Spain 6 Hours of Navarra (to be confirmed)

Sunday 27 July Japan Suzuka 8 Hours

Saturday 16 August Germany 8 Hours of Oschersleben

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September France 24 H Moto at Le Mans

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SRC Kawasaki chalks up its 4th win at Le Mans and

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team takes its 13th World title

SRC Kawasaki has added one more to its streak of three wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours. This fourth success

for Gilles Stafler’s team is also the fourth for one of its crew members, Gregory Leblanc. Despite a minor

crash for Fabien Forêt towards the end of Saturday afternoon, the factory Kawasaki with Nicolas Salchaud as

third man quickly made its way back into the leading trio and went on to benefit from the mechanical

problems that dogged BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent. The BMW ridden by Sébastien Gimbert, Sylvain

Barrier and Josh Waters was in the lead for nine hours before a broken gearbox forced it out of the race

during the night.

The amazing Suzuki of R2CL took the second spot on the podium. This much fancied private machine with

Britain’s Guy Martin and French riders Gwen Giabbani and Dylan Buisson on board pulled out a perfect race,

totally undaunted by the factory teams. The R2CL finished 7 laps behind the SRC Kawasaki but managed to

hold off the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube. After night-time crashes that affected the gearbox,

David Checa, Kenny Foray and Matthieu Lagrive clawed their way back on to the podium, finishing third, two

laps behind the R2CL.

After a fine performance, especially in the closing stages, Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers on a Kawasaki took a

richly deserved fourth place with Stéphane Molinier, Cédric Tangre and David Brière. At the finish, they just

saw off the first of the Superstock machines, Team Motors Events April Moto. On this Suzuki, Gregory Fastré,

Michael Savary and Claude Lucas won the Superstock 2013 FIM Endurance World Cup after the BMW of

Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team, top of the Superstock leader board going into Le Mans, was

forced to drop out with mechanical problems. Despite a crash that put them temporarily outside the top 40,

Junior Team LMS Suzuki and its riders Baptiste Guittet, Etienne Masson and Guillaume Dietrich went all out

to grab 6th place and finish as Superstock runners up. Third in the Superstock race, Team Louit Moto 33

deserves no less credit as it also had to chase its way back into contention after being involved in a group

crash early in the race.

Also in the top 10 are the Yamaha of Maco Racing with a 7th place that is a season’s best, Honda National

Motos, forced out of 5th place by gearbox problems, and the Japanese crew of SynergieForce Trickstar with

a fine 9th place for their début appearance at Le Mans.

This 36th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours was an eventful one for the top teams from word go with two

successive crashes for David Checa on the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube and one for Vincent

Philippe on the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and finally a crash for de Fabien Forêt on the SRC Kawasaki

at the end of the afternoon. The only factory teams to avoid crashing, BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent,

Monster Energy Yamaha YART and Honda TT Legends found themselves in first, second and third 5 hours into

the race. An impressive group crash just short of the Musée bend put an end to the podium ambitions of

Honda TT Legends. It also forced out the Kawasaki 3D Endurance Moto Center, the Suzuki of MCS Racing

Ipone and the Kawasaki of Team Flembbo Leader Team. BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent and Monster

Energy Yamaha YART succumbed to mechanical problems and dropped out during the night.

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team also had a disappointing race. The crash was followed by a series of

mechanical problems and an overheating engine. Dominique Méliand’s team spent almost an hour and a

quarter changing a cylinder head seal and repairing the crankcase. Vincent Philippe, Julien Da Costa and

Alex Cudlin then went back into the fray in turn some 70 laps behind the leaders. The Suzuki Endurance

Racing Team finished 26th overall but 12th in EWC, taking its 13th FIM Endurance World Championship title

ahead of Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube and SRC Kawasaki.

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FIM Endurance World Championship - Suzuki Endurance Racing Team takes provisional pole at Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance race ahead of SRC Kawasaki and Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube
 

The first qualifying session saw some remarkable on-track duels pitting Vincent Philippe (SERT) against

Gregory Leblanc (SRC Kawasaki) and Julien Da Costa (SERT) against Fabien Foret (SRC Kawasaki). Thanks to

the best individual performance of Julien Da Costa in 1’37.258, a lap in 1’37.697 by Vincent Philippe and the

relative uniformity of the crew with a good time by Alex Cudlin, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team

managed to stay ahead during this first qualifying session. The Suzuki, reigning FIM Endurance World

Champion, is just ahead of Team SRC Kawasaki, who had to cope with the late arrival of Axel Maurin to

replace Jérémy Guarnoni. Just behind the Kawasaki is the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube,

fielding its usual crew David Checa, Kenny Foray and Matthieu Lagrive.

The Belgian team BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent also had to replace Damian Cudlin at the last minute

but Sébastien Gimbert and Sylvain Barrier have enabled it to hang on to a fourth place on the provisional

starting grid ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha YART with Broc Parkes, Josh Hayes and Igor Jerman.

The first Superstock, Junior Team LMS Suzuki, is in sixth place ahead of two EWC teams, Bolliger Team

Switzerland and Honda TT Legends. Team Louit Moto 33 is the second Superstock in front of Team Motors

Events April Moto.

The Japanese crew of SynergieForce TrickStar is currently in 22nd place but we can expect an improvement

in the second session tomorrow. However, qualifying will be a challenge for the women’s team Amazone

Fire, currently in 60th place coming out of this first timed session.

The second qualifying practice session will be taking place tomorrow, Friday, at the end of the morning. The

average of the three official riders’ best times over the two qualifying rounds will determine the order of

the teams on the starting grid of this 36th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours Motorcycling Race.

Follow the race from Saturday, 21 September starting at 15 h (GMT +2) on FIM-LIVE.COM

with "LIVE TIMING" and get the latest action live on Twitter

For the latest pics, visit www.flickr.com/photos/fim-live/

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SERT wins the Oschersleben 8 Hours  ahead of BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent and Monster Energy Yamaha YART

As in 2012, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) won at Oschersleben ahead of the BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent. Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Julien Da Costa on the French Suzuki managed two more laps over the 8 hours of the race than the Belgian BMW ridden by Sébastien Gimbert, Erwan Nigon and Damian Cudlin (Australia). Monster Energy Yamaha YART with Broc Parkes (Australia), Josh Waters and Igor Jerman wound up on the third step of the podium despite making the running at the start of the race. Broc Parkes clocked up a number of very fast laps, finishing on a 1’27.151. But the Austrian Yamaha #7 lost its second place when a fire almost broke out during one of its last refuelling stops.

Always a front runner, the Kawasaki of Bolliger Team Switzerland with Horst Saiger, Roman Stamm and Daniel Sutter tried to hang on to a place on the rostrum but ended up fourth ahead of the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube whose crew David Checa, Kenny Foray and Maxime Berger made up a lot of ground, having started outside the top twenty following a crash in the second lap.

After a promising start, other crews were dogged by misfortune. The Suzuki R2CL was in a superb fourth place between the factory BMW and the Kawasaki du Bolliger Team Switzerland until the mid-point of the race. An oil leak followed by a crash then put paid to the hopes of Gwen Giabbani, Guillaume Dietrich and Dylan Buisson. R2CL finished 20th overall and just in the points with ninth in EWC.

In Superstock, Junior Team LMS Suzuki seemed on track for another win but a crash shortly after the halfway mark reshuffled the pack. Team Motors Events April Moto, always a steady performer, took over the lead just behind the top teams, but the French Suzuki with Baptiste Guittet, Etienne Masson and Gregg Black was overtaken by the Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team. The BMW ridden by Jason Pridmore, Pedro Vallcaneras and Steve Mercer finished in sixth, winning the Superstock category ahead of Team Motors Events April Moto and the Yamaha of DG Sport Herock with Didier Van Keymeulen, Raymond Schouten and Lucas Mahias. A crash relegated the Suzuki AM Moto Racing Compétition to the foot of the podium ahead of the Suzuki No Limits in fifth, followed by the Yamaha Viltais Experiences and BMW du Völpker Team Schubert Motors. Junior Team LMS Suzuki finished 22th and 11th in Superstock.

The Honda TT Legends came in 9th, with Superstock teams in front and behind. The British team was unable to keep pace with the frontrunners but was relying on its fuel consumption strategy to make its mark. Unfortunately, they lost contact with the leaders after running short of petrol. Michael Rutter, Simon Andrews and John McGuinness took 6th place points in the EWC.

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team is still at the top of the provisional rankings of the FIM Endurance World Championship with a 13 point lead over the Monster Energy Yamaha YART and 24 points ahead of the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube. BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent scored its first points of the season in Oschersleben as did the Honda TT Legends and Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers.

Don’t miss the 24 Hours of Le Mans, next round of the FIM Endurance World Championship on 21 and 22 September.

What they said…

Julien da Costa, rider with the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team

“Our strong points are a very evenly balanced team and very good tyres.”

Sébastien Gimbert, rider with BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent

“I’m really happy because we’ve scored our first points of the season here in Germany. I was also delighted to get together with Erwan and Damian again. We make a great team. Now we have to work hard to give ourselves a chance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

Broc Parkes, rider with Monster Energy Yamaha YART

“It was great that I managed to beat my lap record again after the bike nearly caught fire refuelling at the end of the race. The machine was in terrible shape.”

Igor Jerman, rider with Monster Energy Yamaha YART for just one relay

“I was sort of on holiday here today. I let my team mates do the work. They were faster than me on the track and we were in it to win.”

Jason Pridmore, rider with Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team

“We had to really go for it after losing a lap on one of our first refuelling stops. We were held up by a brake pad problem.”

Hervé Moineau, team manager of Team Motors Events April Moto

“When we saw that we couldn’t overtake the Penz13.com by riding normally, I told the riders to hang on to the second place points.”

Endurance World Championship Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (3.667 km)

RACE Classification on the total laps  Final Classification

1 EWC Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) Philippe Vincent Delhalle Anthony da Costa Julien Suzuki GSX … 08:00:59.065 316 - 144.55 1:27.742 45

2 EWC BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent Gimbert Sébasti… Nigon Erwan Cudlin Damian BMW S 1000… 08:01:36.415 314 2 Lp. 143.45 1:28.166 253 3 EWC Monster Energy Yamaha - YART Parkes Broc Waters Josh Jerman Igor Yamaha R1 08:01:26.301 313 3 Lp. 143.04 1:27.151 261 4 EWC Bolliger Team Switzerland Saiger Horst Stamm Roman Sutter Daniel Kawasaki ZX… 08:01:44.929 313 3 Lp. 142.95 1:28.363 222

5 EWC Yamaha France - GMT 94 - Michelin Ya… Checa David Foray Kenny Berger Maxime Yamaha R1 08:01:17.036 309 7 Lp. 141.26 1:27.973 89

6 Superstock Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Te… Pridmore Jason Vallcaneras Ped… Mercer Steve BMW S 1000… 08:00:59.067 308 8 Lp. 140.89 1:29.067 111 7 Superstock Team Motors Events April Moto Fastre Grégory Lucas Claude Savary Michael Suzuki GSX … 08:01:55.902 308 8 Lp. 140.61 1:29.937 130 8 Superstock DGSPORT HEROCK van Keymeulen … Schouten Raym… Mahias Lucas Yamaha R1 08:01:20.693 306 10 Lp. 139.87 1:29.673 152 9 EWC Honda TT Legends Rutter Michael Andrews Simon McGuinness Jo… Honda CBR 1… 08:01:52.816 305 11 Lp. 139.26 1:28.830 126

10 Superstock AM Moto Racing Competition Loiseau Anthony Maitre Romain Hardt Jonathan Suzuki GSX … 08:01:29.674 303 13 Lp. 138.46 1:29.177 214 11 Superstock No Limits Motor Team Casas Victor Bossei Giovanni Boscoscuro An… Suzuki GSX … 08:01:01.627 302 14 Lp. 138.13 1:30.812 113

12 Superstock Yamaha Viltais Experiences Bardet Loic Berthome Dimitri Carrillo Cyril Yamaha YZF … 08:01:31.948 302 14 Lp. 137.99 1:31.572 92

13 Superstock Völpker Team Schubert motors Bergau Daniel Hansen Luca Reichmann Udo BMW S 1000… 08:01:33.209 300 16 Lp. 137.07 1:30.456 172 14 EWC Flembbo Leader Team Prosenik Janez Demarey Xavier Bellucci Emiliano Kawasaki ZX… 08:01:18.450 299 17 Lp. 136.68 1:29.901 107

15 Open rs speedbikes racing Albrecht Lars Kollan Tobias Altendorfer Filip BMW S 1000… 08:01:46.795 299 17 Lp. 136.55 1:30.180 149

16 Superstock Team DL Moto Racing Morin Mickael Thuillier Manu Saive Guillaume Kawasaki ZX… 08:01:00.407 297 19 Lp. 135.85 1:31.503 37

