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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway U21 World Championship 2021 Calendar UPDATE, 05 May.
Qualifying Round in Manchester cancelled, Latvia to take place in Daugavils
The FIM, national federations and local organisers involved have been forced to make the following changes to the 2021 FIM Speedway U21 World Championship calendar:
• The Qualifying Round in Manchester, Great Britain is cancelled due to the impact and restrictions associated with the ongoing pandemic.

• The Qualifying Round that was originally set to take place in Riga, Latvia has changed venue for technical reasons and will now take place in Daugavpils on June 12.

Revised 2021 calendar:
Date    FMNR    Event    Venue    Country
12 June    LaMSF    Qualifying Round    Daugavpils    Latvia
12 June    DMSB    Qualifying Round    Güstrow    Germany
04 September    DMSB    Final    Stralsund    Germany
25 September    PZM    Final    Krosno    Poland
01 October    ACCR    Final    Pardubice Czech Republic

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It is with deep regret that the FIM has learnt of the sad passing of Fabio Fazi, the Director of the FIM International Technical Commission (CTI) since 2019, following a long-term illness. The Italian engineer was a member of the FIM Technical Commission since 1983, which included a decade as a Technical Member of the FIM Road Race Commission (2000-2010) and nine years as the Technical Director of the FIM Superbike World Championship (2004-2013).

Born in Ancona, Italy in 1949 Fabio gained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in his native country in 1977. During his extended and flourishing design and engineering career Fabio successfully registered three patents relating to vehicle suspension and frames. In addition to this Fabio recorded six FIM World speed records for vehicles 85-100cc alongside Mauro Sanchini and was involved in numerous sporting projects at the highest level. This included Max Biaggi’s Electric Motorcycle Speed record achieved in 1994.

Ever active in the technical community, Fabio also published a book titled ‘La Progettazione della Motocicletta’ and wrote several scientific papers during his collaboration with various Italian Universities.

Fabio will be greatly missed by his FIM colleagues and the wider motorcycle community, with whom he worked with for many years. Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time.

Picture Caption: Fabio Fazi, Director of the FIM International Technical Commission © FIM


Kenyan women bikers joined other women around the world in celebrating the International Female Ride Day (IFRD) on 1st May. There has been a significant rise in the number of ladies taking on riding and this day just goes to celebrate them and all those that aspire riding.

In recognition of our carbon footprint as riders, we partnered with @mitialliance to plant trees across the city. We marked the day by riding on some scenic routes and ended our rides at different tree planting sites- Olepolos, Karura and the Ngong Forest, Bomas area. All together we successfully planted 450 trees at Ngong Forest (BOMAS) and Karura and over 12,000 seedballs at Olepolos, Kajiado county.

As bikers, we not only ride for fun but also ride for other causes that we believe in. We have a running campaign on Road Safety and we take that with us every chance we get to ride together. We have been moving the campaign #ShareTheRoad across the country in an effort to lower road carnage on our roads. We are most vulnerable and we must take action to ensure that we do not become statistics.

Like the popular truly saying goes, “It’s not what you ride, it’s that you ride.” We hope that we inspire more and more women to ride. Get trained, grab a bike and #JustRide!!

IFRD2021KE #IFRD #GirlsWhoRide #treehuggers


Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

The long-established company produces a wide range of products that includes engine oil, coolant, and hydraulic oil for motorcycles, cars, public transport vehicles and farming equipment.

Whilst YACCO’s offerings are varied and diverse, it is a brand with a strong association in the motorcycle sector and is well represented in the World of racing through its support of the CIP-GREEN POWER team in the FIM Moto3 World Championship and the OX Moto team in the Borilli FIM EnduroGP series, plus the FR25 team in the French Elite and Supercross championships.

The FIM Quality Product programme is a trademark license that provides a great opportunity for the motorcycle industry to associate their products with a FIM trademark licensed to products complying with recognised international quality standards specific to each field.

An extensive selection of YACCO products is covered by the recently signed licensing agreement, these include three different gearbox oils, seven two-stroke lubricants, no less than twelve four-stroke oil variants and their Racing Brake fluid.

As is the case with all applicants, the FIM International Technical Commission is responsible for assessing the manufacturer’s product being submitted to the programme, taking into account any accreditation, certification or quality recognition previously obtained, as well as its compliance with reliable international industry standards.

Eric Candelier, President of YACCO: “YACCO is pleased to join the excellence of this programme in partnership with the FIM, which reflects our desire to serve our customers around the world with high-performance products and a guarantee of quality.

Since its origins, the YACCO brand has cultivated the values common to motorsports enthusiasts: surpassing oneself, sharing emotions and teamwork.

Through this partnership with the FIM, we hope to be able to demonstrate our commitment to a path of excellence to continue the legend of the Oil of World Records”.

Julien Nevelet, Key Account Manager: “This agreement with the FIM will give YACCO new impetus in the two-wheeler sector. Linking our respective hundred-year-old plus entities will allow us to pool our joint skills for the benefit of the rider. The presence of the FIM logo on our products, which include engine oils and special fluids, will reinforce the conformity of our products with international standards recognised by the industry.

We are already present in more than sixty-five countries spread over four continents, but we still wish to strengthen our image as an essential oil with the general public as well as with professionals, while increasing our international development. We are happy to be able to join forces with the FIM.”

On completion of the agreement, Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director, stated: “The FIM is delighted to welcome a company that has such a great heritage and has captured so many World records over the long period it has been producing oil for motorcycles and other key sectors. As a brand, Yacco recognises the extra value that being part of the FIM Quality Product Programme brings, and how they can use this to reinforce their marketing activities, not to mention the weight it adds to their already strong reputation.”

Picture Caption:  Kaito Toba (JPN) © Yacco/PSP


Despite the efforts of the FIM, Eurosport Events and the organizers of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, it has not been possible to reschedule a new date for a German round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship.

A few weeks ago, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben race, which was initially scheduled for 23 May, had to be postponed because of health restrictions in Germany.

Since then, the FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIM EWC, and the organizers of the race in Germany have been working together to reschedule the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar.

Their priority was to offer teams a new calendar compatible with their logistical organization, which would take into account the other date changes, of the 24 Heures Motos (12 and 13 June) and the 12 Hours of Estoril (17 July), as well as the organization of the Bol d’Or on 18 and 19 September and the Suzuka 8 Hours on 7 November.

The other priority was to find a date that would give the event the most international visibility after the end of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In light of these requirements, the only suitable date was mid-August.

Despite these joint efforts, unfortunately the Oschersleben circuit was unable to cancel its previously undertaken commitments for that date.

As a result, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben will not take place during the 2021 FIM EWC season.

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events
“We genuinely regret being unable to include the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar. Oschersleben has been part of the FIM EWC races since 1999. It is also an important race for German and East European teams, of which an ever-increasing number are entering the championship.”

Jorge Viegas, FIM President
“Despite the fact we could not find an alternative date for the traditional 8 Hours of Oschersleben, we look forward to welcoming back this race next year. In the meantime, the remainder of the 2021 FIM EWC calendar will be run as is planned, but keeping in mind that we must maintain flexibility until we are over with the pandemic. We sincerely thanks everyone involve for the continuous efforts. Please stay strong!”