Category: World Championship

FIM Sidecar World Championship – Le Mans poised for 2021 season opener

June 11-12

After what has seemed an eternity, the FIM Sidecar World Championship explodes into life at Le Mans alongside the FIM EWC World Endurance Championship.
With Covid-19 protocols strictly in place at the circuit, the presence of spectators is not allowed at this the first round, but with the vaccine programmes being rolled out across Europe, hopes are high for a resumption of normal business at the earliest opportunity. Support has been strong for Le Mans, with twenty crews from six nations on the entry list.

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Round Four joins WorldSBK at Assen.

RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme is delighted to announce that the fourth round of the championship will be at Assen in Holland over the weekend of 23-25th July.

This is also the fourth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship and will be the second time the sidecars join WorldSBK in 2021.

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Opening round at Le Mans re-scheduled for June

RKB-F1 Motorsport is delighted to share the FIM announcement that the Le Mans 24hr WEC race has been re-scheduled for June 11-13 at the Bugatti Circuit.

The opening two races of the 2021 FIM Sidecar World Sidecar Championship will therefore take place on Friday and Saturday of that weekend (11/12).

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Bitterly cold Snetterton banishes winter blues.

ALL PHOTOS BY JENNY TRIKER WELLS

The two-day test session organised by Roger Body and RKB-F1 Motorsport at the Snetterton 300 circuit attracted a good following from the Molson Group F1 Championship with fifteen outfits signing on Saturday morning.
There was also a fair gathering of club and classic machinery, whilst the F2 outfits were conspicuously absent.
At around six degrees with a strong breeze, conditions were far from ideal, although by its very nature, many teams shook out the cobwebs of the closed season and came away with positive results.

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Get well soon Bennie!

From Bonova Action – https://www.facebook.com/mgmracingperformance/posts/10161247934439466

Following an accident during testing at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Bennie Streuer is currently being treated in hospital. The Dutchman was immediately responsive and has been hospitalized with a suspected vertebral injury. He is well looked after. His new passenger, Emmanuelle Clement, is doing well and has luckily not sustained any injuries.
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Nach einem Trainingsunfall in der Motorsport Arena Oschersleben wird Bennie Streuer aktuell im Krankenhaus behandelt. Der Niederländer war sofort ansprechbar und ist mit Verdacht auf Verletzung eines Wirbels ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert worden. Er wird dort bestens betreut. Seine neue Beifahrerin Emmanuelle Clement ist wohlauf und hat beim Sturz keinerlei Schäden davongetragen.

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FIM Sidecar World Championship – Le Mans April opener cancelled.

 Le Mans April opener cancelled.

Following a joint statement by the FIM and WEC, we are obliged to announce the cancellation of Round One of our 2021 season.

In the face of the COVID pandemic situation in France, the organisers have no alternative but to shelve the event planned for April 16-18.

The statement reads –

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FIM Sidecar World Championship

Provisional calendar changes announced

The published dates for the FIM Sidecar World Championship are still very much on target with the global pandemic situation appearing to be significantly improved.
One early planned date however, that being the 23-25 April TBA event, is now formally removed from the schedule.
Work is at an advanced stage between RKB-F1 Motorsport, the FIM and a major circuit organiser to replace this round later in the year.
News on those negotiations is expected imminently, so we anticipate the scheduled number of rounds will be unaffected.

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New talent going for 2021 glory in “Generation Game”

Fresh ground was broken at the end of the 2019 season when a youngster, almost a rookie in fact, beat all the established stars to the British Championship title. Todd Ellis, partnered by the experienced Chaz Richardson set the paddock alight, and made everyone sit up and notice. It’s a known fact sidecar crews can continue racing at a high level far longer than their solo counterparts, and that has led to the age profile in the paddock tending to be higher. The number of youngsters coming into the sport is small, so when we do get real talent at an early age it is something to be celebrated and promoted. In most cases, the younger element is attracted by family involvement with the youngsters growing up alongside three wheels rather than two. For 2021, three such riders will be hell-bent on making their reputations and following in the footsteps of Todd Ellis.

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FIM-Moto.com – The all new FIM Website is live

The FIM is delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new website www.fim-moto.com that brings together the previous FIM-Live.com and FIM-Family.com websites in one easy to access platform. Benefitting from the latest advances in online technology, content will be refined according to each user’s profile. Use of clear colourisation will differentiate the experience for FIM Family members.

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Sidecar Test days planned for April 2021, open to F1, F2, Classics

RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with MSV is in the advanced planning stages of a two-day open test programme exclusively for sidecars. Circuits under consideration will be Snetterton or Donington, and the timing is likely to be mid-April, possibly during the week immediately after Easter.

Cost will be £200.00 per day one twenty-minute session each hour between 9am and 5pm.

In order to assess interest and viability, all sidecar teams, whether they be British Championship, Club level, F1, F2 or Classic, are invited to respond and participate.

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FIM MiniGP World Series

The FIM and Dorna Sports are delighted to announce a new platform on the Road to MotoGP™: the FIM MiniGP World Series. Unifying and standardising MiniGP competitions from around the world under the same umbrella, the series aims to create an equal platform for young riders worldwide – and increase their skill and opportunity on the Road to MotoGP™.

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The FIM MiniGP World Series will comprise MiniGP competitions organised by one or more FMNs, or CONUs across the globe that sign up to be part of the new initiative, with each competition in the Series adhering to the same set of sporting and technical regulations in order to standardise competition. MiniGP Cups or competitions wishing to be included as part of the new Series – and thereby gain Road to MotoGP™ status – can be either national in nature or representing a larger geographical area at a regional or continental level.

Races must take place on karting circuits that meet minimum standards set by the FIM or national federation in question, who will also decide on the minimum circuit length. Riders must be between 10 and 14 years old, competing on equal Ohvale GP-0 160 machinery. The official single tyre supplier for all the FIM MiniGP World Series will be Pirelli, with a standard tyre allocation given per event.

No Spectators at Le Mans for First Round of Superside

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In view of the health crisis, and in order to maintain all the races on the 2021 FIM EWC calendar, the 44th edition of the 24 Hours Motos will be held behind closed doors on 17 and 18 April.

As with the 2020 edition, the 2021 24 Hours Motos scheduled for 17 and 18 April on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans will be held without spectators in attendance.

Race organizer Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) and FIM EWC promoter Eurosport Events have taken this difficult decision in order to ensure that all five races on the 2021 calendar are maintained, and to support the teams competing in the FIM Endurance World Championship.

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest
“Regrettably, we shall have to organise the 24 Hours Motos behind closed doors for the second year running. Firstly, my thoughts go out to the fans of the race who will again miss out on the trackside experience. Despite the absence of spectators, the race will go ahead for the sake of the competitors and their sponsors. We sincerely hope that we shall be able to share these great moments in sport together again very soon.”        

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