FIM Women’s European Cup racing series for women racers announced and added as WSBK’s European-leg support event.
Ladies, suit up! World governing body for motorcycle racing, FIM, recently announced the formation of a new ladies-only racing series called the FIM Women’s European Cup.
The new series for lady racers has been added into the European Junior Cup (EJC) series calendar, and both will run alongside the World Superbikes Championship (WSBK) as a support event.
The FIM Women’s European Cup will run alongside the EJC series as a separate class on its own. Sparing Europe’s speedy young lady racers from choosing between it and EJC, competitors in the FIM Women’s European Cup will score points in both series as well.
Running as part of the EJC series, which is now known commercially as the PATA European Junior cup, the FIM Women’s European Cup is set to become one of Europe’s premier talent grooming grounds for future champions together with its principal the PATA European Junior Cup.
The FIM Women’s European Cup will open its grid exclusively to ladies between the ages of 14 and 23 years old. With its formation, Europe’s finest lady racers are set to show off their mettle against the boys very soon.
If it grows to be successful, it is hoped that the series will inspire the formation of a Asian-leg as well.
Source: WorldSBK via Asphaltandrubber