Geoffrey Emmanuel made significant strides in the FIM World Championship JuniorGP as he secured 25th and 19th place finishes in the double-header second round held at Spain’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.[Read more…]
FIM MiniGP World Series Comes to India
Some great news for the future of motorsports in our country as the FIM MiniGP World Series 2022 comes to India. The series will include a five-round championship under the aegis of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).[Read more…]
Motul Partner with FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE)
Motul have entered into a two-year agreement with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) to hold lubricant and maintenance exclusivity at the event.
Fitness Mantra of Ashish Raorane – Rally Raid Motorcycle Racer
Ashish Raorane, the prolific rally-raid racer, shares his fitness mantra exclusively with Bike India. Read on to know what this sports personality trains to ride like a champ.
New FIM Supersport 300 World Championship Set to Begin in 2017
FIM and Dorna WSBK Organisation announce the creation of the WorldSSP 300 Championship for 2017. [Read more…]
WSBK Rules clarification and a new 300cc class
The end of the year calls for a revision of the rules and regulations for the World Superbike series and the superbike commission, composed of the top brass at FIM, Dorna and the WSBK met at the Dorna headquarters in Madrid to revise the rules for the upcoming season. The revision will see changes across sporting, disciplinary and medical regulations, which will now be harmonised as much as possible to the Grand Prix regulations. The move will benefit everybody including the riders, teams, technical staff, event organisers, track authorities and marshals. This will also allow circuits to host either both events or switch between the two series.
The changes on the technical end include changes in the balancing rules for different engine designs thus allowing a healthy competition between teams using different engine formats. Also, teams will be allowed to use the 2014 Electronics package for the first two races of the season, in case the new system should cause any technical problems to the bikes.
The meeting has also led to discussions about the prospective Supersport 300cc class, which will be the new entry-level class for the WSBK series. The commission is creating a working group to look at this new class and has approved the assembly of any interested machine manufacturers to develop a class structure for said category. The move is intended to provide a low cost impetus to young riders without making a dent in their bank account.
If Dorna and FIM are able to garner enough interest in this new entry-level category, then there is a high possibility of WSBK coming to India. It will also give riders from the Sub-Continent a chance to enter the glamorous world of WSBK.
Story: Aniruddha Mulgund
Brough Superior to Race in Moto2
The Brough Superior race bike will make its foray into Moto2 this year in Round 13 at Silverstone. [Read more…]