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Press release
26th August 2016

 
 

€10,000 FOR EWC DUNLOP INDEPENDENT TROPHY WINNER

 
 

Nine teams using Dunlop tyres are competing at the Oschersleben 8 Hours. The winner of the race in Germany will take home €10,000 worth of prize money.

 
 

FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events, the local organizer of each FIM EWC world championship race and Dunlop have jointly created the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy to shore up private teams lacking direct support from manufacturers.

At the Oschersleben 8 Hours, nine teams using Dunlop tyres will be competing for the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy, with €10,000 of prize money reserved for the winner. Post-qualifying, Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors is the best-placed of all the teams with a chance of winning – and is also currently topping the FIM EWC Superstock World Cup international standings.

Prizes ranging from €7,000 € to €3,000 will be given to the teams placing 2nd to 9th in the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the Oscherseleben 8 Hours.

EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy teams at the Oschersleben 8 Hours

 
 
 

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FIM, FIM Europe and Dorna announce restructured European Championships

FIM, FIM Europe and Dorna have decided to reorganise the structure of the European Road Racing Championship starting in 2017. The European Superbike Championship will be substituted by the European SuperStock 1000 class run at WorldSBK.

The FIM SuperStock 1000 cup, run at the WorldSBK rounds in Europe, perfectly covers the area and type of racing seen in the FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship and therefore there is no need to continue with the celebration of the European Superbike Championship at the FIM CEV Repsol.

The Moto2 European Championship will remain as part of the FIM CEV Repsol Championship.

FIM, FIM Europe and Dorna would like to thank all participants, teams and manufacturers for the commitment demonstrated in recent years to the FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship.

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 20 August at Brno, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

Effective Season 2017

Moto3 Engine and Gearbox Supply

Engines and gearboxes will no longer be sold to the participating teams but will be provided under a rental agreement with ownership retained by the manufacturer.

Moto3 Supply Requirements

Manufacturers participating in the Moto3 class must supply, if requested, machines and spare parts for 14 riders who have been selected for participation by the Selection Committee. However, every manufacturer is required to supply engines and spare parts to a minimum of six riders as a condition of being an approved manufacturer for this class.

Post-Qualifying/Race Technical Control

Allowances will be made by the Technical Director when non-compliance with minimum weight or maximum noise has been caused by incidents in the qualifying session or race. This would include situations like fluid loss or missing bodywork parts affecting the weight and damage to or loss of exhaust components affecting noise levels.

Sporting Regulations

Effective Season 2017

Moto3 and Moto2 Testing Restrictions

Due to reduction in the number of days in the programme of official winter tests, testing in the period between the last Grand Prix and the end of November will no longer count towards the permitted maximum number of days available to each 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

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The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 112 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

 

 
 

Press release
3rd August 2016

 
 

SIX EVENTS AND NEW CALENDAR STRUCTURE FOR FIM EWC 2016/2017

 
 

As Eurosport Events announced it last year as FIM EWC promoter, next season will feature a new calendar structure. 2016/2017 season will start next 17/18 September at Paul Ricard with Bol d’Or, and end next July 2017 at Suzuka, for a total of 6 events in Europe and Asia.

 
 

François Ribeiro, head of Eurosport Events
“We are following the road map shared last year with FIM and EWC stake-holders: make EWC more international, attract Japanese teams, offer one event per month and play down world titles on a mythic and unique event. By walking away from calendar year season, we are aware of minor complications to the teams, but are putting all the possible energy and believe to make EWC a better world championship. We will disclose next Autumn more details about the new June EWC round, and should add a new winter round in 2017/18 season to attract more Asian teams at Suzuka and in the championship.
In parallel, we are working hand in hand with FIM to bring few modifications to sporting regulations which should protect privateers’ positions and re-enforce manufacturers’ interest to support teams by making manufacturers’ championship more attractive and dynamic. Everything will be on the table of CCR next September”.

2016/2017 FIM EWC PROVISIONAL CALENDAR

September 17/18 - Bol d’Or (24 h) / Paul Ricard - France
March 18 - 12 Horas de Portimão / Portugal*
April 22/23 - 24 Heures Motos / Le Mans – France*
May 20 -  8 Hours of Oschersleben / Germany
June 24 - 8 Hours race / Europe TBA
July 30 - Suzuka 8 Hours / Japan
* Date subject to modification in late November

 
 
 
 
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Press release
31st July 2016

 
 

YAMAHA FACTORY TRIUMPHS AGAIN AT SUZUKA

 
 

Yamaha Factory Racing Team has won the Suzuka 8 Hours for the second consecutive year. Pol Espargaró, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Alex Lowes steered the Yamaha #21 to victory, ahead of Kawasaki’s factory Team Green and Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance.

 
 

As in 2015, Yamaha Factory Racing Team swept the board at the Suzuka 8 Hours, claiming both pole position and a win. Pol Espargaró, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Alex Lowes led the race for practically all of the 218 laps. Ryuichi Kiyonari, who got off to a brilliant start in the saddle of Team Kagayama’s Suzuki, was the only one to briefly wrest the lead out of their grasp. Head and shoulders above the others with a fastest lap of 2’08.411, Yamaha Factory Racing Team widened the gap with the other potential winners as the hours slipped by.

Second past the finish line, Team Green ran a superb race with riders Akira Yanagawa, Leon Haslam and Kazuki Watanabe. Team Green and Yoshimura Suzuki Shell Advance had waged a heated battle for the second step of the podium in the final few hours of the race, but Team Green managed to turn the duel to its advantage. 2009 was the last time there was a Kawasaki on the Suzuka 8 Hours podium. Eva RT Trick Star too had finished second that year. Musashi RT Harc-Pro was missing from the roll call of favourites. The Honda #634 had to withdraw because of engine failure.

FIM EWC championship thrown wide open
YART Yamaha Official EWC Team finished fourth – the best-placed of the FIM EWC championship teams – and is now back in the running for the world title, on par with Team SRC Kawasaki and just ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and F.C.C. TSR Honda. All three teams, likely candidates for a FIM EWC 2016 championship win, had a tough time of it at Suzuka. Team SRC Kawasaki looked settled in 10th place after a very focused start by Gregory Leblanc, Matthieu Lagrive and Jérémy Guarnoni. But a rear wheel axle issue forced them to withdraw six hours into the race. Suzuki Endurance Racing Team was among the top 10 in the first hour, but after a stop-and-go penalty for a jump start and Vincent Philippe crashing due to a passing backmarker, the team finished 23rd. F.C.C. TSR Honda started from 4th on the grid and did battle with the leading pack for the first few laps, but slid down the rankings after Dominique Aegerter crashed on the 5th lap. F.C.C. TSR Honda finished 18th.

Team April Moto Motors Events still leading the championship
Moto Map Supply were fifth past the finish line with Josh Waters, Nobuatsu Aoki and Yoshihiro Konno, ahead of another Suzuki – the Team Kagayama machine. Yukio Kagayama, Naomichi Uramoto and Ryuichi Kiyonari were slowed down by an especially laborious refuelling stop, followed by a flat tyre. Eva RT Trick Star finished 7th with riders Osamu Deguchi, Hitoyasu Izutsu and Erwan Nigon. This competitive Japanese team has announced its intention of taking part in the entire FIM EWC championship next season.

A tight group of four Japanese teams on Hondas finished in 8th to 11th place: Honda Team Asia, Mistresa with ATS, Teluru Kohara RT (who’d got Damian Cudlin on board) and Toho Racing. Team R2CL, Honda Endurance Racing, GMT94 Yamaha and Team Bolliger Switzerland finished in the top 15. GMT94 Yamaha had the best grid position of these four permanent FIM EWC teams, but a rear wheel issue followed by electrical problems slowed them down. Team April Moto Motors Events  was 19th at the finish. The upsets that afflicted the favourites at Suzuka enabled this French privateer to hold on to the top spot in the provisional FIM EWC championship standings, with an 8-point lead over Team SRC Kawasaki and YART Yamaha Official EWC Team.

So the teams will have to do all their catching up in the last round of the season: the Oschersleben 8 Hours, scheduled for Saturday 27 August. With only 17 points separating the top seven teams, the last race of the season is set to be a thrilling one. The Oschersleben 8 Hours winner will pick up 35 points.

 
 
 
 

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FIM Helmet Certification Programme
- FIM meets helmet manufacturers -

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

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

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

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

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

 

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2017 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championships

Categories and provisional calendar

During 2015 several meetings were organised at the request and with the manufacturers about the future of the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship.

At the last meeting held in Geneva on 15 January 2016, the FIM, the promoter ABC Communication and all the manufacturers have found a consensus and reached a comprehensive and unanimous agreement for the creation of categories EnduroGP and Enduro2 from the 2017 season onwards.

EnduroGP:  Over 250cc - 2 or 4 stroke. No age limit and no entry limit

Enduro2: Up to 250cc Moto - 2 or 4 stroke. No age limit and no entry limit

The categories FIM Junior, 125cc Youth and Women remain unchanged. The former two categories of these are more than ever the future of the sport and provide the best springboard to the highest level, which is now defined as EnduroGP.

All these new measures, made in consultation with the motorcycle industry, aim to provide a better understanding of Enduro and are designed to increase the profile of the discipline.

Additionally, in order to take Enduro to new territories while making it more attractive and also to meet the wishes of manufacturers, a new race format Enduro Sprint - GNCC will be proposed in England and an Enduro race in winter conditions staged in Finland will be integrated into the calendar in 2017.

Provisional calendar 2017

25/26 March: GP of Finland (Helsinki – Päijänne) * 
21/23 April: GP of Spain (Puerto Lumbreras) - Women Class
26/28 May: GP of Italy (Spoleto) - Women Class
16/18 June: GP of Hungary(Parádfürdó) - Women Class
23/25 June : GP of Slovakia (Puchov) 
21/23 July: GP of Mexico (Valle del Bravo) TBC
23/24 September: GP of UK (Hawkstone Park) **
29 September/1 October: GP of France (Place TBA) - Women Class
20/22 October: GP of Germany (Zschoppau)

Reserve dates: 29/30 April & 7/8 October

*Enduro in winter conditions 
**Enduro Sprint Saturday / GNCC Sunday

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

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

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

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08/07/2016

MADFORM provide rider support at 2016 ISDE

The organisers of the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) and Madform have reached an agreement to offer sports therapy services for the participants at this year’s ISDE that that will take place from Tuesday 11 October to Sunday 16 October at the Circuito Navarra, Spain.

For any athlete, good physical condition is essential in order to achieve a good result. It is for this reason that during any competition, it is advisable for athletes to trust in the hands of a professional to manage the demands on their body.

MADFORM is a company which boasts a long history in sports therapy within the motorsports industry. Many athletes use their products, many of which are world champions in their different disciplines. These champions have relied on these professional services to ensure that they can perform at the top level.

The long and hard days of the ISDE demand good muscular recovery for the subsequent  days in the saddle. It is for this reason that Madform will host a therapy centre located at the circuit of Navarra, offering a complete range of services including massages, osteopathy and kinesiotape application for all the participants. 

To be able to receive this service it is necessary to register in advance.

 

 

         MADFORM Register Details  

  • Registering before the 8th September 2016, entitles you to the current discount on this service.
  • More details about the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro - #FIMISDE – can be found on the official event website www.fim-isde2016.es

 

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

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Help us find the 2016 winners!

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

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

Deadline for submission: 15 September 2016

Join us on stage!

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

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Inauguration of the FIM Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM CEV Repsol Moto3Junior World Championship

Changes to the 2016 Sporting and Technical regulations

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

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

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

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

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Press release
21st April 2016

RECORD AUDIENCE FOR 2016 EDITION OF 24 HEURES MOTOS

With more than 10 million viewers watching Le Mans 24 Heures Motos on Eurosport channels and 72,300 spectators at the Bugatti circuit, the 2016 FIM EWC championship pulled in a record audience for its opening round.

The 39th edition of the 24 Heures Motos was an exceptional race. The 57 competing teams gave a thrilling performance on the track at Le Mans on 9 and 10 April in unpredictable weather conditions, which did not deter the 72,300 spectators on the Bugatti circuit: 4.8% more than in 2015.

