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INFORMATION – FIM E-BIKE ENDURO WORLD CUP & FIM EX-BIKE WORLD CUP – 2020  CALENDARS UPDATE 04 AUGUST

 

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup & FIM EX-Bike World Cup 2020 Calendars UPDATE 04 August.

2020 FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup cancelled
Following recent meetings and after careful discussions regarding the difficulties caused by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the organisational level, the FIM, the Belgium Motorcycle Federation (FMB), the French Motorcycle Federation (FFM) and the local organisers have been forced to cancel the Belgium and French rounds which were scheduled to take place at Lac de l’Eau d’Heure (BEL) and at Charade (FRA). In light of this a decision was made to focus on next year and to postpone the FIM E-bike Enduro World Cup in 2021.

The FIM EX-Bike World Cup will take place as originally planned at the Two-Off Circuit, Boves/Cuneo, Italy on 18 October 2020.

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THE CHARADE HEROES SET TO RETURN ON 26/27TH SEPTEMBER

The FIM is pleased to announce the return of the FIM Historic events, namely Charade Heroes on 26/27th September to be held in Charade, France.

The event will go ahead whilst fully respecting all the restrictions and guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all involved.


This will mark the second edition of this event, the return coming two years after Charade Heroes celebrated its sixtieth anniversary. Once again, the Charade Circuit close to Clermont-Ferrand, will welcome an exceptional array of motorcycles and cars that have given the event its legendary status over many years. The weekend will create a moment that goes back in time and celebrates the machines from a golden age and from eras past.
 
Around one hundred and twenty bikes are expected and will include classic motorcycles and sidecars from 1959 to 1974. This FIM Historic Event organised by the Spirit of Speed association covers over fifty years of motorcycling in total with exhibits ranging from 1950 to 2006. Visitors will be able to enjoy a selection of Grand Prix machines from all classes, plus Endurance, Superbike, amongst them the Yamaha 750 TZ; the Moto-Guzzi 500 Dondolino from 1950 – this being one of the first real competition machines sold to private riders and capable of reaching 170 kph with its 33hp and 4-speed gearbox. The line up will also boast the 1974 Suzuki 500 G-54, developed by Suzuki to enter into the 500cc Grands Prix and tested by Barry Sheene in particular. Jack Findlay also rode the Suzuki 500 G-54 in the famous film “Continental Circus”.

During the two-day event a tribute will be paid to the outstanding career of the two Sarron brothers, with 2020 marking the occasion of the sixty-fifth birthday of Christian Sarron and sixty-five years of Yamaha for whom the rider from Auvergne is an ambassador.

The next FIM Historic event, the Estoril Classics 2020 will take place on 09-11 October in Estoril, Portugal

Picture Caption:  Photo Barry Sheene Charade 1974 © Jacques Bussillet

INFORMATION – FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & PRIZES – 2020 CALENDARS, REVISED 03 AUGUST

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Trial World Championships & Prizes 2020 Calendars, REVISED 03 August.

The FIM and the Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI) would like to provide the following update. The FIM Trial World Championships (TrialGP / Trial2 / Trial125) and TrialE Cup originally announced as – to be confirmed in Tolmezzo – will now take place in Lazzate. The revised calendars are as follows:

FIM Trial World Championships (TrialGP / Trial2 / Trial125)
Date    FMN    Country    Venue

  • 04-06 September    FFM    France    Isola 2000
  • 11-13 September    RFME    Spain     Pobladura de las Regueras
  • 18-20 September    FMA    Andorra     Sant Julià
  • 09-11 October     FMI     Italy     Lazzate

FIM Women’s Trial World Championship (TrialGP Women)
FIM Women’s Trial2 World Cup (Trial2 Women)
Date    FMN    Country    Venue

  • 04-06 September    FFM    France    Isola 2000
  • 11-13 September    RFME    Spain     Pobladura de las Regueras
  • 18-20 September    FMA    Andorra     Sant Julià

FIM Trial-E Cup (Trial-E)
Date    FMN    Country    Venue

  • 04-06 September    FFM    France    Isola 2000
  • 09-11 October     FMI     Italy     Lazzate
  • All rounds will have two counting days of competition.
  • All dates and Events are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.
  • All final Championship results will be homologated, regardless of the number of counting days of competition.

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INFORMATION – FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – UPDATED 2020 CALENDAR WITH A TOTAL OF 15 GRANDS PRIX

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship.

