09 February 2024
Sylvain Guintoli won’t be short of “positive energy” when he races for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in the FIM Endurance World Championship in 2024.
The Frenchman has joined the Belgian squad from Yoshimura SERT Motul for the four-round EWC, which consists of two 24-hour counters and two featuring eight hours of action.
He will combine his EWC role with his job as a test rider for BMW’s FIM Superbike World Championship attack.
And following four days of testing in Portugal and Spain, Guintoli said: “Four days of testing allowed me to discover the BMW M1000RR and the BMW team. A positive first contact, an excellent feeling and energy on this new project and already a development work in full swing.”
21 February 2024
Marking its 120th anniversary in 2024, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has released a unique film documenting its 12 decades in existence and its ground-breaking advances in the world of motorcycling.They extend far beyond competition into areas as diverse as safety, technology, the environment, sustainability and inclusivity, according to the FIM Endurance World Championship’s governing body.Presented by Swiss actress and model Lauriane Gilliéron who wears period-appropriate clothes in each of the six scenes, FIM 120 Years was premiered at the weekend’s 2024 FIM Commissions Conference in Lyon, France, to rapturous audience applause. Illustrated with superb period photographs and rare vintage video, in a little more than eight minutes it documents 120 of progress, achievements and passion.Click HERE for more information and click HERE to watch FIM 120 Years.
20 February 2024
Wójcik Racing Team has added to its FIM Endurance World Championship line-up with the addition of Hungarian rider Bálint Kovács.The 22-year-old will join forces with Polish trio Kamil Krzemień, Jurand Kuśmierczyk and Artur Wielebski as the reserve rider on the #77 Wójcik Racing Team Honda for the three European-based rounds.Kovács is no stranger to Wójcik Racing Team having raced for the squad in the 24 Heures Motos in 2021 and in the inaugural 24H SPA EWC Motos the following season, where he helped the team finish in fifth position.As well as his EWC commitments, Kovács will contest the Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft for the BCC Alpha van Zon BMW team.Photo: Facebook.com/bikebalint
19 February 2024
Riders from the FIM Endurance World Championship will take centre stage in Le Mans on Wednesday 17 April when a traditional activity building up to the 24 Heures Motos returns to the schedule.For the first time since 2019, the Place des Jacobins du Mans will host a feast of activities and attractions designed to give a flavour of what fans planning to attend the 47th edition of the 24 Heures Motos from 18-21 April can expect.Through the efforts of event organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, fans will get the opportunity to meet the EWC stars contesting the season-opening race, get up close to Formula EWC and Superstock machinery, savour an official presentation of the competing teams, view the winners’ trophy and purchase merchandise and tickets. Fans will also be able to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat from numerous refreshment stalls.