17 EWC Maco Racing Team Luis Rita Jose … Roccoli Massimo Junod Gregory Yamaha R1 08:01:04.318 297 19 Lp. 135.83 1:29.615 237 18 Superstock ECS - Ecurie Chrono Sport Herveux Lionel Bergeron Lionel Mecène Mickael Kawasaki ZX… 08:02:09.141 294 22 Lp. 134.16 1:30.289 159 19 EWC Team R2CL Buisson Dylan Dietrich Guillau… Giabbani Gwen Suzuki GSX … 08:00:59.069 291 25 Lp. 133.11 1:27.513 266

20 Superstock Team Louit Moto 33 Marino Florian Savadori Lorenzo Jonchiere Emer… Kawasaki ZX… 08:02:16.345 290 26 Lp. 132.30 1:29.354 14

21 EWC Team 18 Sapeurs-Pompiers Molinier Stépha… de Carolis Lucas Briere David Kawasaki ZX… 08:01:42.869 287 29 Lp. 131.09 1:28.818 260

22 Superstock Junior Team LMS Suzuki Guittet Baptiste Masson Etienne Black Gregg Suzuki GSX … 08:02:14.626 285 31 Lp. 130.03 1:29.306 29 23 EWC Team Space Moto 37 Roche Charles Gallerand Julien Deneque Franck Suzuki GSX … 08:01:27.502 284 32 Lp. 129.78 1:33.295 89 24 Open Aprilia Grebenstein Uhlig Ralph Schwarz Holger Meisner Thomas Aprilia RSV 4 08:01:00.792 282 34 Lp. 128.99 1:30.064 11

25 Open KSB One Racing Kesseli Raimo Nevala Tapio Taina Juha BMW HP 4 08:01:12.777 281 35 Lp. 128.48 1:34.531 2

26 Open 2Fast4you by sven4race.de Behrendt Sven Schoder Sascha Kemmer Herbert Yamaha YZF … 08:02:10.776 279 37 Lp. 127.31 1:31.423 126

27 Superstock MCS Racing - IPONE Saseta Ricardo Ivanov Marin Anastasia Robe… Suzuki GSX … 08:01:04.899 273 43 Lp. 124.86 1:30.765 19

28 Superstock Team Racing + _ Oüi FM Dubarle Jean-P… Vigneau Remi Brillante Jonath… Kawasaki ZX… 08:02:34.606 268 48 Lp. 122.19 1:34.630 228 29 Open VEDO-Racing Vetter Rico Genscher Stefan Domke Klaus-P… Kawasaki ZX… 08:02:12.694 251 65 Lp. 114.52 1:33.783 177

30 Open Gas Nolimits Zizza Jacopo Passarelli Marco Rovera Stefano Suzuki GSX … 08:02:00.488 242 74 Lp. 110.46 1:37.017 183

31 Open Frostbeulen Racing Kaiser Henrik Bäcker Rainer Mockenhaupt M… Ducati Panig… 08:01:53.855 240 76 Lp. 109.58 1:34.635 14

32 Superstock Atomic Moto Sport Tangre Cedric Jond Frédéric Camus Robin Suzuki GSX … 07:51:58.485 292 24 Lp. 136.12 1:30.577 152

33 Open KTM Endurance Ladiges Hendrik Schmidt Oliver Helldobler Tho… KTM RC8R 08:01:45.384 235 81 Lp. 107.33 1:31.756 105

34 Superstock 3D Endurance Moto Center Egea Stephane Holub Fabrice Clere Hugo Kawasaki ZX… 08:01:29.011 210 106 L… 95.96 1:29.742 31

35 Open Völpker Team Schubert motors Takada Hayato Stuppi Björn Taborski Robin BMW S 1000… 08:01:19.848 117 199 L… 53.48 1:32.461 5 36 Superstock msd-steeldesign.de Schmitt Kevin Mester Dierk Bitter Onno BMW S 1000… 00:07:52.799 5 311 L… 139.61 1:30.729 3

37 EWC Motobox Kremer Racing by Shell Advan… Scherrer Martin Paavilainen Timo Bauer Florian Suzuki GSX … 06:39:40.171 200 116 L… 110.10 1:31.298 182

38 Superstock Starteam PAM Racing Prulhière Sebas… Maurin Axel Longearet Kevin Suzuki GSX … 01:36:33.335 59 257 L… 134.44 1:29.623 40

39 Open Evers - ZAB Endurance Team Schnieders Dirk Karthin Kjel Evers Harald MV Agusta F4 02:16:14.764 16 300 L… 25.84 1:36.456 14

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2013 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, June 2nd 2013

Gran Premio d’Italia TIM - Decision of the Race Direction

Regarding the incident between Valentino Rossi (ITA) and Alvaro Bautista (ESP) in the

MotoGP race of Mugello on 2 June. The Race Direction has reviewed the incident and

held a hearing with both riders where all available evidence was reviewed. Based on

this evidence the Race Direction decision is that it was a racing incident and no

further action will be taken.

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FIM Superbike World Championship

Decision of the FIM Stewards

Appeal lodged by Aprilia Racing Team & Sylvain Guintoli

Following the decision taken by the FIM Stewards at the Superbike race 2 in Monza (ITA) on

12 May to cancel the drop of position sanction imposed by the Race Direction on rider Tom

Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the Aprilia Racing Team and rider Sylvain Guintoli lodged an

appeal with the FIM International Disciplinary Court and paid the security deposit of 1 320

within the time limit of 5 days.

The International Disciplinary Court will deal with this case in due time.

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FIM Motocross MX1/MX2 World Championship

Change 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 Mr Takanao Tsubouchi, MSMA Secretary

General, unanimously adopted the following changes to the 2013 Regulations.

IMMEDIATE APPLICATION

Art. 5.11 Qualifying

The obligation for a rider to achieve a time equal to at least 108% of the average time of the top 10

recorded during the Pre-Qualifying Practice is suspended on a provisional basis.

The Race Direction is entitled and encouraged to prevent any riders whose performance in the

practices does not match the average competition level from participating in the event.

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PRESS RELEASE  MAGNY-COURS, 21/04/2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION: VALERIE MOREN  press.endurance@fim.ch  TEL +33 610 355 272

Another Bol dOr win for SRC Kawasaki

ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha YART and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team

After winning at the wire in 2012, SRC Kawasaki triumphs again at the Bol dOr with a 9-lap lead over

Monster Energy Yamaha YART and 11 laps clear of the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT). Riding the

official Kawasaki, Gregory Leblanc, Loris Baz and Jeremy Guarnoni put together a perfectly crafted but

exhausting race. The tricky conditions with intermittent showers on Saturday afternoon reshuffled the

leading pack. To hold on to the lead, SRC Kawasaki put up a hard fight against the Suzuki Endurance Racing

Team early in the race as well as with the Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube, which just missed the

podium after being hit by electronic woes at the end of the race. But Kudos goes to David Checa, Kenny

Foray and Matthieu Lagrive who battled it out with the Kawasaki at the front for nearly 20 hours.

By taking pole position and going on to win, the SRC Kawasaki handed in a flawless card at Magny-Cours.

However, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team seemed an unlikely candidate for the podium after crashes by

Anthony Delhalle and Vincent Philippe as a result of bad tyre choices early on in the race. But Dominique

Méliand’s crew, who were lying back in 30th four hours into the race, showed their guts and determination.

Lap after lap, they came up the field and, helped at the end by the misfortunes that befell Yamaha France

GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube, a relieved Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Julien Da Costa hauled

themselves on to the third step of the podium, saving vital points for Suzuki in the overall standings.

Monster Energy Yamaha YART was in the leading pack from start to finish. Igor Jerman, Broc Parkes and

Sheridan Morais did not put a foot wrong but were unable to take the race to the Kawasaki. The Austrian

Yamaha ran a prudent race after putting together its final crew at the last moment, and Sheridan Morais,

who stepped in to replace an injured Josh Waters, had his first ride on the Yamaha at Magny Cours. So three

makers were on the podium, paired with three different tyre manufacturers: Kawasaki-Pirelli in first,

followed by Yamaha-Michelin and Suzuki-Dunlop.

BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent fell by the wayside when Sebastien Gimbert, Sylvain Barrier and Karl

Muggeridge had to throw in the towel at dusk. Two early crashes had left the motorcycle too damaged to go

on. Honda TT Legends fell behind the leading pack with engine trouble on Sunday morning, leaving the top

Honda spot for National Motos. Slowed down by a crash, Gregory Junod, Michael Rutter and Olivier Four

finished in 8th after holding on to a place in the top 5. Team R2CL, who moved up the field as the race went

on, were able to take 7th at the finish with avec Guillaume Dietrich, Gwen Giabbani and Dylan Buisson.

In the race for the FIM Endurance World Cup, Junior Team Suzuki LMS chalked up another win. Baptiste

Guittet, Etienne Masson and Nans Chevaux finished a respectable 5th and 1st in Superstock just behind the

top teams. This category saw a close-run fight with Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team (BMW)

finishing just behind Junior Team Suzuki. Team Motors Events April Moto (Suzuki) came in 3rd in Superstock

ahead of the Suzukis of Starteam Pam Racing and AM Moto Racing Competition, kept off the podium as a

result of a crash.

The next leg of the FIM Endurance World Championship will be the Suzuka 8 Hours in Japan on 28 July.

What they said:

Gilles Stafler, team manager of SRC Kawasaki

With an average age of 23, our crew is the youngest ever to win a Bol d Or. They are young but
experienced and professional. I hope to be able to confirm the same three riders for the 24 Hours of Le
Mans.

Jeremy Guarnoni, rider with SRC Kawasaki

It is a fabulous feeling to win at the Bol d Or at 20 when you know that some people try for years and never

make it.

Broc Parkes, rider with Monster Energy Yamaha YART, riding in Endurance for the first time ever

It is a great experience though I must admit that in the middle of the night I wondered what I was doing

here. Fortunately, Igor Jerman kept our motivation up.

Vincent Philippe, rider with Suzuki Endurance Racing Team

I am really happy with the way we moved up to the front. Especially as I thought I would be out of action

after my crash along the low wall, but I was able to bring back the bike. I was not very comfortable on wet, I

must admit. After picking the wrong tyres, we made two mistakes one after the other. The young guys at

Kawasaki did not make any at all. They are like cats, they fall on their feet!

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PRESS RELEASE  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 06 April

2013 in Losail (Qatar), made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class

New technical regulations, effective from 2014, that were approved at the GPC meeting held at Valencia

in November 2012 and already announced, were all confirmed. This follows the successful conclusion of

negotiations between Dorna and the Manufacturers concerning the supply of additional machines and/or

engines for the MotoGP class from 2014.

For reasons of safety, it was agreed that a different specification of brake disc could be authorised by

Race Direction for use at specified circuits. Currently, the only circuit at which this applies is Motegi.

Moto3 Class

Changes to the regulations concerning supply of engines for the Moto3 class were approved. The

objective is to reduce the cost of the engine programme for the teams and to ensure that there is

equality of performance between engines supplied by the same manufacturer.

With effect from 2014 engines will be provided to Championship Organiser by the manufacturers in three

batches during the season. The engines will be sealed and distributed randomly by the Technical

Director and will become the property of the teams, with no requirement for them to be returned under

any “service contractâ€Â. When an engine has completed the normal cycle of use it will be replaced by

another sealed engine and it is anticipated that the six engines will be more than sufficient for the

season. At the end of the season the team then owns six engines with only minimal mileage accrued

which can be used for testing or sold on. The fixed cost for the engine package is €68,000.

The concession to allow timing chain replacement on Honda engines at regular intervals, which involves

supervised breaking of the engine seals, will be extended until the end of 2014.

With effect from 2015 the maximum revs permitted for Moto3 machines will be reduced from 14,000

RPM to 13,500 RPM and the timing chain replacement concession will be cancelled.

Sporting Regulations

Effective Season 2014 (i.e. from 11 November 2013):

Testing Regulations – MotoGP class

New testing restrictions will be introduced for the MotoGP class. This will restrict the amount of testing

permitted by contracted riders to:

One three day official test at a circuit in Europe between the final event and 30 November.

Three of three day official tests in the period between 01 February and the first event of the season.

A maximum of three tests, each of one day, on the Monday after events designated by Dorna/IRTA in

Europe.

Any activity authorised by Race Direction.

No testing is permitted between 01 December and 31 January, both dates being inclusive.

Test riders, as opposed to contracted riders, will continue to be allowed to test for development

purposes at any time and circuit using the “test tyre allocationâ€Â available to each team. This will also

apply to contracted riders of CRT category teams, subject to approval of testing at a Grand Prix circuit

being granted by Race Direction in advance of the test.

