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European Commission publishes proposal for amendment of the Motor Insurance Directive

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European Commission publishes proposal for amendment of the Motor Insurance Directive (MDI) As global advocate for motorcycling and an active proponent of road safety, the FIM takes note of the proposal, published on 24 May, and expresses its support for the aim of strengthening EU rules on motor insurance with the ambition of providing better protection for accident victims and improving the rights of policy holders. As part of the process for revision of the MDI the Commission launched a public consultation in 2017. After consultation of the European FMNs, the FIM expressed its support for a scenario, put forward by the Commission at the time as one of several options, to require insurance at European level for vehicles being used in traffic only and to leave the way accidents arising in other situations are addressed to Member States in keeping with the subsidiarity principle. This scenario is not reflected
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The New FIM Europe MAG is on line

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The new FIM Europe MAG is online and can be downloaded at this link. In this issue, all the news from FIM Europe: from the meeting with FEMA in favour of motorcyclists,  to the presence at Rome Motodays with three-times world champion Freddie Spencer, from the Moto-Tour Assistant Training Course to the Moto-Friendly Hotel Program. Besides, the report of the Management Council and the presence of FIM Europe at various events, such as the Bal of Printemps, the EU Sport Forum, the circuit KymiRing  and the General Assembly of MACEC.  
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FIM Europe Moto-Tour Assistant Training Course – Second edition in Barcelona (Spain)

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On proposal of the FIM Europe Touring Commission, FIM Europe launched the 2nd FIM Europe Moto-Tour Assistant Training Course, which took place in Barcelona (Spain) on the 14th April at Honda Safety Center. The event was particularly successful: it saw the attendance of 18 trainees from Greece, FYROM, Latvia, Finland and Turkey, which means that the Moto-Tour Assistant Training Course managed to attract a cross-European participation. The last edition, held two years ago, had seen the participation of 10 trainees from Greece, Lithuania, Poland and The Netherlands, which was however a good number of participants considering that it was the first initiative. “Despite untypical weather conditions for Spain, with rain and low temperatures, the group was very excited to participate at all the activities starting with theory lectures and finishing with different motorcycle riding exercises”, stated Nils Freivalds, Chairman of the FIM Europe Touring Commission. The second Moto-Tour Assistant Training
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MXGP of Turkey Delegates Make Trentino Trip

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Earlier this evening at the Pietramurata circuit a special event was held by Youthstream and delegates from the Organization of the MXGP of Turkey. Invited were various members of the MXGP community, from international media to teams, sponsors and more. Photos ©Youthstream The aperitif and meet and greet was held in the MXGP VIP Skybox restaurant where Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream Vice President David Luongo, FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb, TMF Vice President Mahmut Akulke, TMF Vice President Ogun Bay San and Afyonkarahisar Municipality Representative Huseyin Ozturk among 24 Turkish delegates along invited the MXGP paddock and industry figures to join them in Afyon this 1st and 2nd of September for MXGP’s return to Turkey. Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo: “This is a little preview of the MXGP of Turkey, we already had another preview when they made a presentation in Istanbul, which was outstanding and very unique. I
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FIM Europe MXGP Academy in Russia

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In preparation of the Russian round of the Motocross World Championship MXGP in Russia from 29 to 31 March the international training and sports seminar "FIM Europe MX Academy" was held at Orlyonok, for instructors (coaches) and athletes. The seminar was attended by specialists from different regions of Russia, ready to learn from the world experience in the organization of the training process, to be train­ed and receive an official certificate. Among them, there were 36 coaches and 26 riders, and the youngest of them was only eight years old. On the first day of the seminar, the coordinator and coach of MX Academy Martin Van Genderen told the Russian specialists about the development of a new system of classification of coaches and athletes, comparing it with obtaining belts of different colors in karate. "MX Academy will train and improve the skills of professionals and motorcycle racers", Martin Van Genderen
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Construction work of Finnish MotoGP circuit KymiRing goes ahead – Government to invest 6,5 million Euros

