Over the weekend, the FIM (International Motorcycle Federation) General Assembly held a vote in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, to elect the new FIM president.
Vying for the position that overseas operations in motorcycle racing such as MotoGP, World Superbike and the World Endurance Championship, was incumbent Vito Ippolito and Jorge Viegas of Portugal.
And after winning the vote by 62 to 41, Ippolito was reelected to the office of FIM President.
This was the Venezuelan’s third-straight time he was elected to the four-year term. He was first elected to FIM President in 2006, becoming the first non-European to take the position. He will now hold the position through 2018.
Speaking after his victory, Ippolito said “I am extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue in my role as FIM President and would like to personally thank all those who have given me their loyal support, not only today but over the past eight years.
“I feel the FIM has achieved much in recent times, but we still have work to do and I am delighted that I will be able to steer and assist the FIM as we look towards the future and the many challenges that we still have to meet over the next four years.”