Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Sidecar World Championship Entry list-Round 8-Estoril (POR), 28-30 October.
Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Endurance World Championship 2023 Provisional calendar, 12 October.
Four of the best! 2023 EWC calendar follows a winning formula*
Preparations for the 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship are officially underway following the publication of the provisional calendar for the new season.
The events that make up the 2023 EWC calendar are same four that provided an exciting challenge for the EWC riders and their teams and delivered a thrilling spectacle for fans watching trackside and on television and online around the world in 2022.
And by following a winning formula, EWC promoter Discovery Sports Events has been able to present a calendar that offers consistency and stability during a period of economic uncertainty and at a time when COVID-19 remains a global health pandemic.
Four to the fore for season 44
Season 44 of the FIM Endurance World Championship begins at Le Mans in France for the 24 Heures Motos from 13-16 April. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium is next with the second running of the 24H SPA EWC Motos from 15-18 June followed by the Suzuka 8 Hours in Japan from 28-30 July. The 24-hour Bol d’Or, which celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this month, will form the deciding round of the 2023 EWC season at Circuit Paul Ricard in France from 14-17 September.
François Ribeiro, Head of Discovery Sports Events, said: “It was very important to build on the positive momentum of the 2022 season by announcing the planned 2023 calendar as quickly as possible and we are very pleased to present a schedule that offers consistency and stability at a challenging time globally. By including four fantastic events at venues with endurance motorcycle racing at their heart we have very hopes for another successful EWC season and look forward to welcoming back our existing teams and those taking part in the EWC for the first time.”
FIM Endurance World Championship 2023 provisional calendar*
• Round 1: 24 Heures Motos (Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans, France) 13-16 April 2023
• Round 2: 24H SPA EWC Motos (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium) 15-18 June 2023
• Round 3: Suzuka 8 Hours (Suzuka Circuit, Japan) 28-30 July 2023
• Round 4: Bol d’Or 24 hours (Circuit Paul Ricard, France) 14-17 September 2023
The FIM, WorldSBK paddock and Autodromo Internacional do Algarve pass on their deepest condolences and sympathies
Following a serious incident in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship’s Race 1 during the Pirelli Portuguese Round at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of rider Victor Steeman (MTM Kawasaki).
Victor Steeman was involved in a multi-rider incident at Turn 14, with the race immediately red flagged. Medical personnel and vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the rider was attended to trackside and at the circuit medical centre before being transferred by helicopter to Faro Hospital.
Despite the best efforts of the circuit’s medical staff, marshals and hospital staff, Steeman has sadly succumbed to his injuries.
Steeman was enjoying a superb 2022 FIM Supersport 300 Championship campaign and came into the Pirelli Portuguese Round with a chance of clinching the World Championship. With four wins, five podiums and three pole positions to his name this season, he took 12 points-scoring finishes out of 14 races. He also signed his name in the history books with pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, becoming the rider with the most pole positions in the World Supersport 300 class.
The FIM Family, Dorna Group and the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve pass on their deepest condolences to Victor’s family, friends, team and loved ones.
A statement from Victor’s family reads: “Something you have always been afraid of as a parent of a motorcycle racer has now happened. Our Victor could not win this last race. Despite the unbearable loss and grief, we are extremely proud to share with you that our hero, through his passing, was able to save 5 other people by donating his organs. We would like to thank everyone for the way you have lived with us over the past few days. We will miss our Victor enormously.”
Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM SuperEnduro World Championships & FIM SuperEnduro World Cups 2023 provisional calendars, 11 October.
After a relaunch 2022 season, the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship is back in 2023 with 7 events!
Reigning World Champion Billy BOLT (GBR – Husqvarna) will put his crown back into play on 10 December at Tauron Arena in Krakow (Poland). We will also have renowned host venues in Germany (SachsenArena) and Hungary (Papp Laszlo Sportarena) while discovering new destinations such as Nice (France). For the second consecutive year, the Pais Arena in Jerusalem (Israel) will be part of the calendar. Note that the Junior category will be present at 6 Grand Prix.
The 7th date will be announced shortly.
Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s World Championships 2023 Provisional Calendars, 11 October.
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing are delighted to share the provisional 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar featuring some new and exciting locations!
21 events are planned in 2023, including the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations which is set to take place in Ernée, France, on 22nd October. Additional events, such as the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship will head to Romania on the 9th July, while the MXoEN will be held on 8th October with a TBA venue.
The FIM Motocross World Championship is set to kick off on the 12th March at the MXGP of Patagonia Argentina in the stunning Villa la Angostura, followed by two events in locations to be confirmed on the 26th March and then 8th and 10th April.
Grand Prix are set to take place in Trentino, Portugal and Spain, before MXGP will return to Villars sous Ecot for the MXGP of France. Then MXGP of Latvia and the Liqui Moly MXGP of Germany are scheduled in early June and will round out the first half of the season in Europe before the trip to Asia for the Indonesian double header in Sumbawa and a new location Lombok.
Czech Republic, Flanders (Belgium), Finland and Sweden will see the action return to Europe, before we see the much-anticipated return of the MXGP of the Netherlands at a track that is not new for the MXGP Paddock as the Dutch GP will be held at the popular Arnhem on the 20th August!
And to finish off the season, Turkiye will once again host MXGP in Afyonkarahisar before the series will make its very first trip to a brand-new venue in Thanh Hoa for the MXGP of Vietnam. A TBA event will follow in early October before the Championship is set to conclude at the MXGP of Great Britain in Matterley Basin for the 2023 Grand Finale.
Infront Moto Racing is delighted to see the series grow and travel to new venues as well as see the return of old favourites and would like to thank the FIM, FIM-Europe, the organisers and Federations along with teams, partners and all stakeholders for their cooperation to complete this MXGP calendar that will see 20 rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship in 2023.