The very first meeting of the Board of the International Foundation for Motorcycling (IFM), composed of FIM and IFM President Mr Jorge Viegas, FIM Europe President Mr Martin De Graaff, FIM CEO Mr Tony Skillington, FIM Family Legend and former FIM CEO Mr Guy Maitre and multiple time FIM Grand Prix World Champion Mr Giacomo Agostini, took place face-to-face at the FIM Headquarters in Mies (Switzerland) and via videoconference on 31 January 2021.

FIM HQ From left: Françoise Emery; FIM Deputy CEO & IFM Managing Director; Mr Guy Maitre (IFM Vice-President); Jorge Viegas (FIM President); Martin DE GRAAFF (FIM Europe President)

Zoom screen from top left: Carmelo EZPELETA (Dorna), Giuseppe LUONGO (Infront Sports); Tony SKILLINGTON (FIM CEO); François RIBEIRO (Discovery/Eurosport Events) and Giacomo AGOSTINI (FIM Grand Prix Legend. © FIM

Three promoters, namely Messrs Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna), Giuseppe Luongo (Infront Sports) and François Ribeiro (Discovery/Eurosport Events) were invited to attend this first meeting.

On this occasion, the Board appointed Mr Guy Maitre as IFM Vice-President and Mrs Françoise Emery, FIM Deputy CEO as IFM Managing Director.

The 2021 IFM budget was presented to and approved by the Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was appointed as external auditor for 2021.

The Board agreed on the name of the IFM website, which will soon be launched under the URL

In addition, the Board also addressed many topics, in particular the fundraising strategy, the powers and signature to represent the IFM as well as the potential members of the Contributors’ Advisory Council which will be composed of representatives having made a major contribution to motorcycling or to the Foundation.

The Foundation Board also acknowledged receipt of firm pledges from donators to contribute to its aims, which are to promote and support internationally the development of motorcycling and the interests of the international motorcycling community. The IFM will mainly be engaged in and committed to caring for road safety and mobility programmes, education trainings, environment protection, promotion of women in sporting structures, social and historical legacy of the FIM and motorcycling activities.

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