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Honda – FIM Europe Training Camp in Albaida

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Also this year, and for the third time, the FIM Europe has collaborated with Honda for the evaluation and training of the young riders of the MX 150 4S. The Training Camp was held in Albaida (SPA) on 14th and 15th March with the participation of 33 young riders coming from 15 different Countries. Across the two days the riders were able to get to grips with the four-stroke CRF150R with track time alongside series coach Gordon Crockard and Honda World Supersport rider Kyle Smith. The two trainers took the riders round the track in small groups to help them improve their riding style, lap time and bike position. Team HRC sporting manager Jean-Michel Bayle and Team HRC MXGP rider Gautier Paulin also joined Crockard and Smith on the track to help guide and advise the youngsters.  Spanish motocross rider Jorge Zaragoza was also present on the Saturday to share
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Honda 150 European Championship Training Camp

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This weekend, 14-15 March, sees youngsters from across Europe head to the Training Camp for the Honda 150 European Championship, where they will meet their 2015 rivals for the first time, spend time getting to know the Honda CRF150Rs and receive expert guidance at this crucial point in their formative careers.Honda has made available a wealth of talent from across its motocross stable to assist with guiding and nurturing these aspiring racers. Joining the Training Camp will be Gautier Paulin (Team HRC MXGP star), Jean-Michel Bayle (HRC Sporting Manager) and Jorge Zaragoza (Honda Gariboldi Racing MX2 rider), all of whom who will be on hand to provide advice and answer any questions they may have. Whilst Zaragoza continues to recover from injury, Paulin and Bayle will even be riding with the youngsters throughout the weekend.The FIM Europe delegation will be present with the President, Dr. Wolfgang Srb and Secretary General,
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MACEC celebrates 10th anniversary

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The General Assembly of MACEC (Motorcycle Association of Central European Countries) was held on 7th March 2015 in Kaunas (Lithuania). It had particular character as it was 10th jubilee meeting in the history of MACEC. FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb addressed a letter to all participants of the Congress. He stressed the important role of regional associations for development of motorcycle sports and tourism in Europe. During the MACEC General Assembly meeting the results of 2014 MACEC Cup in the disciplines spe­­­­edway, motocross, enduro, extreme enduro and trial were approved. The MACEC Cup calendar for 2015 was approved. The participants highly evaluated the cooperation of their federations during the 2014 FIM Europe General Assembly in Cracow and 2014 FIM General Assembly in Jerez de la Frontera. They decided to address FIM Europe to take into account the regional associations in the process of applying for FIM grants.During the meeting
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FIM Europe Executive Board Meeting in Assen

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From the left Jeroen Steenhuis, Manager Events Department Circuit Assen, Michal Sikora, FIM Europe Treasurer, Dr Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President, Martin de Graaff, President of FIM Europe Sporting Council, Peter Oosterbaan, Director of the Circuit of Assen, Alessandro Sambuco, FIM Europe Secretary General On 6th and 7th March the FIM Europe Executive Board meeting was held in Assen (NL).The primary objective of the meeting, as well as considering matters of ordinary management and all the activities planned for the start of the 2015 sporting season, was the preparation of the next Management Council Meeting to be held in Fiumicino next April 11th, ​​immediately after the internal audit to be held in Rome on Friday 10th. Among the main topics discussed during the two days of work:• relationship of full cooperation with the FIM• new European Championships• meetings of the Commissions of the FIM Europe of late 2014 and the
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FIM Europe: Road Safety on top of the agenda

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The themes of road incidentality, of industry responses and initiatives, of the systems to improve Road Safety, of 2-wheeler behaviour and safety have been of prior importance for FIM Europe since its foundation and every year during the FIM Europe Congress a Road Safety Conference is organized with the aim to focus on these important themes.Mr. John Chatterton-Ross, Director of Public Affairs in FIM Europe and in FIM, was recently interviewed by  RACC - Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya on the themes of Road Safety. (The video can been watched here). “This covers the major issues facing road safety for riders”, states Mr John Chatterton Ross. “The need for fair enforcement of the traffic rules on all road users. The importance of the the road infrastructure, as this is often not safe for riders, being designed for cars. How emerging technologies can help improve safety. FIM Europe stresses the urgent need for new
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FIM Europe 2nd Workshop on Leadership

