Dear Team Managers, Pilots and NAC representatives
Following closely the indications and planning described in the Bulletin 1 of F3F World Championship 2021, please find below the latest information concerning the event status.
The closing date for the transmission of Preliminary Entry Forms has expired on the 1st of June and in total, 12 European NACs have transmitted PEF for a total of 35 senior pilots, 3 juniors, 6 team managers and 3 helpers (see attached summary table).
Based on the persistent difficult CORONA situation, we felt honoured by the NACs and pilots that trusted in the fact that we could eventually manage the organisation and in the same time, we fully understood the NACs and countries from far away (Asia and America) to take a secured position not to engage important financial and human efforts.
Based on the low number of participants and further the uncertain health and economic situation, the financial balance of the contest was by far not possible, despite important cuts such as mediatisation and simplification of ceremonies.
Taking all the preceding details into account and adding the persisting risk of further COVID variants, with subsequent travel limitation and even unexpected partial, regional, or national lockdowns, the organising comity, backed up by the French Federation (FFAM) and with support of CIAM was forced to cancel the 5th F3F World Championship 2021.
Despite the cancellation of the World Championship, the initially planned pre-contest Pyrénées-Cup F3F, part of 2021 World Cup, will be maintained and extended to a three-day contest (1st, 2nd and 3rd of October), to allow F3F pilots to participate to an important event of the 2021 F3F World Cup. The relevant Home Page will be updated within the next 7 days and registration will open on Friday 17th of June.
The organising team and the French Federation have decided not to give up the idea of organising F3F World Championship and during recent CIAM bureau meeting, the bid to organise the 6th F3F World Championship beginning of October 2024 has been accepted.
We hope for your understanding, and I thank all members of the organising comity that helped me in putting all the details together, especially Gracinda, Pierre Rondel and Jean-Luc Galdéano.
In case of any question, please do not hesitate to come back to me.
Kind wishes from Toulouse
Andréas FRICKE Pierre Rondel
F3F Championship Director Championship Sport Director