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FIM Europe gives full support to “Ride Quiet!” campaign for Off-Road


Ride QuietOn the occasion of the start of 2015 Motocross World Championship, its promoter Youthstream and FIM have launched a new campaign entitled “Ride Quiet!” in order to create awareness of the need to reduce sound levels.

A video clip has also been produced (which can be seen here) , with the participation of several top riders, to encourage off-road riding and help to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The message of “Ride Quiet!” campaign is to ensure that off-road sport does not antagonise the local community, which might lead to the closing of circuits.
«FIM Europe gives full support to this important campaign», stated Dr Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President. «In fact, we have to assume responsibility: FIM Europe is the biggest Continental Union of FIM; comprising 47 National Motorcycle Federations and organizing approximately 75% of all FIM activities. The riders are well aware of the fact that extreme sound can create discomfort and problems for people living close to circuits and racetracks.
«Measures to reduce the sound have already been taken, in close cooperation with Federations, manufacturers, teams and riders as well as with our promotion partner Youthstream», Dr Srb added. «’Ride Quiet’ has to be on top of the agenda, today and also tomorrow».