EUROPE. FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb was a first-order guest today at the FMI General Assembly for the election of the new President of the Italian Federation.
Dr Srb received a special award by FMI outgoing President Paolo Sesti, for his activity in the world of motorcycling.
“From 1996, when Paolo Sesti became president of the FMI, Italy has really being living a story of innovation, passion, motorcycles and riders. In 1996 Valentino Rossi started winning, and he still does, and Italian riders are strong in many disciplines: besides road racing, especially in motocross, with Tony Cairoli and Kiara Fontanesi, and with Motocross of Nations in Italy, where “Nessun Dorma” by Pavarotti was the opening hymn every morning at 8.00.
“I can say that at an international level FMI is well considered and its requests and considerations are always listened to. But beyond sports, the mission of Federations is also road safety, attention to environment, touring activities, training and education and of all this we talked two weeks ago in our General Assembly in Berlin. So the past 20 years were full of success for FMI and now I want to wish good luck to new FMI President, Giovanni Copioli”, concluded Dr Wolfgang Srb.