Three different manufacturers (Kawasaki, Suzuki and Honda) and tyre makers (Pirelli, Dunlop and Bridgestone) finished on the podium after the first round of the 2016 FIM EWC championship, with a Japanese team pulling off an impressive performance at its maiden 24 Heures Motos attempt.

This year’s race also drew an exceptionally large number of television viewers. More than 14 hours of live coverage were broadcast on Eurosport’s channels across Europe, and nearly 21 hours of live coverage on Eurosport France 1 and 2, drawing 10,200,000 viewers during race week: nearly 21.5% more than 2015.

The FIM EWC championship also sparked record interactions on social media. The FIM EWC Facebook page registered a 95% increase in fan numbers, with the videos posted on Facebook and YouTube getting 420,000 views during race week. A ramped-up Twitter campaign, with more than 250 tweets, gave followers a chance to stay up to date with all the latest developments and high points of the 24 Heures Motos on @FIM_EWC.

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10th April 2016

KAWASAKI SRC NOTCHES UP A SPARKLING VICTORY

Team Kawasaki SRC was the uncontested winner of the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. The Kawasaki #11 was ahead of Team April Moto Motors Events, which ran a superb race right from the start, and F.C.C. TSR Honda, the highly competitive Japanese newcomer to Le Mans.

Team Kawasaki SRC’s FIM EWC season has got off to a flying start. Gilles Stafler’s team wiped out the competition at the 39th edition of the 24 Heures Motos and swept the deck, pocketing the 40 winner’s points plus the 20 bonus points awarded to the leader at the 8-hour and 16-hour mark. Despite a minor crash at the start of the race on a treacherous track, the Kawasaki SRC coasted past the chequered flag with a 9-lap lead over Team April Moto Motors Events. This Suzuki with Gregg Black, Grégory Fastré and Alex Cudlin in the saddle was a real eye-opener, leading the race in the first 14 laps thanks to Gregg Black. Third at the finish line, F.C.C. TSR Honda also took the lead midway through the race, for 115 laps. Well-known in Japan, with three wins at the Suzuka 8 Hours, this Japanese team backed by Bridgestone made a dramatic entrance at the 24 Heures Motos. The Japanese Honda entrusted to Kazuma Watanabe, Alan Techer and Damian Cudlin ran a faultless race, but was unable to stand up to pressure from April Moto Motors Events in a final-stage duel.

Also in the leading pack, Team R2CL finished in third place on the podium after being held up by a rear wheel problem – which did not stop one of its riders, Lucas Mahias, posting the fastest lap time: 1’38.448.

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team finished 5th, unusually for the reigning champion. Vincent Philippe, Anthony Delhalle and Etienne Masson did an amazing climb-back from the depths of the standings after two crashes. SERT was not the only favourite to bite the dust. Riding the YART Yamaha, Broc Parkes and Max Neurkirchner, manning the bike on their own after Ivan Silva’s fall, gave no quarter, and finished 11th. After a long spell battling for the podium, Honda Endurance Racing fell back because of electrical problems, and finished 19th.

Other teams were forced to retire. The Penz13.com BMW Motorrad withdrew from the race during the evening with an engine problem. GMT94 Yamaha threw in the towel after Louis Rossi’s three crashes, and so did Jackson Racing. Team Louit Moto 33 Traqueur also had to withdraw because of electrical problems.

A sparkling Superstock victory kept the Yamaha colours flying high: 3ART Yam’Avenue topped the class with riders Louis Bulle, Alex Plancassagne and Lukas Trautmann. They finished 6th overall after starting out 50th from the grid. They came in ahead of Superstock rivals AM Moto Racing Compétition (Kawasaki) and Völpker NRT48 Schubert Motors (BMW). Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki lost its stab at victory after a crash.

The next race of the FIM EWC will take place on Saturday 11 June, 12 Hours of Portimão, the second round of the 2016 season.

What they say…
Gilles Stafler, team manager of Kawasaki SRC

“This is Kawasaki’s 13th win at Le Mans, and the 5th win for our team. If you’d forecast it on Thursday, I wouldn’t have believed it. We really have to thank Pirelli for giving us the means to win despite the conditions.”

Greg Leblanc, Kawasaki SRC rider
“Now that I’ve equalled Alex Viera’s record of wins at the 24 Heures, I’ll have to beat it.”

Matthieu Lagrive, Kawasaki SRC rider
“This is my first win at Le Mans.  I savoured it with a great deal of emotion in my father’s arms. He was the one who got me into motorcycle racing.”

Fabien Foret, Kawasaki SRC rider
“Two great teammates, a good bike and the right tyres: that was the recipe for this victory.”

Hervé Moineau, team manager of April Moto Motors Events 
“The team ran its first race at Le Mans in 2009. We’ve had good and not-so-good seasons, but this year we’re aiming to field a winning trio of riders, with Gregg Black and Alex Cudlin alongside Grégory Fastré.”

Kazuma Watanabe, F.C.C. TSR Honda rider
“This is my first time at the 24 Heures. It’s a tough and physically demanding race, but I’m proud to have ended up on the podium, and I’d like to thank my teammates.”

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Vito Ipollito (President FIM), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 19th. March 2016 in Losail, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

Moto2 Class Quickshifter – Effective 01 May 2016

To reduce the incidence of missed gears it will be mandatory to use one of two approved brands of quickshifter. (Not one brand as previously agreed). It will also be compulsory to fit and use a load cell with data being supplied to the technical control data export.

Aerodynamic Wings in Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

The use of aerodynamic wings in these classes will be banned. For the Moto2 class the ban is

effective immediately. For the Moto3 class, where some aerodynamic wings are currently being used, the ban is effective from 2017.

The Technical Director will continue to permit the use of fairing designs used to deflect water displaced by the front wheel that do not have an aerodynamic purpose.

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

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

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Celebrating 25 Years Racing Together

2016 will see a season-long celebration of the 25th year of MotoGP™ in its current form as collaboration and consensus between the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), IRTA (International Road-Racing Teams Association), the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association) and Dorna Sports.

The quarter century will be marked by a continuous presence of the “25 Years Racing Together” logo and slogan at race weekends, on the podium and in Parc Fermé, as well as at special events and exhibitions during the much-anticipated 2016 season that kicks off this weekend under the floodlights of Qatar. Photos with the riders of the three categories, marketing material, a TV documentary, an exhibition, and as well as an historic book will be produced to mark the special collaboration that started all the way back in 1992 to bring Grand Prix racing into the new era.

The Motorcycle World Championship is the oldest motorsport series in history since its introduction in 1949, yet up until 1992 it did not have one sole organizer focussed on brining direction and harmony to the most exciting racing spectacle on the planet. And now, with only three years to go until its 70th year, the FIM MotoGP™ championship has not only kept the passion and excitement of the past, but has also brought cohesion, structure and a sustainable business model to drive the series forward at an ever greater pace.

FIM President Vito Ippolito mirrored that sentiment, saying: "Our sport, and especially MotoGP, is highly complex, both from an organisational standpoint and in terms of the wide range of stakeholders involved. Each one has a different and important role to play, and we have to work together towards a common purpose. Over these 25 years, the FIM, with its partners, has steadfastly pursued its aim of excellence for this Championship, and that is the key to the success we are experiencing today. Through that spirit, we have overcome difficult moments not of our making. Now, we can truly celebrate the fact that we are a great team!"

Representing the manufacturers on the grid, Masahiro Yoshida, Chairman of Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers' Association, remarked: “Warmest congratulations to Dorna for 25 years in MotoGP. In every relationship, it can be said that the key stakeholders always go through good and bad times together, and in the 25 years since Dorna was first associated with the FIM Grand Prix World Championship, it has occasionally had to overcome a number of challenges. However we can honestly state that thanks to our joint efforts, we have succeeded in building a strong, loyal and collaborative relationship between Dorna, MSMA, FIM and IRTA. MSMA will continue along their path together with the current partners to create a better MotoGP for the future. Once again MSMA would like to thank Dorna for its splendid efforts over the years and express sincerest congratulations for its 25th anniversary”.

Hervé Poncharal, IRTA President, added: “It’s amazing that it has already been 25 years with Dorna. I remember the days where the manufacturers, the FIM, plus IRTA and Dorna first worked together; the relationship was not great between IRTA and the other two parties. Yet since Dorna joined, everything has been pushed onwards, everyone has tried really hard, and we have been much more harmonious. A lot of new venues and sponsors have entered our sport and Dorna have worked hard on promoting the media coverage. Not only have they been good at helping the championship grow in terms of technical aspects and safety, but also the marketing, which has been very impressive.”

Dorna CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, who has the distinction of having been there since the start, commented: "The most important aspect of this celebration for 25 years, is that it has been full of consensus and understanding. We went through several stages that were not easy, but we always managed to get ahead and reach a unanimous agreement among all four entities involved. Since then, we have worked well in many ways, but especially in terms of safety for the competitors, working with the riders’ commission and also with sporting and technical decisions. All have served to improve this championship. The important thing is that the FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna have worked hand in hand.”

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

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), with the participation of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary), in various electronic meetings held in February 2016, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

Various minor modifications were approved:

The position that a machine must take up in the marked positions on the starting grid has been defined more precisely.

The procedure to be adopted when the sighting lap has been dry but there is rain whilst the riders are on the grid has been modified. The effect is to reduce delay in starting the race whilst still giving teams sufficient time to make changes to the machines.

Under previous regulations the penalty imposed during the actual race for overtaking under a yellow flag was fixed with the rider having to go back a number of places. In future it is possible for different penalties to be imposed but still including the possibility of the rider having to go back a number of places.

A new condition has been included in the regulations which reflects obligations on teams and riders already included in the Team Participation Agreements concerning public pronouncements. The effect of the regulation is that Teams and Riders must not make statements or issue press releases that are considered to be irresponsible and hence damaging to the Championship. Of course, the new regulation does not seek to prohibit responsible expressions of legitimate disagreement with the MotoGP Management, Organisers and/or MotoGP policies. 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

Disciplinary Regulations

Effective Immediately

Following recent decisions concerning the competence of Race Direction and Stewards to impose penalties, other modifications have been made to the Disciplinary Regulations.

The Panel of Stewards will be known as the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel and they will be responsible for deciding on penalties that are not considered to be matters of fact. Anyone receiving a penalty from the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel may appeal to the FIM MotoGP Court of Appeal which is required to hear and rule on any appeals within four days.

The system of Penalty Points will now only count towards the penalty of disqualification from an event which will happen when a rider accumulates 10 Penalty Points. The interim penalties previously triggered after accumulating four or seven points, no longer apply.

Penalty Points will continue to be recorded against the record of the rider for 365 days. However, when a rider has accumulated 10 or more points and suffered a disqualification 10 points are removed from his record.

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

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

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

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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2016 - AN ENTICING YEAR !

