Is this the start of a true world supercross and world motocross series where all the top riders will battle each other all year long???M
otocross Strategic Committee – FIM, Youthstream and MSMA meet in Mies
A meeting between the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers’ Association (MSMA) – its representatives of the Japanese and European motorcycle industry Messrs Luigi Dall’Igna and Ampelio Macchi (Aprilia), Roger Harvey (Honda), Martino Bianchi and Pierluigi Zampieri (Husqvarna), Winfried Kerschhaggl (KTM), Sylvain Geboers (Suzuki), the FIM Motocross World Championships Promoter Youthstream – Mr Giuseppe Luongo – and FIM officials Messrs Wolfgang Srb, President of the CMS Commission, Jean-Pierre Mougin Chairman of the Steering Committee for reduction of the sound levels in Motocross and Enduro, Oriol Puig Bulto, President of the CTI, Charles Hennekam and Dirk De Neve – was held on 20 October at the FIM Headquarters in Mies (Switzerland).
Mr Mougin chaired the first part of the meeting which concerned the reduction of sound levels in Motocross and Enduro. He made a presentation and answered relevant questions of the representatives of the manufacturers on the “2 meter Max” sound testing method which would be implemented in the FIM MX1, MX2, MX3 and Women’s Motocross FIM World Championships, FIM Motocross of Nations and FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup as of 2010.
Mr Srb chaired the second part of the meeting which dealt with the technical development of the FIM Motocross and SuperMoto World Championships and measures to keep the sport affordable, in particular for young riders, which is a priority to the CMS.
Following the wish of FIM President Mr Vito Ippolito, to gather the top riders of the “AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship” and the FIM Motocross World Championships to participate in both Championships and with the tremendous success of the recent FIM Motocross of Nations, Mr Luongo presented his views on future development of the sport.
The FIM Motocross World Championships should start mid-May – after the end of the “AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship” – and finish by the end of October.
This FIM Motocross Championship would visit all continents and be run at venues with a top infrastructure. By doing so, it would be possible for riders and teams to enter both Championships, attract more sponsors, increase TV coverage, develop the sport even more and bring the best riders from both Championships to the fans worldwide.
YouthStream would start rolling out this project in 2011 and it would become fully operational in 2014. The next meeting of the Motocross Strategic Committee will be held at the beginning of the 2010 Motocross season.