FIM ASIA On Road Commission
FIM ASIA ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
The objectives of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship are as follows :
• To groom and prepare Asian riders to participate in world championship series.
• To act as a stepping stone for Asian national champions to expand their horizons before progressing to the international arena.
• To act as a link between the various Asian national championships and the higher levels of racing, such as the world championship series. Asian riders can graduate to the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship after their respective national championships.
• To provide a highly competitive racing environment that complies with the international rules and regulations set by the FIM.
• To improve the standard of motor racing throughout the Asian region, especially since many Asian countries are still developing in this discipline and the potential champions is very vast.
• To promote the sport of motor racing throughout the Asian region.
Since the championship inception in 1996, it has made tremendous in roads in achieving its objectives. Today, the starting grid of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship is truly international with as many as 115 countries representing the championship in its 3 race categories (SuperSports 600cc, GP125cc and Underbone 125cc). With the high number of countries represented in the championship, it is now truly the Asian GP.
Over the years, the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship has achieved the following :
• Increased interest and awareness of motorsports in countries where motorsports are not the main focus, for example, China.
• Allowed Asian riders to excel in racing motorcycles that are closer in power and characteristics as those used in the international arena. This will eventually allow Asian riders to make faster and smoother transitions into the World Grand Prix and the World Superbike Championships.
• Acted as a benchmark for countries to measure their progress in motorsports, and from there, to develop concise and effective rider development programmes to improve the national standard of motor racing.
Improved the standard of motor racing in many Asian countries. The increasing participation of professional teams that comprise of riders from different nationalities has resulted in new riders coming to the fore in all race categories.
FIM ASIA Off-road Sporting Commission – Motocross , Supercross , Supermoto and Enduro
FIM ASIAN MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The FIM Asian Motocross scene has been around for more than a decade. Upon the formation of the FIM Continental Unions (CONU), the FIM Asian Motocross (MX)/Supercross (SX) Championships is now one of the flagship events of the FIM Asia Motocross and Enduro Commission.
Recent developments within the sport include the international collaboration of the FIM Asia Motocross and Enduro Commission, the FIM, and the Motorcycle Federation of Japan (MFJ). Through this collaboration, the championship was able to secure several motocross machines from Japanese manufacturers to be used for all rounds of the FIM Asian Continental Motocross Championship events. Contracted riders composing of 10 national champions used these machines in the FIM Asian Continental Motocross Championship. The FMN 抯 of contracted riders are from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Langka, , Mongolia , Guam , Vladivostock , Singapore and Thailand.
The objectives of the FIM Asian Motocross / Supermoto Championship are as follows :
1. To enhance and develop the event for the Asian CONU in Motocross , Suoermoto and Enduro discipline and to have events that achieves coordination and popularity among the different host organizers and the FMN.
2. To develop the Asian talent and to use the FIM Asian Motocross Championship as a stepping stone to the FIM Motocross World Championship Series and the FIM / Inter CONU Supermoto Enduro Championship events.
3. To maximize the promotional values of the sport and to use the championship as a vehicle to promote closer ties for future events in the Asian region amongst the different FMN countries involved in the FIM and FIM Asia. To discover new countries willing to host the Championship and to develop the sport locally.
4. To formulate Asia 抯 own CONU rules and regulations to suit the conditions in Asia and to develop the Asian Racing license, valid in the CONU for Asia.
5. To organize an inter-continental CONU event, in line with FIM policies.
6. To have OFF RIAD schools in all countries where the FIM Asian Championship Series is held.
The objectives of the FIM Asian Motocross Championship are as follows:
1. Motocross and Supercross events has the highest level of thrills and spills that appeals to a wide range of spectators (35,000 spectators in some events) and sponsors. Over the past racing season, the FIM Asian Motocross Championship Series was globally broadcast to over 1.7 billion audiences through Star TV and ESPN.
2. The FIM Asian Motocross Championship Series has a complete cast of contracted riders made up of national champions from selected Asian countries.
3. Numerous motocross racing schools and clinics has been established and will continue to be established to hone the skills and expertise of Asian riders.