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

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

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

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

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

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Listing of FIM homologated motorcycles for 2016

Superbike – Supersport – Superstock 600/1000 – Formula EWC

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

SUPERBIKE

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory

JAN 09 - end

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory/2

DEC 09 – end (new crankcases + various updates)

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

JAN 15 – present

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

BMW S 1000 RR HP4

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

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

BMW S 1000 RR

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

EBR 1190 RX

JAN 14 - present

DUCATI 1098 R (1198cc)

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

JAN 08 – end

FEB 13 – end

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

FEB 15 - 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)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC59)

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

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

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

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

JAN 11 – end (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX-10 R

JAN 16 –present (STD + ABS version)

MVAGUSTA F4 RR

JAN 14 – present (+ 2015 Model parts updates)

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 – end (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF R1/R1M (2015 model

JAN 15 – present (R1M with forged wheels)

YAMAHA – R1 (2015 model)

JAN 16 – present (US model)

 

SUPERBIKE

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory

JAN 09 - end

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory/2

DEC 09 – end (new crankcases + various updates)

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

JAN 15 – present

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

BMW S 1000 RR HP4

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

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

BMW S 1000 RR

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

EBR 1190 RX

JAN 14 - present

DUCATI 1098 R (1198cc)

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

JAN 08 – end

FEB 13 – end

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

FEB 15 - 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)

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC59)

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

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

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

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

JAN 11 – end (STD + ABS version)

KAWASAKI ZX-10 R

JAN 16 –present (STD + ABS version)

MVAGUSTA F4 RR

JAN 14 – present (+ 2015 Model parts updates)

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 – end (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF R1/R1M (2015 model

JAN 15 – present (R1M with forged wheels)

YAMAHA – R1 (2015 model)

JAN 16 – present (US model)

SUPERSTOCK 1000 – Formula EWC (FIM WC Endurance)

MODEL

PRODUCTION PERIOD FROM - UNTIL

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory

JAN 09 - end

APRILIA RSV4 1000 Factory/2

DEC 09 – end (New crankcases + various updates)

APRILIA RSV4 1000 APRC 1000 Factory

DEC 11 - end

APRILIA RSV4 1000 RR/RF

JAN 15 – present

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 – end (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., frame and parts updates )

BMW S 1000 RR HP4

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

BMW S 1000 RR

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

DUCATI 1098 R (1198cc)

JAN 08 – end

DUCATI 1198 S (1198cc)

JAN 09 – end

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

MARCH 13 - fin

DUCATI 1199 Panigale R

MARCH 15 - fin

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

HONDA CBR 1000 RR SP (SC59)

JAN 14 – present (Ohlins forks & rear suspension unit, Brembo front brakes)

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

JAN 08 - end (Fairing –facelift of frontal section)

KAWASAKI ZX 10 R

KAWASAKI ZX-10 R

JAN 11 – end (STD + ABS version)

JAN 16 – present (STD + ABS version)

KTM RC8

MARCH 08 - end

KTM RC8 R

MARCH 09 - end

KTM RC8 R

JULY 14 - present

MVAGUSTA F4 RR

MARCH 13 - present

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 – end (Model facelift and parts updates)

YAMAHA YZF R1/R1M (2015 model)

YAMAHA – YZF R1 (2015 model)

JAN 15 – present (R1M with forged wheels)

JAN 16 – present (US model)

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Vito Ipollito (President FIM), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on February 4 in Geneva, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

Race Direction and Stewards

The composition of Race Direction will remain unchanged with three members; Mike Webb (Race Director), Franco Uncini (FIM) and Javier Alonso (Dorna). However there will be a new appointment of Graham Webber as Deputy Race Director who will deputise for the Race Director when he is otherwise occupied.

Race Direction will continue to be primarily responsible for the efficient and safe running of events. However, the competence of Race Direction concerning the application of sanctions and penalties will be limited to those offences that can be considered as being indisputable matters of fact. These would include such offences as pit lane speeding, passing under yellow flags, etc.

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

The panel of Stewards will comprise three members; Mike Webb and two other members appointed by the FIM. Mike Webb will be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the Stewards, maintaining records and communicating decisions.

In future, any sanctions imposed by Race Direction or the Stewards will be communicated to the affected team by a secure E-mail system with automated confirmation that the message has been read. Confirmed penalties will also be displayed on timekeeping monitors and advised to the media.

Promotional Obligations for Riders

A number of obligations for riders to participate in promotional activities, already contained in the Participation Agreements between IRTA and the Teams, will now also be included in the Grand Prix regulations. Such obligations include the requirement for riders to participate in autograph signing sessions, press conferences, parade laps, etc. The effect is that non-compliance by riders can now result in sporting penalties in addition to the financial penalties contained in the Participation Agreements.

Technical Regulations

Effective Immediately

MotoGP Class Electronics

The procedure which enables the Technical Director to check specific maintenance channels on the internal datalogger, together with the precise list of compulsory channels available to him, was approved.

The homologation procedure for sensors available from third party suppliers as well as those made by the motorcycle manufacturers was approved.

MotoGP Class Minimum Tyre Pressures

Existing regulations on this matter have been reinforced enabling the Technical Director and his staff, assisted by the engineers of the official tyre supplier, to check that minimum tyre pressures are respected.

Ultimately, such information will be recorded automatically via the datalogger and be available via download by the technical staff. However, as the equipment and method of electronically recording the information has still to be finalised the technical staff and the staff of the official tyre supplier are now authorised to manually verify tyre pressures at any time.

Moto2 Class Quickshift Equipment

It has been identified that certain gearbox malfunctions in the Championship supplied engines are largely attributable to some of the quickshift components produced by third party suppliers.

The Technical Director, in consultation with Externpro, will specify a brand and model of a proprietary quickshift product from a third party supplier that will be mandatory for this class. Actual implementation of this regulation will be enforced when the Technical Director is satisfied that all teams have had sufficient time to acquire the new material.

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

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

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

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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JEREZ DECLARATION – the way forward  

During its Women+Sustainability Conference held in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) on 19-20 November 2015, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) drafted a document based on the discussions of the various breakout and plenary sessions. “The Jerez Declaration” compiles a series of agreements and commitments on these highly topical areas which are of vital importance for our society as well as for our sport.

It is no coincidence that, the week after the Conference, 196 Nations gathered in Paris (France) at the COP21 to find concrete solutions to the crisis of climate change. It was clearly highlighted at the Conference that sustainability and equity are major topics that need to be addressed and placed on the sports agenda.

Sport plays a predominant role in society: it is a vehicle for values but also for change, capable of making attitudes evolve. Sport can become a powerful and influential platform and contribute to finding tangible solutions to the issues raised. Motorcycling is a means of transport but also a sport attracting masses and filling the world’s sporting calendar with a wide array of events open to men and women. It is a unique platform to convey the right messages and help to usher in change.

The FIM has a clear and defined strategic plan with three main key objectives that take into account the promotion of women in all motorcycling-related activities as well as contributing to sustainable development (17 goals of sustainable development) with, as the end target, the possibility of enjoying the magic of sport in harmony with nature and in a totally inclusive way.

To achieve the commitments listed in the Jerez Declaration, it is essential for all parties to work together in synergy and in the same direction. Active collaboration and cooperation with Continental Unions, National Federations, Promoters, Organisers, Sponsors, Teams as well as with Athletes and a wide range of Stakeholders is the key. 

Two main commitments extracted from the Jerez Declaration command our special attention:

Monitor and evaluate technological advances and good environmental practices and apply them as appropriate. 

Foster female participation in all spheres: administrative, sporting and technical. 

Together with all like-minded sports and with the support of all our stakeholders, the FIM will be working steadily towards those goals in 2016 and beyond. 

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

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Provisional Entries lists for  -  MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship  & FIM Supersport World Championship

Motul FIM Superbike World Championship 2016

2016 Provisional permanent Entry Lists, 03 February N°

Rider

Nat.

Motorcycle

Team

1

Jonathan Rea

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki Racing Team

66

Tom Sykes

GBR

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki Racing Team

7

Chaz Davies

GBR

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

34

Davide Giugliano

ITA

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

60

Michael van der Mark

NED

Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda World Superbike Team

69

Nicky Hayden

USA

Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda World Superbike Team

21

Markus Reiterberger

GER

BMW S1000 RR

Althea BMW Racing Team

81

Jordi Torres

ESP

BMW S1000 RR

Althea BMW Racing Team

22

Alex Lowes

GBR

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

50

Sylvain Guintoli

FRA

Yamaha YZF R1

Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

12

Xavi Fores

ESP

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Barni Racing Team

11

Saeed Al Sulaiti

QAT

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Pedercini Racing

20

Sylvain Barrier

FRA

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Pedercini Racing

2

Leon Camier

GBR

MV Agusta 1000 F4

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

40

Román Ramos

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Team GOELEVEN

9

Dominic Schmitter

SUI

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Grillini Racing Team

16

Josh Hook

AUS

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Grillini Racing Team

10

Imre Toth

HUN

Yamaha YZF R1

Team Toth

56

Peter Sebestyen

HUN

Yamaha YZF R1

Team Toth

15

Alex De Angelis

RSM

Aprilia RSV4 1000 F

IodaRacing Team

32

Lorenzo Savadori

ITA

Aprilia RSV4 1000 F

IodaRacing Team

17

Karel Abraham

CZE

BMW S1000 RR

Milwaukee BMW

25

Joshua Brookes

AUS

BMW S1000 RR

Milwaukee BMW

61

Fabio Menghi

ITA

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

VFT Racing

 

Supersport FIM World Championship

Rider

Nat.

Motorcycle

Team

1

Kenan Sofuoglu

TUR

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

21

Randy Krummenacher

SUI

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

16

Jules Cluzel

FRA

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

87

Lorenzo Zanetti

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

35

Stefan Hill

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

78

Hikari Okubo

JPN

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

81

Luke Stapleford

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

111

Kyle Smith

GBR

Honda CBR600RR

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

2

Patrick Jacobsen

USA

Honda CBR600RR

Honda World Supersport Team

11

Christian Gamarino

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Team GOELEVEN

69

Ondrej Jezek

CZE

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Team GOELEVEN

19

Kevin Wahr

GER

Honda CBR600RR

GEMAR Ballons -Team Lorini

68

Glenn Scott

AUS

Honda CBR600RR

GEMAR Ballons -Team Lorini

25

Alex Baldolini

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

Race Department ATK#25

12

Christopher Gobbi

ESS*

ITA

Yamaha YZF R6

VFT Racing

10

Nacho Calero

ESP

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

63

Zulfahmi Khairuddin

MAS

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Orelac Racing VerdNatura

64

Federico Caricasulo

ITA

Honda CBR600RR

BARDAHL Evan Bros. Honda Racing

55

Ilya Mikhalchik

ESS*

UKR

Kawasaki ZX-6R

DS Junior Team

6

Davide Stirpe

ESS*

ITA

Honda CBR600RR

FLORAMO Monaco Racing Team SM

4

Gino Rea

GBR

MV Agusta F3 675

GRT Racing Team

41

Aiden Wagner

AUS

MV Agusta F3 675

GRT Racing Team

84

Loris Cresson

ESS*

BEL

Kawasaki ZX-6R

MTM / HM Kawasaki

7

Angelo Licciardi

ESS*

BEL

Kawasaki ZX-6R

R2 MotorRacing Team

77

Kyle Ryde

GBR

Yamaha YZF R6

Ranieri Med - SC Racing

83

Lachlan Epis

AUS

Kawasaki ZX-6R

Response RE Racing

47

Axel Bassani

ESS*

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

San Carlo Team Italia

61

Alessandro Zaccone

ESS*

ITA

Kawasaki ZX-6R

San Carlo Team Italia

88

Nicolas Terol

ESP

MV Agusta F3 675

Schmidt Racing

119

Janos Chrobak

ESS*

HUN

MV Agusta F3 675

Schmidt Racing

44

Roberto Rolfo

ITA

MV Agusta F3 675

Team Factory Vamag

50

Braeden Ortt

ESS*

CAN

Honda CBR600RR

WILSport Racedays Honda

96

Javier Orellana

ESS*

ESP

Honda CBR600RR

WILSport Racedays Honda

23

Cedric Tangre

ESS*

FRA

Suzuki GSX-R600

Yohann Moto Sport

*(ESS) FIM Europe Supersport Cup.

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A new trophy on FIM EWC for privateers

 
 
 

 

Privateers have always been part of motorbike endurance DNA. To encourage teams which do not benefit from direct support from bike manufacturers, Eurosport Events, local event promoters and Dunlop are launching the « EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy ». Throughout the FIM EWC 2016 season, 300 000 € prize money will be allocated to teams registered to the "EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy".

 
 
 

 

Any team without direct manufacturer support can register at Eurosport Events, open to Formula EWC, Superstock and Supertwin categories. The only conditions are to commit to run full season except Suzuka 8 Hours, and run Dunlop tyres. Eurosport Events, promoter of the FIM EWC, will select teams meeting those criteria.

Prize money will be distributed at each FIM EWC round. « EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy » winner at 24 Heures Motos of Le Mans will win 13 000 €, whilst prize money will go to top 20 privateers.

10 000 € will be allocated to the winner of « EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy" at Portimao and Oschersleben. At Suzuka, first privateer will win 15 000 € where the top 14 in the class will be rewarded.

