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UEM Management Council Meeting in Copenhagen

aboutuemThe UEM Management Council met on the 26th of November 2011 in Copenhagen for an analysis of the just concluded sporting season and to define a plan of the next year activities.

The 2012 Sporting Calendar was defined (here attached) and some changes were brought to the sporting rules:

  • All European Championships and Cups will be ‘open’, ie available also for riders from other continents;
  • To be considered as such a European Championship, with the only exception of the Road Racing European Championship, should be held in at least three rounds;
  • One class, in order to be considered as valid for the assignment of points valid for the rankings of the championship, should register the participation of at least five riders;
  • The subdivision in four areas of the Motocross European Championship in the 65cc. and 85cc. classes was confirmed and the final will be held in Great Britain on a date to be defined together with Youthstream;
  • The new class 125 cc. 2 stroke for under 21 years old riders with national licence was introduced in the Enduro European Championship. The initial proposal was under 18, but It could have excluded riders from countries where the driving licence age limit is higher than 18 years;
  • The Motocross of European Nations could be reserved from 2013 only to junior riders and could be held not anymore at the end of the season, but in Spring. The proposal will be discussed together with Youthstream;
  • From 2013 the participation to all European Championships will be reserved to only those riders with a UEM licence and not anymore to those with FIM licence;
  • Some corrections were made to the composition of some Commissions;
  • It was considered the possibility to re-start the Hill Climbing European Championship with a different promoter than the past editions and to start a Road Racing European Championship for TTXGP electrical bikes. A final decision will be taken by the end of December.

The Management Council defined also the 2012 calendar for some non-sporting initiatives:

  • The Mototouring Twinning Misano-Assen, to be held in occasion of the rounds of the Superbike World Championship in 2012 and 2013;
  • The Motorcycling Senior Activity Project;
  • The motorcycling participation to the historical and cultural programme of the Portuguese city of Guimares, which has been declared “2012 European Culture Capital”;
  • The second edition of the Emergency Sports Medicine Course for UEM Event Physicians;
  • The prosecution of the Triennal UEM Touring Project;
  • The preparation of a new improved website, easier to consult and find news.

The 2012 budget was also analysed, but it was not defined as there are still several undergoing discussions with potential partners. It was decided the study of a strategic plan, which should define the next UEM goals and eventual proposals to modify the Statutes more in line with the FIM ones.

(UEM Press Release nr 150/2011)