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FIM Europe Congress at Nantes (France) – Day 2

The second day of FIM Europe Congress was held today in Nantes, France.
As scheduled, the Management Council was held, so as the Meetings of the Commissions and Panels. In the afternoon, the Road Safety Conference took place, which was very successful, with big attendance of delegates and media.

The Management Council during the speech of FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb.

The topic of this year was: “Electric Mobility: from Racing to Riding the Roads”, dealing with the development of electronics and technology.
After the welcome speech of Mr Jean-Pierre Moreau, Chairman of Public Affairs Commission, FIM Europe 2nd Vice-President Mr Silvio Manicardi explained ‘Why a Conference on electric motorcycles in Europe?’. The speech was followed by Mr John Chatterton Ross’ speech on ‘Current issues facing motorcycling from Brussels’; Mr. Sébastien Poirier, Directeur Général of the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme talked about the situation of Motorcycling in France. The Chairman of the Board of Energica Motorcycle Mr. Franco Cevolini talked about the electric Superbike and Mr. Umberto Uccelli Managing Director of Zero Motorcycles Europe illustrated the developments of the company specialized in electric motorcycles for road use.

The Road Safety Conference was broadcasted in live streaming on the FIM Europe website

The Management Council

Mr. Silvio Manicardi during the opening of the Road Safety Conference

The audience during the Road Safety Conference

The day ended with the traditional meeting of the Secretaries General, conducted by FIM Europe Secretary General Alessandro Sambuco, where various issues were discussed: Institutional communications from FIM and from FMNs and leisure contents about Touring initiatives. The meeting saw the interventions of Alessandro Sambuco, FIM Europe Secretary General, with the report of FIM Europe Club Blois 2017, of Damiano Zamana, FIM Programmes Director, about “FIM funds for the development of motorcycling”, of Kurt Ljungqvist, SML Secretary General, with “Proposal for European Open Events”, of Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Member of FIM Touring and Leisure Commission, about FIM Europe Club Ioannina 2018 and of Igor Boskovic, FIM Europe Vintage Commission Chairman, who presented for FIM Europe Club Croatia 2019 and by Nils Freivald, FIM Europe Touring Commission Chairman with the presentation of the “Motorcycle Friendly Hotels”.

Tomorrow the Congress will live its third day and the program will start with the Sporting and Non-Sporting Council Meetings, followed by the Management Council.
In the afternoon the General Assembly will take place and it will be broadcasted in live streaming in FIM Europe website.

The Secretary General Meeting, during the interventions of Damiano Zamana and of Kurt Ljungqvist

The Medical Panel

The Judicial Panel

The arrival of the delegates.

The reception, with Andrea Diamantini, FIM Europe staff, and Nathalie Lemoine, assistente de direction de FFM.

The Road Racing Commission

The Motocross & Snowcross Commission

The Drag Racing Commission

The Track Racing Commission

The Enduro and Rally Commission

The Trial Commission

The Vintage Commission

The Motoball Commission

The Public Affairs Commission

The Environment Commission

The Touring Commission

The Marketing, Promotion and Industry Commission

A coffee break moment

Alessandro Sambuco, FIM Europe Secretary General with Rodolfo Romeo, FIM Europe Judicial Panel Chairman.

The FIM Europe staff with Nathalie Lemoine, assistente de direction de FFM. Aside, sitting, Andrea Diamantini, Silvia Monatti, Alessandro Sambuco. Standing, from left, Mattia Michelangeli, Silvia D’Amico, Paola Bianchetti and Fiammetta La Guidara.