Testing Regulations – Moto3 and Moto2 classes

Changes to testing regulations for the Moto3 and Moto2 classes were also approved. Testing is now

permitted as follows:

At any circuit, with any riders, between the final GP and 30 November.

Three pre-season official tests, but only with contracted riders, at circuits in Europe nominated by

Dorna/IRTA.

Teams may also designate one GP circuit and one non-GP circuit where they may test at any time from

01 February onwards with any riders, but not within 14 days of an event at the circuit.

Teams may also participate in tests held on Mondays and/or Tuesdays after events in Europe when these

days are not required for MotoGP class testing.

Any activity authorised by Race Direction.

No testing is permitted between 01 December and 31 January, both dates being inclusive.

FIM Medical Code

Changes to the FIM Medical Code were approved. The changes mainly concerned more precise definitions

of the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director and the FIM Medical

Representative. (Previously the FIM Medical Observer). However, the changes also officially recognised

the presence and role of the “FIM World Championship GP Medical Teamâ€Â.

This team is the group of doctors experienced in the management of severe trauma. Their role is to

provide support of immediate trackside medical assistance in the event of serious injury until transfer to

the medical centre or hospital. The team will be located in fast medical intervention vehicles to work

alongside local medical personnel.

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PRESS RELEASE  FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship

and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

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 (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 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 (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 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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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 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 Superbike, Supersport World Championships

& FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

2013 Provisional calendar, 3 January 2013 (Changes in bold)

DATE COUNTRY CIRCUIT WSBK WSS STK

24 February Australia Phillip Island

X X

10 March India Buddh Circuit

X X

14 April Spain Aragon

X X X

28 April The Netherlands Assen

X X X

12 May Italy Monza

X X X

26 May Europe Donington

X X

9 June Portugal Portimao (STC)

X X X

23 June TBA TBA

x x x

30 June Italy Imola (STC)

X X X

21 July Russia Moscow Raceway

X X

4 August UK Silverstone

X X X

1 September Germany Nurburgring

X X X

29 September USA Laguna Seca

X

6 October France Magny Cours

X X X

20 October Spain Jerez

X X X

STC = Subject to contract

TBA= To be announced

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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:

?hFour Points - Starts next race from rear of grid.

?hSeven Points - Starts next race from pit lane.

?hTen 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 €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:

?hHigh social impact for the community

?hA clear vision of sustainability

?hInnovative Approaches

?hWide dissemination of the project that acts as community educator

?hClear and organised methodology based on environmental management plans

?hCompliance 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 Trial & FIM Womens Trial World Championships

FIM Trial des Nations

FIM X-Trial World Championship

2013 Calendars

FIM Trial World Championship

Date FMN Country, venue

27-28 April MFJ Japan, Motegi

25-26 May AMA United States, Sequatchie

15-16 June FMA Andorra, Sant Julià

23 June RFME Spain, Pobladura

07 July FMI Italy, Barzio

14 July ACCR Czech Republic, Kramolin

27-28 July ACU Great Britain, Penrith

31 August– 01 September FFM France, Isola 2000

FIM Trial des Nations

Date FMN Country, venue

07-08 September FFM France, La Châtre

FIM Womens Trial World Championship

Date FMN Country, venue

15-16 June FMA Andorra, Sant Julià

31 August – 01 September FFM France, Isola 2000

06 September FFM France, La Châtre

FIM X-Trial World Championship

Date FMN Country, venue

05 January ACU Great Britain, Sheffield

10 February RFME Spain, Barcelona

09 March RFME Spain, Malaga

23 March DMSB Germany, Bielefeld

12 April FFM France, Nice

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

2013 calendar, update 11 December (Changes in bold)

Date Grand Prix Circuit

07 April Qatar* Doha/Losail

21 April Americas Austin

05 May Spain Jerez de la Frontera

19 May France Le Mans

2 June Italy Mugello

16 June Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya

29 June Netherlands** TT Assen

14 July Germany Sachsenring

21 July United States*** Laguna Seca

18 August Indianapolis Indianapolis

25 August Czech Republic Brno

01 September Great Britain Silverstone

15 September San Marino & Riviera di Rimini Marco Simoncelli Misano

29 September Aragón MotorLand Aragón

13 October Malaysia Sepang

20 October Australia Phillip Island

27 October Japan Motegi

10 November Valencia Ricardo Tormo-Valencia

* Evening Race

** Saturday Race

*** Only MotoGP class

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2012 FIM General Assembly meets in Monte-Carlo

The FIM General Assembly met at the Sporting-Monte-Carlo in Monaco, on 1 December.

There were 76 member Federations present out of a total of 107.

The FIM President Vito Ippolito opened the meeting by pointing out that although the

economic crisis had caused considerable hardship in a number of countries and had

also impacted the FIM, it had also created opportunities for the FIM to develop and

expand the geographical scope of its championships. He stressed that in order to make

its activities sustainable, the FIM had to be a strong but inclusive organisation, working

together with its partners and practising good governance at all levels.

The FIM President urged the members to help the FIM to move forward in the right

direction: Every major change shakes up our convictions and our habits. In the past

we had the option to stay as we were. Today, we have it no longer. We are obliged to

change. That is why we are asking you to carry on working in this direction with

conviction in order for the benefit of the FIM of today and for future generations of

sportsmen and sportswomen.

The FIM General Assembly accepted applications for membership by the Palestinian

Motor Sport and Motorcycle Federation (PMSMF) and the Federation Motocycliste de

Cote d Ivoire (FMCI), which replaces the FISAM. From 1 January 2013, the FIM will

therefore have 108 affiliated members.

The FIM approved a new championship, the FIM Speedway World League, with six

teams representing three Speedway leagues. Also, from 2013, the FIM Youth Trial Cup

125cc will go under the name of the FIM Trial Cup 125cc.

Messrs Rob Rasor (AMA-USA) and Juan Moreta (RFME-SPA) were re-elected to the FIM

Board of Directors and Mr Jorgen Bitsch (DMU-DEN) was elected to the third vacant

position. Mr Stefan Steinle (DMSB-GER) was appointed member of the International

Commission of Judges (CJI).

During the General Assembly, the FIM welcomed the UEMs amendment to its Statutes

to change its name officially to FIM EUROPE in line with the other Continental Unions

FIM AFRICA, FIM ASIA, FIM LATIN AMERICA, FIM NORTH AMERICA and FIM OCEANIA.

The FIM awarded the Nicolas Rodil del Valle Gold Medal to Mr Guy Maitre, who

served as FIM Secretary General and then FIM CEO for 33 years, and the Nicolas

Rodil del Valle Silver Medal to Mrs Anne-Marie Gerber who served the FIM in various

capacities for 32 years. The FIM General Assembly also presented the following

national Federations with commemorative plates to mark the celebration of major

anniversaries in 2012:

Kazakhstan (AMFK): 20th

Ukraine (FMU): 20th

Panama (UPM) : 20th

Liechtenstein (LMV): 30th

Zimbabwe (ZMSF): 50th

Bahrain (BAMF): 60th

Guatemala (FNMG): 60th

Malaysia (AAM): 80th

Finland (SML): 90th

Luxembourg (MUL): 90th

Belgium: 100th

Ireland: 110th

The next meeting of the FIM General Assembly will take place on 30 November

2013. The venue will be announced in the second quarter of 2013.

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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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2012 FIM Gala Ceremony

More than five hundred guests packed into the prestigious Salle des Etoiles room of the Sporting Monte-Carlo to

enjoy a very special evening that rewarded the exploits of the Worlds best motorcycle riders. Broadcast live on TV

in several different countries a host of motorcycling legends were on hand to present the 2012 FIM World Champions

with their respective awards, whilst also being honoured themselves for their achievements to two wheel sports.

Master of the ceremony, Suzi Perry displayed her tremendous motorcycle expertise with style.

Legends such as Mary McGee, Jim

Redman, Torsten Hallman, Dougie

Lampkin, Kari Tiainen, Hubert Auriol and

Hans Nielsen were joined on stage by the

likes of Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi, Marc

Marquez, Sandro Cortese, Antonio

Cairoli, Ryan Villopoto, Toni Bou,

Antoine Meo, Pierre-Alexandre Renet,

Chris Holder, Nikolai Krasnikov and many

more talented riders. The female side of

the sport was well represented by Laia

Sanz (Double title in Enduro & Trial),

Chiara Fontanesi, Camelia Liparoti and

Emmanuelle Clair.

In addition to the many FIM World

Champions who stepped forward to

receive their awards, the FIM also made

three special presentations for FIM Rookie of the Year, FIM Woman of the Year and FIM Personality of the Year.

These three awards were voted for by the media, fans, teams, industry and riders via the FIM-LIVE.com website

during more recent weeks.

Tim Gasjer was voted FIM Rookie of the Year, Laia Sanz FIM Woman of the Year, whilst Jorge Lorenzo received the

award for FIM Personality of the Year. The FIM Environmental Award was won by the Circuits de Catalunya from

Spain. This award was created in order to encourage a greater awareness of environmental concerns within the

motorcycling world. The Ambulance Motorcycle Club won the 2012 FIM Road Safety Award for its helmet safety

campaign.

Speaking at this unique occasion FIM President Vito Ippolito stated: The third FIM Gala Ceremony in Monte-Carlo

was the perfect moment to congratulate and honour our 2012 Champions not only in the Salle des Etoiles, but also

in front of millions of TV viewers around the globe. Again I must thank the riders and teams for being here tonight.

They truly understand the importance of the FIM Gala both for the FIM and for motorcycle sport as a whole.

Download pictures: www.fim-pictures.com/une.php

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24 Hours of Le Mans, Moto (35th edition, 8-9 September 2012)

International event counting towards  the FIM Road Racing Endurance World Cup, Superstock class

The International Disciplinary Court (CDI) partially upholds the appeal lodged by the team MCP

STARTEAM 67, overturns the decision taken by the International Jury (JI) to disqualify the team, and

finds that the team MCP STARTEAM 67 are the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Moto, 35th edition,

8-9 September 2012, Superstock class.

The CDI, chaired by CDI Judge Mr Santiago Puig Viladomiu (Spain), partially upheld the appeal lodged

by the team MCP STARTEAM 67 against the decision of 9 September 2012 taken by the JI to disqualify

the team from the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, Moto.

While finding that the team MCP STARTEAM 67 had indeed infringed the technical rules of the FIM

Endurance Code (i.e. art. 2.7.6.11. lit. i)), the CDI nevertheless considered that the disqualification

inflicted on the team by the JI did not respect the proportionality principle.

Applying introductory article 2, recently amended (20 April 2012), of the Technical Regulations of the

2012 FIM Endurance World Championship and taking into account all the circumstances of the case, the

CDI found that a six-minute time penalty was appropriate to sanction the infringement of the rules

committed by the team MCP STARTEAM 67.

The CDI noted that the amendment of the above article (cf. document currently available on the FIM

website (http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/006_CCR_Clarification_Endurance.pdf) brought

about a major innovation for infringements detected after the race, whereby disqualification of the

team is no longer automatic as was previously the case.

After incorporating this time penalty into the result achieved by the team MCP STARTEAM 67 and after

taking into account the penalty inflicted, the CDI found that the team MCP STARTEAM 67 would have

finished the event by completing 811 laps in 24:02:12.096.