 
 

 

François Ribeiro, Head for Eurosport Events
"10 months after we became FIM EWC promoter, we are putting in place what looks very important to the championship: allocating support to teams who need it most, privateer teams. Without them, top teams would not shine, privateers are part of endurance DNA. Together with each EWC event promoter and Dunlop, we decided to centralize and focus our team support onto a new trophy dedicated to private teams: the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy. Any private team can register, as long as we judge there is no bike manufacturer support behind. It will be open to endurance teams who wish to run three EWC events in Europe, but also to Japanese or Asian teams who would commit to run EWC events outside Suzuka. EWC private teams will run for substantial prize money and we keep the door open to another partner to grow that prize money, and work with Eurosport Events to develop the championship".

Xavier Fraipont, Managing Director, Dunlop Moto and Motorsport Europe
"The FIM Endurance World Championship has been a successful proving ground for Dunlop Moto technology, with ten Endurance World Championship titles from the last twelve being won on Dunlop. Therefore, Independent Trophy teams can be confident that they are getting the support from the most experienced tyre company in endurance racing.
We are excited about Eurosport's plans for expanding and promoting the championship, and believe the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy will be a very attractive proposition for privateer and dealer teams wanting to compete on the world stage"

Registration request: operations@fimewc.com

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2016  TECHNICAL REGULATIONS(UPDATED: 13/01/2016)

2.1 Moto3™ Class Technical Rules

2 - .1.1 Engine

2.1.1.1 4-stroke reciprocating piston engines only.

2.1.1.2 Engine capacity: maximum 250 cc

2.1.1.3 Single cilindres only

2.1.1.4 Maximum bore size: 81 mm. No oval pistons (refer to Art. 2.6.3.1 of the FIM

Grand Prix Regulations).

2.1.1.5 Engines must be normally aspirated. No turbo-charging, no super-charging.

2.1.1.6 Crankshaft speed limited to maximum: 13.500 rpm**

2.1.1.7 Maximum of 1 ignition driver.

2.1.1.8 Pneumatic and/or hydraulic valve systems are not permitted.

2.1.1.9 Valve timing system drive must be by one chain. An intermediate drive gear

which rotates on only one axle or rotation centre is allowed in the system (refer

to ANNEX 1 for some examples of permitted systems).

2.1.1.10 Variable valve timing and/or variable valve opening systems are not permitted.

**All motorcycles will have to be equipped with a control system to verify the highest RPM

reached during the event, as established in art. 1.6 of these rules.

The only system authorized for this control is:

- RPM Logger AIM (Annex 2 – manufacturer's full address)

The only motorcycles exempt from installing this device are those equipped with:

- ECU Moto3 Dell'Orto Dope, models "RACE", "START" or “FACTORY”

(annex 2 - manufacturer's full address)

- Data adquisition Evo4 AIM (specific firmware M3_CEV_ 2012)

(annex 2 - manufacturer's full address)

2.1.2 Inlet & Fuel System

2.1.2.1 Maximum relative fuel pressure is 5.0 Bar.

2.1.2.2 Variable-length inlet systems are not permitted.

2.1.2.3 Only one throttle control valve is permitted to control the power demand by

the rider, which must be controlled exclusively by mechanical means (eg.

cable) operated by the rider only. No other powered moving devices (except

injectors and the idle control air bypass) are permitted in the inlet tract before

the engine intake valve. No interruption of the mechanical connection

between the rider’s input and the throttle is allowed.

2.1.2.4 Idle speed (including engine braking) adjustment by means of an air bypass

system, controlled by the ECU is allowed.

2.1.2.5 Fuel injectors must be located upstream of the engine intake valves.

2.1.2.6 A maximum of 2 fuel injectors per throttle body, and 2 independent fuel

injector drivers, controlled by the ECU, is permitted.

2.1.2.7 Other than engine sump breather gases, only air or air/fuel mixture is

permitted in the inlet tract and combustion chamber.

2.1.2.8 Only fuel of the current year from the appointed fuel supplier is permitted.

This fuel will be available at all official events, and will conform to the FIM

Grand Prix specification.

Use of this fuel without any addition or alteration is mandatory during all event

(free practices, qualifying practices, warm-up and races).

2.1.2.9 In the Moto3TM class, the fuel on the motorcycle must not be below the

prevailing ambient temperature, as measured by the Technical Director.

Other than a simple removable fuel tank cover, the use of any device on the

motorcycle to artificially decrease the fuel temperature below ambient

temperature is forbidden.

2.1.2.10 Any quality of oil may be used.

2.1.3 Exhaust System

2.1.3.1 Variable length exhaust systems are not permitted.

2.1.3.2 No moving parts (e.g. valves, baffles...) are allowed in the exhaust systems.

2.1.3.3 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems are not permitted.

2.1.3.4 The noise limit will be a maximum of 115 dB/A, measured in a static test at

5.500rpm.

2.1.4 Transmission

2.1.4.1 A maximum of 6 gearbox speeds is permitted.

2.1.4.2 Twin clutch transmission systems (DSG) are not permitted.

2.1.4.3 Continuously Variable Transmission systems (CVT) are not permitted.

2.1.4.4 Automatic transmission systems are not permitted. Manual transmissions with

gearshifts assisted by quick-shifter systems are permitted.

2.1.4.5 Gearbox systems must be of the conventional type. That is; constant-mesh

with engagement dogs as an integral part of the gear, actuated by shift forks

and shift cam or drum, with only one set of gears engaging at one time. Socalled

“seamless shift” transmissions (also known as Automated Manual

Transmission, Instantaneous Gearchange System, etc.) are not permitted.

2.1.4.6 Electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic clutch actuating systems are not

permitted.

2.1.5 Ignition, Electronics & Data-Logging

2.1.5.1 The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is free.

2.1.5.2 The traction control systems are allowed.

2.1.5.3 The Data-Logging system is free.

2.1.5.4 A battery is compulsory; proper engine management function is ensured only

when the battery voltage is in the 8÷18 V range.

2.1.6 Chassis

2.1.6.1 Chassis must be a prototype, the design and construction of which is free

within the constraints of the FIM Grand Prix Technical Regulations.

2.1.6.2 Minimum total weight of Motorcycle + Rider: 149 kg.

2.1.6.3 Ballast may be added to achieve the minimum weights.

2.1.6.4 Weight may be checked at the initial technical control, but the main control of

weight will be made at the end of practice sessions or at the end of the race.

The weight of the motorcycle will be that measured in the form that the

motorcycle participated, with fuel tank on and including normal levels of oil

and water, and all additional equipment attached to the motorcycle, for

example timekeeping transponders, camera equipment, electronic

datalogging equipment, etc.

2.1.6.5 For this class the weight checked will be the total of the rider with full

protective clothing plus the weight of the motorcycle. Random weight controls

may be carried out during practice in a designated weighing area.

2.1.6.6 Brake discs must be made from an iron-based alloy.

2.1.6.7 Electric/electronic controlled suspension, ride height and steering damper

systems are not allowed. Adjustments to the suspension and steering damper

systems may only be made by manual human inputs and

mechanical/hydraulic adjusters.

2.1.6.8 The lower fairing has to be constructed to hold, in case of an engine

breakdown, at least half of the total oil and engine coolant capacity used in

the engine (minimum 2.5 liters). This measurement should be taken with the

fairing fitted to the motorcycle, whilst both wheels are on the ground and the

motorcycle is upright at 90° to the horizontal.

2.1.6.9 The lower fairing should incorporate a maximum of two holes of 25mm. These

holes must remain closed in dry conditions and must be only opened in wet

race conditions.

2.1.6.10 Wings may be fitted provided they are an integral part of the fairing or

seat and do not exceed the width of the fairing or seat or the height of

the handlebars. All edges of any wings fitted must have a minimum

radius of 2.5 mm. Moving aerodynamic devices are prohibited.

2.1.7 Wheels & Tyres

2.1.7.1 The only materials allowed for the wheels rims are Magnesium and

Aluminium alloys.

2.1.7.2 The only permitted wheel rim sizes are:

Front 2.50” x 17”

Rear 3.50” x 17”

2.1.7.3 Only tyres from the official tyre supplier may be used in a Moto3TM FIM CEV

and each team must sign a contract.

2.1.7.4 The tyre specifications available at each event will be determined by the tyre

supplier. Only homologated tyres in each event are permitted.

2.1.7.5 The maximum number of rear tyres allowed to use during the qualifying

practice are THREE (3). Only the rear slick tyres need to be marked with a

tyre sticker. The wet tyres will not need to be marked with a tyre sticker and

will not be considered in the total number of tyres available for use.

2.1.7.6 A máximum of ONE (1) rear slick tyre per race may be used. Only the

race rear slick tyres shall be marked with a code differentiable

qualifying tyres. The wet tyres will not need to be marked with a tyre

sticker and will not be considered in the total number of tyres available

for use.

2.1.7.7 During the preliminary technical inspection the teams will be delivered the

adhesive stickers used for marking the tyres. Each team will be responsible of

marking their tyres.

2.1.7.8 The Technical Stewards may perform random controls during the qualifying

practices.

2.1.7.9 If the riders are shown a red flag during the practice, or the race/s, the

Permanent Race Direction is allowed to authorize the use of a supplementary

tyre. All checked tyres must be easily identifiable with a colour marking or a

numerical system.

2.1.7.10 In case of a technical problem, the FIM CEV Technical Director will take a

decision about the problem.

2.1.8 Materials & Construction

2.1.8.1 Construction materials must comply with:

1) The use of titanium in the construction of the frame, the front forks, the

handle-bars, the swinging arm spindles, and the wheel spindles is forbidden.

For wheel spindles, the use of light alloys is also forbidden.

2) The basic structure of the crankshaft and camshafts must be made from

ferrous materials, steel or cast iron. Inserts of a different material are allowed

in the crankshaft for the sole purpose of balancing.

3) Pistons, cylinder heads and cylinder blocks may not be composite

structures which use carbon or aramid fibre reinforcing materials.

4) Brake calipers must be made from aluminium materials with a modulus of

elasticity no greater than 80 Gpa.

5) No parts of the motorcycle or engine may be made from metallic materials

which have a specific modulus of elasticity greater than 50 Gpa / (g/cm3).

6) The use of MMC (Metal Matrix Composite) and FRM (Fibre Reinforced

Metal) materials is forbidden.

7) In the Moto3 class, the following materials restrictions apply:

a) Engine crankcases, cylinder blocks and cylinder heads must be made

from cast aluminium alloys.

b) Pistons must be made from an aluminium alloy.

c) Piston pins must be made from ferrous materials.

d) Connecting rods, valves and valve springs must be made from either

ferrous or titanium-based alloys.

2.1.9 General

2.1.9.1 Number of machines: the team can scrutineer only one motorcycle per rider.

2.1.9.2 If during the official practice sessions a motorcycle suffers any damages that

are difficult to repair in the circuit, the FIM CEV Technical Director could allow

a second motorcycle to go under the technical inspection. The process of

authorizing a new machine is not possible during a practice session. Once

the starting procedure is initiated, it isn’t possible to verify a second

motorcycle, neither in case of detention by red flag. In case of events

with two races, once the first race is finished, the FIM CEV Technical

Director may allow the request for verification of a second motorcycle.

2.1.9.3 Once the official practice sessions have started, only the motorcycle that has

gone under the technical inspection will be allowed to be inside the box.

2.1.10 Numbers and backgrounds

2.1.10.1 The front plate must be located in the middle of the fairing’s front or on the

side facing the official time keeping staff.

2.1.10.2 Rear or side numbers are optional. If they are fitted, must govern the same

rules as the front.

2.1.10.3 The dimensions for the number plates must be: 140mm x 25mm minimum.

Numbers from 1 to 9 can be wider. Only numbers between 1 and 99 will be

admitted.

2.1.10.4 Backgrounds must be of one single colour over an area large enough to

provide a minimum clear area of 25 mm around the numbers.

2.1.10.5 In case of a dispute concerning the legibility of numbers, the decision of the

FIM Technical Director will be final.

2.1.10.6 The numbers and backgrounds will be as follows:

ondo Número

Background Number

Moto3TM Black White

2.1.11 Safety points

2.1.11.1 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.

