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Jul 29, 2016

FIM Meets With Manufacturers To Develop New Test Standard, Improve Helmet Safety

Helmet manufacturers met with FIM officials during the German GP at Sachsenring. Photo courtesy of FIM.

- FIM meets helmet manufacturers -

Representatives of the International Technical Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the FIM Institute, MotoGP™ promoter Dorna, the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association) and IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) met the helmet manufacturers (Arai, AGV, HJC, LS2, Nolan Group, Schuberth, Shark, Shoei, Suomy/Kyt) and Confindustria Ancma (Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori) at the Sachsenring circuit (Germany) on Saturday July 16, 2016.

The FIM Helmet Certification Programme (FHCP) was presented in detail. The aim of the Programme is to improve riders’ head protection and to respond to the need for a more objective evaluation of the safety performance of protective helmet systems for racing.

The FHCP is being established, with the collaboration of the helmet manufacturers, in order to define a new test standard that goes above and beyond existing ones (e.g. UN ECE 22.05, Snell M2015, JIS T8133).

Technical content and application procedures were proposed and discussed with the representatives. The group reached a basis for cooperative dialogue for the future, aiming at a common understanding.

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

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