The participants of the FIM Africa General Assembly – Photo @Bob Dewar
FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb has attended the General Assembly of FIM Africa in the Emperors Convention Centre in Johannesburg, held on 23/24 October, representing the FIM.
Federations from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar were present and discussed general African issues as well as relevant topics related to their regions. The second day saw the meetings of the various Commissions, i.e. Sporting Commission (Enduro/Cross Country Working Group, Motocross Working Group), Women in Motorcycling, Environment & Medical Panel and Leisure, Touring & Road Safety Commission.
“It was most interesting to take part in the FIM Africa General Assembly”, stated Dr Srb. “The issues are almost the same as in Europe and other parts of the world; quality and number of events, sporting and technical rules, medical and environmental standards, licenses and insurance, participation of Women in the sport, trainers and seminars. I have informed about the way sport as well as non-sport activities are carried out on the level of FIM as well as FIM Europe and have underlined the importance of harmonization of rules”, added Dr Wolfgang Srb.
“I am happy about the cooperation with new FIM Africa President Mr Ray Wilson (Zambia), who plays also an important role in the FIM Board Committee of the Presidents of the six Continental Unions. African riders would be welcome in the various European events, as European riders should get the opportunity to race or train in Africa during the winter season”, concluded Dr Wolfgang Srb.
FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb and FIM Africa President Mr Ray Wilson – Photo @Bob Dewar