30 November 2023
To mark one day to go until the winner of the inaugural FIM EWC Cares Trophy is revealed, FIMEWC.com is completing its overview of the actions taken by the three finalists in contention for the coveted FIM Endurance World Championship award.
A stalwart EWC entrant, the Kawasaki-powered outfit remains one of the championship’s leading independent teams and one with sustainability at its heart as the following demonstrates:
Charitable contributions: Team Bolliger Switzerland raised funds for the Allani Children’s Hospice by donating one Swiss franc for every lap completed in this year’s EWC. Following September’s Bol d’Or it made a donation of 1874 CHF to the centre.
Local sourcing and sustainability: Some 90 per cent of its food used to feed its riders and mechanics during EWC events is sourced from local businesses, which supports nearby communities and helps to reduce the team’s carbon footprint.
Environmental initiatives: Team Bolliger Switzerland has swapped disposable eating utensils in favour of reusable items. Its members also participate in an annual Clean Up Day around the local community.
Waste management: Waste separation and recycling at racetracks, with a focus on recycling PET bottles and upcycling materials like damaged leather suits, are key tasks undertaken by Team Bolliger Switzerland.
Team cohesion and community engagement: Team Bolliger Switzerland functions like a close-knit family, bonding over Swiss cultural activities and emphasising teamwork and volunteering.
FIM EWC Cares Trophy in short
The FIM EWC Cares Trophy, created by FIM Endurance World Championship promoter Warner Bros. Discovery Sports (WBD Sports), recognises the sustainable efforts of registered teams in all activities directly associated with their EWC participation.
It’s part of the EWC Cares programme, launched in 2022 as a key element of the global corporate social responsibility roadmap developed by WBD Sports and which received an Honourable Mention from motorcycle racing’s global governing body at the FIM Annual General Assembly last December.
The winner will be announced tomorrow (1 December) with the presentation made at the 2023 FIM Awards in Liverpool, UK on 2 December. Visit FIMEWC.com and follow the EWC on social media for updates.
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.