The FIM’s Women in Motorcycling Commission have announced their fourth training camp, ahead of the biggest year yet for the program, designed to bring more women into the sport. The launch event of 2015 will be a training camp at Almeria organised with BMW Motorrad and Bike Promotion.
With camps last year at Almeria, Albecete and Brno, the results of a race held at the end of the Czech camp was a surprise for everyone according to commission director Nita Korhonen.
“There were only women on the podium, so of course it was nice to see that. Now our aim with Bike Promotion is to invest more in these races during the camp so that we can see the pace and level of the girls. This will also make it easier for us to get them into the competitions, when we have some lap times to show.”
2015 will see more than training camps, however, with the launch of the Women's European Cup. Set to run alongside Pata European Junior Cup in the World Superbike paddock, the series will allow women to score points in both series and hopefully act as a showpiece.
“The début of the Women´s European Cup is absolutely brilliant as we want to see women competing with the men. At the same time we are considering the merits of organising a women only cup or series and trying to find ways to satisfy as many female riders as possible. The fact that in 2015 there will be Ana Carrasco competing again in the Moto3 category in the MotoGP series is fantastic news and shows that women can make their way to the top level of this sport.”
Riders interested in the Almeria event can book now by clicking here.