Commemoration at FIM events
As in the past years, the FIM has again decided to commemorate World Environment Day, of which the official date is 5th June, at all FIM events taking place the weekend of 5-6 June. This year’s FIM action includes an awareness campaign with the participation of top riders at the following Road Racing, Motocross, Motocross Sidecar, Trial and Speedway events:
MotoGP in Mugello, Italy – MX1, MX2 in St-Jean d’AngÃ©ly, France – MX Sidecar in Wschova, Poland – Trial in Motegi, Japan – Speedway in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In the framework of the agreement signed in 2006 between the FIM and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this celebration aims to inform the motorcycling community about the necessity of reducing the environmental footprint of motorcycling events and to make the fans aware of the current problems linked to soil pollution, CO2 emissions and sound levels.
About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)
The FIM (FÃƒÂ©dÃƒÂ©ration Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 101 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 49 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. The FIM also deals with non-sporting matters such as leisure motorcycling, mobility, transport, road safety, public policy and the environment. The FIM was the first International Sporting Federation to enforce an Environmental Code in 1994.