GRAND PRIX COMMISSION APPROVES MOTOGP™ TECHNICAL REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2020 AND 2021

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship Decision of the Grand Prix Commission, 15 APRIL 2020.

Grand Prix Commission approves MotoGP™ Technical Regulation changes for 2020 and 2021.

During the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, MotoGP™ continues to work hard on measures designed to ease the impact of this global pandemic on our sport.

A very positive and fruitful electronic meeting between MotoGP™ manufacturers and representatives of the organisation was recently held in order to share views and discuss a range of topics, from calendar revisions to proposed changes to the technical regulations for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

After approval by all teams across the three classes, the majority of the manufacturers and no votes against, the following proposals for changes to the technical regulations were then made to the Grand Prix Commission and subsequently accepted.

These changes are designed to reduce the costs incurred by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis whilst maintaining fairness and equality in order to conserve the entertainment value of the sport and the integrity of the competition.

– Specification freeze for the engine and aero-body, for the MotoGP™ class till the first event of the 2021 season. Thereafter, current upgrade regulations will apply for the rest of the 2021 season.

– Specification freeze of the whole motorcycle in Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes during 2020 and 2021.

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna want to thank all the manufacturers for their continuous support to the Championship.

Please find attached the Grand Prix Commission decisions regarding these changes in full, as well as details on the banning of ride height devices in both Moto2™ and Moto3™.

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“FIM RIDES THE WORLD” – EPISODE 3: GRAND PRIX

Whilst we all look forward to the resumption of the 2020 FIM MotoGPTM World Championship season, the FIM is delighted to launch the third episode in the series “FIM Ride the World”, which is dedicated to Grand Prix Racing.

This championship can be easily summarised: the best riders ready to battle for victory with millions of fans – trackside and at home – cheering on their heroes: without these two key ingredients motorcycle racing could not survive.

Ever since 1904, the International Motorcycling Federation has used its passion and experience in order to tackle the most difficult technical and organisational challenges for the overall benefit of this sport.

As with the previous chapters in this series, this episode gives a voice to the hidden heroes and reveals the backstage story of the organisation behind the events and is one of the five competitions that is highlighted across five different disciplines.

After the second episode, which was dedicated to FIM Enduro World Championship, the story continues with FIM Grand Prix World Championship.

FIM President Jorge Viegas added his own words of explanation: “Like every member of the global motorcycle family, the FIM and I remain focused on resuming racing as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so. During every weekend of a normal racing season the FIM’s main priority is the safety of riders, the teams, the officials, the volunteers, the fans and all other parties who are involved in our sport, and now during this exceptional period of no racing our priority remains exactly the same. Whilst we continue to work with all our promoters and key stakeholders regarding the resumption of the various championships, we would like to share with you this insight into the important and amazing work done by all our FIM officials, whose collective efforts provide an increased level of safety year on year.”

WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES OF THE “FIM RIDES THE WORLD” SERIES

INFORMATION – FIM SIDECAR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2020 CALENDAR UPDATE 15 APRIL – FRENCH ROUND CANCELLED

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship 2020 Calendar UPDATE 15 APRIL.

French round cancelled

Due to the ongoing pandemic of the Coronavirus, and the extension of the restrictions put in place by the French government concerning the ban on organising sports events until July 15, the FIM, the promoter APO Multimedia, the Federation Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) and the local organiser the Moto Club d’Iffendic regret to announce the cancellation of the French round which was rescheduled to take place in Iffendic on 05 July.

As the situation remains in a state of constant evolution, we will continue to monitor and to communicate in a timely manner if further schedule changes are required.

