Mar 2024

2024 is going to be a historic year for the motorcycling world because, for the first time, the FIM will have a women’s world circuit championship, which will be held as part of the WSBK: the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship. So, on the occasion of International Women’s Day and so that you can get to know and prepare yourself for this exciting new format, we, at NG BRAKES, leave you 5 keys to understand and enjoy this championship.

1. It will be part of the WSBK championship

This new women’s category will be under the umbrella of the FIM Superbike World Championship. This means that the six rounds of the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship, whose acronym is WorldWCR, will be held within the framework of some of the WSBK rounds. Specifically, the calendar of this new championship will be:

  1. Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round, Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” – 14-16 June.
  2. Prosecco DOC UK Round, Donington Park: 12-14 July
  3. Pirelli Portuguese Round, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve: 9-11 August
  4. Hungarian Round, Balaton Park Circuit: 23-25 August
  5. Acerbis Italian Round, Cremona Circuit: 20-22 September
  6. Prometeon Spanish Round, Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto: 18-20 October

2. WorldWCR weekends will follow the WorldSSP structure

The rounds of this new women’s category will have a very simple structure. Fridays will start with 25 minutes of free practice and will end with Superpole, which will last the same length as practice and will determine the starting grid for the weekend’s races. Saturday and Sunday will follow the same pattern, with a 10-minute warm-up and a race each day.

3. Maximum equality

This new championship is single-brand. Specifically, the model chosen for the 24 selected women to ride is the Yamaha YZF-R7, a twin-cylinder with a maximum power of 75 hp. The tyres will be supplied by Pirelli. This decision has been taken to ensure a level playing field for all participants, bringing extra excitement to the championship.

4. The grid will have 24 slots

More than 20 riders will make up this championship. All of them over 18 years old. Among them are such outstanding names as Ana Carrasco. The first woman to win a short circuit World Championship organised by the FIM, specifically in the Supersport 300 category.

5. How much does it cost to participate?

All WorldWCR riders will have to pay €25,000 to participate. This fee will include the use of the Yamaha YZF-R7, a GYTR racing package, Pirelli tyres, fuel, paddock access and racing service (technical and mobile clinic assistance).

You now have everything you need to know to understand and enjoy the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship. A new showcase to give more opportunities to all female riders and give more visibility to the important role of women in the world of two wheels.