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INFORMATION – FIM CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & WORLD CUPS – CANCELLATION OF THE SILK WAY RALLY 2020

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship & World Cups 2020 Calendar UPDATE 28 MAY.

Cancellation of the Silk Way Rally 2020

On 27 May, following the recommendations of the Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian Automotive Federation, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, D.N. Tchernychenko, ratified the decision to cancel the rally’s tenth edition that should be run from July 2 to 11, 2020

The health of the participants and the public being the absolute priority, the Race Direction understands this decision, taken after an in-depth study of the situation and numerous consultations with all the authorities concerned.

Despite the huge amount of preparation undertaken by the organisation teams, the organisers are still confronted by numerous uncertainties concerning crossing borders, air traffic restrictions and other different quarantine measures still in force in Russia for foreign citizens.

Both a round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, the tenth edition of the Silk Way Rally that should have run from Moscow to Kazan in 8 stages is therefore cancelled.

As early as next week the organisation committee will meet to start work on preparing the 2021 edition of the Silk Way Rally.

Vladimir Chagin, Organisation Director: “We have done a remarkable job, but this decision must be accepted and understood. We have a responsible approach and today health is the absolute priority!

The worldwide situation is still very sensitive and we have to deal with quarantine measures in most parts of Russia. With those uncertainties, we are not able to finish preparation work, and then organize the event.

Next week we will take advantage of this enforced break to start, with as much enthusiasm as always, the organisation of the next edition that will be as exciting and thrilling as ever.”

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LETTER FROM THE FIM PRESIDENT, JORGE VIEGAS

World Environment Day 2020

Dear FIM Family,

I sincerely hope that you are well and that you remain safe during these difficult times, which has disrupted everyone’s life and halted all FIM activities for a few weeks now.

It is a pleasure for me to address you on this occasion regarding a subject that is a high priority in the recovery plans of our various sporting disciplines.

As FIM President, one of foremost commitments is the sustainability of motorcycling.
We believe that sustainability is one of the pillars on which to build the return of our sport. Before this crisis, sustainability was a high priority, but now we will come back stronger having adapted our objectives to the Sustainable Development Goals and to giving thought to polices that will reduce our greenhouse emissions and can be adapted to tackle climate change.

We are now ready to publish our revamped Sustainability Policy approved by the Board of Directors last February. This Policy includes the topics mentioned above.

We are working hard in the new electric championships and are also looking for new ways in our administrative processes in order to reduce emissions.

For more than a decade, the FIM has been working with the United Nations Environment to support one of their largest and most widely recognised campaigns namely World Environment Day. We continue to promote activities in line with the theme selected each year, and by inviting our national federations and organisers to join these campaigns, which are enthusiastically supported by our Environmental Ambassadors.

This helps us to come close to our community with a shared objective: to raise awareness and engage with shared action on this very important day, when we join forces to create awareness in all sectors of activity, not only for one day but in a lasting way.

This year the theme “biodiversity” is of great importance. We enjoy nature, but it is one of the greatest environmental challenges we face. This year the International Sustainability Commission introduced a chapter in the FIM environmental code aimed at protecting and encouraging biodiversity.

The FIM is supporting research in topics of greater awareness amongst the community such as “motorsport and biodiversity” a topic investigated by experts of a well-known European university with a view to minimising impacts and ?nding a sustainable solution to preserve our sport for future generations. Some scienti?c research has been carried out, the results demonstrate that motorcycling sport and tracks of all kinds can play an important role in preserving and promoting biodiversity through the activities performed on and around the various tracks.

I am inviting you to enjoy but take action for nature and be a part of whilst celebrating World Environment Day with us on 5 June by joining the events we have prepared for this occasion.

Together we can act for Nature and Ride Green !

Happy World Environment Day!

Jorge Viegas
FIM President

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INFORMATION – FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & ENDURO WORLD CUP – 2020 CALENDAR, UPDATE 27 MAY

In relation to the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated global travelling restrictions the FIM, the promoter ABC Communications, the relevant national federations and local organisers have agreed to make the following updates regarding the 2020 FIM Enduro World Championships and Enduro World Cup calendars.

