Yesterday in Trieste in the contest of the presentation of Alpe Adria Team Italia, the rules of the new European Stock 250 4 Strokes Championship were introduced to the Italian public, with the favours of the local administration of the city.
Special guest of the evening was Jan Witteeven, the Dutch engineer winner of more than 40 world championships in off-road and GP racing.
Mr Witteveen explained the technical characteristics of the motorcycles which are allowed to take part to this new European Championship, strongly wanted by FIM Europe to give young riders a cheap, "easy" series where they can move their first steps in a Continental contest.
Jan Witteveen at the presentation of European Stock 250 4 Strokes Championship in Trieste.
Simulated crash test with helmet not properly fixed in front of schoolboys
"How to tackle motorcycle safety challenges for the next decade?" This is the question to which RIDERSCAN project will commit to give an answer.
The EU co-financed RIDERSCAN project, a European Scanning Tour for Motorcycle Safety, in fact, is aiming at taking a magnifying glass and look at Member States' relevant expertise (motorcycling and road safety experts) to draw recommendations to improve motorcycle safety in Europe.