That being so, the CDI found that the team MCP STARTEAM 67 are the winners of the 2012 24 Hours of

Le Mans, Moto, 35th edition, Superstock class. The CDI therefore ordered the results of the event 2012

24 HOURS of Le Mans, Moto, 35th edition, Superstock category to be adjusted accordingly, with all the

consequences arising therefrom, including with respect to any prizes and points to be awarded to the

participants in the event in question.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 2013 Provisional Entry Lists, 28 November

Moto3 TM  No. RIDER NATIONALITY TEAM MACHINE

3 MATTEO FERRARI ITALIAN ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA FTR HONDA

4 FRANCESCO BAGNAIA ITALIAN TEAM ITALIA FIM FTR HONDA

5 ROMANO FENATI ITALIAN TEAM ITALIA FMI FTR HONDA

7 EFREN VAZQUEZ SPANISH MAHINDRA RACING MAHINDRA

8 JACK MILLER AUSTRALIAN RACING TEAM GERMANY FTR HONDA

9 TONI FINSTERBUSCH GERMAN KIEFER RACING KALEX KTM

11 LIVIO LOI BELGIAN MARC VDS RACING TEAM KALEX KTM

12 ALEX MARQUEZ SPANISH ESTRELLA GALICIA 0'0 KTM

17 JOHN McPHEE BRITISH RACING TEAM GERMANY FTR HONDA

19 ALESSANDRO TONUCCI ITALIAN CARETTA TECHNOLOGY HONDA

22 ANA CARRASCO SPANISH JHK t-shirt LAGLISSE KTM

23 NICCOLO ANTONELLI ITALIAN GO & FUN GRESINI Moto3 FTR HONDA

25 MAVERICK VINALES SPANISH JHK t-shirt LAGLISSE KTM

29 HYUGA WATANABE JAPANESE CARETTA TECHNOLOGY HONDA

31 NIKLAS AJO FINNISH AVANT TECNO KTM

32 ISAAC VINALES SPANISH BIMBO - ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA FTR HONDA

39 LUIS SALOM SPANISH RED BULL KTM AJO KTM

41 BRAD BINDER SOUTH AFRICAN AMBROGIO RACING SUTER HONDA

42 ALEX RINS SPANISH ESTRELLA GALICIA 0'0 KTM

44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA RACING MAHINDRA

53 JASPER IWEMA DUTCH RW RACING GP KALEX KTM

57 ERIC GRANADO BRAZILIAN MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3 KALEX KTM

58 JUAN GUEVARA SPANISH CIP TSR HONDA

61 ARTHUR SISSIS AUSTRALIAN RED BULL KTM AJO KTM

63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN MALAYSIAN RED BULL KTM AJO KTM

65 PHILIPP OETTL GERMAN PADDOCK TT MOTION KALEX KTM

66 FLORIAN ALT GERMAN KIEFER RACING KALEX KTM

77 LORENZO BALDASSARRI ITALIAN GO & FUN GRESINI Moto3 FTR HONDA

84 JAKUB KORNFEIL CZECH REDOX RW RACING GP KALEX KTM

89 ALAN TECHER FRENCH CIP TSR HONDA

94 JONAS FOLGER GERMAN MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto3 KALEX KTM

99 DANNY WEBB BRITISH AMBROGIO RACING SUTER HONDA

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Moto2  TM  No RIDER NATIONALITY TEAM MACHINE

3 SIMONE CORSI ITALIAN NGM MOBILE RACING SPEED UP

4 RANDY KRUMMENACHER SWISS TECHNOMAG carXpert SUTER

5 JOHANN ZARCO FRENCH CAME IODARACING PROJECT SUTER

7 DONI TATA PRADITA INDONESIAN FEDERAL OIL GRESINI Moto2 SUTER

8 KYLE SMITH BRITISH BLUSENS AVINTIA KALEX

11 SANDRO CORTESE GERMAN DYNAVOLT INTACT GP KALEX

12 THOMAS LUTHI SWISS INTERWETTEN PADDOCK SUTER

14 RATTHAPARK WILAIROT THAI HONDA GRESINI Moto2 SUTER

15 ALEX DE ANGELIS SAN MARINO NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING SPEED UP

17 ALBERTO MONCAYO SPANISH ARGINANO y GINES RACING MOTOBOST

18 NICOLAS TEROL SPANISH MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 SUTER

19 XAVIER SIMEON BELGIAN SAG TEAM KALEX

23 MARCEL SCHROTTER GERMAN SAG TEAM KALEX

24 TONI ELIAS SPANISH BLUSENS AVINTIA KALEX

30 TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI JAPANESE ITALTRANS RACING TEAM KALEX

36 MIKA KALLIO FINNISH MARC VDS RACING TEAM KALEX

40 POL ESPARGARO SPANISH TUENTI HP 40 PONS KALEX

44 STEVEN ODENDAAL SOUTH AFRICAN ARGINANO y GINES RACING MOTOBOST

45 SCOTT REDDING BRITISH MARC VDS RACING TEAM KALEX

49 AXEL PONS SPANISH TUENTI HP 40 PONS KALEX

52 DANNY KENT BRITISH TECH 3 TECH 3

54 MATTIA PASINI ITALIAN NGM MOBILE RACING SPEED UP

60 JULIAN SIMON SPANISH ITALTRANS RACING TEAM KALEX

63 MIKE DI MEGLIO FRENCH JIR Moto2 MOTOBI

77 DOMINIQUE AEGERTER SWISS TECHNOMAG carXpert SUTER

80 ESTEVE RABAT SPANISH TUENTI HP 40 PONS KALEX

81 JORDI TORRES SPANISH MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM Moto2 SUTER

88 RICKY CARDUS SPANISH NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING SPEED UP

95 ANTHONY WEST AUSTRALIAN QMMF RACING TEAM SPEED UP

96 LOUIS ROSSI FRENCH TECH 3 TECH 3

97 RAFID TOPAN SUCIPTO INDONESIAN QMMF RACING TEAM SPEED UP

TBC TO BE CONFIRMED HONDA RACING ASIA TADY MORIWAKI

TBC TO BE CONFIRMED ESGP Moto2 FTR

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MotoGP TM No RIDER NATIONALITY TEAM MACHINE

4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO ITALIAN DUCATI TEAM DUCATI

5 COLIN EDWARDS USA NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING FTR KAWASAKI *

6 STEFAN BRADL GERMAN LCR HONDA MotoGP HONDA

7 HIROSHI AOYAMA JAPANESE AVINTIA BLUSENS FTR *

8 HECTOR BARBERA SPANISH AVINTIA BLUSENS FTR *

9 DANILO PETRUCCI ITALIAN CAME IODARACING PROJECT IODA-SUTER *

11 BEN SPIES USA PRAMAC RACING TEAM DUCATI

14 RANDY DE PUNIET FRENCH POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR ART *

17 KAREL ABRAHAM CZECH CARDION AB MOTORACING ART *

19 ALVARO BAUTISTA SPANISH GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI HONDA

26 DANI PEDROSA SPANISH REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA

29 ANDREA IANNONE ITALIAN PRAMAC RACING TEAM DUCATI

33 MICHAEL LAVERTY BRITISH PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT PBM *

35 CAL CRUTCHLOW BRITISH MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA

38 BRADLEY SMITH BRITISH MONSTER YAMAHA TECH 3 YAMAHA

41 ALEIX ESPARGARO SPANISH POWER ELECTRONICS ASPAR ART *

46 VALENTINO ROSSI ITALIAN YAMAHA FACTORY RACING YAMAHA

67 BRYAN STARING AUSTRALIAN GO & FUN HONDA GRESINI FTR HONDA *

68 YONNY HERNANDEZ COLOMBIAN PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT ART *

69 NICKY HAYDEN USA DUCATI TEAM DUCATI

71 CLAUDIO CORTI ITALIAN NGM MOBILE FORWARD RACING FTR KAWASAKI *

93 MARC MARQUEZ SPANISH REPSOL HONDA TEAM HONDA

99 JORGE LORENZO SPANISH YAMAHA FACTORY RACING YAMAHA

TBC TO BE CONFIRMED CAME IODARACING PROJECT IODA-SUTER *

* = CRT STATUS

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FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

& FIM Bajas World Cup

2013 Calendars, 23 November

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

Date FMN Name Country

05-11 April UAEMC Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge United Arab Emirates

28 April - 04 May QMMF Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar

31 May - 05 June FMI Sardegna Rally Race Italy

15-22 June 2013 CAMOD Desafio Ruta 40 Argentina

23 July-4 August CBM Sertoes Rally Brazil

28 September-05 October ATCE Pharaons Rally Egypt

FIM Bajas World Cup

Date FMN Name Country

15-17 March FMI Italian Baja Italy

13-16 June FRM Romanian Baja Romania

19-21 July RFME Baja Espana Aragon Spain

15-18 August MAMS Hungarian Baja Hungary

13-15 October FRMM Baja du Maroc Maroc

01-02 November FMP Baja Portalegre 500 Portugal

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MIES, 26/11/2012  FIM Motocross World Championships

AMENDED - FIM Motocross World Championships - Changes to the Regulations

Changes to the Regulations – Corrections in bold

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

FIM MX1 & MX2 Motocross World Championships Regulations

1. 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. For all FIM MX1 & MX2 World Championship events:

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 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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2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix   Decision of the Race Direction

On Friday 09 November, the Race Direction decided to impose on rider Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)

a grid penalty to start from the last position for the race in Valencia on 11 November.

Marc MARQUEZ rode in an irresponsible manner during the Moto2 free practice causing

danger to rider Simone Corsi (ITA) which is an infringement of the article 1.21.2 of the 2012

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

No appeal was lodged.  The decision of the Race Direction is final.

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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 Superbike, Supersport World Championships & FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

2013 Provisional Calendar, 06 October

DATE COUNTRY CIRCUIT WSBK WSS STK

24 February Australia Phillip Island X X

10 March India Buddh Circuit X X

7 April Spain Aragon X X X

28 April The Netherlands Assen X X X

12 May Italy Monza X X X

26 May UK Donington X X

9 June Portugal Portimao (STC) X X X

23 June Tba Tba X X X

30June Italy Imola X X X

21 July Russia Moscow Raceway X X

4 August UK Silverstone X X X

1 September Germany Nurburgring X X X

29 September USA Laguna Seca X

6 October France Magny Cours X X X

20 October Spain Jerez X X X

* Tba To be announced

STC     Subject to contract

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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 Guyot’s 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

Viltaïs 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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FIM Superbike World Championship

Decisions of the Race Direction & FIM Stewards

On Sunday 5 August 2012, after the second race of the FIM Superbike World Championship in Silverstone (GBR), the Race Direction decided to sanction rider Marco Melandri (Italy) with a written warning and a fine of EUR 3,000.00 for infringement of Art. 1.19.7 (on the starting grid, all adjustments must be completed by display of the 3 minutes board).

An appeal was lodged against this decision to the FIM Stewards, who confirmed the decision and the sanctions.

The decision is final.

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Moreover, a protest was lodged against the published results of the second Superbike race. The Race Direction dismissed the protest and confirmed the results. Following an appeal, the FIM Stewards confirmed the decision of the Race Direction, which is thus final.

The classification of the second race is confirmed as published on Sunday 5 August.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Permanent Bureau

The Permanent Bureau of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, comprising of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports, met on Saturday 14 July in Mugello (Italy). During this meeting they confirmed the appointment of Mr. Danny Aldridge as MotoGP Technical Director.

Danny previously worked for IRTA from 1997 to 2001 before he opted for a change in career to run his own property management business. He rejoined IRTA in 2010. A year later, he was appointed Deputy Technical Director to Mike Webb with the specific responsibility for the Moto2 class.

Danny will now take over the role of Technical Director, which was recently vacated following Mike Webbs appointment as Race Director.

Danny Aldridge bio:

Danny is British, aged 40 years old and is a married man with two children.

He has a degree in aviation engineering planning.

Danny participated in schoolboy and adult Motocross and was part of the team managed by his father that competed for many years in the British Road Racing Championships and also the occasional 500cc Grand Prix. The team enjoyed an array of success in different categories including winning the British F2 Championship.

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2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premio d Italia TIM : Decision of the Race Direction

On Saturday 14 July 2012, the Race Direction decided to impose on rider Johann Zarco (FRA) a grid penalty of 15 positions for the race in Mugello on 15 July 2012 for riding in an irresponsible manner during the Moto2 free practice, causing danger to rider Pol Espargaro (ESP) which is an infringement to the article N. 1.21.2 of the 2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix regulations.

No appeal was lodged.

The decision of the Race Direction is final.

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Monte-Carlo set to welcome motorcyclings finest

1 & 2 December - Save the date!

The third edition of the glittering FIM Gala Ceremony will take place in the motorsport Mecca of Monte-Carlo on Sunday 2 December 2012. The two-wheel community will gather once again to celebrate and applaud the achievements of motorcyclings finest and fastest riders, in this World famous setting. This seasons wide array of eventual FIM World Champions will take to the stage at the Sporting Monte-Carlo alongside invited legends from the various different disciplines for an award ceremony that will be attended by key industry, media, and broadcast live to a global audience.

Two days of activity are planned in the region, with the FIM General Assembly taking place at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort on Saturday 1 December, when delegates representing the 107 National Federations from around the World will congregate for their annual meeting. The impressive Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is owned by Monte-Carlo SBM which is a public limited company constituted under Monegasque law. Other notable establishments owned and managed by Monte-Carlo SBM include the Monte Carlo Casino, the Opera de Monte-Carlo and the Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo.

Monte-Carlo, which is the most elegant area of the Principality of Monaco, is World known for being a favourite destination for the planets highest profile celebrities, as well as being widely recognised for its casino and unique street racing circuit that plays host to the F1 Championship each year. The sea front location with its impressive harbour adds to the overall ambience of this wonderful setting which has a history as rich as some of those that continue to visit Monte-Carlo today.

Speaking about this years forthcoming FIM Gala Ceremony Vito Ippolito, FIM President stated. In a very short amount of time the FIM Gala Ceremony has grown into a very special and important occasion to celebrate motorcycling and its great champions both past and present. Monte-Carlo is a truly unique place and is sure to provide an exceptional backdrop to yet another great evening, when the World of motorcycling can come together as one to enjoy and applaud the efforts and bravery of the many riders who give us such great action and entertainment throughout the season.

