The FIA and FIM have joined hands to collaborate on circuit safety for competitors going forward as its starts with standard paints.

The two governing bodies of F1 and MotoGP respectively have announced a collaborative effort on circuit safety going forward. The 2019 season had four circuits where both the championship races were held and going forward, the number of tracks could increase.

The first project for the FIA and FIM together is regarding circuits and competitor safety devices, with the idea to develop a new paint standard for the use on various circuits, including track limits, kerbing and asphalt run-off areas.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome this collaboration with the FIM on a number of safety projects. By uniting our two governing bodies on safety, it means we can advance standards for all forms of motor sport worldwide.”

Meanwhile, FIM President Jorge Viegas added: “The FIM and FIA share circuits around the world. A collaborative approach to safety standards will not only simplify the process for the industry but will also ensure the highest level of safety for competitors worldwide.”

The full statement from the FIA stated:

“The FIA is collaborating with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) on a number of current and future safety projects. The two governing bodies recently teamed up to develop a new paint standard for use on circuits, including track limits, kerbing and asphalt run-off areas.

“The new standard defines a number of performance criteria for the paint, including friction properties and visibility under a variety of conditions. The result will ensure the paint used on circuits around the world performs consistently in both wet and dry conditions, reducing the potential for accidents due to a sudden loss of grip.

“This is the first of a number of collaboration projects planned between the FIA and FIM, with the aim to work together on a range of research projects related to circuits and competitor safety devices.”

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