Manufacturers of Additional Protective Devices meet in Prague

By |2018-06-01T00:06:01+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: OFF BEAT NEWS|Tags: |

EUROPE. The Track Racing and the Technical Commissions of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) met manufacturers of Additional Protective Devices (APDs) in Prague last Saturday (26 June 2018), on the occasion of the 2018 FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship event held in the Czech Republic.

The purpose of the meeting, organised in the framework of the FIM Racing Homologation Programme (FRHP) for safety products, was to discuss the updating of the current homologation system for Track Racing APDs, notably in terms of:

   • the homologation procedures (structure, documents and communication);
• visibility of homologated brands and models;
• possible random testing requirement by FIM;
• implementation of an official FIM identification system to facilitate tracking of the APDs.

Airfence, Champion Products, Liski, Mears Holdings Limited T/A Funtime, No Pain, Sidijk, SPM and The Awning Company were represented at the meeting.

Armando Castagna, Director of the FIM Track Racing Commission: “The meeting was very fruitful from the point of view of improving safety in motorsport. All the APD Manufacturers were very helpful during the meeting, providing advice and making suggestions for the future. I would like to say thank you to all of them.”

Diego Parigi, Liski Manager Director: “The meeting was really interesting. In particular, we were offered the opportunity to better appreciate the exigencies of the riders and visit the track with the existing barrier solutions. It was also interesting to exchange different experiences among the Manufactures.”

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