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FIA and FIM team up over safety

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#1 SophieB

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:30

The FIA and FIM are working together to improve safety in both four-wheel and two-wheel racing categories





Initial work includes the development of a new standard of paint to be used at circuits shared by cars and bikes, for use in marking out track limits, kerbs and runoff areas.

The paint is designed to work "consistently" in wet and dry conditions, which it is hoped will reduce "the potential for accidents due to a sudden loss of grip", and has been developed to a new standard to be visible in different conditions.

A joint release from the two bodies said the new measure would be the first step in collaborating "together on a range of research projects related to circuits and competitor safety devices". 




#2 Risil

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:42

I assumed they were already doing this but anyway, good to hear. I have a feeling there's lots more that needs to be coordinated, from repaving of circuits to working out what kind of run-off area both sets of competitors can live with. 

It's true that F1 and MotoGP don't share many tracks these days but it's rare to find a permanent circuit that is exclusively for the use of cars or the use of bikes.

#3 F1matt

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:09

There must be enough permanent race tracks for MotoGP and F1 to use without having to share, why does one track need all the major events, eg Silverstone has F1, MotoGP, and the WEC. Lets get the bikes back to Donnington, get the WEC to Brands, and let the F1 stay at Silverstone, each circuit gets a good revenue stream and the amenities local to the circuit all get a decent pay day for the respective event. They can taper the circuit to the event they are hosting instead of a compromise which drivers and riders complain. 


They should keep the FIA as far away from the bikes as possible or they will be introducing halos and sanitising thee sport beyond all recognition. 

#4 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:50

That would work if F1 was the only car racing series on Earth and MotoGP was the only bike racing series on Earth.

I doubt many circuits can afford to be exclusive to bikes or cars.