Vito continued. I think everyone from around the World is aware of Monte-Carlos historic association with motorsport amongst many other great things and thus it is fitting that we should now be adding the FIM Gala Ceremony to the list of events that have been hosted in this iconic place.

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2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Iveco TT Assen: Decision of the Race Direction and FIM Stewards

On Saturday 30 June 2012 during the first lap of the MotoGP race rider Alvaro Bautista (SPA) rode in an irresponsible manner, causing danger to rider Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) which is an infringement to the article N. 1.21.2 of the 2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix regulations.

The Race Direction decided to impose on Alvaro Bautista the penalty of starting the next race in Sachsenring on 8 July 2012 from the last position on the starting grid.

An appeal was lodged by San Carlo Honda Gresini.

The FIM Stewards confirmed the decision of the Race Direction.

The decision of FIM Stewards is final.

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The FIM meets with Motocross Manufacturers & Teams

FIM President Vito Ippolito invited all the Motocross Manufacturers and Teams engaged in the FIM Motocross World Championship to a meeting in Mies on 27 June 2012. The meeting was chaired by the FIM President and attended by:

FIM representatives:

CEO Stephane Desprez; Executive Director, Sports Ignacio Verneda; Motocross Commission Director Wolfgang Srb and Motocross Coordinator Dirk De Neve .

Teams & Manufacturers:

Roger Harvey and Lorenzo Resta (Honda), Pierluigi Zampieri and Ilario Ricci (Husqvarna), Steve Guttridge and Francois Lemarley (Kawasaki), Thomas Hannecke and Sylvain Geboers (Suzuki), Marco Ricciardi (TM), Laurens Klein Koerkamp and Michele Rinaldi (Yamaha).

During this meeting, which took place in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding, the Manufacturer and Team representatives reported on the 2012 Championship on behalf of all the teams associated with their brands. In addition to sharing their viewpoints and concerns, they also presented new ideas for the future of the Championship. For its part, the FIM explained its role, its endeavours and its determination to further develop not only Motocross but all the FIM disciplines with all the stakeholders involved and in accordance with the FIM Strategic plan.

The FIM agreed to continue to hold such meetings with representatives of all the Motocross Manufacturers and Teams in the future.

FIM President Vito Ippolito said: Viewpoints may differ but we all have the same goal. Communication is the key element. Meetings like this one can only be beneficial for the Championship and strengthen the bonds between the different stakeholders.

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June 30, 2012 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 28 June in Assen, decided the following:

Sporting Regulations

Effective immediately:

The same penalty that exists in the MotoGP class for exceeding the permitted number of engines used will also apply in the Moto3 class. The rider will start the race 10 seconds after the green light is on at the pit lane exit.

Effective 01 January 2013:

"Rookie" riders will be permitted to be entered by a factory team.

In the MotoGP class manufacturers are restricted to two direct entries per manufacturer and may provide material for a maximum of two entries per manufacturer operated by Independent teams.

Technical Regulations

Effective Immediately:

Machines entered in the MotoGP class are restricted to using unchanged bore and stroke dimensions throughout 2012-2014. Current dimensions must be notified to the Technical Director.

Minor changes to the regulations concerning Moto3 parts supply were approved. The effect is to ensure that upgrades are available to all entries at the same time.

Effective 01 January 2013:

In the MotoGP class machines may use a maximum of 24 possible gear ratios and four possible ratios for the primary gear.

Other Proposals

A proposal to restrict riders in the MotoGP class to the use of one machine was rejected.

A proposal to ban the use of non ferrous materials for MotoGP class brake discs was rejected.

A proposal to mandate the use of wheels with a standard specification for strength and durability, applicable to all classes, was postponed pending further discussions between factories and wheel suppliers.

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 Road Racing Grand Prix World Championship

CDI: Appeal of team Pons 40 HP Tuenti

The International Disciplinary Court (CDI) chaired by Judge Frantisek Schulmann, convened a Hearing today at the TT Assen Circuit to judge the Appeal lodged by the team of the Spanish rider Pol Espargaro against a decision of the FIM Stewards taken following the Moto2 race of the Grand Premi Aperol held on the circuit of Catalunya on 03 June 2012.

Rider Marc Marquez, #93, was initially sanctioned by the Race Direction with a 1 minute time penalty to be added to his overall time for infringement of Article 1.21.2 of the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix regulations. As a result, he finished with rank 23.

Upon an Appeal lodged by rider Marquez before the FIM Stewards against the decision of the Race Direction and after having viewed and reviewed many times the collision between the riders Marquez and Espargaro, the three FIM Stewards unanimously decided that the behaviour of Marc Marquez showed no deliberate intention to cause an accident. Consequently, the first appeal body composed of the three FIM Stewards quashed the decision of the Race Direction.

Following the FIM Stewards decision, the team of rider Espargaro, Pons 40 HP Tuenti, lodged in due time an Appeal against the FIM Stewards decision. Following todays Hearing of the Appellant and due consideration having been given to all arguments and to videos of the collision, the CDI judge decided to receive but then to dismiss the appeal of the Team Pons 40 HP Tuenti.

A reasoned decision will be notified to the Appellant in due time. An Appeal against this decision may be lodged before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) within five days following the notification of the written Appeal to the team Pons 40 HP Tuenti.

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ABC Communication to promote SuperEnduro

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:

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

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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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2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya: decision of the Race Direction and FIM Stewards

On Sunday 03 June during the Moto2 Race, rider Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) rode in an irresponsible manner causing danger to rider Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) which is an infringement of the article 1.21.2 of the 2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

The Race Direction decided to impose on the rider a time penalty of 1 minute to be added on his race time.

An appeal has been lodged with the FIM Stewards.

The FIM Stewards did not confirm the decision of the Race Direction and cancelled the penalty.

An appeal may now be lodged with the FIM International Disciplinary Court.

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Motorcycling nominated for Spirit of Sport award

A partnership between Riders for Health and the FIM that is helping people in rural Africa receive lifesaving health care was nominated for the Spirit of Sport Award which was presented during the 10th annual SportAccord Convention in Quebec, Canada on 24 May 2012.

Riders for Health is the official charity and Associate Member of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and MotoGP. The organisation not only grew out of the Grand Prix racing paddock in the 1980s; it continues to receive support from motorcyclists around the world.

Co-founder of Riders for Health, 13-times Grand Prix winner, Randy Mamola said What makes Riders for Health special is that the thing that we all love, and that allowed me to have such a fantastic career, is the same thing that is saving lives in Africa. We are very proud to have won this award. Without the support of the FIM and the motorcycle community Riders for Health would not exist. This is an award for all of us.

The annual Spirit of Sport awards commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution to using sport as a tool for positive social change.

Riders CEO, Andrea Coleman added It is the spirit of sport, the passion, commitment and energy, that enabled us to create Riders for Health. Without that desire to achieve our goal we would not have been able to make the impact we have. We will now maintain this focus to help us meet our goal of reaching 25 million people by 2015.

FIM President, Vito Ippolito said, The FIM is proud to have Riders for Health as an Associate Member and that we have such a strong and fruitful collaboration. On behalf of the FIM and all the motorcycle community I warmly congratulate Riders for Health for this nomination and for putting motorcycling on the road to help save lives.

Not only does the motorcycle community support Riders for Health, the machine that binds them all together, the motorcycle, is at the heart of the organisations work in Africa.

Riders for Health uses motorcycles, as well as ambulances and other four wheeled vehicles, to help local health workers reach isolated villages in Africa predictably and reliably with health care.

Thanks to Riders for Healths work an outreach health worker can reach five times more people than on foot or by bicycle. This means that over 30,000 extra people across Africa receive health care services each week thanks to Riders for Health, that is 1.5 million each year.

The key to Riders for Healths work is their focus on maintenance and training. By employing local technicians and carrying out regular, monthly maintenance on all their vehicles, Riders makes sure they almost never breakdown. This means that health care always reaches the people who need it.

Riders for Health was founded by one of the most popular and exciting racers of the 1980s, Randy Mamola, and Andrea and Barry Coleman. Andrea was born into a motorcycle racing family, and not only raced motorcycles herself, but managed a grand prix team. Formerly a journalist, Barry persuaded the Guardian to cover motorcycle racing and reported on the sport for many years.

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FIM & Sportplus sign for another three years, Freestyle MX

During the Final of the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in Las Vegas, the FIM and NIGHT of the JUMPS / FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship promoter Sportplus renewed their contract for a further three years until the end of 2016.

The new contract includes not only the well-known NIGHT of the JUMPS, FIM Freestyle Motocross World Championship, but also promotion of the FIM FreeStyle of Nations. The very first FIM FreeStyle of Nations will be held in 2013, with rules, location and date to be announced at a later stage.

Stephane Desprez, FIM CEO, expressed his satisfaction: FreeStyle Motocross is a very entertaining and exciting discipline combining the show element with top sport. The riders work hard and step up their performances with every event. Sportplus gives them the perfect showcase to battle it out for the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship. Creating a FreeStyle of Nations event will certainly be a boost for the sport.

SportPlus CEO Marko Manthey also welcomed the move: We are more than happy to sign with the FIM for another three years. Over the last seven years, the FIM has been a committed and reliable partner for FreeStyle Motocross. With the FIM FreeStyle of Nations, we shall be able to enhance awareness of FreeStyle within the National Federations and gain more media exposure.

 

About NIGHT of the JUMPS:

Founded in 2001, the NIGHT of the JUMPS is the largest international FreeStyle MX Tour worldwide. The NIGHT of the JUMPS includes the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship and UEM FreeStyle Motocross European Championship. The NIGHT of the JUMPS is broadcast on TV in more than 141 countries and globally available live and on demand via broadband and TV. More than two million visitors have enjoyed over 250 NIGHT of the JUMPS events in 20 countries and on four continents.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

On the 5 May 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), via an electronic meeting, unanimously approved the following modifications to the FIM Grand Prix regulations. The revised regulations will be effective immediately.

Sporting Regulations

WILD CARD ENTRIES

The deadline for applying for a wild card entry in the MotoGP class has been changed. In future an entry can be proposed by an FMN, the FIM, the MSMA or Dorna at any time prior to the event. (Previously the deadline was 45 days which gave little time for accepted entries to prepare and test machinery).

Applications must be made to the FIM who will, upon receipt, submit them to the Grand Prix Commission who will decide which, if any, of the entries will be accepted.

The deadline for applying for a wild card entry in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes remains unchanged at 45 days. An entry can now be proposed by an FMN, the FIM or Dorna. At the deadline for entries the list of candidates will be submitted to the Grand Prix Commission who will decide which, if any, of the entries will be accepted.

Technical Regulation

ENGINE DURABILITY FOR MOTOGP CLASS WILD CARDS

Each wild card entry in the MotoGP class will now be allowed three engines for their exclusive use during each event.

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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2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premio bwin de Espana (Spain) : decision of the Race Direction

On Sunday 29 April during the Moto3 Race, rider Niklas Ajo (FIN) did not obey the instructions given by the track marshals and push down one of them.

The Race Direction has decided to impose on the rider a disqualification from the next event in Estoril, Portugal on 4, 5, 6 May.

An appeal has been lodged to the FIM Steward.

The FIM Steward confirmed the decision of the Race Direction.

The Decision of the Race Direction is final.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

On the 26th April 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), via an electronic meeting, unanimously approved the following new regulation proposed by the Technical Director. The new regulation will be effective immediately.

2.3.7. Engine Durability

2. Moto3 Class

1) c) Each wild card entry is allowed two engines per event for his exclusive use.

The new regulation has been introduced to address an omission in the current rules concerning the engine life regulations for the Moto3 class. Previously limits on the number of engines that may be used only applied to contracted entries.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations may be viewed on:

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

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The Münch electric show in Magny-Cours

Matthias Himmelmann wins infront of Katja Poensgen

The Münch Racing Team used in Magny-Cours the experience of their rider, Matthias Himmelmann, as well as their technology flair, since the creation of the FIM e-Power International Championship in 2010. He won the 1st round of the 2012 championship this morning for the opening of the Bol dOr.

Riding his impressive Münch TTE 2.0, a machine weighing 220 kg powered by a battery pack of 350 V/40 Ah, Matthias Himmelmann put the second gear half way into the race to win with more than thirty seconds ahead of his team mate, Katja Poensgen. The ex rider of GP250, seemed seduced by these electric bikes and has joined the Munch Racing Team for this race in Magny-Cours but could well be racing for the rest of the season. She took the second place of this race with the evolved Munch TTE 2.0. Münch is using their experience in competition to announce that they will be commercializing electric powered motorcycles in 2014. Matthias said ‘We are quite happy with this result, after a winter of development and testing. Our aim was to obtain better performance through better control of our energy pack. Having two riders in the team provides us extra information for our development program."

