FIM Announces Race Direction For MotoGP and World Superbikes

With the 2013 motorcycle racing season about to kick off just a few hours from now, with World Superbikes about to take to the track at Phillip Island, Dorna and the FIM had a few official appointments to confirm before the season starts. Today, the FIM officially announced all of the people in charge of both MotoGP and WSBK. MotoGP's Race Direction sees two changes, with Franco Uncini promoted to FIM Safety Officer, and Loris Capirossi joining Race Direction as the riders' representative. Danny Aldridge has been confirmed as Technical Director, after taking over in the role from Mike Webb last year. In the WSBK paddock, Gregorio Lavilla joins Race Direction as Dorna Representative

Below are the press releases from the FIM announcing the changes:


FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Decision of the Permanent Bureau

The Permanent Bureau of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, comprising of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports, met on 20 February 2013, in order to designate the following composition of the 2013 FIM Grand Prix Race Direction:

1 – IRTA representative and Race Director: Michael Webb
2 - FIM Safety Officer & FIM Representative: Franco Uncini
3 – Dorna Representative: Javier Alonso
4 – Riders’ Representative: Loris Capirossi

Furthermore, the GP Permanent Bureau also confirmed Mr Dany Aldridge as Technical Director.


FIM Superbike World Championship

Decision of the Permanent Bureau

The Permanent Bureau of the FIM Superbike World Championship, comprising of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna WSBK Chief Executive Officer, met on 20/02/2013, in order to nominate the following permanent officials for the 2013 FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup:

1 - Race Director: Gian Franco Carloia

2 - FIM Safety Officer: Igor Eskinja

3 - Starter: Giulio Bardi

4 - Medical Director: Ruggero Mattioli

5 - Technical Director: Steve Whitelock

6 - Race Direction Committee:
- FIM Representative: Igor Eskinja
- Dorna WSBK Representative: Gregorio Lavilla
- SBK Teams Representative: Giulio Bardi


With the 2013 motorcycle racing season about to kick off just a few hours from now, with World Superbikes about to take to the track at Phillip Island, Dorna and the FIM had a few official appointments to confirm before the season starts. Today, the FIM officially announced all of the people in charge of both MotoGP and WSBK. MotoGP's Race Direction sees two changes, with Franco Uncini promoted to FIM Safety Officer, and Loris Capirossi joining Race Direction as the riders' representative. Danny Aldridge has been confirmed as Technical Director, after taking over in the role from Mike Webb last year. In the WSBK paddock, Gregorio Lavilla joins Race Direction as Dorna RepresentativeBelow are the press releases from the FIM announcing the changes:FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand PrixDecision of the Permanent BureauThe Permanent Bureau of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, comprising of Messrs Vito Ippolito, FIM President, and Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Sports, met on 20 February 2013, in order to designate the following composition of the 2013 FIM Grand Prix Race Direction:

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