FIM Organizing More Road Racing Camps for Women

01/27/2014 @ 1:38 pm, by Aakash Desai7 COMMENTS


Attention female readers, if you can spare €500 ($683 USD), and can manage to pay your way to Spain’s Almeria circuit, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), together with its Women’s Commission (CFM), wants to provide you training for road racing motorcycles.

In partnership with BMW Motorrad and Bike Promotion, there will be a series of training camps will run from February 17th through the 19th  — with 3 total days of instruction, training, track sessions and workshops. Hotel accommodations, meals, tires, fuel, etc included. Participants will ride BMW’s S 1000 RR during the event.

Instruction will be provided by “experienced road racing trainers” and there will be active scouting to detect “future Road Racing Champions.”

All in all, this actually looks like a pretty solid deal for talented female riders who want a chance at improving their skills and expanding their talent beyond casual trackdays or amateur racing.

Although buying airfare tickets on such short notice may mean that your travel expenses will far eclipse the cost of the training, the overall package and the chance to be scouted may outweigh the costs for a few of you out there.

Last year, the first time the camps were held, Shelina Moreda did a fantastic overview and personal account of her experience at the camp. So, if any female A&R readers do sign up for this year’s camp, let us know. We would like it if you could take pictures and video of the event for a future article.

Source: FIM; Photo: © 2013 David Clares — All Rights Reserved

  • L2C

    You go girls! ;-)

  • paulus

    Wow. Euro 500 for 3 days track time, hotel, bike, tyres, fuel and training…. a good deal

  • sideswipe

    BMW Racing: We came, we saw, we didn’t stick around long enough to conquer.

  • sideswipe

    oops. comment submitted in in wrong post.

  • Norm G.

    re: “Although buying airfare tickets on such short notice may mean that your travel expenses will far eclipse the cost of the training”

    nothing like leaving it till the last eh boys…?

  • Norm G.

    re: “oops. comment submitted in in wrong post.”

    no worries, sometimes if you’re clever enough and form the right comment…? you CAN post it simultaneously in different threads. kill 2 birds with 1 stone this.

  • vanduc996

    I’m very glad to see the FIM doing this, and I hope there’s a lot more effort on their part to get women involved in the sport.
    Being a guy I admit that I don’t mind seeing brolly girls etc. at races but realistically that’s a holdout from a bygone era and I would much prefer to see women on the bikes competing than holding brollies.