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BROTHER LEADER TREAD KTM SIGNS CHARAN MOORE

Cross Country rider Charan Moore joins Brother Leader Tread KTM


Despite the current times, KTM South Africa remains committed to believing in the best possible outcome and sharing positive news.


It comes with great excitement, then, to announce that rising Cross Country rider Charan Moore has officially signed on with Brother Leader Tread KTM. He will now represent the team in the National Cross Country Championship. He currently holds the red plate in the OR1 class after winning the season opener in Lesotho.  


“I have always seen the KTM team as the pinnacle of our sport. As a youngster the riders I looked up to, like Alfie Cox, Darryl Curtis, Riaan van Niekerk and Louwrens Mahoney; were all a part of this brand and team. To say joining this team is something I had dreamed of is an understatement. I think that this opportunity has come my way after years of hard work and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Moore.


Motorcycles have always been a part of Moore’s life. As a child, his early years were spent going to races and his passion for riding naturally followed. “I remember spending hours at the races supporting and admiring the riders – daydreaming of one day being one of the guys on the track,” he explained.


At 16 years old Moore entered into his first full year of racing and has spent the last 12 years living his passion. What started as a goal to simply cross the finish line soon progressed into the ultimate goal of attaining the number one plate.


He went on to snatch up three Regional Championships, one National Championship, and a top 10 finish at the Roof of Africa. He has also received an International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) gold medal and represented South Africa three times in the 2014 and 2017 ISDE; and 2018 Motocross of African Nations. At the end of 2019 things really started coming together for Moore when he stormed to OR1 victory in the GXCC Racing Series, and finished second overall at a National event.  


“This was huge for me, so to start 2020 by taking my first overall win at a National event felt like a culmination of all the hard work and dedication to this dream. This was definitely the highlight of my racing career!” said Moore.


“To now have the opportunity to race for the Brother Leader Tread KTM team is a dream come true. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but it means nothing if I don’t take advantage of it. So the goal is to put even more in! I have all the resources, knowledge and skills of the entire KTM group behind me, as well as the associated sponsors and partners. The time is now. I want to win races, championships and become a part of the orange family,” he added.


KTM South Africa’s Marketing Manager Louwrens Mahoney commented, “I am really excited to have Charan Moore on the Brother Leader Tread KTM Team! With his talent, experience and work ethic; and the team’s passion, hard work and love for the sport – together we can only achieve great things. Charan is professional in everything he does and I am really looking forward to working alongside him and the team to showcase this amazing brand – KTM.”

Published by:  Louwrens Mahoney – KTM Motorcycles SA

INFORMATION – FIM SIDECAR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2020 CALENDAR UPDATE 3 APRIL

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship 2020 Calendar UPDATE 3 APRIL

Ukrainian round cancelled
Due to the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus, the FIM, the Promoter APO Multimedia, the Ukrainian Motorcycle Federation (FMU) and the local organizer regret to announce that the Ukrainian round initially scheduled to be held in Kiev “Bucha” on 17 May is cancelled.

As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, we will continue to monitor and to communicate in a timely manner if further schedule changes are required.

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INFORMATION – FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2020 CALENDAR, UPDATE 2 APRIL – SHARK HELMETS GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE POSTPONED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship 2020 Calendar, UPDATE 2 APRIL

SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France postponed
Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the event at Le Mans has been postponed

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the postponement of the SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France, which was set to be held at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans from the 15th to the 17th of May. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has obliged the event to be rescheduled.

As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, new dates for the French GP and the recently-postponed Gran Premio Red Bull de España cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the events.

A revised calendar will be published as soon as available.

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POSTPONEMENT OF 2020 EVENTS AND MEETINGS / REPORT DES ÉVÉNEMENTS ET RÉUNIONS DE 2020

Dear African FMN’s,

After much deliberation and debate, it has been decided that in light of the COVID-19 situation we all find ourselves in, Council has agreed to postpone the two 2020 Continental Championship events, as well as the Commission and General Assembly meetings.  The travel restrictions as well as the effect on our economies in Africa were taken into account when this decision was made, and it was felt that it would take a while to recover from the lockdowns currently being imposed, and therefore, securing corporate sponsorships would not be easy.

The 2020 MXOAN event will be held in 2021, and the 2021 event will be moved to 2022, this postponement will affect the host Countries i.e.  Uganda and South Africa.  Council would like to encourage the WG Chairmen to meet with their members electronically during this inactive period.