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FIM Europe will organize the 2nd Workshop on Leadership, addressed to the leaders of the FMNs Executive Staff: the Secretaries General. After the first, successful, edition, which took place in Maggiora (Italy), in November 2013, the second Workshop will be held in two sessions in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) on 27-29 March and on 22–24 November 2015. Participation and accommodation will be completely free of charge for all participants in the Hotel Sherry Park (www.hotelsherrypark.com). In fact, thanks to the FIM appointment of Jerez as World Capital of Motorcycling, the Municipality of Jerez has granted the opportunity to organize this important workshop without costs for the FIM Europe and the participants of its FMNs. Only travel costs will be at charge of the participants.The Workshop will be held by Sadhana Singh Avenali, International Lead Trainer of L&MKYT, a company that deals with the training method "Kundalini Yoga". This Company
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European Snowcross Championship: 2nd round in Norway

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The second round of European Snowcross Championship was held today in Vestre Slide, close to the ski station of Fagernes, Norway.The beautiful permanent circuit "Valdress Crossenter" was prepared very well, the weather was cloudy and the temperature was around -5°C all day long. The Norges Motorsportforbund (NMF) organized two support races, one dedicated to youth class and another to the woman class.The qualifying practice was dominated by the Norwegian Kristoffer Holm with Polaris; in second position Viktor Herten from Finland with Lynx.    In the first race of the day, after 4 laps the leader was the Finnish Viktor Herten, who won ahead of Magnus Sagen Reiten and Ole-Herman Hagen Sjogren, both from Norway.In the second race the podium changed completely: the winner was Kristoffer Holm, with Fredrick Kirkhus in second position, both from Norway. Third place for Mikko Osmo from Finland. The third and last race of the second round
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FIM Europe gives full support to “Ride Quiet!” campaign for Off-Road

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  On the occasion of the start of 2015 Motocross World Championship, its promoter Youthstream and FIM have launched a new campaign entitled “Ride Quiet!” in order to create awareness of the need to reduce sound levels. A video clip has also been produced (which can be seen here) , with the participation of several top riders, to encourage off-road riding and help to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The message of "Ride Quiet!" campaign is to ensure that off-road sport does not antagonise the local community, which might lead to the closing of circuits.«FIM Europe gives full support to this important campaign», stated Dr Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President. «In fact, we have to assume responsibility: FIM Europe is the biggest Continental Union of FIM; comprising 47 National Motorcycle Federations and organizing approximately 75% of all FIM activities. The riders are well aware of the fact that
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Visit to SVEMO for one of the best practices

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A modern administration must research constantly means to improve its own procedures for increasing efficiency and for granting a better supply of the offered services.Definitely with this purpose, on the 24th and 25th February, a FIM Europe delegation, made up of the Secretary General Alessandro Sambuco and the Administration Department manager Silvia Monatti, has visited SVEMO headquarters in Norrköping (Sweden). The main topic of the meeting has been the presentation by the SVEMO staff, directed by their Secretary General Per Westling, of the "SVEMO Race Administration System". In fact, already from 2009, the Swedish Federation has progressively developed and improved this administration system based on a software endowed with a user interface adapted for smartphones and enabling each kind of economic transaction, including licences and calendar inscriptions (the software is already at disposal for the FMNs interested, contacting for further information Mr. Stefan Lang: stefan.lang@svemo.se).Even if it will be necessary
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Individual Speedway European Championship and European Pairs Speedway Championship Calendar Update

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  Despite best efforts made by FIM Europe and for reasons outside of their control, it is with great regret that the Ucraine Motorcycling Federation has had to cancel two events:- the round of Individual Speedway European Championship that was scheduled to be held at Rivne 15-16 May 2015 - the round of European Pairs Speedway Championship that was scheduled to be held in Chervonograd 24-25 April 2015. The updated calendars have now been changed to the following:  
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