The 2020 calendar has been amended as follows:

Date    FMNR    Venue    Country
14 June    KNMV    Oss    Netherlands
21 June    ACCR    Kramolin Czech Republic
12 July    EMF    Lange Motokeskus Estonia
23 August FMB    Gooik    Belgium
30 August FMS    Roggenburg     Switzerland
06 September AMZS Orehova Vas Slovenia (Subject to re-inspection and homologation of the circuit)
13 September ACCR Jinin    Czech Republic
20 September DMSB Rudersberg     Germany

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INFORMATION – FIM MXGP MX2 WOMEN MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2020 CALENDAR UPDATE 15 APRIL

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships 2020 Calendar UPDATE 15 APRIL.

The FIM and Infront Moto Racing would like to inform that there have been further changes made to the 2020 MXGP racing calendar.

Due to the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, further changes have been made in order to ensure the health and safety of the staff, teams, riders and fans. Infront Moto Racing alongside with the FIM, FIM Europe and the local organisers are working hard to preserve as much of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar as possible.

First update involves the MXGP of Russia, due to take place on the 7th of June at the Orlyonok venue as it will now be postponed to the 5th of July, while the MXGP of Latvia will move from the 14th of June, with the event taking place at the popular Kegums circuit on the 12th of July.

This also means that the MXGP of Italy in Maggiora planned to take place on the 5th of July, will now be moved to the 19th of July, with the MXGP of Trentino being postponed to the 4th of October. Additionally, the recent announcement by the French government also means that the MXGP of France scheduled on the 28th of June, will take place at a later date, with an announcement being made following the development of restrictions that have been put in place.

We would like to thank the FIM, FIM Europe, the Motorcycle Federation of Russia (MFR), the Latvian Motorcyclists Federation (LaMSF), The Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI), the French Motorcycling Federation (FFM), as well as the local organisers, Kristers Sergis & Motocenter Zelta Zirgs (MXGP Latvia), MOTOCLUBARCO ALTOGARDA OFFROAD & Crossodromo il Ciclamino (MXGP Trentino), A SPORT GROUP (MXGP Italy) and Motoclub Angerien (MXGP France) for their cooperation during this time.

With the current situation worldwide, these changes have been unavoidable, and we would like to thank you all for your understanding as we continue to monitor the situation and take it day-by-day.

Revised Calendar HERE

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INFORMATION – MOTUL FIM SUPERBIKE/ FIM SUPERSPORT & SUPERSPORT 300 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2020 PROVISIONAL CALENDAR, UPDATE 14 APRIL

Please find enclosed the Press Release / MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship/ FIM Supersport and Supersport 300 World Championships 2020 Provisional calendar, UPDATE14 April.

With a forced stop in place due to continual coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, further changes have been made to the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship calendar.

With the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, The FIM, Government Officials, Circuits & Dorna WSBK Organization informs of further changes needed to be made to the 2020 WorldSBK Calendar, with rounds being rescheduled & regrettably, cancelled.  

RESCHEDULED:
• Aragon Round (previously 22–24 May) rescheduled 28–30 August.
• Riviera Di Rimini Round (previously 12–14 June) rescheduled 6– 8 November.

CANCELLED:
• Acerbis Italian Round (previously 8–10 May)

The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization will continue working extensively with Government Officials and Circuits, analysing the situation in every country with great detail.

However, it is with regret that after a range of scenarios being discussed and reviewed and in agreement with Circuit Officials, that the Acerbis Italian Round at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari has been cancelled.

Information will be communicated accordingly if further changes to the 2020 Calendar are made.

Updated provisional calendar
DATE    COUNTRY    CIRCUIT    WorldSBK    WorldSSP    WorldSSP300

28 Feb. – 1 March Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit X X
13 – 15 March* Qatar* Losail International Circuit* (*Postponed) X X
3 – 5 July United Kingdom Donington Park X X X
31 Jul. – 2 August Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben X X X
21 – 23 August The Netherlands TT Circuit Assen X X X
28 – 30 August Spain MotorLand Aragón X X X
4 – 6 September Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve X X X
18 – 20 September Spain Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya X X X
2 – 4 October France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours X X X
9 – 11 October Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum X X
23 – 25 October Spain Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto X X X
6 – 8 November Italy Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” X X X

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