FIM announces electric racing series

Four rounds announced, more expected to be announced

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Nov. 19, 2009
The International Motorcycling Federation announced a new championship for electric motorcycles.

The FIM, as the governing body of motorcycle sport, must take into account current environmental problems, says Vito Ippolito, president of the FIM. This is why, in the framework of our agreement with the United Nations Environmental Programme, we put in place every year initiatives aimed at making the motorcycle world aware and reminding us of our duties towards our planet. With the same goal and in order to promote new energies, the FIM is pleased about and proud of the creation of the FIM e-Power International Championship that will be managed by the Road Racing Commission (CCR). We hope to gather many teams around this project in preparation for the future of our sport.

Ron Barber, riding an AGNI X101 won the 2009 TTXGP Pro electric race at the Isle of Man.The first e-Power International Championship will be held during the rounds of four other FIM-sanctioned competitions in 2010, with additional rounds expected to be added.

The CCR is enthusiastic to support this new championship, says Claude Danis, president of the CCR. We have already seen the interest of the organizers who, like us, are concerned about environmental issues and who want to be involved in competitions using new energy for the benefit of the motorcycle racing of tomorrow. Details on the organization of this championship will be announced in the coming weeks and other dates should be added to the 2010 provisional calendar.

The provisional 2010 FIM e-Power International Championship calendar includes the following four events:

  • April 18, 2010 Le Mans 24Hours Le Mans, France
  • Date TBA Albacete 8 Hours Albacete, Spain
  • September 12, 2010 Bol dOr Nevers-Magny Cours, France
  • November 14, 2010 Doha 8 Hours Doha, Qatar (to be confirmed)