The Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) reveal planned change of status for the Junior Hard Enduro world series in 2024 – new noise regulations and QR code licenses also in the pipeline.

The grand assembly of the FIM Board of Directors, gathered for its first major meeting of 2023 in the Lille Grand Palais, France ahead of the annual FIM Commissions Conference this week.

The group of suits gathering is not normally something Enduro21 gets too excited about obviously but the press info following the meeting contained a couple of nuggets we figured you might be interested in.

The occasion gives the board chance to address topics and issues in the world of bike sport including the ongoing situation in Ukraine, on which they again expressed solidarity with all those suffering as a result of the Russian invasion and they say, just like the recent International Olympic Committee ruling, things will continue as last year with regards Russian athletes and teams participating in FIM events.

New World Champions

In terms of sport though the meeting report mentions an upgrade to FIM World Championship status for the Hard Enduro Junior World Cup. As of 2024 the second tier series in the HEWC will also become a world championship meaning riders like Matty Green (above) will get a title upgrade for their efforts.

As a reminder, championships tend to acquire World Cup status when they are new, developing or still growing in terms of rider skills, numbers and teams etc. As that championship evolves and blossoms, so they tend to get the full world championship title they deserve.

One example would be the Women’s Enduro World Championship which in recent years upgraded from its former World Cup status.

So too now will all those Juniors (riders under 23) competing the Hard Enduro World Championship from next season.

The meeting minutes also talk and “reinforced efforts deployed by the FIM towards sound reduction by approving sound limits for most of the off-road disciplines as of 2024”. Enduro21 has no further information on this but will report it when we do.

This plus an analysis of the existing types of FIM licences for riders looking at harmonisation and simplification across championships, countries and even sports – a new format of the FIM official’s licences with a QR Code, was discussed they say.

Last of all and probably the least interesting (but if you’re reading this far then you might want the pub ammunition) a new FIM brand identity is coming. “Additional decisions were made in relation to the project presented by the communication agency entrusted with the creation of the new FIM brand identity, including the new FIM logo”.

There, discuss that lot with your pint.