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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship

Bydgoszcz to host the FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship on 27 August 2021

For the 5th time in Poland but the first time in its history, Bydgoszcz will stage the FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship and welcome the world’s best U21 national speedway teams on 27 August 2021.

Thanks to the recent dynamic growing development of speedway sport in Bydgoszcz, the local speedway club has been given another opportunity to organize an international championship event.

“Another big, international speedway event is taking place in Bydgoszcz. Our city appears in the FIM Speedway calendar again. The track in Bydgoszcz has proved repeatedly, that it is a place, where you can experience spectacular races. I strongly believe that this time it also won’t disappoint the fans”, said Jerzy Kanclerz.

After the situation faced in 2020 (some teams could not travel because of the COVID-19 restrictions), the FIM Track Tacing Commission has decided to change the format of 2021 version with 7 Teams composed by 2 programmed and 1 substitute Riders.

From the very beginning, the FIM Team Speedway U21 World Championship was dominated by Polish Team, who won 13 out of 16 gold medals so far, with 7 victories in a row. But the last years were more challenging with the Danish and British young guns making troubles in the Polish’s road to gold.

The team world championship is a perfect chance for young riders to challenge and present their skills in front of a broad audience. It is also an important test for future members of the respective senior national speedway teams. For many years the FIM consistently develops projects, which support the growth and competition of Youth riders.

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s/Junior Motocross World Championships & FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup

The FIM and Infront Moto Racing would like to confirm the following updates to the provisional 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar.

Due to the current situation Worldwide in regard to the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the racing calendar will see the FIM Motocross World Championship kick start later than originally planned, with the first Grand Prix now scheduled for 23rd May in Oss with the MXGP of the Netherlands.

While we had originally planned to begin the year with the MXGP of Oman on 3rd April, the Omani Grand Prix has been postponed to 2022, while the MXGP of Italy, MXGP of Portugal and the MXGP of Germany will be moved from April/May to October.

Other changes include two new venues that will host the two Indonesian rounds. The MXGP of Asia will head to the picturesque Borobudur on 4th July, while the MXGP of Indonesia will take place in Bali on 11th July.

Furthermore, the MXGP of China has been re-scheduled from 19th September to 7th November, with a venue to be announced as well as the MXGP of Argentina set to be held on 21st November on an exciting new track to be announced.

The goal for the 2021 season is to finally welcome back spectators and to be able to do so in a safe and responsible way, with certain changes having to be made following the current evolution of the pandemic.

While several MXGP have moved around, other events including the FIM SNX World Championship, scheduled on 9th / 10th April in Rovaniemi in Finland, along with the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship to be held on 31st July / 1st August in Megalopolis in Greece will all go ahead as planned.

Additionally, we are excited to welcome back the highly anticipated Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2021, with the highly celebrated event taking place on 26th September. While originally the best off road event of the season was due to be held in Imola, the Italian venue will not host the MXoN this year, with a new location to be announced shortly.

We thank you all for your continued support and understand, as we remain committed to bringing you another wonderful season of racing!

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Sidecar World Championship 2021 Provisional calendar, UPDATE 09 February

September Bol D’Or date cancelled for 2021
The FIM, RKB-F1 Motorsport and Santander Salt organisations regret to announce the cancellation of the sixth round of the Championship scheduled to run alongside the Bol D’Or in September.

 Despite the best efforts of the promoter and organisers, due to staffing and other problems associated with the COVID 19 pandemic, it has not been possible to negotiate sufficient track time or paddock facilities alongside the WEC World Endurance round. Both parties are extremely disappointed, but there is mutual intent and desire to plan for 2022.

RKB-F1 Motorsport is actively seeking a suitable replacement and will advise of such at the earliest opportunity.

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The FIM is closely monitoring the situation following the statement made on social media by the Australian rider Sharni Pinfold, which aroused strong emotions within the motorcycling community.

Gender equality is a core value for the FIM, which constantly strives to ensure the well-being of all riders and stakeholders. The FIM was upset to hear the news and takes the statement made by Ms. Pinfold very seriously. The FIM and the Australian Motorcycling Federation have maintained close contact with the young rider to understand the facts which led Sharni to such discouragement. We would like to stress that Sharni Pinfold can count on the unconditional support of the FIM to overcome this challenge.

The FIM recalls that the practice of motorcycling is open to all without discrimination and condemns any form of behavior contrary to these values. Any form of discrimination based on political, religious, sexual or racial grounds shall never be tolerated. Since 2006 the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) has been working hard to create equal opportunities and promote equal treatment for women involved in motorcycle-related activities.

 “The FIM does not accept any kind of discrimination towards our riders, regardless of their gender. We are one motorcycling family, everyone is welcome. No inappropriate or disturbing comments or actions shall be tolerated. We aim at supporting all riders and enabling them to pursue their dreams and keep their motivation high. The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission, together with the FIM and its stakeholders, continue to work hard to improve gender equality in our sport at all levels”, concluded the CFM Director, Ms Nita Korhonen.

Ms Pinfold added: “From experiencing what I have in my own journey, my wish is that I am able to contribute to the awareness of disrespectful and misogynistic treatment towards females. I truly hope I am able to encourage the much needed improvement throughout the motorcycle industry and all industries where females are treated differently. This is not just me, there are many other women that have been treated poorly and as a result I hope to be able to empower others to know the importance and value of self-worth.

It would be easy for me to sit back and point fingers at the people responsible, but I feel that true strength is determined by how we respond. I am not here to be a victim, I am here to stand for what is right and extend that message outwardly for all women. I am grateful for the support and for the measures taken by the FIM, with the clear focus being equality for all. This is what we stand for.”

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