The first ever Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Women’s Road Racing Training Camp organized outside Europe took place at Losail International Circuit in Qatar with the participation of female riders from 10 different countries.
About 21 female riders enjoyed the high class MotoGP circuit of Losail when the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission together with Bike Promotion and BMW Motorrad organized first Middle East camp this week with the support of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF).
During the camp that included three track days, women were able to have two evening sessions with the magnificent lights of 5.4 km long Losail International Circuit and one daytime session. The instructors included Nina Prinz from Germany and Shelina Moreda from the USA – both have competed at the QMMF series and are experts on the circuit. The female duo was joined by other racers including ex-MotoGP stars Simon Crafar and Jürgen Fuchs and Qatar Superbike Champion and Endurance World Cup winner Alex Cudlin. In addition to track instruction, they also provided classroom sessions about body position and bike handling.
The training programme that started two years ago now includes track, classroom and physical exercises, in addition to mental training.
Nita Korhonen, the director of the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission, said:
This has been an amazing opportunity for us to be here on this very special circuit to experience what it is to ride in the night under the amazing Losail lights. Girls are really happy and enjoying every second. I want to thank QMMF and Mr Nasser Khalifa Al Atya for all the support and help we have received for our first camp outside Europe.’