After her first e-Power race Katja Poensgen said: I really enjoyed the race. The feeling on the bike is completely different to when I was riding in GP250. I have to use my brain (she smiled). It is very much a tactical race, where you have to observe your opponents and manage the battery life at the same time. I am not sure how long this Championship will take to develop but I am very happy to be a part of the adventure

Christian Amendt of EPO Racing Team fought hard during the entire race with the two other Münch motorcycles before being left behind by his two opponents. His EPO Bike is a machine weighing 99 kg with a battery pack of 90 V/60Ah. Christian Amendt is developing his new motor which should be ready for the next race the 10th June on the Hungaroring track.

The first FIM e-Power round showed a clear improvement on motorcycle reliability and performance. Oriol Gallemi FIM e-Power technical director comments.   We are proud to present such pieces of art to the public for the third year in a row. Spectators were shocked by the motorcycles whistle, and celebrated the podium ceremony with plenty of pictures of the heroes and their machines.

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Motul & FIM partners for the next 3 years

Europes leading company in the field of motorcycle lubricants and lubrication, Motul, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a three-year partnership agreement with the governing body for motorcycle sport, the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme). Today (Saturday 14 April), Herve Amelot, Managing Director of Motul, and FIM President, Vito Ippolito, officially signed the contract that will see Motul become FIMs official lubricant partner and official partner for the FIM Endurance World Championship. The signatures were put to paper just prior to the start of the opening round of the EWC, the prestigious 24-hour Bol dOr at Magny-Cours.

Motul is the specialist lubricant market leader in Europe. It has a presence in 85 countries worldwide, and motorcycling competition plays a key part in its marketing and sales strategies. The companys Managing Director, Herve Amelot, commented on the new partnership with the FIM: This is the perfect synergetic partnership for Motul. We are well known for our understanding and expertise in the field of motor sport lubricants and the FIM is obviously the fount of all knowledge with regard to motorcycling. Our association brings these two knowledge banks together for the good of the sport and we are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our range of specialist products to an increasingly wide international audience. Vito Ippolito, President of the FIM, said of the partnership, We are delighted to welcome Motul as official lubricant partner to the FIM. We know the company well through their long association with major FIM World Championships such as MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance and Motocross. This partnership will truly allow our teams to share their respective expertise and we are looking forward to working hand in hand. Motuls standing and reputation in the FIM Endurance World Championship is unquestioned. For many years it has enjoyed a successful partnership with leading manufacturer representatives such as 13-time World Champions, the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT); the Suzuki team has been using Motuls products exclusively since 2007. In addition to reigning champions SERT, Motul continues to support other teams in 2012, including International endurance racing is at the heart of Motuls marketing strategy as it provides one of the best test beds and living research laboratories in which to prove its products reliability and superior performance. The machines are closer to production bikes and the large crowds of supporters and guests who attend the iconic events at Le Mans, the Bol dOr and Suzuka, for example, can see first-hand what a difference such products can make.

The World Championship, which takes in two rounds in France and one each in Qatar, Germany and Japan, fully reflects Motuls own international network.

ABOUT MOTUL

Motul is a world-class French company specialising in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (for two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motul Tech activity.

Universally recognised for more than 150 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also known as THE specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and first used in the aeronautical industry.

Over the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to furthering technological development in motor sports.

Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and mortorcycles), the FIA GT1 World Championship, Formula Nippon, the World Endurance Championship, the Super GT, the Dakar, IRC, Drift, Pikes Peak, the FIM MotoGP World Championship, the FIM Superbike World Championship, the FIM Endurance World Championship, the FIM Motocross World Championship, the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, the IOM TT, Rallycross, F1 Boat and scores of others.

Motul   BP 94   119 boulevard Felix Faure ubervilliers cedex France

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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 07 April in Losail (Qatar) decided the following, all of which will be take immediate effect:

Sporting Regulations

Minor changes were made to regulation concerning the procedure for anti-doping testing. Specific circuit personnel will be designated to perform the role of escorting designated riders to the control.

The control of the number of persons permitted to attend each rider on the grid will now be made by allocation of passes. No specific numbers per rider will be specified in the regulations.

Technical Regulations

Anti-lock braking systems are prohibited in all classes.

Minor changes were agreed to the procedure and costs for mapping of the control ECU’s in the Moto3 Class.

Changes were approved to the regulations concerning allocations of tyres for the MotoGP class:

Due to ongoing technical developments and changing conditions, the quantity, specification and allocation of tyres may be varied from time to time. Actual quantities and specifications will be determined by the official tyre supplier in consultation, and by agreement with the organiser. This change is in response to a request by the Safety Commission.

In the short term the effect of this change will permit additional front tyres with a changed construction to be allocated in addition to the standard specification tyre allocation.

At the end of a wet practice session, riders may choose to be provided with up to two sets of wet tyres with an alternative specification, replacing two sets of the standard specification.

At certain events the official tyre supplier does not offer a third specification of front tyre with the shortfall being made up with the other two specifications. For 2012 Estoril, Le Mans, Silverstone and Assen will fall in to this category. These are in addition to the existing circuits of Sepang, Phillip Island and Valencia.

Medical Code

There is a minor change to the recommendation in the Medical Code concerning responsibility for expenses. Any treatment at the circuit is free of charge to the riders. However, subsequent costs of transportation to hospital will be for the account of the rider in the same way that the rider, or his insurance company, is responsible for the costs of hospital treatment

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Intertek & FIM announce Strategic Partnership for Motorcycle Racing Fuel Testing Services

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, has become an official partner of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and will provide fuel testing services for FIM race events.

Starting with the FIM 2012 motorcycle race season, Intertek is the exclusive provider of testing services related to fuel quality and compliance, supporting official FIM fuel specifications and technical regulations.

Intertek fuel quality experts and mobile testing labs will provide key testing services at the race tracks, and will be supported by a global network of world-class fuel testing laboratories. Intertek personnel will also be on-site at selected FIM events, at Superbike, Motocross, Endurance and other Disciplines, where real-time on-track fuel compliance testing will be performed.

As part of the partnership, Intertek will also assist FIM by helping keep FIM fuel regulations up-to-date with developing quality and testing standards.

Ignacio Verneda, FIM Executive Director, Sport said: We are very pleased to have a partner on board with such an extensive knowledge on fuels and fuel related topics. Interteks technical know-how, expertise, and their ability to provide quick results through on-track compliance testing will help us ensure a level playing field for all competitors.

Jay Gutierrez, Executive Vice President of Interteks Commodities division, said As a long-time motorcycle rider and enthusiast myself, it is a pleasure and honor to be chosen by FIM as their official partner for fuel testing services. We look forward to supporting FIM with fuel quality testing, biofuel evaluations, and consulting expertise and capabilities. Intertek is the largest independent fuel testing and inspection company in the world and our global fuel testing network will support FIM where and when needed.

Learn more about the FIM motorcycle fuel testing at: www.intertek.com/petroleum/fuel-testing-services/fim-motorcycle-race-fuel/

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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 (Secretary of the meeting), during a telephone conference held on 08 March, decided to introduce the following modifications to the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations (Changes in bold):

Immediate Application

1.15.1.2 Moto2 and Moto3 Classes

1.15.1.2 d) Contracted riders who are in their first season of participation in the World Championship may compete in other events held at Grand Prix circuits in Europe, or at events held at Grand Prix circuits in the country of the rider's nationality, during that season.

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FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

FIM Superstock Cup

Changes to the Regulations

The Superbike Commission, composed of Mr Paolo Flammini (IMS Chief Executive Officer), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Giulio Bardi (Team representative), during a telephone conference held on 23 February with the participation of Mr Paolo Ciabatti (IMS Director), Charles Hennekam (FIM CTI Coordinator) and Paul Duparc (FIM CCR Coordinator) unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and FIM Superstock Cup. Changes in bold.

Feb 24 2012 Immediate Application

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

FIM Superstock Cup

Sporting Rules

1.27.4 CONDITIONS FOR THE RE-STARTED RACE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

The last paragraph e. is amended as follows, so that the results of the last restarted race will be the final race classification:

e. The final race classification will be established according to the position and the consolidated number of laps of each rider at the time he crossed the finish line at the end of the last part of the race. Provisions of Art. 1.25.4 will apply. 11 ROUTE DE SUISSE

FIM Superstock Cup

Technical Rules

2.6.9.3 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.

The characteristics of approved data logging units must be the following:

• Maximum retail price of the unit (hardware + software, excluding sensors and wiring loom) cannot exceed 1.000 Euro (VAT excluded).

• The unit must be available for sale to the public and listed in the manufacturer’s catalogue.

• The following seven sensors are allowed: lambda, engine revs, throttle angle, water temperature, front suspension stroke, rear suspension stroke, brake pressure.

• The unit must be single-function. It is not allowed to add additional functions.

• Type of sensor is free.

• Wiring loom is free.

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Update 1st March, 2012 Listing of FIM homologated motorcycles for 2012

Superbike  Supersport  Superstock 600/1000  Formula EWC

New models added to the Superbike, Supersport/Superstock 600 and Superstock 1000 list.

 

Note: - Changes in bold. The list may be updated at any time during the year. SUPERBIKE

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD AS FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory

JAN 09 - end

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory/2

DEC 09 – present (new crankcases + various updates)

BMW S 1000 RR

JAN 09 - end

BMW S 1000 RR

FEB 10 - end (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist.)

BMW S 1000 RR

JUN 10 - end (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., new crankshaft)

BMW S 1000 RR

JAN 12 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., frame and parts updates )

DUCATI 1098 R (1198cc)

JAN 08 – present

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

JAN 08 – end

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

JAN 09 - end (STD + ABS version)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

JAN 10 - end (new crankshaft)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

JAN 10 - end (STD + ABS version - new crankshaft)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR (SC59)

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

KAWASAKI ZX 10 RR

JAN 08 – end (fairing –facelift of frontal section)

KAWASAKI ZX 10 RR

JAN 11 – present (STD + ABS version)

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 (K8)

JAN 08 – end

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 (K9)

JAN 09 – end

SUZUKI GSX R 1000 L2

JAN 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF R1 (2009 model)

JAN 09 - end

YAMAHA YZF R1 (2012 model)

JAN 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

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FIM Anti-Doping Briefing for  AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
In response to questions and requests for information from team managers and riders, the FIM and AMA held an
anti-doping briefing at Phoenix, USA during the second event of the 2012 AMA Supercross, an FIM World
Championship. 
The briefing that was given to representatives of the teams and riders by Dr David McManus, Director of the FIM
International Medical Commission, covered many aspects of anti-doping, including:
- the FIM Anti-Doping Program
- the FIM Anti-Doping Code
- the List of Prohibited Substances
- the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
- the FIM Anti-Doping Control Procedures
- the FIM Registered Testing Pool
- the ADAMS system
- sources of information and education
As part of this meeting, Dr. Paul Rieman briefed those present on the assessment of riders with concussion and
the Head Impact Baseline testing programme in AMA Supercross that was recently launched by Asterisk Medical
Group.
Team managers and riders had the opportunity to ask  questions and were given anti-doping educational and
information material.
Dr. David McManus, Director of the FIM International Medical Commission commented: The briefing which
was very well received enabled questions uncertainties and concerns from the riders and teams in relation to
anti-doping to be addressed directly and to improve their knowledge and understanding of the FIM anti-doping
program and procedures. It also provided the opportunity following the briefing to meet with individual teams
to discuss these and other issues in more depth and  to enhance direct communication between the riders,
teams and the FIM anti-doping co-ordinator as a result. I was particularly pleased that we were also able to
incorporate other important health issues, on this occasion the assessment and management of head injury and
concussion, into the briefing. I look  forward to continuing such briefings in this and other disciplines of our
sport in the future. I am very grateful to the AMA and Feld Motorsports for facilitating this important event.
Kevin Crowther, Director AMA Supercross and Pro Racing Relations added: Anti-Doping testing and
concussion protocols can be very complicated, it was important for the AMA, FIM and Feld Motorsports to offer
this briefing to any riders and crew to help explain both programs. Thank you to Dr. McManus and Dr. Rieman
 for providing a very informative and engaging briefing.

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Goodbye, Mister Maitre

Guy Maitre, FIM Chief Executive Officer, arrived at the FIM in December 1978 for what should have been a short term mission. Now, five presidents and thirty three years later and on the eve of his retirement, he looks back upon the most memorable times in his passionate career!

For full interview click here! www.fim.com.ch It is well worth a read. As well as these news stories on http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/2011/

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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) and Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 14 December in Madrid, decided the following:

Application effective from 01 January 2012

Sporting Regulations

A revised wording of the testing regulation was approved. This incorporated the various decisions made earlier in 2011 concerning this matter. Additionally it was decided that contracted riders in the MotoGP class may also test machines using the allocation of 240 tyres available to each manufacturers team. Previously such testing was restricted to test riders only. In the interest of fair competition it was also agreed that other MotoGP class riders could exclusively test their team machines with a limit of 120 tyres per rider.