We would also like to thank everyone involved for their understanding during this period, as we continue to work hard to preserve as much of the 2020 championship as possible whilst taking into consideration and respecting all the protocols that are in place and whilst monitoring all the national announcements day-by-day in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

We will inform you in due course in case of further cancellations, as and when they are decided.

DATE PLACE COUNTRY FMNR E EJ EY EW EO
18 – 20 September Réquista France FFM X X X X
25 – 27 September Spoleto Italy FMI X X X X
16 – 18 October Zschopau Germany DMSB X X X X
06 – 08 November Lalin Spain RFME X X X X
13 – 15 November Marco de Canaveses Portugal FMP X X X X X

CATEGORIES

ENDURO OPEN (EO)
Enduro Open 2 stroke (O2)
Enduro Open 4 stroke (O4)
Enduro Open Senior (OS) – (40 years old at 1st January)
Club Teams of 3 riders

The final rankings will take into account the 6 best results.

The top 15 riders of the EnduroGP Category the preceding year are not allowed to take part.

SENIORS
Enduro 1 (E1): Up to 250cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke
Enduro 2 (E2): 250+ cc 4 stroke up to 450cc 4 stroke
Enduro 3 (E3): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 450+ cc 4 stroke
EnduroGP (EGP): Rankings based on overall standings (E1-E2-E3)

JUNIORS

Age limit 23 years.
Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories:
FIM Enduro Junior 1 World Cup (J1): Up to 250 cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke
FIM Enduro Junior 2 World Cup (J2): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke

All rounds to count.

The FIM Junior Enduro World Champion will be decided based on the overall rankings of the Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories.

YOUTH
Age limit 21 years.

All rounds to count.

WOMEN
The FIM Women’s Enduro World Cup will be held on the last Event of the Championship.

INFORMATION – FIM TRACK RACING YOUTH GOLD TROPHY & FIM LONG TRACK YOUTH WORLD CUP – CALENDARS UPDATE 27 MAY

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Track Racing Youth Gold Trophy & FIM Long Track Youth World Cup Calendars UPDATE 27 MAY.

It is with great regret that the FIM, the German Motorsport Federation (DMSB) and the local organiser have to announce the cancellation of the 2020 FIM Track Racing Youth Gold Trophy, FIM Long Track Youth World Cup and Training camp for 125cc and 250cc already rescheduled to take place in Diedenbergen, Germany from 20-22 August 2020.

This is due to the ongoing restrictions put in place by the German government regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which includes no mass sporting events until the end of August.

The events could not be rescheduled beyond the end of August, as many of the riders aged between 12-16 years old will be back at school / college, and such it was considered that their education remains the absolute priority.

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INFORMATION – FIM E-BIKE ENDURO WORLD CUP AND FIM EX-BIKE WORLD CUP – 2020 CALENDARS, 25 MAY

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup & FIM EX-Bike World Cup 2020 Calendars, 25 May.

The FIM is delighted to announce the 2020 FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup & EX-Bike World Cup calendars, its innovative competition for electric powered cycles launched in 2019.

FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup
8 November 2020 – Lac de l’Eau d’Heure , Belgium (FMB)
2020 Date to be announced – Charade, France (FRA)

2 Categories:
• Enduro1 (E1): E-Bike equipped with a motor with a maximum continuous rated power of 250W and whose assistance does not exceed 25 km/h. Its minimum weight is 18 kg and 26 kg maximum

• Enduro2 (E2): E-Bike equipped with a motor with a maximum rated continuous power of 500W and whose assistance can exceed 25 km/h but does not exceed 45 km/h. Its minimum weight is 18 kg and 32 kg maximum.


Due to the ongoing restrictions put in place by the German government regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which includes no mass sporting events until the end of August, FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup set to take place on 21 June in Alfsee is cancelled.

FIM EX-Bike World Cup
18 October – Two-Off Circuit, Boves/Cuneo, Italy (FMI)

4 FIM Classes:
• FIM EX 1 World Cup
• FIM EX 2 and EX Proto World Cup
• FIM EX 1W World Cup, for riders (WOMEN)
• FIM EX 2W and EX ProtoW World Cup (WOMEN)

2 Categories:
• EX 1: E-Bike equipped with a motor with a maximum continuous rated power of 250W and whose assistance does not exceed 25 km/h. Its minimum weight is 18 kg and 26 kg maximum

• EX 2 and EX Proto: E-Bike equipped with a motor with a maximum rated continuous power of 500W and whose assistance can exceed 25 km/h but does not exceed 45 km/h. Its minimum weight is 18 kg and 32 kg maximum

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FIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS MET BY VIDEOCONFERENCE

For the first time ever and as a consequence of the sanitary protection measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIM Board of Directors met via videoconference on 21 May 2020.

