Update on FIM helmet homologation

2019-02-08 10:16
Important update on FIM helmet homologation
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul
Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) & Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), and the SBK Commission
composed of Messrs. Gregorio Lavilla (Dorna, Chairman), Franck Vayssié (FIM) & Takanao
Tsubouchi (MSMA), in electronic meetings held on 5 February 2019 have decided to make use of
FIM homologated helmets by riders in all Grand Prix and WorldSBK Championships mandatory
from 3 June 2019 rather than from the first events of the 2019 season as announced earlier.
This decision is due to the large number of late requests for FIM racing homologation received
from circuit racing helmet manufacturers since the beginning of the year and allows time for
the helmets to be tested in the laboratory.
This means that until 2 June 2019, Grand Prix and WorldSBK will allow the use of ECE, Snell,
JIS and FRHPhe-01 helmets (see table below).
Starting from the first Circuit Racing 2020 event, the use of FIM homologated helmets will be
mandatory without exception for all Circuit Racing disciplines (see table below). Many events
have privateer riders, so helmet manufacturers are solicited to find ways of providing them
with helmets through retail outlets or other channels.
No assurance is given that a helmet will be homologated for the 2019 season unless it reaches
the laboratory, with the necessary paperwork approved, before the end of February.
www.frhp.org is being updated daily with the listings of homologated helmets and helmets
under testing.
The timeline and the thresholds concerning the second phase of the FIM Racing Homologation
Programme for helmets (FRHPhe-02) are put on hold until the next meeting with helmet
manufacturers is organised, tentatively mid-2019.
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About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)
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 Environmental Code in 1994.
Discipline Allowed helmet standards
From the first 2019
event to 2 June
From 3 June 2019
to the end of the
2019 season
From first 2020
FIM Grand Prix (MotoGP,
Moto 2 and Moto3) World
Championship ECE, Snell, JIS or
FRHPhe-01 FRHPhe-01
FIM Superbike World
FIM MotoE World Cup
ECE, Snell, JIS or FRHPhe-01
FIM MotoGP Rookies Cup
FIM Moto3 Junior World
FIM Supersport World
FIM Supersport 300 World
FIM Endurance World
FIM Endurance World Cup
FIM Sidecar World
FIM Land Speed World

Source: Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup

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