On October 7th the annual Nordic Motorsport Council meeting took place at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordic Hotel, hosted by the Icelandic Motorcycle and Snowmobile Association.
The Presidents and Secretaries General of DMU (Denmark), MSI (Iceland), NMF (Norway), SML (Finland) and Svemo (Sweden) took part to the meeting.
Also FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff and Secretary General Alessandro Sambuco were present.
“It was a great pleasure to host the NMC conference this year and have our colleagues from the Nordic countries and visitors from FIM Europe visit Iceland”, stated Hrafnkell Sigtryggsson, NMC President. “There are many similarities among the countries despite their different sizes and we all seem to share the same challenges within the motorcycling sports. The opportunity to have discussions like this and share ideas and solutions among us is immensly valuable, especially for us in Iceland as we are still developing our spoŕting environment”.
On the Agenda there were a general overview on the activities for each present FMN and many issues of common interest.
From left: Alessandro Sambuco, Karl Gunnlaugsson, Tapio Nevala, Hrafnkell Sigtryggssson NMC President, Martin de Graaff, Jorgen Bitsch, Roy Wetterstad, Juhani Halme, Emilie Westbye, Per Velde, Per Westling, Jonas Nygaard Nielsen, Hakan Leeman, Kurt Ljungqvist
At the end of the meeting Mr. de Graaff stated: “In this meeting many interesting issues have been discussed. The good cooperation among these five Scandinavian Federations has been already existing for many years. The exchange of good experiences and ideas is in favour of all of Nordic Federations, but also for the general benefit of Motorsport. Also the common challenges for these and other Federations have been highlighted.
“After this meeting with Presidents and Secretaries General, they can work together to improve the duties and plans of all the involved persons. The several sporting commissions of the Nordic Federations are working also together in order to achieve the goals of the boards.
“For FIM Europe contacts of this kind are important, in our strategy the Federations are making the future plans for the European Motorsport. We appreciated the many ‘learning’ moments for our organization.Thanks to the Nordic Federations, especially to MSI for their hospitality and good atmosphere”.