During this second 2020 meeting, the Board addressed many topics, in particular:


COVID-19 pandemic: The Board expressed its thoughts to all FIM Family members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its gratitude to all FIM stakeholders working for the resumption of motorcycling in these difficult times.

Indeed, many sporting and non-sporting events were postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic and led the FIM to develop a crisis budget and to freeze many investments.

However, the FIM declared its solidarity with its FMNs, riders, organisers by taking the following main decisions:

FMNs were exempted of the 2020 membership fees, cancellation fees would not be applied should the events be cancelled due to the pandemic, project subsidies would be allocated, the validity of the officials licences would be extended until March 2021 and a 2020 FIM Solidarity Trophy would be awarded.

The Board also wished to highlight the strong support of and cooperation with its promoters during this crisis. The Board stressed its desire of being optimistic and not to let anything defeat motorcycling sport.


Sport: All sporting disciplines were discussed and impacted by this lockdown period with events being rescheduled or cancelled. During the times of the pandemic, the Board agreed to decrease the minimum number of events per series (in all the FIM disciplines) while still considering them as FIM World Championships or Cups and to allow the 2020 sporting season to extend in 2021 as a last resort to complete a FIM World Championship or Cup.

It was also agreed to reduce the promotional costs for the FIM Trial GPs and to apply no calendar fee for the E-Bike events. Ongoing and positive negotiations and communication took place with KTM/WESS with regards to the FIM Hard Enduro World Cup, it was expected that a final agreement be reached within a short period.

Early March, the FIM met with ASO, organisers, team managers, riders and manufacturers regarding rally safety.

The main objective of this constructive meeting was to reduce the number of accidents and to increase safety in all rally events, with a particular focus on the Dakar Rally.

The Board decided to launch a reflection on the esports opportunities.
Ethical Chamber: Mrs Clotilde GALY, former CJI Member and then Director for 25 years, was newly appointed by the Board to the Ethical Chamber.


Finance: The Board approved the 2019 Audited Financial Statements and agreed with a 2020 crisis budget as a consequence of the pandemic.
2020 FIM and CONUs General Assemblies and FIM Awards: These institutional events were also impacted by the pandemic.

The FIM Europe Congress had to be postponed and would take place, like other CONUs GAs, within the framework of the FIM GA.

The Board concluded that no date for the 2020 FIM GA and FIM Awards could be set for the time being, neither its format, due to the sanitary protection measures.

The Board decided to postpone the 2020 FIM Trophies Programmes to 2021 due to the lockdown which led to the impossibility for all those involved in world motorcycling to propose candidates.


We, the riders campaign (WTR): During this lock-down period, the FIM launched the #RidersAtHome campaign, which was supported by many FMNs, riders and promoters. The FIM digital communication significantly increased and served as support for the FIM Family to share solidarity messages and initiatives.


Seminars and on-line trainings: The Board also discussed the on-going revision of the training and seminar system with the objectives of mainly clarifying the education mission of the FIM, simplifying the organisation of education activities (seminars, training camps, internal formation) and creating a framework that defines roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.


Amendments to Codes: Revisions to the Statutes and By-Laws were voted on (submitted to approval by the GA).


Commissions: the following adjustments to the composition of the Commissions were agreed by the Board:

CJI – Member, Mr Santiago PUIG VILADOMIU, Spain (RFME). This candidature would be submitted to the GA for approval
CAP – Member, Mr Maksym SITNICKI (FMU)


In addition, the Board ratified the retirement of Mr John CHATTERTON-ROSS (ACU) at the end of August 2020 from the CAP and the resignation of Mr Michael WEISS (DMSB) from the CTL.


In addition, the CONU Presidents then reported to the Board on the latest developments on their continents. The Board Committees and the departments of the Administration presented the progress of their projects.