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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE 95TH ISDE IN ITALY

With registration now finally closed, after the extension decided to facilitate even those who were forced into indecision due to the pandemic situation, the 95th edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) in Italy has a full list of entrants. This includes 29 nations present and a total of more than 200 teams of which 160 will participate in the Club Team Award plus the entire Italian team of 150 riders.

At the time of writing, the 2021 ISDE has received confirmation that it has been approved as a recognised international event by the Italian authorities thus meaning that all participating riders and staff members are exempt from the normal quarantine requirements. Obviously all other COVID protocols and rules will still need to be respected, full details of which will be confirmed in due course.


National teams entered for both the World Trophy and the Junior Trophy include, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States The other federations that will compete solely for the World Trophy are Austria, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Venezuela. The Chilean and Norwegian federations will also be present with their respective Junior teams.


Eight national teams will contest the Women’s World Trophy: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.


In the meantime, the organisation proceeds according to the programme with the definition of the details of the route that will be developed for the first three days, mainly in the province of Pavia going up the Staffora Valley, and the following two days, the fourth and fifth plus a part of the third, in the adjacent Val Curone in the province of Alessandria.


The competition days will offer a single lap for each day with a diversified programme and route for day 1/2 and 3, plus 4/5. There will be six special stages on each race day, three cross tests and three enduro tests.


In the initial two days, the four scheduled time checks will be in Ponte Nizza (twice), in Casanova di Staffora and in Varzi, a total of 192 kilometres will be covered. There will be three time checks on the third day, in Varzi and Ponte Nizza (twice), about 195 kilometeres in total.


The fourth day will be spent in Piedmont with a tour of just under 200 kilometres used as it is also for the last stage: five time checks, in Monleale to and from the start, then Garbagna, Fabbrica Curone and San Sebastiano Curone.


The cross test on the sixth day, 4 September, has been moved as is well known, to the Tazio Nuvolari facility in Cervesina, which is about 20 kilometres from the paddock. A mixed dirt and 10% asphalt track in the internal area of the circuit will be created especially for the Six Days.


The appointment of the paddock at the Rivanazzano Terme airport is therefore getting closer and closer and the pool of organisers, MC Alfieri and MC Pavia in the lead with Giorgio Bandoli, Valter Carbone and Edoardo Zucca in command, is putting to good use the experience accumulated in recent years: for the MC Alfieri the know-how of the collaboration in the ISDE in Sardinia in 2013 will count for a lot, and for the MC Pavia the experience of numerous participations in the Six Days with the club team, with the victory in Argentina in 2014 , as well as, for the two associations, the vast experience in organising successful competitions at all levels.


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INFORMATION – FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – WROCLAW POLAND SET FOR SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX DOUBLE-HEADER

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship Wroclaw Poland Set for Speedway Grand Prix Double-Header

The FIM and BSI Speedway have announced that the 2021 Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland, will now be set as a double-header event, taking place 30 July and 31 July at Olympic Stadium. Each night, riders will compete for the maximum 20 points per SGP round.

The Betard Wroclaw SGP double-header follows the 2021 Anlas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix, which starts off the 2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix season 16 and 17 July, and was previously announced as a double-header event as well.

“We are so grateful to our partners in Wroclaw for agreeing to run another double-header event,” stated Paul Bellamy, SVP and Managing Director of Motorsports Events at IMG, which operates the FIM Speedway Grand Prix. “After their successful double-header in 2020, we knew they were the perfect partner to host two events again this year. Thanks go to Andrzej Rusko and his team for their support, and allowing us to expand the SGP calendar that had previously been restricted this year, due to Coronavirus.”

Jorge Viegas, FIM President, added: “I am looking forward to attending the double-header event in the prestigious Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw. Thanks to the excellent collaboration of all parties involved, we will enjoy an incredible FIM Speedway Grand Prix weekend in Poland. I would like to thank the Polish Motorcycling Federation (PZM), the championship promoter and the local organizers for their hard work and dedication. “

Andrzej Rusko, WTS President, said: “Last year’s two rounds of Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix were incredible events. I am confident that the competitors will once again deliver a championship “show” on the Wroclaw oval and this year’s Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix will be written in big letters again in the history of the speedway world championships and our city of Wroclaw.”

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FIM OUTLINES SIX STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR ITS 2021-2025 ‘SUSTAINABILITY CIRCUIT’

People, sustainable events, climate, awareness, governance, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be the focus of the FIM’s new four-year strategy.

We are delighted to share the FIM 2021-2025 Sustainability Circuit, The Future in Pole Position, as the inaugural activity of the FIM Sustainability Week (31 May-4 June).


Six strategic priorities have been outlined to build on the extensive work already carried out by the FIM’s International Sustainability Commission (CID), such as the creation of an organisation-wide Sustainability Policy, The FIM Environmental Code, KISS Programme and the Ride Green Ambassadors programme amongst others.


