Endurance FIM World Championship

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FIM Endurance World Championship
Endurance World Championship Logo.png
The official Endurance World Championship logo
Sport Motorcycle sport
Founded 1975
Country International
Most recent champion(s) France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 1 (Team)
Anthony Delhalle (Rider)
Suzuki (Manufacturer)

Endurance World Championship is the premier worldwide endurance motorcycle racing championship. The championship season consists of a series of races held on permanent racing facilities. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for teams and one for manufacturers.

The championship was founded in 1980 as the FIM Endurance Cup. Initially it was made up of four races, Thruxton, Montjuich, Warsage and the Bol d'Or.

In 1976 the FIM Endurance Cup became the European Championship and in 1980 a World Championship. During the 1980s the Endurance World Championship calendar numbered up to ten events. The championship's popularity gradually declined and the calendar was gradually reduced to just the four races. in 1989 and 1990 the Championship went back to a World Cup status, as the number of events required by the FIM Sporting Code was not reached.

The four races are referred as "the classics" and they are, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Liège (held in Spa-Francorchamps), 8 Hours Of Suzuka, and the Bol d'Or (held on Paul Ricard until 1999, and Magny-Cours since then).

Up until 2000 the championship was awarded to the individual rider with the most points, in 2001, the rule changed and the championship is awarded to teams.

World Champions[edit]

Year Rider Manufacturer
1980 France Marc Fontan
France Hervé Moineau
Honda
1981 France Jean Lafond
France Raymond Roche
Kawasaki
1982 France Jean-Claude Chemarin
Switzerland Jacques Cornu
Kawasaki
1983 Belgium Richard Hubin
France Hervé Moineau
Suzuki
1984 France Gerard Coudray
France Patrick Igoa
Honda
1985 France Gerard Coudray
France Patrick Igoa
Honda
1986 France Patrick Igoa Honda
1987 France Hervé Moineau
France Bruno Le Bihan
Suzuki
1988 France Hervé Moineau
France Thierry Crine
Suzuki
1989 France Alex Vieira Honda
1990 France Alex Vieira Honda
1991 France Alex Vieira Kawasaki
1992 United Kingdom Terry Rymer
United Kingdom Carl Fogarty
Kawasaki
1993 United States Doug Toland Kawasaki
1994 France Adrien Morillas Kawasaki
1995 Belgium Stéphane Mertens
France Jean-Michel Mattioli
Honda
1996 United Kingdom Brian Morrison Kawasaki
1997 Australia Peter Goddard
United States Doug Polen
Suzuki
1998 United States Doug Polen
France Christian Lavieille
Honda
1999 United Kingdom Terry Rymer
France Jéhan d'Orgeix
Suzuki
2000 Sweden Peter Lindén
Australia Warwick Nowland
Suzuki
Year Team Manufacturer
2001 Belgium Wim Motors Racing Honda
2002 China Zongshen 2 Suzuki
2003 United Kingdom Suzuki GB - Phase One Suzuki
2004 France Yamaha GMT 94 Yamaha
2005 France Suzuki Castrol Team Suzuki
2006 France Suzuki Castrol Team Suzuki
2007 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 1 Suzuki
2008 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 1 Suzuki
2009 Austria Yamaha Austria Racing Team Yamaha
2010 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team 1 Suzuki
2011 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki
2012 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki
2013 France Suzuki Endurance Racing Team Suzuki
2014 France Yamaha Racing GMT 94 Michelin Yamaha
1980-1988 World Championship
1989-1990 World Cup
1991-2008 World Championship

Points system[edit]

For registered races of 6 hours or for registered races of 1000 km:[1]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

For registered races more than 6 hours to 12 hours, or for registered races of more than 1000 km to 1800 km:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 30 24 19 16 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 4 2 1

For registered races of more than 12 hours or for registered races of more than 1800 km:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 35 28 22 18 15 14 13 11 10 8 7 6 4 3 1
  • For teams, the points will be those gained in each race.
  • For Constructors, only the highest placed motorcycle of a Constructor will gain points, according to the position in the race.