2.1.11.2 Rear Safety Light:

All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the

machine, to be used in rain or low visibility conditions.

The rear safety light must comply with the following:

a) The lighting direction must be parallel to the center line of the motorcycle

(running direction) and it must be clearly visible from the rear, at least 15

degrees to both the left and right sides of the center line of the motorcycle.

b) It must be safely mounted on the very end of seat/rear bodywork and

approximately on the center line of the motorcycle. In case of dispute over

the mounting position or visibility of the Rear Safety Light, the decision of

the FIM CEV Technical Director will be final.

c) The power output/luminosity must be equivalent to approximately 10-15W

(incandescent) or 0,6-5W (led).

d) Able to be switched on and off by the rider when seated on the

machine

e) Safety light power supply may be separated from the motorcycle

main wiring and battery.

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Tel +34 93 688 2513

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2016

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

Moto3TM PRODUCTION

(UPDATED: 13/01/2016)

2.2 Moto3™ Production Technical Rules

Manufacturer engine motorcyle: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Model: NSF 250 R (Tipo: MR03)

EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT AUTHORISED AND PRESCRIBED IN THIS RULE IS

STRICTLY FORBIDDEN

2.2.1 Engine

2.2.1.1 The engine and all its component parts must be the original mounted by the

manufacturer in the motorcycle Honda NSF 250 R (Type: MR03), with the

following exceptions.

2.2.1.2 The cylinder head, and all the other gaskets, may be changed.

2.2.1.3 The oil filter may be changed.

2.2.1.4 The spark plug may be changed.

2.2.1.5 Coolant hoses and fittings may be changed to suit individual radiator designs.

2.2.1.6 Additional oil coolers are not permitted.

2.2.1.7 In the case of dispute over modifications, the decision of the FIM CEV

Technical Director will be final.

2.2.2 Inlet & Fuel System

2.2.2.1 The throttle body must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for

the homologated engine.

2.2.2.2 Modifications to the fuel pressure regulator are not allowed.

2.2.2.3 The insulators that attach the throttle body to the head cannot be modified or

changed.

2.2.2.4 The airbox may be modified or replaced.

2.2.2.5 The air filter element may be modified or replaced.

2.2.2.6 The air box drains must be sealed (safety wired).

2.2.2.7 All motorcycles must have a closed breather system. All the oil breather lines

must be connected and discharge in the airbox.

2.2.2.8 Other than engine sump breather gases, only air or air/fuel mixture is

permitted in the inlet tract and combustion chamber.

2.2.2.9 The injector must remain standard unit as on the homologated engine.

2.2.2.10 Bell mouths can’t be modified or replaced as originally produced by the

manufacturer for the homologated machine.

2.2.2.11 Throttle valve must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the

homologated machine.

2.2.2.12 Only fuel of the current year from the appointed fuel supplier is permitted. This

fuel will be available at all official events, and will conform to the FIM Grand

Prix specification.Use of this fuel without any addition or alteration is

mandatory during all event (free practices, qualifying practices, warm-up and

races).

2.2.2.13 In the Moto3TM Production class, the fuel on the motorcycle must not be below

the prevailing ambient temperature, as measured by the Technical Director.

Other than a simple removable fuel tank cover, the use of any device on the

motorcycle to artificially decrease the fuel temperature below ambient

temperature is forbidden.

2.2.2.14 A catch-tank may be fitted in the engine breather between the cam cover and

airbox. The catch tank is solely for the purpose of collecting engine fluids, no

other functions (such as pressure modification) are permitted and breather

connections may only be directly between the cam cover, catch tank and

airbox. The catch tank and connections must be visible for inspection at all

times (that is, not permanently built into the chassis or other parts).

2.2.2.15 Any quality of oil may be used.

2.2.3 Exhaust system

2.2.3.1 Variable length exhaust systems are not permitted.

2.2.3.2 No moving parts (e.g. valves, baffles...) are allowed in the exhaust systems.

2.2.3.3 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems are not permitted.

2.2.3.4 The noise limit will be a maximum of 115 dB/A, measured in a static test at

5.500rpm.

2.2.4 Transmission

2.2.4.1 Clutch type (wet) and the way of operation (by cable) must remain as

homologated.

2.2.4.2 Friction and drive discs may be changed.

2.2.4.3 Clutch springs may not be changed.

2.2.4.4 The clutch basket (outer) may not be changed.

2.2.4.5 The original clutch assembly may not be changed or modified for back torque

limiting capabilities (slipper type).

2.2.4.6 The use of electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic actuating systems are not

allowed.

2.2.4.7 An external quick-shift system on the gear selector (including wire and

potentiometer) may be added, provided this doesn’t involve cutting or

modification of the original wiring.

2.2.4.8 Countershaft sprocket, rear wheel sprocket, chain pitch and size can be

changed.

2.2.4.9 The gearbox must remain as originally produced by the manufacturer for the

homologated engine.

2.2.4.10 Other modifications to gearbox or selector mechanism are not allowed.

2.2.5 Ignition, Electronics & Data-Logging

2.2.5.1 The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) must remain as originally produced by the

manufacturer for the homologated engine. It isn’t allowed to add injection

modules that modify the inputs/outputs of the ECU.

2.2.5.2 The software used to modify the ECU must be the originally produced by the

manufacturer for the homologated motorcycle-engine.

2.2.5.3 The parameters that the software itself provides for adjustment, cannot be

extended and/or exceded under any circumstances.

2.2.5.4 The FIM CEV Technical Director could, at its discretion, download and analize

the files and maps of that ECU.

2.2.5.5 The main wiring harness must remain as originally produced by the

manufacturer for the homologated engine. It’s only allowed for data download

proposal (Datalogger).

2.2.5.6 The standard sensors of the ECU, cannot be changed, modified or eliminated.

2.2.5.7 The standard cockpit can be changed or modified only if the standard main

wiring harness is not modified or cutted.

2.2.5.8 The data acquisition systems are free, but the maximun number of inputs by

external sensors allowed are:

1) Position and speed by GPS

2) Engine temperature

3) Lambda signal

4) TPS signal

5) Engine RPM

6) Rear Wheel speed

7) Front Wheel speed

8) Front brake pressure

9) Rear brake pressure

10) Front fork position

11) Rear damper position

2.2.5.9 The FIM CEV Technical Director could ask, at any moment of the event, for

the datalogger files, for its analize or download.

2.2.6 Chassis

2.2.6.1 Chassis must be a prototype, the design and construction of which is free

within the constraints of the FIM Grand Prix Technical Regulations.

2.2.6.2 Minimum total weight of Motorcycle + Rider: 149 kg.

2.2.6.3 Ballast may be added to achieve the minimum weights.

2.2.6.4 Weight may be checked at the initial technical control, but the main control of

weight will be made at the end of practice sessions or at the end of the race.

The weight of the motorcycle will be that measured in the form that the

motorcycle participated, with fuel tank on and including normal levels of oil and

water, and all additional equipment attached to the motorcycle, for example

timekeeping transponders, camera equipment, electronic datalogging

equipment etc.

2.2.6.5 For this class the weight checked will be the total of the rider with full

protective clothing plus the weight of the motorcycle. Random weight controls

may be carried out during practice in a designated weighing area.

2.2.6.6 Brake discs must be made from an iron-based alloy.

2.2.6.7 Electric/electronic controlled suspension, ride height and steering damper

systems are not allowed. Adjustments to the suspension and steering damper

systems may only be made by manual human inputs and mechanical/hydraulic

adjusters.

2.2.6.8 The lower fairing has to be constructed to hold, in case of an engine

breakdown, at least half of the total oil and engine coolant capacity used in the

engine (minimum 2.5 liters). This measurement should be taken with the

fairing fitted to the motorcycle, whilst both wheels are on the ground and the

motorcycle is upright at 90° to the horizontal

2.2.6.9 The lower fairing should incorporate a maximum of two holes of 25mm. These

holes must remain closed in dry conditions and must be only opened in wet

race conditions.

2.2.6.10 Wings may be fitted provided they are an integral part of the fairing or seat and

do not exceed the width of the fairing or seat or the height of the handlebars.

All edges of any wings fitted must have a minimum radius of 2.5 mm. Moving

aerodynamic devices are prohibited.

2.2.7 Wheels & Tyres

2.2.7.1 The only materials allowed for the wheels rims is Aluminium alloys.

2.2.7.2 The only permitted wheel rim sizes are:

Front 2.50” x 17”

Rear 3.50” x 17”

2.2.7.3 Only tyres from the official tyre supplier may be used in a Moto3TM Production

FIM CEV and each team must sign a contract.

2.2.7.4 The tyre specifications available at each event will be determined by the tyre

supplier. Only homologated tyres in each event are permitted.

2.2.7.5 The maximum number of rear tyres allowed to use during the qualifying

practice are THREE (3). Only the rear slick tyres need to be marked with a tyre

sticker. The wet tyres will not need to be marked with a tyre sticker and will not

be considered in the total number of tyres available for use.

2.2.7.6 A máximum of ONE (1) rear slick tyre per race may be used. Only the race

rear slick tyres shall be marked with a code differentiable qualifying tyres. The

wet tyres will not need to be marked with a tyre sticker and will not be

considered in the total number of tyres available for use.

2.2.7.7 During the preliminary technical inspection the teams will be delivered the

adhesive stickers used for marking the tyres. Each team will be responsible of

marking their tyres.

2.2.7.8 The Technical Stewards may perform random controls during the qualifying

practices.

2.2.7.9 If the riders are shown a red flag during the practice, or the race/s, the

Permanent Race Direction is allowed to authorize the use of a supplementary

tyre. All checked tyres must be easily identifiable with a colour marking or a

numerical system.

2.2.7.10 In case of a technical problem, the FIM CEV Technical Director will take a

decision about the problem.

2.2.8 Materials & Construction

2.2.8.1 Construction materials must comply with:

1) The use of titanium in the construction of the frame, the front forks, the

handle-bars, the swinging arm spindles, and the wheel spindles is forbidden.

For wheel spindles, the use of light alloys is also forbidden.

2) The basic structure of the crankshaft and camshafts must be made from

ferrous materials, steel or cast iron. Inserts of a different material are allowed

in the crankshaft for the sole purpose of balancing.

3) Pistons, cylinder heads and cylinder blocks may not be composite

structures which use carbon or aramid fibre reinforcing materials.

4) Brake calipers must be made from aluminium materials with a modulus of

elasticity no greater than 80 Gpa.

5) No parts of the motorcycle or engine may be made from metallic materials

which have a specific modulus of elasticity greater than 50 Gpa / (g/cm3).

6) The use of MMC (Metal Matrix Composite) and FRM (Fibre Reinforced

Metal) materials is forbidden.

7) In the Moto3 class, the following materials restrictions apply:

a) Engine crankcases, cylinder blocks and cylinder heads must be made

from cast aluminium alloys.

b) Pistons must be made from an aluminium alloy.

c) Piston pins must be made from ferrous materials.

d) Connecting rods, valves and valve springs must be made from either

ferrous or titanium-based alloys.

2.2.9 General

2.2.9.1 Number of machines: the teams can scrutineer only one motorcycle per rider.

2.2.9.2 If during the official practice sessions a motorcycle suffers any damages that

are difficult to repair in the circuit, the FIM CEV Technical Director could allow

a second motorcycle to go under the technical inspection. The process of

authorizing a new machine is not possible during a practice session. Once the

starting procedure is initiated, it isn’t possible to verify a second motorcycle,

neither in case of detention by red flag. In case of events with two races, once

the first race is finished, the FIM CEV Technical Director may allow the request

for verification of a second motorcycle.

2.2.9.3 Once the official practice sessions have started, only the motorcycle that has

gone under the technical inspection will be allowed to be inside the box.

2.2.10 Numbers and backgrounds

2.2.10.1 The front plate must be located in the middle of the fairing’s front or on the side

facing the official time keeping staff.

2.2.10.2 Rear or side numbers are optional. If they are fitted, must govern the same

rules as the front.

