For the second consecutive year Andorra la Vella will host the FIM General Assembly and the FIM Awards, which will celebrate the 43 world champions of the 2018 season and will award five special prizes at the ceremony, which will take place at Poliesportiu d'Andorra on Sunday 2 December.
During the FIM General Assembly, to be held on Saturday 1 December at the Congress Centre and that will be attended by more than 300 delegates from 113 countries, will be the election to decide the successor of Vito Ippolito, the President of the FIM since 2006.
At the press conference organised by the Town Hall of Andorra la Vella at the Congress Centre recently, Mayor Conxita Marsol emphasised that it is a privilege for the capital of Andorra to again become the epicentre of the motorcycling world and to count again on the arrival of the world champions and the senior leaders of two-wheel sport.
The Minister of Tourism, Mr Francesc Camp confirmed the importance for the brand "Andorra" to be associated for the second year in a row with events of this magnitude and that generate media coverage at an international level.
For his part, Mr. Josep Maria Cabanes, representative of Andbank, one of the main sponsors, offered his thanks for being able to contribute again to this important event.
The President of the Motorcycling Federation of Andorra (FMA), Natàlia Gallego, explained that it is an honour for the FMA to host the FIM events from Thursday 29 November to Tuesday 4 December. She also said that in November the residents of Andorra will be informed of the activities that will be dedicated to them, especially the autograph signing session with the 43 world champions on Sunday afternoon.
President Vito Ippolito expressed his satisfaction to return to Andorra la Vella for the General Assembly and the 2018 FIM Awards, two of the most important events in the FIM annual calendar. He wished to highlight the organisational capacity of these major events already demonstrated by Andorra la Vella with the support of the FMA following the success of the previous edition last year.