Team Long Track World Championship

The FIM Team Long Track World Championship is an annual long track motorcycle racing event since 2007 organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).[1] The championship has been won by Germany eight times.[2][3]

Team Long Track World Championship
SportLong track motorcycle racing
Founded2007
No. of teams7 national teams
ContinentWorld
Most recent
champion(s)
 France
Most titles Germany (8 times)

The 2020 Championships in Morizès, France and the 2021 Championships in Roden, Netherlands were both cancelled, due to the issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5]

RulesEdit

Team compositionEdit

The 6 competing teams shall each consist of 4 riders: 3 riders having programmed rides and the fourth rider being a team reserve rider, as follows:

  • Team A: 1, 2, 3, 19
  • Team B: 4, 5, 6, 20
  • Team C: 7, 8, 9, 21
  • Team D: 10, 11, 12, 22
  • Team E: 13, 14, 15, 23
  • Team F: 16, 17, 18, 24

The team reserve rider may take the place of any programmed rider, at any time, within the maximum number of permitted heats (5 + 1 Final heat). The riders of each team must have the same nationality as the national federation which has nominated them.

Race formatEdit

Race format
Gate A
(inside)
B
 
C
 
D
 
E
 
F
(outside)
Heat No Riders starting No
1 1 4 2 5 3 6
2 7 10 8 11 9 12
3 13 16 14 17 15 18
4 16 1 17 2 18 3
5 10 13 11 14 12 15
6 4 7 5 8 6 9
7 8 14 9 15 7 13
8 5 17 6 18 4 16
9 2 11 3 12 1 10
10 11 5 12 6 10 4
11 14 2 15 3 13 1
12 17 8 18 9 16 7
13 12 18 10 16 11 17
14 9 3 7 1 8 2
15 6 15 4 13 5 14

Two teams meet in each heat. Heats will consist of 4 laps. The starting positions draw for each team will be balloted by the CCP.

Heats 1 to 15 are called Qualifying Heats and must be conducted according to the following schedule of heats (like in the table).

After heat 15 there will be an intermediate classification to decide the teams in the Final heats (C, B and A). The points scored in the first 15 heats do not count towards the final classification. There will be three Final heats:

  • an A Final for the first and second placed points scoring teams,
  • a B Final for the third and fourth placed points scoring teams and
  • a C Final for the fifth and sixth placed teams in the intermediate classification.

Points scored in the Final heats by each single rider of a Team will be added to determine the first and second Team of that Final. Start positions for the teams will be balloted for the Finals with two possibilities for position:

  • one, three, five or
  • two, four, six.

PrizeEdit

Placing Final
1st 7,500 CHF
2nd 6,500 CHF
3rd 5,500 CHF
4th 5,000 CHF
5th 4,500 CHF
6th 4,000 CHF
Total 33,000 CHF

Travel expenses, as well as long distance and ferry costs are included in the scale of expense reimbursement for each Championship meeting. All amounts indicated in the scale of reimbursement are shown in Swiss franc and are net amounts. All amounts can only be paid to the teams in Euro, Swiss franc, United States dollar or Pound sterling.

Previous winnersEdit

Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2007   Morizès   Germany (51 pts + 1st)   Great Britain (44 pts + 2nd)   France (39 pts + 1st)
2008   Werlte   Germany (55 pts + 1st)   Netherlands (45 pts + 2nd)   Great Britain (40 pts + 1st)
2009   Eenrum   Germany (47 pts + 1st)   Netherlands (46 pts + 2nd)   France (38 pts + 1st)
2010   Morizès   Germany (49 pts + 1st)   France (47 pts + 2nd)   Netherlands (42 pts + 1st)
2011   Scheeßel   Germany (56 pts + 1st)   Netherlands (38 pts + 2nd)   Great Britain (36 pts + 1st)
2012   St. Macaire   Germany (48 pts + 1st)   Great Britain (51 pts + 2nd)   France (42 pts + 1st)
2013   Folkestone   Netherlands (65 pts)   France (63 pts)   Great Britain (49 pts)
2014   Forssa   Germany (45 pts + 1st)   Netherlands (41 pts + 2nd)   France (41 pts + 1st)
2015   Mühldorf   Great Britain (42 pts + 1st)   Germany (41 pts + 2nd)   Finland (41 pts + 1st)
2016   Marianske Lazne   Netherlands (46 pts)   Germany (44 pts)   Czech Republic (42 pts)
2017   Roden   Germany (61 pts)   France (54 pts)   Netherlands (49 pts)
2018   Morizes   France (54 pts)   Great Britain (46 pts)   Germany (38 pts)
2019   Vechta   France (64 pts)   Germany (59 pts)   Czech Republic (54 pts)
2020   Morizès cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021   Roden cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022  

ClassificationEdit

Rider First Second Third Podium
  Germany 8 3 1 12
  Netherlands 2 4 2 8
  France 2 3 4 9
  Great Britain 1 3 3 7
  Czech Republic 0 0 2 2
  Finland 0 0 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Long Track Championship". Edinburgh Speedway. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  2. ^ "World Longtrack Championship". GrasstrackGB. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Home | FIM".
  4. ^ "2020 FIM LONG TRACK OF NATIONS CANCELLED!". Eis Speedway. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  5. ^ "FIM LONG TRACK OF NATIONS 2021 CANCELLED". FIM. Retrieved 2 August 2021.