The Commission meeting and GA, will be held early in 2021 (if travel restrictions are lifted) and it might likely mean having two meetings in one year to catch up. 

As I mentioned in my mail yesterday, we find ourselves in very strange circumstances and for now we will need to adapt.

Should any member have any suggestions or comments you are always welcome to send them to the Secretariat.

Park your motorcycle, stay at home, keep healthy and your immune system strong, and see you sooner than expected.

Kind regards

MARCO COMANA
President


Chers FMN africains,

Après de longues délibérations et débats, il a été décidé qu’à la lumière de la situation COVID-19 dans laquelle nous nous trouvons tous, le Conseil a accepté de reporter les deux épreuves du Championnat continental 2020 ainsi que la Commission et l’Assemblée générale Réunions.  Les restrictions de voyage ainsi que l’effet sur nos économies en Afrique ont été pris en compte lorsque cette décision a été prise, et il a été estimé qu’il faudrait un certain temps pour se remettre des blocages actuellement imposés, et donc, la sécurisation des entreprises parrainages ne serait pas facile.  

L’événement MXOAN 2020 aura lieu en 2021, et l’événement 2021 sera déplacé jusqu’en 2022.  Cela affectera les pays hôtes, l’Ouganda et l’Afrique du Sud.  Le Conseil tient à encourager les présidents du GT À rencontrer leurs membres par voie électronique pendant cette période inactive.  

La réunion de la Commission et l’AG se tiendront au début de 2021 (si les restrictions de voyage sont levées) et cela pourrait probablement signifier avoir deux réunions en un an pour rattraper leur retard.    

Comme je l’ai mentionné dans mon courrier d’hier, nous nous trouvons dans des circonstances très étranges et pour l’instant nous devrons nous adapter.  

Si un membre a des suggestions ou des commentaires, vous êtes toujours les bienvenus pour les envoyer au Secrétariat.  

Garez votre moto, restez à la maison, gardez en bonne santé et votre système immunitaire fort, et vous voir plus tôt que prévu.

Kind regards

MARCO COMANA
President

FIM ANTI-DOPING – FIM INTERNATIONAL DISCIPLINARY COURT (CDI) IMPOSES 18 MONTHS SUSPENSION ON MOTOGP RIDER ANDREA IANNONE

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Anti-doping

FIM Grand Prix World Championship
FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) imposes 18 months suspension on MotoGP Rider Andrea Iannone.

The FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) handed down on 31 March 2020 a decision imposing a period of ineligibility of eighteen months on Italian MotoGP Rider Mr. Andrea Iannone, commencing on 17 December 2019 (i.e. the effective date of the Provisional Suspension) and which shall end on 16 June 2021.

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WE HAVE TO WIN THIS GLOBAL RACE #RIDERSATHOME

The FIM has an important role to play during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in terms of educating and informing riders around the world how to behave in a correct and responsible manner.

By reaching out to the wider FIM family, the FIM is looking to support local authorities as they put in place various safeguards in an attempt to reduce the impact of this pandemic.

Using the FIM’s social media channels – ‘We, The Riders’ and ‘FIM-Live’ – the FIM wants to reinforce the global message ‘to stay at home’ via its own campaign #RidersAtHome.


Even though riding is still permitted in some countries – the FIM is requesting that ALL riders keep their motorcycles parked in order to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries that could take up valuable healthcare resources during a period when they are already under great pressure.


The FIM is asking riders both amateur and professional, but also organisers, promoters, partners and Media from all disciplines and from all countries to record their own video messages that can be shared on social media to help spread and reinforce this important message: #RidersAtHome

Be part of the #RidersAtHome campaign!


Post your video messages on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram


Use #RidersAtHome and tag @WeTheRiderswtr

INFORMATION – FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND ENDURO WORLD CUPS – 2020 CALENDAR UPDATE 30 MARCH – ENDUROGP ITALY AND HUNGARY POSTPONED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Enduro World Championships & Enduro World Cups 2020 Calendar UPDATE 30 MARCH

EnduroGP Italy and Hungary postponed
Given the ongoing circumstances and restrictions associated with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM, the Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI), the Hungarian Motorcycle Sport Federation (MAMS), the local organizers and the promoter ABC Communications regret to announce that the events originally scheduled on 05-07 June in Spoleto, Italy and on 12–14 June in Hungaroring, Hungary have been postponed.

All parties are currently evaluating if it will be possible to re-schedule the events later this season.

Further updates will be issued in due course.

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