2.2.10.3 The dimensions for the number plates must be: 140mm x 25mm minimum.

Numbers from 1 to 9 can be wider. Only numbers between 1 and 99 will be

admitted.

2.2.10.4 Backgrounds must be of one single colour over an area large enough to

provide a minimum clear area of 25 mm around the numbers.

2.2.10.5 In case of a dispute concerning the legibility of numbers, the decision of the

FIM Technical Director will be final.

2.2.10.6 The numbers and backgrounds will be as follows:

Fondo Número

Background Number

Moto3TM Production White Black

2.2.11 Safety points

2.2.11.1 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.

2.2.11.2 Rear Safety Light:

All motorcycles must have a functioning red light mounted at the rear of the

machine, to be used in rain or low visibility conditions.

The rear safety light must comply with the following:

a) The lighting direction must be parallel to the center line of the motorcycle

(running direction) and it must be clearly visible from the rear, at least 15

degrees to both the left and right sides of the center line of the motorcycle.

b) It must be safely mounted on the very end of seat/rear bodywork and

approximately on the center line of the motorcycle. In case of dispute over

the mounting position or visibility of the Rear Safety Light, the decision of

the FIM CEV Technical Director will be final.

c) The power output/luminosity must be equivalent to approximately 10-15W

(incandescent) or 0,6-5W (led).

d) Able to be switched on and off by the rider when seated on the

machine

e) Safety light power supply may be separated from the motorcycle

main wiring and battery.

2.2.11.3 Timing Transponders

a) All machines must have a correctly-positioned timekeeping transponder, of

the correct type for the class entered. The transponder must be supplied

or approved by the official Timekeeper and fixed to the motorcycle in the

position advised by Timekeeping and approved by the Technical Director.

b) Correct attachment of the transponder bracket consists of a minimum of

tie-wraps, but preferably by screw or rivet. Velcro or adhesive alone will

not be accepted, and any transponder retaining clip must also be secured

by a tie-wrap.

c) Transponders must be fully functional on the motorcycle as required by the

Organiser, including wiring, power supply, and inputs / outputs for data or

signals purposes.

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Three questions to Vito Ippolito

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIM President Vito Ippolito

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

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

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Motul will partner with Eurosport Events and the FIM EWC

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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FIM Cross Country-Rally World Championship

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

FMNR

Event

Country

Veterans(*)

02-07 April

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

17-22 April

QMMF

Sealine Cross Country Rally

Qatar

x

08-15 May

ATCE

Pharaons Rally

Egypt

02-07 June

FMI

Sardegna Rally Race

Italy

x

28.Aug.-04 Sept.

FMC

Atacama Rally

Chile

01-07 October

FRMM

Rally OiLibya du Maroc

Morocco

x

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Motul FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

and FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

Changes to Regulations for 2016 (and beyond)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

08:45

10:15

1:30

WorldSBK

Technical/Sporting Checks

09:15

10:00

0:45

STK1000

Free Practice 1

10:15

11:15

1:00

WorldSBK

Free Practice 1 Timed for Qualifying

11:30

12:30

1:00

WorldSSP

Free Practice 1 Timed for Qualifying

BREAK

13:30

14:30

1:00

WorldSBK

Free Practice 2 Timed for Qualifying

14:45

15:45

1:00

WorldSSP

Free Practice 2 Timed for Qualifying

16:00

16:45

0:45

STK1000

Free Practice 2

17:00

17:30

0:30

European Jr Cup

Free Practice

SATURDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

08:45

09:00

0:15

WorldSBK

Free Practice 3 Not Timed for Qualifying

09:15

09:30

0:15

WorldSSP

Free Practice 3 Not Timed for Qualifying

09:45

10:15

0:30

European Jr Cup

Qualifying 1

10:30

10:45

0:15

WorldSBK

Superpole 1

10:55

11:10

0:15

WorldSBK

Superpole 2

11:30

11:45

0:15

WorldSSP

Superpole 1

11:55

12:10

0:15

WorldSSP

Superpole 2

BREAK

13:00

WorldSBK

RACE 1

14:15

14:45

0:30

STK1000

Qualifying

15:00

15:30

0:30

European Jr Cup

Qualifying 2

15.45

Pit Walk - Spectator activities

SUNDAY

TIMING

DURATION

CATEGORY

PROGRAMME

09:00

09:15

0:15

WorldSSP

Warm Up

09:25

09:40

0:15

WorldSBK

Warm Up

09:50

10:05

0:15

STK1000

Warm Up

10:15

11:00

0:45

MKT

Alfa Romeo Laps Experience

10:15

11:00

0:45

Pit Walk

Pit Walk

11:20

WorldSSP

RACE

BREAK

13:00

WorldSBK

RACE 2

14:20

STK1000

RACE

15:15

European Jr Cup

RACE

16.00

Spectator activities

Additional Sporting, Technical and Medical Regulations

Slight changes to the Regulations have been decided:

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

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

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

? Revised Medical Regulations were adopted.

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

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

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FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

Re-Starting Interrupted Races

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

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

Track Familiarisation

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

Penalties for Using Engines over Allocation

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

Technical Regulations

Effective Immediately

Rider’s Safety Equipment

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

MotoGP Class Tyres

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

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

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

Engine Allocations – MotoGP Class

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

One Factory team + 2 Satellite teams = 3 different specifications

One Factory team + 3 Satellite teams = 4 different specifications

One Factory team + 4 Satellite teams = 5 different specifications

MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

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

Moto2 Class Regulations

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

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

Moto3 Class Regulations

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

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

Official Fuel Supplier for Moto3 and Moto2

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

Grand Prix Medical Code

Effective Immediately

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

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

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

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New developments for FIM EWC in 2016
 
 
 
 
Throughout its first season as promoter of the FIM EWC, Eurosport Events concentrated its efforts on media coverage of the championship. Every one of the Endurance events was produced in full duration to allow complete multi-screen broadcast on TV and streaming on the Eurosport Player. This meant that all the rounds could be shown live, as well as highlights, throughout Europe in 20 languages. The FIM EWC website was created as well as official social media channels, in English and French. The first season has just come to a spectacular close with a unique prize-giving ceremony for the FIM EWC champions that took place at the Paris Moto Show.
 
 
 
 
Reinforcing the Endurance DNA
After a first season spent putting in place the structure, Eurosport Events proposed a significant makeover for the championship from 2016 in order to enhance the profile of the series with some ambitious objectives. The calendar is being extended around the key events, which include Le Mans 24 Heures Motos, the Bol d'Or and the Suzuka 8 Hours. Particularly support will be given to private teams to help them contest full season, while the status of the factory teams will be reinforced. The objective is to showcase the unique characteristics and DNA of endurance racing compared to other categories.Following on from this, the FIM, Eurosport Events, and the key players in endurance racing, will reform the calendar in seasons to come. For 2016, the championship will take in four rounds from April to August. All the rounds will run in both day and night, including the Portimao 12 Hours and Oschersleben 8 Hours.
 
 
 
 
A new format for Endurance from September 2016
The FIM EWC will then launch a new season format, which will run from September to July. The first round will be the Bol d'Or, a French classic taking place over 24 hours at Le Castellet, while the final round of the year will be the biggest and most renowned endurance bike race of them all: the Suzuka 8 Hours. Eurosport Events intends to extend the calendar outside of Europe in winter between November and February. This period, which sits during the MotoGP and World Superbike off-season, will allow more media exposure and audience for major bike events.

More support for the teams
Because of the rapid transition between the 2016 and 2016/2017 championships, the FIM has pledged technical rule stability between these two seasons. It will also allow the introduction of new models during the season as soon as they are homologated by the FIM. The long-haul rounds outside Europe planned for the 2016/2017 season will be organised with complete logistical support for the teams. Eurosport Events and the organisers of each FIM EWC round are working together to create an 'FIM EWC Independent Trophy' for the teams that do not rely on manufacturer support. This Trophy will be added to a significant prize fund, as well as promotional campaigns for the best teams.
 
 
 
 
FIM President Vito Ippolito
"The FIM is happy with this first year of cooperation with Eurosport Events. The FIM Circuit Racing Commission is working closely with the stakeholders of Endurance on the changes in the sporting and technical regulations indispensable to the development of this emblematic competition. I would like to thank Eurosport Events for their commitment, their passion and their desire to offer the fans high-quality international media coverage through Eurosport's multi-media platforms."

François Ribeiro, Eurosport Events Director of Operations
"Eurosport Events became the promoter of the FIM EWC just five weeks before the 2015 season started, which meant that we had to select our priorities. Endurance racing was lacking consistent media coverage, so we gave the championship nearly 60 hours of airtime on Eurosport, which went out to 40 million viewers in 2015. During our first season, we also devoted plenty of time to discussing different ways of evolving endurance racing with the FIM, event organisers, teams, manufacturers, tyre companies, and partners. Following our first experience of the Suzuka 8 Hours, it became clear that the final round of the championship should take place on Japanese soil at this legendary event. Reforming a championship is a tough task. It requires a quality of dialogue with all endurance racing stakeholders and we will concentrate our efforts on raising the profile of the FIM EWC, making it bigger, better and more visible all over the world. Endurance racing has a number of key assets: it provides a perfect shop window to demonstrate the reliability of the bikes, a platform for manufacturers to showcase their most emblematic models, a fantastic spectacle for the fans, and a TV product that is rich in stories about the men and machines."
 
 
 
 
Provisional FIM EWC 2016 calendar
8-10 April: 24 Heures Motos / Le Mans / France
24-25 June: Portimao 12 Hours / Portugal (race on Saturday)
29-31 July: Suzuka 8 Hours / Japan
26-27 August: Oschersleben 8 Hours / Germany (race on Saturday)

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2015 FIM General Assembly

Last Saturday, the annual FIM General Assembly took place over the same weekend as the FIM Gala Ceremony in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The conference facility situated in the beautiful grounds of the Museos de la Atalaya provided the perfect setting for the fifty eight national federations who were present at this year’s FIM General Assembly to work their way through a day-long agenda.

Following the meeting the key points of this yearly gathering were summarised as follows:

  • The 2014 FIM financial statements and 2016 budgets were approved.
  • A new national federation, Georgia (GNMF) will be affiliated as of 1st January 2016, bringing the total number of FIM-affiliated federations to 113.
  • Mr Bitsch, Chairman of the Strategic Plan Committee, presented the results of the survey that had been sent to all the national federations. Just fewer than fifty percent of the national federations completed and returned the survey, the results of which proved to be of great interest and will be analysed further in due course before final conclusions are drawn. On initial inspection, the results show that there is a good level of satisfaction concerning the services provided by the FIM. As part of this process the FIM’s social media strategy will be evaluated in addition to the reasons why some national federations did not respond to the survey.
  • The CONUs presented their plans and projects for 2016 and their Presidents/representative underlined the importance of strengthening the cooperation between CONUs in various field of activity.
  • The FIM CEO, EDO, Directors and Communications Manager reported on their work and projects developed with the administration and sporting & non-sporting commissions during the current year and also presented new projects and modifications of regulations applicable as from 2016.
  • Mr Jos Driessen (FMB) was elected FIM Board Member with a one-year mandate.
  • Two FIM Nicolas Rodil del Valle Gold Medals were awarded, to Joan Moreta (posthumously) and Mrs Beaulah Schoeman.
  • Mr Jean Pierre Mougin was appointed FIM Honorary Deputy President.
  • Robert Hofstetter was appointed as Member of the International Commission of Judges.
  • All amendments to the FIM Statutes & By-Laws and FIM Sporting Code were approved. The CCR will now be called the Commission of Circuit Racing.
  • Several cities have shown interest in hosting the next FIM General Assembly and FIM Gala Ceremony – The candidates currently include Andorra, Estoril, Quebec, Melbourne, Sochi and Sydney.

Following the General Assembly FIM President stated: "I’m very satisfied with the way this General Assembly was conducted. All the National Federations supported the work of the Board and the FIM Administration.

We started the year with bad news regarding our budget because of the unexpected change in the exchange rates of our main currencies. Thanks to very effective actions taken by the FIM Administration, the results at the end of this year are really much better than expected.

I’m also very glad to see that in most of our major Championships the numbers of spectators and the TV audiences have increased significantly in comparison with previous years.

