The world’s top Track Racing Referees were in Britain this weekend as FIM held a Seminar in preparation for the start of the 2017 season in Europe. Fourteen of the current active panel gathered in Rugby where ACU hosted the meeting. All are volunteers and it is a measure of their enthusiasm that many travelled at their own expense.
The topics covered included an update on the rule changes to apply this year, progress on improvements to track safety and disciplinary matters as well as a briefing on the Technical, Medical, Environmental and Ethical codes. The latest guidelines on the maintenance and replacement of Additional Protective Devices and an enhanced Track Inspection programme were also on the Agenda.
There was clarification on the interpretation of some regulations and suggestions made for possible future changes were noted.
This was a rare opportunity for officials to share their experiences together and a review of activities during 2016 prompted some lively discussion and a healthy exchange of views that should ensure a consistent response to some common situations.
FIM wishes all referees a successful season ahead and thanks the Auto Cycle Union for their hospitality and organisation in supporting another successful Seminar.