In the framework of the agreement between the FIM and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the FIM celebrated this important date at all FIM events taking place the weekend of 5-6 June with great cooperation from the organisers, promoters and National Federations.
The FIM initiative involved all MotoGP, Moto2, 125cc, Motocross MX1/MX2, MX Sidecar, Trial and Speedway riders who displayed huge banners to make the public and fans aware of the importance of respecting the environment and to show their interest in this matter.
Great media exposure and riders’ personal involvement such as Toni Bou, FIM Trial World Champion (picture), gave to this celebration a great opportunity to extend the FIM’s message of promoting sustainability within the motorcycling world.
The events concerned by this celebration were the MotoGP in Mugello, Italy – MX1 & MX2 in St-Jean d’Angély, France – MX Sidecar in Wschova, Poland – Trial in Motegi, Japan – Speedway in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The FIM (Fédération 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.