It was agreed that riders who did not qualify for the race based on their time in the qualifying practice can qualify if they achieve a time at least equal to 107% of the fastest rider in the warm up. This is an addition to the previous regulation which only considered free practice sessions.

Under the regulation concerning MotoGP class riders starting the race from pit lane due to an engine durability sanction, it was agreed that in future they will start ten seconds after the green light is shown at the pit lane exit.

Riders in all classes may now use a starter engine on the grid. For all classes tyre warmers may now remain in place until the display of the one minute board. Generators must still be removed at the three minute board.

Technical Regulations

With effect from 2012, for all classes, it will be compulsory to display a red rear light in rain conditions.

The minimum weight limits for 1000cc machines in the MotoGP class will be increased from the current 153 kilos.

Effective 2012 157 kilos

Effective 2013 160 kilos

The permitted wheel sizes for the Moto3 class were confirmed as:

Front 2.50" x 17" only

Rear 3.50" x 17" only

Several detail changes to regulations, submitted by the Technical Director were all approved.

A list of MotoGP class entries for 2012 was considered by the Commission. The list contained nine entries plus one reserve entry using CRT machinery of various types. Participation of all CRT entries was approved by the Commission on the understanding that the granting of CRT Status was subject to review by the Grand Prix Commission at any time.

Disciplinary and Arbitration Code

The authority and competence of the Race Direction to impose penalties was extended to cover failure by any party to ensure the efficient running of events or for serious breaches of the regulations

Precise wording for all the changes will be incorporated into the FIM Grand Prix regulations shortly.

The regulations may be viewed on line at WWW.FIM-LIVE.com

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New 2013 EU motorcycle licences may not comply with international law United Nations Geneva office

to raise issue with EU Commission in Brussels

The 3rd European Union Driving Licence Directive (scheduled to come into force in 2013) will create new categories of motorcycle licences.

At a UN meeting attended by FIM in September United Nations traffic law experts highlighted problems with the, new EU Directive.

FIM Director of Public Affairs John Chatterton-Ross explains:

"For over 60 years the UN has led the development of international treaty obligations covering free movement of traffic across national borders, and mutual recognition of licences. All member states of the EU are signatories to the Vienna Conventions governing this.

The new EU law poses no problems for riders of motorcycles inside the 27 countries of the EU.

However there could be problems with the validity of the new "A2" licence category for riders travelling outside the EU. This is not a minor problem. The "A2" licence is for intermediate capacity motorcycles up to 35kW power output, motorcycles easily capable of use for long distance travel. The same applies with the new moped category "AM" although these machines are not commonly used for international travel, they are often hired by holidaymakers once they are in a tourist destination."

He adds:

"FIM has worked with the UN authorities since the 1980s. This matter must be resolved before the new EU law is implemented. This is a complex legislation. Many countries have yet to prepare texts for implementation of the EU Directive into their national law. The deadline for doing so was January of this year! This is yet another difficulty. The UN working party will meet again in March 2012. The Secretariat has undertaken to raise the issue with the EU and all countries which are signatories to the Vienna Conventions. FIM will continue to work towards a solution. Clearly everyone wants to work towards a commonsense solution - but if a rider is involved in an accident we must avoid later legal problems over the validity of the licence they hold."

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Sunset+Vine becomes the

new TV producer of the FIM Moto Show

In 2009, the FIM & Sportsbrand Media Group launched the FIM Moto Show - the FIM official Motorcycle racing television series. Recently, the FIM offered a tender for the production of The Motoshow and has decided to entrust the contract for the next 4 years' FIM Motoshow to this UK independent sports production company as from 2012.

The series will continue to grow in showcasing all categories and disciplines of motorcycle racing within one programme. Motorcycling fans will follow their favourite champions and will have the opportunity to access race action & reviews, feature stories and developments within Road Racing, Motocross, Trial, Enduro, Cross Country Rallies and Track Racing.

Olivier Godallier, FIM Marketing & Communications Director, stated: "We are delighted to work with such a great production company as Sunset + Vine and to continue the development of the FIM Moto Show globally on all media platforms to increase awareness of our sport by reaching all our motorcycling fans around the world."

John Leach, Managing Director of Sunset + Vine, added: "We are delighted to be working with FIM and look forward to creating and distributing a series which will appeal to the many motorcycling fans around the world. We have already seen the fantastic action available from FIM events which we will supplement with engaging background stories and profiles."

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About Sunset+Vine

Sunset+Vine, the UK's most creative independent sports production company [source: Broadcast Magazine], was established in 1983 and is the leading independent supplier of sports programming to broadcasters in the UK and overseas. Current production contracts include the BBC's horseracing (featuring the Derby and Grand National), Five's cricket and Europa League football coverage, and the America's Cup TV production. The company will be jointly responsible for Channel 4's Paralympic Games output in 2012. Sunset+Vine has won more than 35 broadcast awards for its innovative production, including five BAFTAS and nine Royal Television Society awards.

Internationally the company produces and distributes the weekly motorsports magazine Mobil 1: The Grid (shown in 180 countries), and the world's richest horserace The Dubai World Cup.

Sunset+Vine's parent company Tinopolis Ltd is one of the UK's leading independent media companies. The Tinopolis Group consists of Mentorn, Folio, Fiction Factory, Pop1, Deem, Video Arts, Daybreak Pictures, Pioneer Productions, A. Smith & Co productions (USA) and BASE Productions (USA).

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Ride With Us!  ONLINE!

The FIM is pleased to announce that The FIM Magazine, Ride With Us! is now available online in the media section on www.fim-live.com.

Please share this news with all your friends, motorcycling fans and share the link on Facebook and Twitter!

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MOTO3 ENGINE MANUFACTURER ENTRY FORM

RETURN TO & FOR MORE INFORMATION

CORRADO CECCHINELLI

motogpdot@1984cc.it

MIKE WEBB

mike@mikewebb.biz

 

The Manufacturer

Manufacturer's name:

Manufacturer's address (Country):

Manufacturer's address (city):

Manufacturer's address (road...):

Manufacturer's address (ZIP code):

Manufacturer's legal representative (last name, name):

Manufacturer's legal representative (e-mail):

Manufacturer's legal representative (telephone):

Manufacturer's representative for initial mapping (last name, name):

Manufacturer's representative for initial mapping (e-mail):

Manufacturer's representative for initial mapping (telephone):

The engine

Engine name/code:

Engine bore (mm):

Engine stroke (mm):

Crankshaft inductive pickup sensor (V at 300rpm):

Crankshaft inductive pickup sensor (V max):

Crankshaft timing pattern (teeth):

Camshaft Hall-effect pickup sensor (V min):

Camshaft Hall-effect pickup sensor (V max):

Camshaft timing pattern (teeth):

Fuel injectors (1 or 2):

Fuel injectors (type, make, code):

Throttle Position Sensor (contact/contactless):

Throttle Position Sensor (single/double output):

Throttle bypass motor (make, code):

Throttle bypass motor (stepper/DC):

Ignition coil maximum current:

Spark plug(s) (make, code):

Gear Position sensor type & details (eg. 0-5V linear, or other type)


 

ANNEX:

? Engine overall drawings (side and top view, sufficient to make a dyno mount) with:       

Engine mounting points (with threads dimensions if not through-holes).      

Power output position (side and top view pinion position).  

Overall engine dimensions, including separate drawings for identification of cylinder head, cylinder, crankcases showing serial number locations.         

? Spare parts price list and lead-time list (see 1.14 in Moto3 regulations press release). NB. The list must include one complete engine price and lead-time, and a sum total price of all separate parts required to build one complete engine.

In addition to the price of a complete engine, the manufacturer may also offer a price for a complete engine minus throttle body.

"Spare parts" may include rebuild prices (ie. parts & labour) for maintenance procedures and mapping or setting updates, provided parts and labour charges are clearly itemised.

Prices may be updated at any time, always subject to approval by the Organiser.

? Throttle bypass motor complete datasheet (if not as recommended in 5.4 of Moto3 regulations press release).

? Idle by-pass valve, manufacturer technical specification including admissible voltage [V], nominal power [W], admissible driving speed, recommended driving speed, pin-out, actuation schemes.

? Ignition Coil, manufacturer technical specification including dwell time [ms].

? Fuel Injectors, manufacturer technical specification including dead time [ms].

? Temperature & Pressure Sensors, manufacturer technical specification including characteristic curves.

           

The Engine Manufacturer undertakes that:           

? Any change in the above mentioned technical characteristics may be deemed by the Organisers to require a new ECU start-up procedure, as prescribed in 1.16 of Moto3 regulations press release.         

? By submitting this form the Engine Manufacturer commits to supply engines to at least 15 riders, if so requested, at a maximum price of 12'000? each (see 1.12 and 1.13).      

? The Manufacturer's representative for initial mapping must attend the initial mapping (estimated 1 week, to be agreed with the ECU supplier) if it is performed according to 1.16.1.   

           

Signed by the manufaturer's legal representative in _____________________________________

  on ____/____/____    

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The Engine Manufacturer's legal representative (see above)          

_____________________________________________________

Received and accepted by the Organisers on ____/____/____       

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MotoGP Technical Director         

 

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ACEM & FIM pledge to strengthen co-operation

 

Motorcycling to benefit from common strategy in sport, leisure and mobility

ACEM and FIM identified matters such as sport, leisure and mobility on which to increase joint actions for the benefit of motorcycling. During a meeting that took place on 15 September 2011 at the FIM Headquarters in Geneva, ACEM, the European Motorcycle Industry Association and FIM, the International Motorcycling Federation, expressed the need for more co-operation in order to promote motorcycling worldwide.

The association representing manufacturers of motorcycles (and other light vehicles such as, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles) and the world governing body for motorcycle sport share the same vision based on sustainable sport, leisure and mobility. Already cooperating with other stakeholders within the Motorcycle Community, ACEM and FIM agreed on the importance of reducing costs for teams and individuals wanting to participate to competitions at all levels of motorcycle sport.

Given the important link between sport, innovation and the market, the FIM and ACEM will seek to develop synergies towards a commonly shared long term strategic vision, considering leisure, mobility and sports as interconnected activities which need to be addressed simultaneously.

ACEM Vice President and KTM-SportMotorcycle CEO Stefan Pierer said: "In these times of economic crisis, motorcycling as we know it is undergoing deep changes. Motorcycles and scooters are more and more seen by citizens as an attractive solution for mobility. The opportunities coming from urban vehicles and electric mobility are expected to progressively create a new demand. A common vision is necessary to successfully lead the sector into the future."

FIM President Vito Ippolito said: "Co-operation on matters of mutual concern is a priority for FIM. Together we can develop motorcycling in both sport and non sport activities. In this difficult economic climate motorcycles and scooters are an attractive solution for mobility. We are also committed to reducing costs in sports for teams and for riders. This will be assisted as we progress to harmonisation of rules across all disciplines. This is another area where our co operation with industry is vital to the future of motorcycling."

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About ACEM

ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, is the professional body representing the interests and combined skills of 13 powered two wheelers (PTWs) manufacturers producing more than 30 brands, and 15 national associations out of 13 European countries, guaranteeing jobs to over 150.000 people. The aggregated turnover of the PTW sector (manufacturing, plus upstream and downstream activities) amounted to Euro 34 billion in 2006. Manufacturers alone account for Euro 7 billion. The members of ACEM account for 90% of the production and up to 80% of the European powered two-wheeler market. ACEM also represents main manufacturers of tricycles and quadricycles. More information at www.acem.eu

Press contact: Filippo Segato, ACEM Communication Officer, +32 (0)2 2309732 or f.segato@acem.eu.

More information, statistics and policy statements at: http://www.acem.eu/

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FIM Superbike World Championship Changes to the Regulations

The Superbike Commission, composed of Mr Paolo Flammini (IMS Chief Executive Officer), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative), with the participation of Mr Paolo Ciabatti (IMS Director), during a telephone conference held on 15 September, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the FIM Superbike World Championship technical regulations.

Immediate application

Technical regulations

2.4.8.1 Fuel Injection System

2.4.8.1.2 Fuel Injection System refers to throttle bodies and variable length intake tract devices.

  1.  

The original homologated throttle body must be used.

The use of an optional homologated throttle body is not allowed.

Fuel Injectors must be stock and unaltered from the original specification and manufacture.

Electronically controlled throttle valves, known as ride-by-wire may be added or changed. However the safety systems and procedures must always be present and fully functional.

Variable intake tract devices cannot be added if they are not present on the homologated motorcycle.

The throttle body intake insulators may be modified.