2008-2010 calendar[edit]

2008-2010 Calendar[2]
No Date Round Circuit Race Winner
1/08 19-04-08  France Le Mans 24 Hours Du Mans SERT #2: William Costes, Barry Veneman, Guillaume Dietrich]]
2/08 10-05-08  Spain Albacete 6 Hours of Albacete SERT #1: Vincent Philippe, Matthieu Lagrive, Julien DaCosta]]
3/08 27-07-08  Japan Suzuka 8 Hours Of Suzuka Dream Honda Racing Team #11: R. Kiyonari, Carlos Checa
4/08 09-08-08  Germany Oschersleben 8 Hours of Oschersleben Kawasaki France #11: Julien Mazuecos, Ivan Silva, Erwan Nigon
5/08 13-09-08  France Magny-Cours 24 Hours Bol d'Or SERT #1: Vincent Philippe, Matthieu Lagrive, Julien DaCosta
6/08 08-11-08  Qatar Losail 8 Hours of Doha YART #7: Igor Jerman, Steve Martin, Steve Plater
1/09 18-04-09  France Le Mans 24 Hours Du Mans YART #7: Igor Jerman, Steve Martin, Gwen Giabbani
2/09 31-0-09  Germany Oschersleben 8 Hours of Oschersleben YART #7: Igor Jerman, Steve Martin, Gwen Giabbani
3/09 04-07-09  Spain Albacete 8 Hours of Albacete YART #7: Igor Jerman, Steve Martin, Gwen Giabbani
4/09 26-07-09  Japan Suzuka 8 Hours Of Suzuka Yoshimura Suzuki #12: D.Sakai, K. Tokudome, N. Aoki
5/09 13-09-09  France Magny-Cours 24 Hours Bol d'Or SERT #1: Vincent Philippe, Olivier Four, Freddy Foray
6/09 14-11-09  Qatar Losail 8 Hours of Doha YART #7: Igor Jerman, Steve Martin, Gwen Giabbani
1/10 18-04-10  France Le Mans 24 Hours Du Mans
2/10 22-05-10  Spain Albacete 8 Hours of Albacete
3/10 25-07-10  Japan Suzuka 8 Hours Of Suzuka
4/10 12-09-10  France Magny-Cours 24 Hours Bol d'Or
5/10 13-11-10  Qatar Losail 8 Hours of Doha

2008 Classes and Specifications[edit]

motorcycles must be based on road going models with a valid FIM homologation[3]

Formula EWC[edit]

Displacement

The displacement capacities must remain at the homologated size. Modifying the bore and stroke to reach class limits is not allowed.

Minimum Weights

For Three and Four cylinders up to 1000 cc:

  • 165 kg: for races not taking place partly at night.
  • 170 kg: for races taking place partly at night.

For Two cylinders up to 1200 cc:

  • 170 kg: for races not taking place partly at the night.
  • 175 kg: for races taking place partly at night.

Superstock[edit]

Displacement

The displacement capacities must remain at the homologated size. Modifying the bore and stroke to reach class limits is not allowed.

Minimum Weights

The FIM decides the minimum weight value for a homologated model as sold to the public by determining its dry weight. The dry weight of a homologated motorcycle is defined as the total weight of the empty motorcycle as produced by the manufacturer (after removal of fuel, vehicle number plate, tools and main stand when fitted). To confirm the dry weight a minimum of three (3) motorcycles are weighed and compared. The result is rounded off to the nearest digit.

The minimum weight for motorcycles will be:

  • Dry weight minus 12 kg for races not taking place partly at night.
  • Dry weight minus 9 kg for races taking place partly at night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Racing World Championship Endurance Regulations" (PDF). fim.ch. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Calendrier - Endurance World Championship". fim.ch. Retrieved 2008-01-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Technical Regulations" (PDF). fim.ch. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 

External links[edit]

  • fimendurance.com Official website, not updated since the end of 2008
  • Race24.com Unofficial website, covering the championship since 1999. Archive of official site between 2005 and 2006
  • Race Corporation Unofficial website, covering the Championship since 2000