Representatives of the International Technical Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the FIM Institute, MotoGP™ promoter Dorna, the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association) and IRTA (International Road Racing Teams Association) met the helmet manufacturers (Arai, AGV, HJC, LS2, Nolan Group, Schuberth, Shark, Shoei, Suomy/Kyt) and Confindustria Ancma (Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori) at the Sachsenring circuit (Germany) on Saturday July 16, 2016.
The FIM Helmet Certification Programme (FHCP) was presented in detail. The aim of the Programme is to improve riders’ head protection and to respond to the need for a more objective evaluation of the safety performance of protective helmet systems for racing.
The FHCP is being established, with the collaboration of the helmet manufacturers, in order to define a new test standard that goes above and beyond existing ones (e.g. UN ECE 22.05, Snell M2015, JIS T8133).
Technical content and application procedures were proposed and discussed with the representatives. The group reached a basis for cooperative dialogue for the future, aiming at a common understanding.