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INFORMATION - DECISION OF THE GRAND PRIX COMMISSION, 7 OCTOBER

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Grand Prix World Championship Decision of the Grand Prix Commission, 7 October.


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FIM STATEMENT - WORLDSBK - MOTUL ARGENTINEAN ROUND

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the decision of six riders not to participate in Race 1 at the Motul Argentinean Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, in San Juan on Saturday October 12th, FIM wishes to provide some clarifications.


At the request of the FIM in 2018, the circuit of San Juan was resurfaced to host WorldSBK in 2019. On Wednesday, October 9th during the inspection of the track, the FIM safety officer requested the circuit management to wash the track to remove the dust that...

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OOSTHUIZEN CROWNED NATIONAL ENDURO KING

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (1)


It was a weekend of celebration for PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING as the 2019 National Enduro Championship drew a close in Port Elizabeth. For star rider William Oosthuizen the event marked a particularly significant moment as he received the first national title of his career.


Oosthuizen was recruited by the Husqvarna crew at the start of 2018. He grabbed...

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EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT PRESENTS ROAD SAFETY AWARD TO THE EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE TRAINING QUALITY LABEL

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)



The award was presented by the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, to the Secretary General of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM), Antonio Perlot, who received it on behalf of the three members running the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label: ACEM, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and the German Road Safety Council (DV...

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PROVISIONAL RACES OF MALAYSIA TIMETABLE PUBLISHED

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)



High-speed action from EWC riders and WTCR drivers, plus support races Off-track entertainment for fans at the Sepang International Circuit


The provisional timetable for the inaugural Races of Malaysia at the Sepang International Circuit in December has been published.


With action on two and four wheels, Races of Malaysia is headlined by ...

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SPECTACULAR TANKWA SCENERY AND TERRAIN DELIVERED THREE DAYS OF CHALLENGING OFF-ROAD XC RACING

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)



The Organising Committee wishes to thank all the Participants for their determined racing commitment and sporting Camaraderie. Congratulations to the Winners, the finishers and all those who gave their best effort. We would also like to thank all Competitors and Crews for the wonderful compliments, during and post event, which are really appreciated.


Now in its 4th yea...

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ISSUE #03 FIM EUROPE MAGAZINE IS NOW ONLINE!

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)



The FIM Europe is proud to announce that FIM Europe Magazine issue #03 is now online!



Close to the end of this 2019 sporting season, number #03 is a recap of the whole FIM Europe world, championships, events and meeting. First of all a in-depth article on the FIM Europe Congress held in Zagreb from 3rd to 7th July, with pictures of the whole weekend. The...

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RAISING THE ROOF - A SURE SIGN OF GREAT THINGS TO COME

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Anyone who doesn’t believe in time-travel might have been rubbing their eyes had they spent the weekend of September 21st and 22nd, 2019 in Lesotho’s Maluti lowlands. The Motul Retro Roof saw a return of the spirit that characterised the early days o...

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CHECK OUT THE 74th ISSUE OF MXGP MAG

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Youthstream is proud to announce that MXGP Mag issue number seventy-four is online. This edition contains the best moments of the 2019 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations and the racing catch up of the last two MXGP events in Turkey and China.


Issue #74 also includes a recap of the FOX Holeshot competition, the Yamaha YZ bLU cRU Superfinale, which took place in Assen durin...

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TEAM NETHERLANDS VICTORIOUS IN POLAND FOR THE MXOEN AND WMXOEN

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)



The 2019 Motocross of European Nations has concluded at the Gdansk circuit here in Poland. Team Italy rode their way to victory as they defended their title once again, and in the women’s category, Team Netherlands finally took that all important victory!


The weather in Poland was a mixture of rain and sunshine, as riders battled it out in all weather and tra...

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INFORMATION - FIM Sidecar World Championship - Provisional Entry List - Estoril (POR), 19-20 October

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship


Provisional Entry List - Estoril (POR), 19-20 October.


Click here to view the entry list


WE, THE RIDERS: ONE MOVEMENT FOR EVERYONE

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)



Limitless. Global. Unified. WTR is a community for ALL riders.


The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) announced its branding re-release for the We, The Riders (WTR) campaign. Both on and off the roads, all riders are equal, and there is strength in their beautiful diversity; this is the core vision of the rebranded We, The Riders ca...

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HUSQVARNA STORMS THE BAY

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)




What South African Enduro Championship Round 7 Report

Where Winterburg, Port Elizabeth

When Saturday 5 October 2019

Community South Africa National


A title, a win & podiums all-round in PE


Saturday’s Rover Motorcycle Club’s season-ending Wi...

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BRETT SWANEPOEL ON THE BOUNCE BACK

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)



The final round of the National Enduro Championship takes place in Port Elizabeth this weekend. Amongst the elite that will line up for the event is Brett Swanepoel, a rider whose journey to the start line of this season has perhaps been even more demanding than the race to the finish line.


For over a year his PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING team stood by...

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IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL THE ORANGE LADY SINGS

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)



The curtains are drawing to a close on the National Enduro Championship, but the curtains on the battle for race glory has by no means been shut. The final round of the series is set to take place in Port Elizabeth this Saturday, 5 October.


It’s no secret that the chance of Scott Bouverie walking away with the E2 Championship is slim at this stage of ...

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MXGP OF RUSSIA CONFIRMS COMMITMENT WITH THE FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)



Youthstream is delighted to announce that Russia will continue to be part of the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar until 2023.


The Russian MXGP has been an important part of the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar over the last three years witnessing successful events and outstanding ceremonies to welcome MXGP at Orlyonok.


During t...

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YZ BLUCRU RIDERS WRAP UP 2019 SUPERFINALE

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)



ASSEN (The Netherlands) 30 September 2019 – After two thrilling days of riding on the international stage for the first time at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, the 2019 YZ bLUcRU FIM Europe Cup started on Saturday as for the first time in the history the bLUcRU program was split into 65, 85 and 125 classes, totalling nearly 100 of the most promising young Yamaha ri...

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LOCALS LEAD THE WAY AT KILLARNEY

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Cape Town riders dominated at the seventh round of the 2019 Metzler supported SA Superbike Championship held at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday, 28 September. David McFadden (RPM Centre/Stunt SA Yamaha R1) just held off Brandon Haupt (Fueled Racing/TCF Investments Yamaha R1) to take the first heat but the roles were reversed in the secon...

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MAGGIORA BACK IN THE 2020 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)



ASSEN (Netherlands) 28 September 2019 – The 73rd Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, which takes place inside the cathedral of speed of Assen, in the Netherlands, was the best possible place for an announcement destined to mark a new chapter in the history of Motocross. The best riders in the world will return to race on Maggiora’s dirt in 2020. After having presen...

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MXGP AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRATES THE 2019 SEASON IN ASSEN

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)



ASSEN (Netherlands) 28 September 2019 – Following today’s qualifying races, at the famous Assen TT circuit, the party moved to the expo hall, where riders, journalists, photographers and team plus more gathered to celebrate this year’s achievements.


The MXGP Awards is a prize giving ceremony, designed to celebrate the accomplishments from this...

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