Bell mouths (including their fixing points) may be altered or replaced.

Vacuum slides may be fixed in the open position.

Secondary throttle valves and shafts may be removed or fixed in the open position and the electronics may be disconnected or removed.

Air and air/fuel mixture can go to the combustion chamber exclusively through the throttle body butterflies.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

12 August, 2011 - Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herv Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), during a telephone conference held on 10 August with the participation of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), unanimously decided the following tyre regulation changes (Changes in bold).

Immediate Application

Technical Regulations

2.9.3

For Grand Prix race events, each rider will be restricted in the quantity and specification of tyres that they may use at a single race event as follows:

MotoGP Class:

During all practice sessions, warm up and the race a maximum of 19 slick tyres, specifically:

Front slick tyres:

9 in total, comprised of:

up to a maximum of 5 of specification A (hard)

up to a maximum of 5 of specification B (medium)

up to a maximum of 3 of specification C (soft) *

Front tyre specification choice will be made as follows:

5 * tyres comprised of:

2 of specification A and 2 of specification B and 1 of specification C * will be allocated on the day before the start of official practice, as per Art. 2.9.2.

4 * tyres will be allocated after the first day's practice, comprised of:

up to a maximum of 3 of specification A,

up to a maximum of 3 of specification B

up to a maximum of 2 of specification C *

The rider's selection of front tyre specification must be informed to the tyre supplier no later than 2 hours after the end of the first day's practice. The Technical Director will notify teams in advance of any change to this deadline, due to changes in the practice schedule.

If no specification selection is received by this time the allocation of the 4 tyres will automatically be 2 of specification A and 2 of specification B.

This allocation will be final and no changes are permitted after this time. In the case of a rider being replaced after this tyre selection deadline, the replacement rider must use only the tyres allocated to the original rider. 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

* Certain circuits may be designated as Special Case by agreement between the tyre supplier and the Organisers where, due to weather or track conditions the third specification of front tyre is not necessary, and will not be available. In this case the initial front tyre allocation will be 4 of specification A & 4 of specification B, the optional allocation of 1 tyre will be specification B by default if no tyre choice is made by the deadline.

For 2011, circuits designated as Special Case are Phillip Island, Sepang, Valencia.

Rear slick tyres:

10 in total, comprised of:

5 of specification A (hard) and 5 of specification B (soft), or

6 of specification A and 4 of specification B, or

4 of specification A and 6 of specification B

Rear tyre specification choice will be made as follows:

8 tyres comprised of:

4 of specification A and 4 of specification B will be allocated on the day before the start of official practice, as per Art. 2.9.2

2 tyres will be allocated after the first day's practice, comprised of:

2 of specification A, or

2 of specification B, or

1 of specification A and 1 of specification B

The rider's selection of rear tyre specification must be informed to the tyre supplier no later than 2 hours after the end of the first days practice. The Technical Director will notify teams in advance of any change to this deadline, due to changes in the practice schedule.

If no specification selection is received by this time the allocation of the 2 tyres will automatically be 1 of specification A and 1 of specification B.

This allocation will be final and no changes are permitted after this time.

In the case of a rider being replaced after this tyre selection deadline, the replacement rider must use only the tyres allocated to the original rider.

Wet tyres, MotoGP class:

For practice sessions, warm up and the race a standard allocation of 8 wet tyres, specifically:

Front wet tyres: 4 of the standard specification

Rear wet tyres: 4 of the standard specification

The tyre supplier may allocate one extra set (1 front + 1 rear) of wet tyres to every rider after qualifying, for use as race back-up.

In the case that all four practice sessions (excluding warm-up) are declared wet by the Race Director, one more set of wet tyres will be allocated to every rider in addition to the race backup extra set.

A wet tyre is defined as a tyre which has a land to sea ratio of at least 20% overall, and a minimum ratio of 7% in each third of the section profile.

The tyre may be moulded or hand cut, but each groove must have a minimum depth of three millimetres over 90% of its length. For allocation purposes any tyre with a land to sea ratio of less than 20% will be deemed a slick tyre and therefore must be part of the rider's slick tyre allocation. For the purpose of Art. 1.18.17 (MotoGP wet race procedure) a slick tyre that has been modified by hand-cutting will be deemed to be an intermediate tyre. In case of dispute the decision of the Technical Director will be final. 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

Moto2 Class:

During all practice sessions, warm up and the race a maximum of 17 slick tyres, specifically:

Front slick tyres:

4 of specification "A" + 4 of specification "B" = 8 in total.

Rear slick tyres:

5 of specification "A" + 4 of specification "B" = 9 in total.

Wet tyre quantities are not restricted, however only the current specification of wet tyres from the Official tyre supplier may be used.

2.9.4

1) Riders may use only the tyres allocated for his/her exclusive use (as described in Article 2.9.3).

2) Tyres will be individually identified and may not be exchanged between riders, including between team-mates, and may not be exchanged by the tyre supplier after allocation, except with the permission of the Technical Director (for example, under Article 2.9.8).

3) Tyres may not be materially altered in any way after allocation, such as hand-cutting and any other action or treatment that will alter the tyre's performance (with the exception of the use of tyre warmers), unless deemed necessary by the tyre manufacturer. Such alterations may be performed only by or under the supervision of the tyre manufacturer's representative, and shall be made available equally for all riders.

2.9.7

In the unlikely event of a tyre being accidentally damaged before it is used (for example during the fitting process) and deemed to be unusable by the Technical Director, it may be replaced with a tyre of the same specification with the permission of the Technical Director. Such replacement tyres will be marked and included in the allocation of the rider concerned. The damaged tyre will be removed from the allocation and may not be allocated again.

Once it is used (ie. has exited pit lane) a tyre may not be replaced because of damage or defect, except if all the following conditions apply:

a) The tyre supplier must confirm to the Technical Director that the damage is solely due to a manufacturing defect or fitting problem (ie. out of the team's control), and not due to any other reason such as impact, cut, abrasion or accident.

b) The tyre supplier must confirm to the Technical Director that the damage is significant enough to deem the tyre unsafe to use.

c) Tyres that are deemed to have covered more than 2/3 of race distance will not be considered for replacement. The determination of distance covered will be the sole decision of the Technical Director in consultation with the tyre supplier, and the team may be required to submit information such as lapcharts and logger data to support a claim.

In determining whether a replacement will be allowed the decision of the Technical Director will be final.

d) If a replacement tyre is granted, it must be of the same specification as the damaged tyre and selected at random by the Technical Director and/or his staff.

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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), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 24 June in Assen (The Netherlands), unanimously decided the following (Changes in bold):

Application effective 8 th November 2011

Sporting Regulations

1.15.1.2 125cc, Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

Contracted Teams who benefit from or who have been offered a Participation Agreement to take part in the Championship are forbidden to practice with those machines, or, in the case of the Moto2 Class,

eligible machines with engines other than the official Championship engines :

i) At any circuit between the 1st December of one year and the 31st January of the following year, both dates being inclusive.

ii) At any circuit outside the Continental Zone where the team is based, (Europe, Asia/Oceania, Africa, the Americas), between the end of one season and the start of the next season.

iii) At any circuit included in the Grand Prix calendar of the current year after the date that is 14 days prior to the first race of the season. 31st.January .

The following exceptions will apply:

a) Free practice or qualifying practice at the event.

b) Practice at any circuit after the event at that circuit.

c b) Official practice sessions organised by IRTA.

d) Practice by contracted Teams and their designated riders in those classes, at the two testing circuits designated by each team (see 1.11.1) which may take place up to 14 days before the race scheduled for the circuit.

e c) Any activity allowed by the Race Direction. 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

d) For the Moto3 class only, practice at any circuit in the Continental Zone where the team is based during the "winter 2011-2012" only.

f e) Designated riders who are in their first season of contracted participation in the World Championship may compete in other events held at Grand Prix circuits in Europe during that season.

v) Practice restrictions do not apply to wild card riders.

Application 2012

Moto3 Class

2 wild cards will be awarded; one for the FMNR and one for the FIM as in Moto2.

 

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June 20th 2011 - FIM Meeting Harmonisation of the Motocross Technical Rules

Meeting between the FIM, AMA, Promoters & Manufacturers

The different stakeholders in Motocross and Supercross gathered at the Hilton Hotel in San Bernardino

on 13 May 2011 for the first time ever to discuss a harmonisation of the Motocross Technical Rules. This

worldwide harmonisation is one of the goals of the FIM Strategic Plan also requested by the Motorcycle

Sports Manufacturers Association (MSMA).

The meeting was chaired by FIM Deputy Vice-President Jorge Viegas and attended by: Wolfgang Srb,

Ignacio Verneda & Dirk De Neve (FIM); Kevin Crowther (AMA); Giuseppe Luongo, Ursula Luongo & Eric

Peronnard (YouthStream, Promoter of the FIM Motocross World Championships); Todd Jendro (Feld

Motorsports , Promoter of the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship); Davey Coombs (MX Sports,

Promoter of AMA Pro Motocross): Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA); Takashi Mishima, Roger Harvey & Ray

Conway (Honda); Martino Bianchi & Derek Sorenson (Husqvarna); Shinichiro Yokoyama, Steve Guttridge

& Mike Fisher (Kawasaki); Winfried Kerschhaggl & Roger De Coster (KTM); Shoji Tanaka, Eric Geboers,

Roy Matheson & Ray Tetherton (Suzuki); Patriek Heydens (TM) ; Mike Guerra & Jim Perry (Yamaha).

The discussion focused on the following topics:

- Prototypes versus Production Racing

All parties confirmed that 'prototype' style motorcycles will continue to be used the FIM Motocross

World Championships and 'production' based motorcycles will continue to be used in the AMA

Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and in AMA Pro Motocross.

- 2 metre Max sound test method (effective as of 1st January 2012)

All parties agreed to apply the current '2 metre max' sound test method and the maximum sound

levels - valid for the FIM Motocross World Championships - also in the AMA Supercross, an FIM World

Championship, and in AMA Pro Motocross.

Maximum sound level before the race: 115 dB/A

116 dB/A (measured with a class 1 meter: 115 dB/A + 1 dB/A)

117 dB/A (measured with a class 2 meter: 115 dB/A + 2 dB/A)

Maximum sound level after the race: 116 dB/A (115 dB/A + 1dB/A)

117 dB/A (with a class 1 meter: 116 dB/A + 1 dB/A)

118 dB/A (with a class 2 meter: 116 dB/A + 2 dB/A)

- Fuel (effective as of 1st January 2012)

All parties agreed that broader worldwide FIM fuel specifications will be developed by the CTI and a

group of experts. Furthermore, to make this transition smoother, all parties agreed that both the 2011

FIM and 2011 AMA fuel specifications will be valid for the 2011 FIM Motocross of Nations.

- Minimum Weight Values (effective as of 1st January 2012)

All parties agreed to apply the following weight limits:

FIM Motocross World Championships (Prototypes)

- 250cc - 4-stroke motorcycles: 95 kg (for comparison = 209.43 lbs)

- 450cc - 4-stroke motorcycles: 99 kg (for comparison = 218.25 lbs)

AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship (Production motorcycles)

AMA Pro Motocross (Production motorcycles)

- 250cc - 4-stroke motorcycles: 212 lbs (for comparison = 96,16 kg)

- 450cc - 4-stroke motorcycles: 220 lbs (for comparison = 99,79 kg)

FIM President Vito Ippolito said: This is great news! The harmonisation of the motocross technical

rules worldwide is one of the main priorities of the FIM Strategic Plan, approved by all FIM affiliated

federations. The motorcycle industry has been a strong supporter towards harmonisation. In the

present market situation, this step will aid and enable manufacturers to concentrate on one version

per model produced in their line-up. This will also give many riders the chance to compete with the

same model in all major Championships. I would like to thank all stakeholders for their cooperation.

AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman added: We are pleased that the stakeholders in the Supercross

and Motocross community have agreed to these changes in the technical rules. In AMA Supercross

competition, racers and fans will continue to enjoy watching this very popular, family friendly racing

series, play out on production-based machinery. The economies afforded by these measures will help

ensure the ongoing, strong support of the manufacturers and their distributors.

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Moto3 Class Applications for 2012 Season

Teams wishing to be considered for participation in the Moto3 class in 2012 are invited to register their

interest with IRTA, via E-mail, to irtauk@aol.com

IRTA will supply eligible teams with a prospectus containing the main conditions of participation. Teams

will then have until Friday 1st of July, the first day of the Italian Grand Prix, to submit a detailed

application.

FIM, Dorna and IRTA will consider applications at Mugello and selected teams will then be invited to

lodge a security deposit with IRTA. The deadline for receipt of the deposit is Friday 12th of August, the

first day of the Czech Republic GP.

The final selection of teams will be made by FIM, Dorna and IRTA during the Brno event and a list of

accepted teams will then be published.

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