Drag Bike European Championship
New agreement for FIM Europe and DRE
Provisional Calendar 2022
FIM Europe and Drag Racing Europe AB, – “DRE”, have signed an agreement for the promotion of the 2022 FIM Europe Drag Bike European Championship. The agreement is the result of discussions between FIM Europe and the DRE management group formed by Keith Bartlett, Michael Gullqvist and Roger Lyrén. The intention is to run FIM Europe Drag Bike European Championship in a combined calendar with the FIA European Drag Racing Championship for cars.
“We are pleased to have been appointed as the new promoter for the FIM Europe Drag Bike European Championship. The promoter, Drag Racing Europe, will now be able to initiate the task to further develop the Championship, especially in key commercial areas. The goal is to create and increase the value and benefits for the teams and track promotors alike” said DRE Chairman Keith Bartlett.
Martin De Graaff, FIM Europe President
“FIM Europe is happy to announce the contract with this consortium. This agreement is important for the cooperation between the high-level organizations in the UK and the Scandinavian countries. After two very difficult years the riders and organizers are motivated to start again. After the long negotiations it’s time to start with this spectacular sport again. The combination with FIA races is traditional a good step for all spectators. We are looking forward to the start of the season”.
The FIM Europe Drag Bike European Championship is the pinnacle of the discipline in Europe. Competition takes place across four classes; Top Fuel Motorcycle, Super Twin Motorcycle, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Super Street Bike.
Drag Racing Europe AB is a consortium formed from the existing venues of the FIA European Drag Racing Championship, Santa Pod Raceway (TBR), Tierp Arena, Hockenheimring and the Finnish Hot Rod Association (FHRA), together with the FIA EDRC administrator, Speedgroup AB. The FIM Europe is a Continental Union, recognised by FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), that groups 46 National Federations (FMNs) and 6 Regional Motorcycling Associations together. FIM Europe owns the FIM sporting rights on continental championships, plus all commercial, marketing, video, and other rights.
2022 FIM Europe Drag Bike European Championship calendar:
26th-29th May, Great Britain, (Santa Pod Raceway)
16th-19th June, Sweden (Tierp Arena) TBC
30th June-3th July, Finland (Kauhava)
11th-14th August, Sweden (Tierp Arena) TBC
26-28 August, Germany (HockenheimRing)
8th-11th September, Great Britain (Santa Pod Raceway)