On the other hand we started this year with an overall revision of the content and implementation of the Strategic Plan. Apart from the outcomes achieved so far, the bulk of this work will have to be addressed step by step as from next year. I’m sure that the new goals will allow the FIM to show greater leadership and exercise more influence."

2015 FIM General Assembly

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

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FIM Enduro Commission  2016 provisional calendars, 02 December

MAXXIS FIM SuperEnduro World Championship Date

Place

Country

FMNR

05 December 2015

Lodz

Poland

PZM

02 January 2016

Riesa

Germany

DMSB

20 February 2016

Villa Gesell

Argentina

CAMOD

27 February 2016

Belo Horizonte

Brazil

CBM

12 March 2016

Prague

Czech Republic

DMSB

 

FIM International Six Days’ Enduro Date

Place

Country

FMNR

11-16 October 2016

Circuito Navarra

Spain

RFME

 

FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy Date

Place

Country

FMNR

14-16 October 2016

Circuito Navarra

Spain

RFME

The classes for the FIM Enduro & SuperEnduro World Championships are:

EnduroGP – Scratch from E1, E2 or E3

Enduro 1 - From 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / From 175cc to 250cc 4-stroke

Enduro 2 - From 175cc to 250cc 2-stroke / From 290cc to 450cc 4-stroke

Enduro 3 - From 290cc to 500cc 2-stroke / From 475cc to 650cc 4-stroke

Enduro Junior - The riders must be aged less than 23 years at 1 January of the year of the Championship and holders of a valid driving licence.

Enduro Youth - From 100cc to 125cc, 2-stroke / The riders entering must be aged less than 20 years at 1 January of the year of the Championship and holders of a valid driving licence.

SuperEnduro – Enduro 1,2,3

Enduro Vintage – TBA

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FIM Cross Country Rallies Commission

2016 Provisional Calendars, 1 December

FIM Cross Country-Rally World Championship Date

FMNR

Event

Country

Veterans(*)

02-07 April

UAEMC

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

United Arab Emirates

17-22 April

QMMF

Sealine Cross Country Rally

Qatar

x

08-15 May

ATCE

Pharaons Rally

Egypt

02-07 June

FMI

Sardegna Rally Race

Italy

x

TBA**

TBA**

TBA**

TBA**

01-07 October

FRMM

Rally OiLibya du Maroc

Morocco

x

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FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship

2016 Calendar, 25 November Date

Venue

Country

17 April

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

Spain

7 May

Le Mans

France

29 May

MotorLand Aragón

Spain

12 June

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Spain

3 July

Circuito de Albacete*

Spain

28 August

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve - Portimão

Portugal

2 October

Circuito de Jerez

Spain

20 November

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

Spain

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2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

FIM Superstock 1000 cc Cup - amended schedule from table below

2016 provisional calendar, 19 November DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

STK1000

26-28 February

Australia

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

11-13 March

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

X

X

1-3 April

Spain

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

15-17 April

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

29-1 May

Italy

Autodromo Int. Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

13-15 May

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

X

X

27-29 May

United Kingdom

Donington Park

X

X

X

17-19 June

Italy

Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’

X

X

X

8-10 July

USA

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

X

22-24 July

Italy *

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

X

X

X

16-18 September

Germany

Lausitzring

X

X

X

30-2 October

France

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

14-16 October

Spain **

Circuito de Jerez

X

X

X

28-30 October

Qatar

Losail International Circuit

X

X

 

MOTUL FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

2016 provisional calendar, 19 November DATE

COUNTRY

CIRCUIT

WorldSBK

WorldSSP

STK1000

27-28 February

Australia

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

X

X

12-13 March

Thailand

Chang International Circuit

X

X

2-3 April

Spain

MotorLand Aragón

X

X

X

16-17 April

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

X

X

X

30-1 May

Italy

Autodromo Int. Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

X

X

X

14 -15 May

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

X

X

28-29 May

United Kingdom

Donington Park

X

X

X

18-19 June

Italy

Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’

X

X

X

9-10 July

USA

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

X

23-24 July

Italy *

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

X

X

X

17-18 September

Germany

Lausitzring

X

X

X

1-2 October

France

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

X

X

X

17-16 October

Spain **

Circuito de Jerez

X

X

X

29-30 October

Qatar

Losail International Circuit

X

X

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FIM International Disciplinary Court rejects

three Federations’ Appeals

FIM International Six Days of Enduro 2015

Kosice, Slovakia

Following a hearing held at the FIM headquarters in Mies on 2 November 2015, the CDI

Sole Judge appointed to hear the case, Mr Jan Stovicek (Czech Republic) took a

decision on the merits. The operative part of the decision was notified to the parties

earlier today. The reasoned decision will be issued shortly.

The CDI rejected the Appeals lodged by the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme

(FFM), the Real Federación de Motociclimo (RFME) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU)

against the decision of the International jury disqualifying eight riders who missed a

Route Check. The disqualification will therefore stand.

The first place in the rankings for the FIM World Trophy therefore goes to Australia,

with Italy in second place and Finland in third. Australia is therefore the FIM World

Trophy team winner of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).

The amended rankings of the FIM World Trophy of the 2015 FIM International Six Days

of Enduro are attached to the present document.

In its Appeal, the FFM petitioned for a stay of execution of the Decision in application

of Article 4.8 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, which was granted by the

CDI in view of the urgent nature of the matter and the exceptional circumstances of

the case.

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Jean-Paul Gombeaud appointed FIM Sports Director 

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

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

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

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

 

Add the legend of the pictures and photo/© FIM

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

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 7 November in Valencia, made the following decisions:

Technical Regulations

Effective Season 2016

Moto3 Chassis

The list of performance parts will be increased to include radiators and/or heat exchangers and air boxes

In the interest of safety, Manufacturers/Teams will only be allowed to remove material (Cutting, Skimming) from the bodywork and the seat. All other performance parts must remain as standard.

All other chassis parts, not listed as performance parts or as sensors, may be upgraded as required, either by the manufacturer or the team, without the need for homologation.

Regulation 2.6.4.i. which defines a list of setting parts is no longer relevant, and will be removed from the regulations.

Moto3 Sensors

In the interests of cost saving Manufacturers will be permitted to include in their price list sensors from multiple suppliers.

Moto3 Transmission

The maximum allowed ratios for the primary drive is increased from two to three.

Moto3 Wild Card Engines

To improve chances of participation at a reasonable cost, Wild Card riders mays use any engine previously homologated for 2014 or 2015.

"Wings" on Fairings – All Classes

In the interests of safety, on wings fitted as an integral part of the fairing all edges must have a minimum radius of 2.5 mm.

Tyre Supply – MotoGP Class

The Official Tyre Supplier will remain at all times the owner of all tyres provided to the Teams. The Teams are required to return all tyres to the Official Supplier at the end of each event or test.

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

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

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana - Decision of the Race Direction

On 6 November 2015 during the Moto3 FP2 session of the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, rider #91 Gabriel Rodrigo was found to be riding slowly in 3 sectors in excess of the 110% limit of your fastest sectors.

This contravenes the instructions given at the riders briefing of 8 October 2015 and is considered to be irresponsible riding causing danger to other competitors, and is therefore an infringement of Article 1.21.2 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

For the above motive, Race Direction has imposed on rider #91 Gabriel Rodrigo a grid penalty of 3 places at this event, according to Article 3.2.1 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

No appeal has been lodged, the decision of Race Direction is final.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

CAS dismisses request by Valentino Rossi for stay of execution of FIM Stewardsdecision

On 4 November 2015, a preliminary hearing was held at the headquarters of the Court of

Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne in the matter Valentino Rossi v. the Fédération

Internationale de Motocyclisme. The FIM was represented by its Legal Director, Mr Richard

Perret.

Following the hearing, the CAS issued an Order dismissing the application for a stay filed by

Mr Rossi concerning the decision rendered on 25 October 2015 by the FIM Stewards (see Order

attached).

The CAS ruling on the request for stay of execution does not prejudge the final award on the

merits of the case.

In appealing to the CAS against the decision of the FIM Stewards, Mr Rossi seeks annulment or

modification of the FIM Stewards’ decision taken at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in

Sepang, in which the FIM Stewards confirmed the 3 penalty points awarded by the Race

Direction to Mr Rossi following an incident on Turn 14.

The FIM takes note of the ruling of the CAS.

As a consequence of this ruling, at the Gran Premi de la Comunitat Valenciana, last race of the

FIM World Championship Grand Prix, Mr Rossi will start from the last position on the Grid

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 World Supersport on the verge of change for 2016

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), FIM Europe and DWO are pleased to announce that a new exciting format will be introduced for the upcoming season.

The 2016 edition of the FIM Superbike World Championship will witness a historical change for the important and renowned World Supersport class.

After successfully introducing technical and sporting rule changes in the World Superbike class for 2015, it is time now on focusing efforts on the middleweight series.

In what is its third year as promoter and organiser of the series, Dorna is constantly working side by side with the FIM, teams and manufacturers to ensure the series maintains and improves its level in line with the changes in the motorcycle industry and worldwide economy.

In 2016, the FIM Supersport World Championship will feature new technical rules that will result in major cost saving for the teams involved. The WSS machines’ preparation will be similar in all ways to the ones used in the most important national championships, easing the way for local teams to take part in selected races with wildcard rides and increasing the competition between participants.

Furthermore, a new series within the major Championship – following the same technical regulations as the main tier of World Supersport - will be created, which will be dedicated to teams aiming to take part in the European rounds only to promote young talents at much reduced cost. This will provide a chance for a selected number of smaller further teams to increase their visibility on the world stage – with a massive boost in terms of TV presence and appeal – while the riders will have a chance to compete head to head with some of the established stars of World Supersport. The name of the complementary series is yet to be revealed.

As a consequence of this fundamental revamping of World Supersport, the Superstock 600 class will cease to exist.

Ignacio Verneda, FIM CEO: "The modification of the technical regulations in Supersport to reduce costs and increase the participation of riders was logical after the success achieved in World Superbike following similar changes. We are convinced that this step is important for the future of the Supersport class.

Dr. Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President: "The promotion of young and hopeful riders has always been high on our agenda. We believe in series that pave - at affordable costs - the way from National via European Championships to the pinnacle of every sport: the World Championship. I am happy that Dorna shares the view of the "pyramid model" and offers with the new Supersport class an attractive European Road Racing series for talented riders. However, I like to underline the fact that the series will be open for riders from all continents. A strong and close competition is paramount for success."

Javier Alonso, WorldSBK Executive Director: "We are happy to announce these major changes to the sporting and technical sides of the FIM Supersport World Championship. We are confident that the new format will bring further and fresh excitement to the series as well as a whole new set of opportunities for teams and young riders with the talent and desire to build a path upwards in motorcycle racing."

The new Technical Rules for the FIM Supersport World Championship will be available soon on the FIM Website.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

2016 provisional Calendar, updated 02 November (Changes in bold) Date

Grand Prix

Venue

20 March

Qatar*

Losail International Circuit

03 April

República Argentina

Termas de Río Hondo

10 April

Americas

Circuit of The Americas

24 April

Spain

Circuito de Jerez**

08 May

France

Le Mans

22 May

Italy

Autodromo del Mugello

05 June

Catalunya

Barcelona - Catalunya

26 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

17 July

Germany

Sachsenring

14 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

21 August

Czech Republic

Automotodrom Brno**

04 September

Great Britain

Silverstone Circuit

11 September

San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

25 September

Aragón

MotorLand Aragón

16 October

Japan

Twin Ring Motegi

23 October

Australia

Phillip Island

30 October

Malaysia

Sepang International Circuit

13 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

MotoGP™ riders and teams to be summoned by the Permanent Bureau

Following the events that occurred at the Malaysian Grand Prix and further developments over the following week and given the exceptional circumstances, the Permanent Bureau of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, comprising of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports, will summon all MotoGP™ riders and their respective team managers to address the situation on Thursday 5th November at 15.30 Local Time.

Given these circumstances, the pre-event press conference scheduled at 17.00 will be cancelled.

