Vito Ippolito writes open letter about Sepang and its fallout
Following the unedifying spectacle of the last few days – incidents in Sepang, and their ongoing fallout – from riders, fans, teams, and even sponsors – FIM President Vito Ippolito has written an open letter where he addresses recent events and strives to push the entire community back towards... Read more
Industry news: The FIM & Dorna Sports sign extensive TV partnership
The FIM has announced the signature of a two-year partnership with Dorna Sports for management of the TV rights for the Championships promoted by the FIM. This agreement will come into effect at the start of 2015 and will concern the FIM Trial, X-Trial, MOTUL Ice Speedway, Speedway... Read more
Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar’ named FIM Legend for 2014
Jerez de la Frontera hosted the fifth FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) Awards Ceremony last night. The best riders in all categories and disciplines of motorcycle racing gathered at the Villamarta Theatre in the Andalusian city to receive medals and diplomas that celebrated their status as World Champions. At the... Read more
The KiSS initiative moves to North America with prizes for 3 lucky racegoers
One of the principal aims of the KiSS (Keep it Shiny & Sustainable) project is to raise awareness of the need to reduce the environmental footprint left behind by mega-events such as the various rounds of the FIM Road Racing Grand Prix World Championships. The KiSS Mugello & Kiss Motorland... Read more
Industry news: The CEV Repsol comes under FIM umbrella
The CEV Repsol (Spanish Road Racing Championship), one of the most prolific feeder series to the MotoGP™ class, will be officially upgraded to an international Series with events in other countries, and will move under the control of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) from 2014. The FIM Road... Read more
MotoGP returns to Brazil in 2014
The MotoGP™ World Championship will return to Brazil in 2014 at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet Brasilia, subject to FIM Homologation. On Monday, the Brasilia circuit was visited by Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and local authorities before the plans for a new Grand Prix were revealed to the gathered... Read more
FIM announces sporting and technical regulation changes
The FIM has announced decisions from a meeting held today (June 15th) which mean updates in both technical and sporting regulations Here is the specific nature of the changes… Technical Regulations MotoGP Class – Effective Immediately Currently riders may choose to change up to two sets of their rain tyres for an alternative... Read more
FIM confirms technical regulations for 2014, updates testing rules for all classes
The FIM has issued a press release confirming matters on previously announced technical regulations, along with an update to sporting regulations primarily focused on testing for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes. The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA)... Read more
The FIM has announced a new set of regulations regarding penalties over dangerous riding, and also sporting regulations regarding start procedures and qualifying. Here is the key section of the press release…     The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal... Read more
An official announcement via the FIM today confirmed the “Rookie Rule” as being scrapped, meaning that any rider moving up to the MotoGP class will now be able again to directly join a factory team again without having to race with a satellite or CRT outfit first. The obvious question... Read more