FIM Europe News

Pyramid in Road Racing Working Group at Fiumicino (Italy)

Today the Working Group of Road Racing Specialists from several Federations, including a representative from Dorna attended the meeting at the Hotel Tiber of Fiumicino in order to develop a Pyramid model for Road Racing.
Like in Motocross it must be possible for young riders to start the career with affordable costs to achieve a higher level in European Championships with finally the goal to perform in the World Championship.

From the left: Ejgil Solkaer, Martin Hejduk, Dieter Porsch, Oscar Gallardo, Simone Folgori, Dr. Wolfgang Srb, Alessandro Sambuco, Martin van Genderen, Martin de Graaff, Barry Veneman

The Working Group started reporting what are the possibilities in several National Federations, in many cases starting with Minibikes, Standard Classes and International Competitions.
International competitions are, for example, Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship, Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft, Campionato Italiano di Velocità, North European Cup and FIM CEV Repsol.
At the base of the Pyramid for Moto 3, Moto 2, MotoGP and SBK there are National Competitions for young riders and Standard National Championships.
The importance of harmonization of rules for National and European Competitions became very clear during the discussions.

At the end of the meeting two “Pyramid Model” were drawn up with the aim to have a clear point of referral on how to start the career and reaching the top level.
Martin de Graaff, Chairman of the Meeting, stated: “I am satisfied about the outcome of the discussion, and at the same time we noticed that FIM Europe has discussed with more Federations. Competitions are started at national level, the involvement of Road Racing Specialists inside the Federations is essential”.
Dr. Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President, added: “We simply followed the request of many European Federations to develop a clear, transparent and logic system in Road Racing, as it is already in place for Motocross. It is of course not possible to compare both sports, however, the basics are the same: to show a way for young riders to develop their skills and show their talent. Most important for me is the fact that the costs are as affordable as possible, otherwise we would lose too many to other sports. The “One Million Euro Bike” has no place on gras­s­roots level”.