The FIM is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract with IFMXF for the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship. The first agreement on the TV and marketing rights was signed in 2006 and is now extended until 2013.
Vito Ippolito, FIM President, said: “Thanks to the creation of the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship together with IFMXF and its devoted team, the sport is now developing within our ranks. We are confident that this new agreement with IFMXF will be beneficial for FreeStyle Motocross worldwide.”
Marko Manthey, IFMXF Director added: “We are very proud and honored to proceed on the road we are riding together with the FIM for 5 years now. After establishing the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship as the leading FreeStyle Championship, we would like to encourage national federations and continental Unions to be part of the growing FreeStyle family!”
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The FIM (FÃ©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.