News from the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM)

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Published on 6 August 2014 by Gill

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, or International Motorcycling Federation) is the global governing body of motorcycle racing. It is divided into six unions, one for each continent, and also works to promote the sport and its safety. Here is a report from their recent meeting:

The series of meetings planned by FIME President Dr.Wolfgang Srb continues without a break, in order to outline quickly a framework of the current situation and future plans concerning Continental Motorcycling. On July 31st a joint meeting took place between FIM Europe President Wolfgang Srb, accompanied by the General Secretary Alessandro Sambuco, and the FIM Executive Office, represented by Ignacio Verneda, executive director of Sports Division; Steve Aeschlimann, executive director of Operations Division; and Francoise Emery, Strategy and Planning manager. The meeting was held in the Swiss city of Mies, at the FIM provisional headquarters, while the new offices are being built on the same site as the previous building in Geneva. The greater part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion with Ignacio Verneda about issues affecting the sport, the current situation and future developments in all disciplines. With Steve Aeschlimann and Françoise Emery, future procedures were examined, for applying for grants for 2015 projects.

"I felt that it was important to talk with the FIM Administration about the cooperation in the years to come, as well as to underline our request for a substantial increase in subsidies for European projects and activities," said FIM Europe President Dr. Srb after the meeting. "I am confident that this will happen in the future."