The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, better known to many simply as the Imola race track, has received approval by the FIM this week, and will be allowed to host FIM sanctioned events this year. This is good news for the Italian track, as it’s slated to play host for World Superbike testing June 28th-30th, and is hosting a WSBK race the week of September 26th, which would have caused a huge disruption in the WSBK schedule if the facility hadn’t gotten the organization’s rubber stamp.
The FIM’s Claude Danis toured the Italian track, and found no need for any adjustments, improvements, or immediate remedies to the course’s layout or safety structure. This made it relatively easy for Imola to pass Danis’ standards, and get the go-ahead to host the two WSBK stops this year. Of course when your track is the namesake of two very famous Italian men, one would expect Imola to get FIM approval fairly easily.