Following the decision of the Superbike commission to change duties of Superbike Race Direction and FIM Stewards panel, the FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization announce the new Superbike Race Direction structure.
Tamara Matko has been appointed FIM WorldSBK Safety Officer & Chairman of race direction and Gerry Bryce as FIM WorldSBK permanent Steward.
Race Direction will continue to be primarily responsible for the efficient and safe running of events.
The composition of Superbike Race Direction will be as follows with three members; Tamara Matko Chairman of Race Direction and FIM WorldSBK Officer, Gianfranco Carloia (Race Director) and Stefano Carloia (Dorna WorldSBK representative).
The Stewards panel will be comprised of three members; Gerry Bryce (FIM WorldSBK Permanent Stew-ard) Tamara Matko (Representative of Race Direction) and one other member, appointed by rotation by the FIM CCR. Gerry Bryce will be responsible for coordinating the Stewards activities, maintaining records and communicating decisions.
All issues and actions requiring further analysis, including any incidences of dangerous riding, will be reviewed by the FIM WorldSBK Stewards panel, who will exclusively be responsible for issuing sanc-tions and penalties for those matters. The FIM Stewards panel will also be responsible for hearing appeals and receiving protests.
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The FIM (Fédération 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 111 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 Envi-ronmental Code in 1994.