FIM Secures Control of Spanish Road Racing Championship

September 17, 2013

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has secured operational control of the CEV Repsol (Spanish Road Racing Championship), stuff a MotoGP feeder series with the event being officially upgraded to an international Series.

The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix has produced riders from MotoGP, for sale Moto2 and Moto3 including Marc Marquez, Scott Redding and Luis Salom – having all graduated from it.

The CEV Repsol had been run by the Spanish Motorcycle Federation – RFME. The move to the FIM is the obvious next step for the Dorna-run series, which will continue to be conducted in close cohesion with MotoGP in terms of rules and procedures, so that riders and teams alike can be fully prepared for the step up to the international stage. The Championship will be run on the current Grand Prix circuits in Spain and also on other circuits in Europe.

FIM President Vito Ippolito, said: “The upgrade of the Spanish Road Racing Championship is a very positive move, which will give it a better exposure at world level. Many good riders take part in this Championship and then join the Grand Prix World Championship classes and show an excellent riding level. The time has come to give an additional force to this championship by making it into a real international series.”

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, added: “I am very pleased about the new stage that awaits the CEV Repsol. That this championship is open internationally and now comes under the scope of the FIM means that all the work done in previous years has clearly helped to strengthen this championship and will ensure that it continues nurturing great riders that can make it into all three MotoGP World Championship categories.”