FIM Announce Changes For 2016

fim in articleWith the entry process for the 2016 FIM Trial World Championship about to begin, the FIM would like to use this moment to share what is new for the 2016 season, not only for the men's series but also for the FIM Women's Trial World Championship and the FIM Trial des Nations competition. Refinement and revision are at the heart of the changes in order to deliver yet another enthralling edition of this specialised and unique discipline. 




  • Consolidated single Appendix for all Trial Championships and Categories.

  • Including various  revised definitions, terms, commitments, code of conduct and responsibilities for Riders, Assistants, Managers, etc.

  • Evolution of Category names: 

  • World Pro -> TrialGP (World Championship)
  • World Cup -> Trial2  (FIM Prize)
  • 125cc Cup -> Trial125 (FIM Prize)

  • FIM Trial Cup 125cc:

  • This category is for riders from 14 to 18 years old (who will not become 19 years old during the current year) riding a 125cc motorcycle. Driving licence according to capacity, if the event is on open roads.

  • Electric Motorcycles:

    Creation of an “e-Class” as part of the “international class” at all appropriate events.

  • Classification 2016 End of Championship:

  • “TrialGP”: All results are taken into consideration. 
  • “Trial2”: Total of the number of Competitions minus the 2 worst results. 
  • “Trial125”: Total of the number of Competitions minus the 4 worst results. 
  • “Women’s Trial”: Total of the number of Competitions minus the worst result. 


Trial des Nations



  • Trial des Nations – Changes to team composition:

  • Each Nation will be composed of 10 people with FIM Bibs:
  • 3 Men Riders 
  • 3 Women Riders 
  • 2 Assistants for the entire team (Men and Women) 
  • 1 Team Manager 
  • 1 Delegate 


Schedule Rules


  • Rescheduled “timetable” with revised times for Administrative and Technical Controls, Practice and Visit of the Sections on the day before the Competition.
  • Formalising of Warm-up, Rider’s Briefing, Section Observers’ briefing, Autograph session, Presentation.  
  • Organisation of a test Event with the machines to be secured in a « Parc Fermé » (Andorra’s Event on 11 and 12 June 2016). 
  • Assistants: each rider can only be accompanied by one assistant who will be present for "security reasons" (Mechanic Red bib no longer applicable). 
  • Possibility for the Race Direction to propose only 2 laps for the Women’s World Championship at events where the Men’s event consists of 3 laps. 
  • Priority at the « Entrance Corridor » for the riders on the preceding lap.
  • Redefinition of certain penalties and « yellow card », which will be attributed automatically if:
  • After the Chief Section Observer confirms the penalties, a rider or his assistant discusses with a Section Observer or the rider dismounts his machine and walks inside the Section.
  • Details on the use of the "Punch Card" and "back up Score Sheet"

Technical CTR - CTI Technical Aspects:

  • Protection and dimension of the holes in the rear brake discs.
  • Recommendation of riders’ back-front protection for 2016, mandatory for 2017.