As many countries continue to cope during the current Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the motorcycling family is playing its part in providing help and support in a number of different ways, some more visible than others.
As often is the case, some of the most important work is being done out of the spotlight and by the heroes and heroines who prefer to be more hidden from the main view.
The FIM Medical Commission members are amongst this group of people, as they work behind the scenes to review/adapt current regulations in readiness for a return to riding and racing, and how best to minimise the impact of these activities on the health services in each country.
With no racing taking place right now, many of these same FIM Medical Commission members are currently working as doctors and health workers on the front line at this important moment, putting themselves at risk to help others, and it is them who deserve the biggest thanks of all alongside every other member of the motorcycle family who has played their part over recent times.
FIM President Jorge Viegas offered his own words of gratitude: “At these kinds of moments, it is important for everyone to work together to overcome what is a huge global challenge. On behalf of the FIM, I would like to say how proud I am of the reaction of the motorcycling family. From the most famous riders through to our own FIM officials, everyone has stepped forward to help and support in so many different ways. I would like to end by saying a heartfelt thank you to you all.”