People, sustainable events, climate, awareness, governance, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the FIM’s sustainable focus over the next four years, with a number of objectives developed for each category.


These six pillars are fully aligned with the UN SDGs, and mirror the format of the International Olympic Committee’s model of setting sustainability objectives for the FIM as an organisation, as a championship owner, and as the leader of the motorcycle family, to amplify the impact.


“At the FIM, we believe that making sustainability a priority not only gives us a licence to operate – it also futureproofs our organisation and our sport,” said FIM President Jorge Viegas. “It makes us more robust, more relevant, and more in-tune with our important stakeholders. This strategy is the next important ride on that journey.”


Kattia Juárez Dubón, Director of the FIM International Sustainability Commission (CID), added: “We believe in a sport beyond entertainment. We believe that our events can leave a legacy and influence behaviour change. We also believe in sport as a facilitator of sustainable development.”


The strategy was developed over a challenging year, with the support of the FIM’s Environmental Stewards and other interest groups and stakeholders. The Sustainability Circuit – which represents the FIM’s circular approach to sustainability and philosophy of continuous improvement – maps the six strategic priorities to build on the organisation’s three decades of positive impact, ever since it became the first International Federation to publish an Environmental Code in 1994.

The full strategy, The Future in Pole Position, can be found at: sustainability.fim-moto.com

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KEENLY AWAITED START TO SEASON AT LE MANS ON 12 AND 13 JUNE

On 12 and 13 June, the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans will host the 24 Heures Motos, the first round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship. The race is set to be a thriller, with new line-ups and favourites among both the factory teams and the increasingly ambitious privateer teams.

The wait has stepped up the pressure. The new contenders for the 2021 world title will race for the first time this season at Le Mans.


The official teams include familiar outfits such as YART Yamaha, who are fielding the same line-up – Karel Hanika, Marvin Fritz and Niccolò Canepa – that won the runner-up spot last season.


Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar, the 2018-2019 FIM EWC champions, will also be chasing the title with the same line-up comprising Jérémy Guarnoni, Erwan Nigon and David Checa.


Japanese team F.C.C. TSR Honda France, the winners of the 2020 24 Heures Motos and the 2017-2018 FIM EWC champions, have recruited Yuki Takahashi alongside Josh Hook and Mike di Meglio.


As for BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, who were very impressive during the test with the new M 1000 RR, the Spanish rider Javier Forés has joined Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik. Kenny Foray is the 4th rider of the BMW team who are chasing a dual goal of a first 24-hour race win and a first world title.


ERC Endurance-Ducati have exactly the same ambitions. The Panigale V4R will be entrusted to Mathieu Gines, Louis Rossi and Etienne Masson (world champion last season with SERT), with Sylvain Barrier as back-up rider.


The new Suzuki line-up
Yoshimura SERT Motul in particular are eagerly awaited on the track. This new alliance between two legendary outfits is a dream team. Yoshimura, Suzuki Japan and reigning champions SERT have tied up to go after another world title. Gregg Black and Xavier Siméon will be joined in the saddle of the GSX-R1000R by Sylvain Guintoli, the 2014 Superbike world champion, and back-up rider Kazuki Watanabe.


Some privateer teams are capable of taking on these factory teams.  Challengers who stood out last season include Poland’s Wójcik Racing Team, French teams VRD Igol Experiences and 3ART Best of Bike and Slovakian team Maco Racing. Bolliger Team Switzerland is another contender to keep an eye on.


A newcomer in the EWC class, Moto Ain, two-time winner of the Superstock World Cup, also has big ambitions with riders Roberto Rolfo, Robin Mulhauser and Randy de Puniet.


All in all, we can expect a thrilling race on the Bugatti circuit, with a close fight on the cards in the Superstock class as well.


The first official practice sessions for the 24 Heures Motos will get underway on Thursday 10 June, and offer early insights into the new pecking order in the world endurance championship.


24 Heures Motos 2021 – Provisional entry list
More information about 24 Heures Motos

INFORMATION – FIM LONG TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2021 CALENDAR UPDATE – CHALLENGE IN SCHEESSEL CANCELLED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Long Track World Championship 2021 Calendar UPDATE 02 June.
 

Challenge in Scheessel cancelled
In light of the ongoing situation and restrictions relating to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM, the German Motorcycling Federation (DMSB) and the local organiser are forced to cancel the 2021 FIM Long Track World Championship challenge originally set to take place in Scheessel, Germany on 22 August.
All parties involved continue to monitor the situation to reschedule the FIM Long Track Challenge in 2021.
Any further updates to the 2021 calendar will be communicated accordingly.
Revised calendar:
Date    FMNR    Event    Venue    Country
13 July    FFM    Final    Marmande    France
28 August    PZM    Final    Rzeszow    Poland
04 September    FFM    Final     Morizès    France
19 September    DMSB    Final    Herxheim    Germany
TBA    DMSB    Final    Mühldorf    Germany

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