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GALFER CONTINUES AS OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE 2021 BORILLI FIM ENDUROGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The FIM is pleased to confirm that Galfer brake components will continue as an official partner of the Borilli FIM EnduroGP World Championship in 2021. The Spanish manufacturer of quality braking systems remains fully committed to supporting international motorcycle sport following a year of healthy growth across the globe.

Highly regarded in the offroad world for its high-performance products, Galfer has been the primary choice of manu top teams and riders in EnduroGP for many years. Current world champions and Beta Factory Enduro team riders Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman have both used Galfer’s Disc Wave® and Sinter Racing G1396 brake pads on their race bikes with notable success.
Between them they have won no less than nine FIM Enduro World Championship titles in the last five seasons, all of which using Galfer products. Galfer is also the number one choice of other international racing teams in EnduroGP, such as TM Boano Factory Racing, with riders Matteo Cavallo, Wil Ruprecht, Lorenzo Macoritto and Matteo Pavoni, as well as the Fantic d’Arpa Racing and WP Eric Augé teams.
Enduro features highly technical and demanding races in which high-performance braking systems are essential, ensuring riders remain in control while faced with ever changing track and weather conditions. Guaranteed braking power and precise action is key to success, which is why Galfer has always been the number one choice for elite riders in the Borilli FIM EnduroGP World Championship.

FIM ENDUROGP 2021 Calendar
• 18-20 June: Portuguese GP (Marco de Canaveses)
• 25-27 June: Italian GP (Edolo)
• 16-18 July: Estonian GP (Saaremaa)
• 22-24 July: Swedish GP (Skövde)
• 08-10 October: German GP (Zschopau)
• 15-17 October: French GP (Langeac)

Picture Caption: Galfer’s Disc Wave® and Sinter Racing G1396 brake pads © Galfer

TRIBUTE TO FABIO FAZI

It is with deep regret that the FIM has learnt of the sad passing of Fabio Fazi, the Director of the FIM International Technical Commission (CTI) since 2019, following a long-term illness. The Italian engineer was a member of the FIM Technical Commission since 1983, which included a decade as a Technical Member of the FIM Road Race Commission (2000-2010) and nine years as the Technical Director of the FIM Superbike World Championship (2004-2013).

Born in Ancona, Italy in 1949 Fabio gained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in his native country in 1977. During his extended and flourishing design and engineering career Fabio successfully registered three patents relating to vehicle suspension and frames. In addition to this Fabio recorded six FIM World speed records for vehicles 85-100cc alongside Mauro Sanchini and was involved in numerous sporting projects at the highest level. This included Max Biaggi’s Electric Motorcycle Speed record achieved in 1994.


Ever active in the technical community, Fabio also published a book titled ‘La Progettazione della Motocicletta’ and wrote several scientific papers during his collaboration with various Italian Universities.


Fabio will be greatly missed by his FIM colleagues and the wider motorcycle community, with whom he worked with for many years. Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time.

Picture Caption: Fabio Fazi, Director of the FIM International Technical Commission © FIM

FRENCH LUBRICANTS COMPANY YACCO JOINS FIM QUALITY PRODUCT PROGRAMME

Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

Founded in 1919, French lubricants company YACCO is the latest addition to the newly launched FIM Quality Product Programme. The initial agreement between the FIM and the company that has achieved more than five hundred World records in motorcycling and motoring will run from 2021 to 2023 inclusive.

The long-established company produces a wide range of products that includes engine oil, coolant, and hydraulic oil for motorcycles, cars, public transport vehicles and farming equipment.

Whilst YACCO’s offerings are varied and diverse, it is a brand with a strong association in the motorcycle sector and is well represented in the World of racing through its support of the CIP-GREEN POWER team in the FIM Moto3 World Championship and the OX Moto team in the Borilli FIM EnduroGP series, plus the FR25 team in the French Elite and Supercross championships.

The FIM Quality Product programme is a trademark license that provides a great opportunity for the motorcycle industry to associate their products with a FIM trademark licensed to products complying with recognised international quality standards specific to each field.

An extensive selection of YACCO products is covered by the recently signed licensing agreement, these include three different gearbox oils, seven two-stroke lubricants, no less than twelve four-stroke oil variants and their Racing Brake fluid.

As is the case with all applicants, the FIM International Technical Commission is responsible for assessing the manufacturer’s product being submitted to the programme, taking into account any accreditation, certification or quality recognition previously obtained, as well as its compliance with reliable international industry standards.

Eric Candelier, President of YACCO: “YACCO is pleased to join the excellence of this programme in partnership with the FIM, which reflects our desire to serve our customers around the world with high-performance products and a guarantee of quality.

Since its origins, the YACCO brand has cultivated the values common to motorsports enthusiasts: surpassing oneself, sharing emotions and teamwork.

Through this partnership with the FIM, we hope to be able to demonstrate our commitment to a path of excellence to continue the legend of the Oil of World Records”.

Julien Nevelet, Key Account Manager: “This agreement with the FIM will give YACCO new impetus in the two-wheeler sector. Linking our respective hundred-year-old plus entities will allow us to pool our joint skills for the benefit of the rider. The presence of the FIM logo on our products, which include engine oils and special fluids, will reinforce the conformity of our products with international standards recognised by the industry.

We are already present in more than sixty-five countries spread over four continents, but we still wish to strengthen our image as an essential oil with the general public as well as with professionals, while increasing our international development. We are happy to be able to join forces with the FIM.”

On completion of the agreement, Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director, stated: “The FIM is delighted to welcome a company that has such a great heritage and has captured so many World records over the long period it has been producing oil for motorcycles and other key sectors. As a brand, Yacco recognises the extra value that being part of the FIM Quality Product Programme brings, and how they can use this to reinforce their marketing activities, not to mention the weight it adds to their already strong reputation.”

Picture Caption:  Kaito Toba (JPN) © Yacco/PSP

REVISED 2021 FIM EWC CALENDAR WITHOUT THE 8 HOURS OF OSCHERSLEBEN

Despite the efforts of the FIM, Eurosport Events and the organizers of the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, it has not been possible to reschedule a new date for a German round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship.


A few weeks ago, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben race, which was initially scheduled for 23 May, had to be postponed because of health restrictions in Germany.


Since then, the FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIM EWC, and the organizers of the race in Germany have been working together to reschedule the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar.


Their priority was to offer teams a new calendar compatible with their logistical organization, which would take into account the other date changes, of the 24 Heures Motos (12 and 13 June) and the 12 Hours of Estoril (17 July), as well as the organization of the Bol d’Or on 18 and 19 September and the Suzuka 8 Hours on 7 November.


The other priority was to find a date that would give the event the most international visibility after the end of the Tokyo Olympic Games.


In light of these requirements, the only suitable date was mid-August.


Despite these joint efforts, unfortunately the Oschersleben circuit was unable to cancel its previously undertaken commitments for that date.


As a result, the 8 Hours of Oschersleben will not take place during the 2021 FIM EWC season.


François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events
“We genuinely regret being unable to include the 8 Hours of Oschersleben on the 2021 calendar. Oschersleben has been part of the FIM EWC races since 1999. It is also an important race for German and East European teams, of which an ever-increasing number are entering the championship.”


Jorge Viegas, FIM President
“Despite the fact we could not find an alternative date for the traditional 8 Hours of Oschersleben, we look forward to welcoming back this race next year. In the meantime, the remainder of the 2021 FIM EWC calendar will be run as is planned, but keeping in mind that we must maintain flexibility until we are over with the pandemic. We sincerely thanks everyone involve for the continuous efforts. Please stay strong!”