It is with deep regret that the FIM has learnt of the sad passing of Fabio Fazi, the Director of the FIM International Technical Commission (CTI) since 2019, following a long-term illness. The Italian engineer was a member of the FIM Technical Commission since 1983, which included a decade as a Technical Member of the FIM Road Race Commission (2000-2010) and nine years as the Technical Director of the FIM Superbike World Championship (2004-2013).
Born in Ancona, Italy in 1949 Fabio gained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in his native country in 1977. During his extended and flourishing design and engineering career Fabio successfully registered three patents relating to vehicle suspension and frames. In addition to this Fabio recorded six FIM World speed records for vehicles 85-100cc alongside Mauro Sanchini and was involved in numerous sporting projects at the highest level. This included Max Biaggi’s Electric Motorcycle Speed record achieved in 1994.
Ever active in the technical community, Fabio also published a book titled ‘La Progettazione della Motocicletta’ and wrote several scientific papers during his collaboration with various Italian Universities.
Fabio will be greatly missed by his FIM colleagues and the wider motorcycle community, with whom he worked with for many years. Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time.
Picture Caption: Fabio Fazi, Director of the FIM International Technical Commission © FIM