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The construction work of KymiRing motorsport centre in Finland continues as planned. Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture approved the 3,5 million Euro grant for KymiRing. The amount is based on the supplementary allowance granted by Finnish parliament in 2017. The term of the allowance was that KymiRing will get private funding for the project that has now been organized and accepted. Above, the rendering of the Circuit KymiRing. Below, on the occasion of a visit of Finland FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb congratulates SML President Tapio Nevala KymiRing has provided Ministry of Education and Culture the decisions of private financers and the plan of overall funding which enabled the Ministry to accept the grant. Ministry of Education and Culture had already earlier allowed 3 million grant for the project. Therefore, the whole allowance from Finnish government for the project is 6,5 million Euros and the share of other
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FIM Europe at the General Assembly of MACEC in Lublin (Poland)

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The General Assembly of MACEC (Motorcycle Association of Central European Countries) was held today in Lublin in the hotel of the Polish Federation PZM (Polski Zwiazek Motorowy). The following member Federations, of seven affiliated, were present: BFMS - Belarus, LMSF - Lithuania, PZM - Poland, FRM - Romania, SMF - Slovakia and FMU - Ukraine. ACCR - Czech Republic attended as a guest. The group of participants and, below, the PZM hotel which hosted the event MACEC President Andrzej Grodzki opened the meeting and expressed his satisfaction that the General Assembly was held for the third time in Poland. PZM President Michal Sikora welcomed all the participants - among them FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff and FIM Vice President (as well as PZM Honorary President) Andrzej Witkowski. President Grodzki underlined that MACEC was founded 2003 on the occasion of the UEM
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FIM Europe at the EU Sport Forum 2018 in Sofia

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The FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb and the Secretary General Alessandro Sambuco, attended on 22nd and 23rd March the EU Sport Forum 2018 held in Sofia on the occasion of the EU Council presidency semester of Bulgaria. Above, from left, FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb and FIM Europe Secretary General Alessandro Sambuco As declared by the European Commissioner for the Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr. Tibor Navracsics “The EU Sport Forum is an opportunity to promote sport as a means of building a better Europe – but also as an instrument to forge strong relationships with our partners across the globe. I look forward to learning about fresh ideas on how we can take our joint work forward.” The EU Sport Forum is the main platform for structured dialogue between the European Commissions and sport stakeholders. The Forum’s main objective is to take stock of progress achieved in implementing the
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Youthstream and FIM Europe support IRP at Bal de Printemps

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The 20th edition oft he prestigious ‘Bal de Printemps’ event was held on 19th of March at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland where both Youthstream Group and FIM Europe took part. Organized by IRP (International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia), the charity evening is an annual event to collect funds for the research of Paraplegia. Youthstream has partnered with IRP since 2016 and continue to help raise funds for their important work. From left, Eric Eggens (Yamaha MX Racing Manager), Patrick Steinvoorte (Tiffany’s), Stefano Avandero (MXGP Italy Organizer), Dacio Castillo (HE Ambassador Honduras WTO), Dr Wolfgang Srb (FIM Europe President), Philippe Boissonnas (IRP General Secretary), David Luongo (Youthstream Vice-President), Giuseppe Luongo (Youthstream President) The mission of IRP is to provide funds for basic and clinical research in the field of paraplegia in order to contribute to improve the lives of people affected by injuries to the spinal cord.
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Freddie Spencer at FIM Europe event at Roma Motodays Motorcycle Show

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The three-times world champion Freddie Spencer was the protagonist of a FIM Europe event during the Roma Motodays Motorcycle Show, in Italy. On the stage with Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe second vice-president, the American champion’s speech dealt with moto-touring and safety. “In 29 years of racing on track I have been learnt to understand and even anticipate situations, feelings that I always try to transfer to young motorcyclists both for track use and to ride in a safer and more careful way on the road”, stated Freddie Spencer. "I was particularly pleased with the presence of Freddie Spencer at the FIM Europe speech on touring and safety”, stated Silvio Manicardi. “For this great American champion teaching safe riding has become a real mission and during our meeting he shared his experience and showed great interest in the programs that FIM Europe presented at Roma Motodays, both for the recommended hotels
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