Another Grand Prix in Europe added to the 2020 calendar as Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia are cancelled
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, OR Thailand Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in 2020. Previously postponed, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting complications now sadly oblige the cancellation of the events to be confirmed.

However, it can now be revealed that an additional Grand Prix is to be added to the 2020 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar. After the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, another race weekend will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of November at a venue in Europe, becoming the 2020 season finale. Further details on the host venue will be confirmed on Monday the 10th of August.

In addition, a new agreement has been reached with the promoters of the Thai GP that confirms Chang International Circuit will remain on the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar until at least 2026. The racing in Buriram has been incredible since the venue joined the calendar in 2018, with the unique final corner never failing to deliver a thrill. Although the event will sadly not take place in 2020, MotoGP™ can now look forward to many more years of spectacular battles at one of the flagship motorsport venues in Asia.

Furthermore, Dorna has already begun working with the Promoters of Argentina and Malaysian GPs to define possible dates to propose to the FIM for the events in 2021, with plans in place to welcome fans back to the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo and Sepang International Circuit, respectively.

The Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo first joined the MotoGP™ calendar in 2014 and has put on a vibrant Grand Prix every year since. The grandstands are always packed as fans travel to the venue from across Latin America, with Argentinians joined by crowds from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and more.

Sepang International Circuit is the longest serving venue of the three and first hosted MotoGP™ in 1999. A true world leader then as now, the track is one of the longest and most challenging of the season, staging some all-time classic races. Sepang also serves up a unique experience for fans sat in the iconic grandstand complex along the main straight and into the final corner, putting spectators into the heart of the action, surrounded by the sound of MotoGP™ at full throttle.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta: “It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Argentina, Thailand and Malaysian Grands Prix this season, and they will be very much missed on the 2020 calendar.  The passion of the fans who often travel across continents to enjoy MotoGP with us in Termas de Rio Hondo, Buriram and Sepang is incredible, creating as they do such an incredible atmosphere and welcome for the sport. However, we are delighted to add another Grand Prix in Europe to the 2020 calendar, and reveal our new agreement that will see MotoGP racing in Thailand and Buriram until at least 2026. We are very much looking forward to returning to Thailand, Argentina and Malaysia next year and as always, I would like to thank the fans for their patience and understanding.”

FIM President Jorge Viegas: “I would like to thank Dorna, all the teams, the national federations and local organisers for enabling us to get back on track. In doing so, we adapt every day and we will have a very complete and competitive FIM MotoGP World Championship in 2020. The location of the 15th Grand Prix will be announced soon, and we will be back – stronger than ever!”

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Information – Fim Speedway Grand Prix World Championship And Monster Energy Fim Speedway Of Nations – 2020 Calendars Update, 29 July

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship & Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations.

FIM Announces Revised 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix and 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Calendars:


The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and BSI Speedway have announced multiple changes to both the 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix and 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations calendars, due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The revised 2020 FIM Speedway Grand Prix calendar will consist of eight rounds across four weekends, beginning on 28 August. Each night, riders will compete for the maximum 20 points and the full prize money amount per Grand Prix round.


The FIM is working closely with BSI Speedway and local organisers to stage the events with restricted audience numbers to allow for social distancing, enhanced safety measures, and in accordance with local health and safety regulations.

The revised 2020 Speedway Grand Prix Calendar, now taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings, is as follows:

  • 28 – 29 August, Poland (Olympic Stadium, Wroclaw)
  • 11 – 12 September, Poland (Edward Jancarz Stadium, Gorzow)
  • 18 – 19 September, Czech Republic (Marketa Stadium, Prague)
  • 2 October, TBC
  • 3 October, Poland (Marian Rose Motoarena, Torun)

This revised SGP calendar means that the 2020 Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix, scheduled to take place on 12 September, is now cancelled. Following discussions with the promoter, we are however pleased to announce that the event will return on 11 September 2021.

In addition, the 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations semi-finals, scheduled to take place in Latvia on 26 – 27 September, have been cancelled but we look forward to returning in 2021. Therefore the Speedway of Nations Commission has agreed that the top seven nations from the 2019 Speedway of Nations, will be seeded directly to the final, in Manchester on 24 – 25 October.


The German federation has decided to pull its national team from the competition, resulting in the 2019 8th place team, the Czech Republic, taking their place. The remaining line up will consist of Russia, Poland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden & Great Britain.

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