News 28 Nov 2009

EWC: FIM Endurance calendar and new Superpole format released


The Road Racing Commission after the biennial meetings which took place in Spain, published the main decisions and modifications as well as the 2010 Qtel FIM Endurance provisional calendar.

Five rounds are to be held next season:
Saturday and Sunday, 17th -18th of April 24 Hours of Le Mans France
Saturday, the 22nd of May 8 Hours of Albacete Spain
Sunday the 25th of July 8 Hours of Suzuka Japan (only Formula EWC)
Saturday and Sunday, 11th -12th of September Bol d’Or (24 hours) France (Magny-Cours)
Saturday, the 13th of November 8 Hours of Doha Qatar

Several changes were made to the Sporting and Technical regulations. The Superpole will be organised under the current format of the FIM World Superbike Superpole, with one set of tyres only. The minimum weight of the race bikes will be slightly increased and the noise level of the Formula EWC motorcycles will be reduced to 105 dB/A, with a 4 dB/A tolerance after the race.

The 2010 rules will be soon available on the FIM website at

Races of the new FIM e-Power International Championship will take place at the opening of the Endurance world championship rounds at Le Mans, Albacete, in Magny-Cours for Bol d’Or and in Doha.

The last round in Qatar is yet to be confirmed.