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Rider Valentino Rossi appeals FIM Stewards' decision, 30 October

On the basis of Article 3.4.2, para 3 of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations, Mr Valentino Rossi has filed an Appeal against the decision taken by the Race Direction of the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, penultimate round of the FIM MotoGP Grand Prix World Championship, and confirmed by the FIM Stewards, to award 3 penalty points to Mr Rossi following an incident on Turn 14.

In appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Mr Rossi seeks annulment or reduction of the penalty. He further requests stay of execution of the decision in accordance with Article R37 of the Code of Sports-Related Arbitration.

The FIM will not comment any further at this time.


 ........................... And the Court of Arbitration for Sport Article 37 says >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

R37     Provisional and Conservatory Measures

No party may apply for provisional or conservatory measures under these Procedural Rules before all internal legal remedies provided for in the rules of the federation or sports-body concerned have been exhausted.

Upon filing of the request for provisional measures, the Applicant shall pay a non-refundable Court Office fee of Swiss francs 1,000.—, without which CAS shall not proceed. The CAS Court Office fee shall not be paid again upon filing of the request for arbitration or of the statement of appeal in the same procedure.

The President of the relevant Division, prior to the transfer of the file to the Panel, or thereafter, the Panel may, upon application by a party, make an order for provisional or conservatory measures. In agreeing to submit any dispute subject to the ordinary arbitration procedure or to the appeal arbitration procedure to these Procedural Rules, the parties expressly waive their rights to request any such measures from state authorities or tribunals.

Should an application for provisional measures be filed, the President of the relevant Division or the Panel shall invite the other party (or parties) to express a position within ten days or a shorter time limit if circumstances so require. The President of the relevant Division or the Panel shall issue an order on an expedited basis and shall first rule on the prima facie CAS jurisdiction. The Division President may terminate the arbitration procedure if he rules that the CAS clearly has no jurisdiction. In cases of utmost urgency, the President of the relevant Division, prior to the transfer of the file to the Panel, or thereafter the President of the Panel may issue an order upon mere presentation of the application, provided that the opponent is subsequently heard.

When deciding whether to award preliminary relief, the President of the Division or the Panel, as the case may be, shall consider whether the relief is necessary to protect the applicant from irreparable harm, the likelihood of success on the merits of the claim, and whether the interests of the Applicant outweigh those of the Respondent(s).

The procedure for provisional measures and the provisional measures already granted, if any, are automatically annulled if the party requesting them does not file a related request for arbitration within 10 days following the filing of the request for provisional measures (ordinary procedure) or any statement of appeal within the time limit provided by Article R49 of the Code (appeals procedure). Such time limits cannot be extended.

Provisional and conservatory measures may be made conditional upon the provision of security.

 

B. Special Provisions Applicable to the Ordinary Arbitration Procedure

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FIM board meets at brand new FIM Headquarters

The FIM Administration is delighted to have moved into its new offices in the House of Motorcycling. Last Tuesday, less than two weeks after the move, the third Board Meeting of the year was held in the fully equipped conference room of the newly built facility.  

At the start of the Board Meeting, FIM President Vito Ippolito expressed his satisfaction. “Moving the FIM Administration to this brand new headquarters is a very important moment for the FIM”, he explained. “It feels like the start of a new era. Over time, the FIM has gained a lot of experience and must continue to work hard every day to manage the wide range of FIM activities together with the members of the FIM Family. The House of Motorcycling will help the FIM to grow and work for the good of the FMNs so as to prepare a bright future for motorcycling. The efficient concept of the new building will help the staff to work more effectively and enable the FIM to make substantial savings. It also offers the possibility of hosting meetings with all the FIM stakeholders.” 

Also during the Board Meeting, architect Antoine Robert-Grandpierre (Local Architecture) briefly traced the history of the project and highlighted the main concepts of the building: 

“The idea was to design a pleasant and appropriate working environment to promote interaction and communication with openness, with clear views to the outside world. The circular building, imposing in terms of its general form, includes a continuous and open façade. This concept is also followed through inside, with the central spiral staircase at the heart of the building benefiting from an abundance of natural light that reflects an extended notion of the hallway where people can exchange ideas. From the inside of the building the concept is clearly one of transparency, but still with some level of privacy.”

“The final part of the concept was to have this building sit in a park. The resulting trees and grass will give a green feeling around the building by next spring. It was great to work on this project. I would like to thank the entire FIM Board for entrusting us with the development of their new headquarters.”

Over the coming months, the FIM is looking forward to welcoming the various national federations, commissions and everybody from the wider FIM Family to their new home.

The FIM Board of Directors. From left to right behind Vito Ippolito, FIM President: Jorgen Bitsch (FIM Board Member), Robert Rasor (FIM Board Member), Andrzej Witkowski (FIM Vice-President), Jim Tuckerman (FIM Oceania President), Marilynn Bastedo (FIM North America President), Pedro Venturo (FIM Latin America President), Wan Zaharuddin Wan Ahmad (FIM Asia President), Jacques Bolle (FIM Board Member), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Chief Executive Officer), Nasser Khalifa Al Atya (FIM Deputy President), Wolfgang Srb (FIM Europe President), Ray Wilson (FIM Africa President)

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

 

Day Six - France crowned World Trophy winners

At the end of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Slovakia, France has been crowned the FIM World Trophy team winners. Successfully defending their ISDE title, at the end of a long, hard and physically demanding week of racing France secured their fourth consecutive World Trophy win.  

Delivering the victory for France in Kosice, Marc Bourgeois - Yamaha, Anthony Boissiere - Sherco, Loic Larrieu - Sherco, Antoine Basset - KTM, Jeremy Joly - KTM and Mathias Bellino - Husqvarna topped the standings by one minute following twenty-one hours of special test racing. 

Despite winning day six, Australia was unable to gain enough of an advantage on their French rivals and claimed the runner-up result. Repeating their podium result of 2014, Spain ended a difficult and tiring race in third overall. With Italy fourth, Great Britain completed the top five.

In the FIM Junior World Trophy team competition the day belonged to Australia. Finally ending a twenty-year winless streak, Australia secured the top step of the podium. Maintaining their comfortable advantage at the head of the field, they signed off on the weeklong race in style by securing the win on day six. 

Knowing that it would take a lot of luck to overhaul Australia for victory, Sweden delivered a safe ride during the final motocross races to end the ISDE as runners up. In the battle for the final step of the podium, Italy held off a late charge by France to place third. Despite giving it their best effort on the final day, France had to be content with fourth while Great Britain finished just over two minutes behind the French in fifth.

Making it a hat trick of victories, Australia were the clear winners of the FIM Women’s World Trophy team competition. With an insurmountable advantage over their rivals, Australia yet again recorded the class win - their sixth of the week - to remain undefeated in Slovakia. Behind Australia, France ended their race in second. Completing the top three, Sweden joined Australia and France on the podium in third. Finland and USA rounded out the top five.

Delivering a start-to-finish victory in the final motocross, Spain’s Josep Garcia - Husqvarna was the winner of the Enduro 1 class on day six. Chasing him home for second, Great Britain’s Jamie McCanney - Husqvarna capped off what has been a fantastic week to secure the overall class win. With the fight for the runner-up result going down to the wire, France’s Anthony Boissiere - Sherco did enough to beat Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero - Yamaha by five seconds to place second.

Ending his ISDE in style, USA’s Ryan Sipes - Husqvarna signed off with a confident win in the Enduro 2 class on day six. The race win ensured Sipes his debut outright individual ISDE victory. Providing the closest challenge to Sipes in Slovakia, Australia’s Daniel Milner - Yamaha closed out the ISDE as runner-up to the American. France’s Loic Larrieu - Sherco completed the top three.

Italy’s Davide Guarneri - TM was the runaway winner of the Enduro 3 class on day six. Ending what has been an incredible performance in Kosice, Australia’s Daniel Sanders - KTM recorded the overall class win. Improving all week, France’s Mathias Bellino - Husqvarna took second while Italy’s Oscar Balletti - KTM finished less than five seconds behind Bellino in third.

With the ninetieth edition of the ISDE complete, Spain now looks forward to the honourable role of hosting the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro in just of a year’s time.

 

Review the ISDE – Download the FREE app – click here for full details.

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The history of the ISDE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Six Days Trial - 1923 / © FIM Archive

 

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

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

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

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

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

Through this event, the hosting city has access to:

>>> Take a look at the 2016 FIM General Assembly and Gala Ceremony Official Website <<<

The FIM looks forward to receiving your bid for the hosting of the 2016 FIM General Assembly and Gala Ceremony.

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

 
MotoGP Race Director talks Rossi, Marquez incident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MotoGP Assen: Rossi: Marquez left me with no chance

27 June 2015

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

Rossi: Marquez left me with no chance
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class

Concessions - MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately

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

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

Engine Allocations in the MotoGP Class – Effective 2016

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

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

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

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

MotoGP Electronics, Sensors and Devices – Effective 2016

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

Sporting Regulations

Effective Immediately

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

Medical Code

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

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

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

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

Mr Christopher Bergmann recognised the fact.

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

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

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Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

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

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

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

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

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

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Place: Domaine de Bilstain, www.rdmcbilstain.be

Date: 14-15-16 July

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

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

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

Licences:

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

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

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KiSS Mugello wears three colours this season!

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

More information www.kissmugello.com

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KiSS Mugello 2015 edition

Mrs Kattia Hernandez | CIE Director | cie-director@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)
The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 112 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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FIM Women + Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference

19-20 November 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix  

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission  

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

  Sporting Regulations   

  Effective Immediately  

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

  TechnicalRegulations   

  MotoGP Class:Effective Immediately  

 

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship

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

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

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

Mr Christopher Bergmann recognised the fact.

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

No appeal has been lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final.

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

  Moto2 Engine Supply  

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 ROUTE DE SUISSE CH – 1295 MIES FOUNDED 1904 TEL +41 22 950 95 00 FAX +41 22 950 95 01 info@fim.ch WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM About the FIM (www.fim-live.com) The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 112 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Changes for the FIM CEV Repsol 2015 Championship

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Kawasaki Z Cup
• 6 races over 4 events.

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

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Grand Prix Commission announce updates to Sporting Regulations

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

 

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

 

Sporting Regulations – Effective 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technical Regulations – Effective 2015

Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

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

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

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

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

MotoGP Class

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

Other Matters

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

with a minimum of six events over three continents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM Conference of Commissions  New appointments in the Commissions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

coach in the French Federation since 1993.

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

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

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

he became a CCP Bureau member in 2010.

New members were appointed in various Commissions, as follows:

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

Mastropasqua (ITA, expert)

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

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

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

(SWE).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIM Motocross MX2 World Championship

Change to the Regulations

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

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

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

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

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FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

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

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

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

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

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

not announced at that time).

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

Effective immediately:

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

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

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

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

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

thresholds are reached the following sanctions will be applied automatically:

Four Points - Starts next race from rear of grid.

Seven Points - Starts next race from pit lane.

Ten Points - Disqualification from the next event.

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

to the following season.

Several changes to the start procedure were approved:

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

light.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

penalty but will no longer result in automatic disqualification.

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

boards will be displayed.

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

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

and included on the information page of the timekeeping monitors.

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

fixed at Euro 50,000.00

Technical Regulations

MotoGP Class

Effective Immediately:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the official test at Sepang on 5-7 February.

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

Effective 2014:

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

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

machine could have engines homologated with different specifications.

Effective 2015:

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

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

same products.

Moto3 and Moto2 Classes

Effective Immediately:

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

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

numbers available:

8 front tyres of the two standard specifications.

9 rear tyres of the two standard specifications

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

allocations.

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

double digit numbers. Reflective backgrounds are not permitted.

Effective 2014:

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

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

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

retained by teams for other purposes or sale on.

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

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

GP.

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

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

regulations will be announced during the 2013 Qatar GP.

All Classes

Effective 2014:

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

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

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

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

Effective 2015:

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

announced at the Qatar GP

Other Matters

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

list.

The Commission approved various MotoGP wild card entries:

Michel Pirro - Ducati, Jerez, Mugello and Misano

Martin Bauer,  Schwarz & Bronnen, Brno

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FIM 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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