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.
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 Congress in Amsterdam by the Federations of Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine and was happy about the 15th anniversary.
MACEC is one of the six successful Regional Associations of FIM Europe (Alpe Adria, Mediterraneenne, Baltic, Balkan, Nordic and Central European). They all organize Regional Championships at affordable costs without traveling too long distances.
During the meeting the results of the 2017 MACEC Cup in the disciplines of Speedway – individual and team, Motocross (65cc, 85cc, MX2, MX1) and Trial (Group A, Group B) were evaluated and approved, as well as the calendar and the MACEC Cup Regulations for 2018.
FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb gave an update on the current development in FIM Europe and invited everybody to the 2018 FIM Europe Congress from 28 to 30 June in Nantes (France). FIM Vice President Andrzej Witkowski informed about the situation in FIM and encouraged to participate in the 2018 FIM General Assembly and Gala from 30 November to 2 December in Andorra la Vella.
PZM President Michal Sikora said: “I am really happy that on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of MACEC we meet so many delegates and friends of this important organization. I trust that the city of Lublin which hosts the MACEC meeting for the second time has met all the expectations.”
FIM Vice President and PZM Honorary President Andrzej Witkowski said: “When we signed 15 years ago the agreement on creating MACEC we wanted to have an organization of friends and neighbours for whom the motorcycle sport is very important. Today I am proud to say that MACEC has become a better and better association in all these years”.
The speech of Dr Wolfgang Srb
FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff said: “It is good to hear from all Presidents of the MACEC Federations how many events will be organized in their Federations. Also the number of national and international licenses is amazing. It was easy to produce the 2018 MACEC sporting calendar in a nice atmosphere.”
FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb concluded: “It was a pleasure to attend the General Assembly of MACEC in Lublin. The Federations carry out an excellent job and work very hard to achieve their goals. Congratulations to all of them, their clubs, organizers, volunteers, riders and teams. I also like to thank PZM for being an excellent host.”