MI ES, 29 October - Open letter from FIM President Vito Ippolito:
The recent events arising in connection with the competition for the 2015 FIM MotoGP world title have had a damaging effect on the staging of our competitions and poisoned the atmosphere around the sport. We are moving away from the tradition of pride in sportsmanship that is part of the heritage of motorcycling.
Everyone has the right to express his or her own ideas. But words and actions always have consequences. Every individual has to take responsibility for those consequences. The riders, first of all, must be aware of this. Each one of them has thousands of fans who follow their exploits on the track and listen to what they say off the track. For that reason, we look to them, not just in this Championship but in all our disciplines, to set the best example of what our sport should and aspires to be.
This responsibility is also shared by the people who form their entourage, beginning with their teams and sponsors. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the matter, if some of those people unnecessarily fuel polemics about events or decisions in a wrongheaded way, they are doing a great disservice to the sport, to the detriment of our entire community and all the good things it offers to everyone.
Riders, teams, manufacturers and sponsors should not only respect the rules but they should accept the decisions of the officials, whatever they may be. Otherwise, they are contributing to anarchy and undermining the future development of our sport.
On behalf of the FIM and all those who are doing their best to bring about a happy conclusion to this Championship, I express the hope that at the next and final round in Valencia the riders will fight it out on the track and in a way that fully respects the spirit of fair play.
Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), Monday 27 January 2014 – With just a few weeks to go before the start of the 2014 Superbike World Championship at the Australian circuit of Phillip Island on 23 February, the Ducati Superbike Team has been officially presented to fans, enthusiasts and press in an exclusive live streaming event from the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale.
Monday, 27 January 2014 12:23 Published in Industry News
Following various meetings between the FIM, Dorna and the MSMA, a new framework has been put in place for the progressive application of the new Superbike rules. The new rules are aimed at reducing costs for the motorcycle and its components.
1. The rules changes for the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship season will be as follows:
Friday, 09 August 2013 12:07 Published in Industry News
The FIM, Dorna & MSMA have announced that a new framework for the Superbike Technical Rules has been obtained after many discussions between the parties involved. The new Superbike rules will be applied progressively, starting in 2014, in 3 stages.
Friday, 07 June 2013 10:02 Published in Industry News
Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) is the winner of a thrilling and ultra-close Race 1 at Monza's Autodromo Nazionale, following a spectacular and highly entertained battle throughout the 18 laps.
Sunday, 12 May 2013 14:16 Published in Reports, Results & Points
A Sunday to remember for Chaz Davies, who repeated first race success and got a double race win at Aragon. The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider was unstoppable under MotorLand Aragon heat and crossed the finish line with a big margin over Sylvain Guintoli, still Championship leader after race 2.
Sunday, 14 April 2013 16:21 Published in Reports, Results & Points
A close battle characterised the first qualifying session for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at MotorLand Aragon, and saw Irishman Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) topping the timesheets with a 1’58.548 set with few minutes to go.
Friday, 12 April 2013 15:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points
From a press release issued by FIM:
"There are moments when the duties of a Chief Executive Director are difficult to cope with, and today is one of those moments. It is indeed with great sadness that I have to inform you that the FIM team has lost one of its members.
Thursday, 08 November 2012 11:59 Published in Industry News