Andorra hosts first ever FIM Awards

The annual season closing prize giving ceremony welcomed a new era as the first edition of the new FIM Awards was realised in the stunning ballroom of the Andorra Park Hotel in Andorra la Vella. Almost five hundred guests including 35 of the 2017 FIM World Champions gathered for a very special evening that was hosted by British broadcaster Gavin Emmett.

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 Mr Vito Ippolito, FIM President and the 2017 FIM World Champions

Mr Vito Ippolito, FIM President and the 2017 FIM World Champions

Gavin Emmett was joined on stage by a number of high profile celebrities from the mountainous principality and others as he wove a tale of recognition and reward for the many champions and award winners that was interspersed with some more light hearted and humorous moments. These included an impromptu guitar solo by 2017 FIM AMA Supercross World Champion Ryan Dungey.

Following a new format the Next Generation category got proceedings underway proper after President of the FIM, Mr Vito Ippolito had officially opened the ceremony. Thirteen-year-old Eddie Wade who won the FIM 85cc Junior Motocross World Championship perfectly defined this catergory. In the aptly named Lumps, Bumps and Jumps category it was Andorra resident Toni Bou who was the stand out recipient as he collected an FIM X-Trial World Championship medal for an eleventh consecutive time.

The Long Haul category was all about endurance and saw Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla pick up the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion for a second year in a row. Russia was well represented in the Ice to Asphalt category with Dmitry Koltakov being declared the 2017 FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Champion. The Stepping Stones category included those champions who have made important strides in their sporting success, and this was illustrated by Josep Garcia who received his medal for becoming 2017 FIM Enduro2 World Champion. 

Finally it was the Elite category, which brought the highly applauded ceremony to a close. The female side of the sport featured strongly in this category with 2017 FIM Women’s TrialGP World Champion Emma Bristow and 2017 FIM Women’s Motocross World Champion, Kiara Fontanesi picking up their medals together with 2017 FIM MXGP Motocross World Champion, Antonio Cairoli, 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Champion, Jason Doyle, 2017 FIM Superbike World Champion, Jonathan Rea and 2017 FIM MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez.

Alongside the champions, other successes were also recognised during the ceremony. Marc Marquez was very happy to present this Environment Award to the German Motorcycling Club, The MSC Grevenbroich. Whilst the FIM Road Safety Award went to The Norwegian Motorcycle Union for its ‘Full Kontroll’ initiative leaving The Motoclub do Porto to rightly pick up the FIM Fair Play Award for its kind actions. Finally the 2017 FIM Women in Motorcycling Award went to Motorcycling Western Australia’s Women’s Committee.

President of the FIM, Mr Vito Ippolito closed by saying. “I want to say thank you to everybody who is here tonight, to all our great FIM World Champions, our other award winners and to Andorra for hosting this beautiful ceremony that has marked the first edition of the FIM Awards. We are very proud and we would like to invite you to come back here with us next year.”

 Mr Ryan Dungey & Mrs Lindsay Dungey - 2017 AMA Supercross FIM World Champion

Mr Ryan Dungey & Mrs Lindsay Dungey - 2017 AMA Supercross FIM World Champion

2017 FIM Awards Ceremony in pictures

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2017 winners of all the FIM Championship have been duly celebrated on Sunday night in a memorable ceremony held at Andorra Park Hotel, in the Pyrenean Principality.

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When all is said and done

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As the ABBA song goes, we are still striving for the sky, but for this year all 2017 FIM Awards Champions are now standing calmly, their titles well and truly won! After this weekend’s action, newly titled Maikel Melero (FIM FreeStyle World Champion) and Marc Márquez (FIM MotoGP World Champion) both complete the list; the FIM will proudly reward 36 World Champions, 12 teams and 4 awardees at the 2017 FIM Awards Ceremony in Andorra-la-Vella.

Some highly prestigious guests will be among us and celebrating our Champions in the Andorran capital. Well-known faces will be there for the umpteenth time like Toni Bou (22 times FIM Trial and X-Trial World Champion), Emma Bristow (4 times FIM Women’s Trial World Champion), Jonathan Rea (hat-tricking FIM Superbike World Champion) and Marc Marquez (4 times MotoGP World Champion) as well as “newbies” Eddie Jay-Wade (FIM 85cc Junior Motocross World Champion), Franco Morbidelli (FIM Moto2 World Champion) and Frenchman Mathieu Tresarrieu (FIM Long Track World Champion). Also a regular at the FIM Awards, Ryan Dungey (AMA Supercross FIM World Champion) will sign off after a superb hat-trick of FIM World Titles (4th title overall), leaving the spotlight at the height of his glory.

This year’s edition will be marked by a newly conceptualised ceremony, with Stage Director Rodolph Nasillski bringing a fresh and creative impulse to the FIM’s traditional sports and entertainment bill. And because, with (almost) nothing left untried, the show must now go on, who better than World-class sports broadcaster and experienced Brit Gavin Emmett to bring it all to life and officiate as FIM Awards host.

Before the curtain goes up on the ceremony at 10pm, riders will please their fans with an autograph session in Andorra-la-Vella congress centre in the afternoon before donning their suits and bowties and their gala dresses. Although the FIM Awards Ceremony is an invitation-only event, the FIM is eager to share this magical moment with the entire community by offering a LIVE-streaming feed during this glamourous night on www.fim-awards.com and through multiple live stories on social media. So, now that all is said and done, don’t miss a single news-feed and stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates!

 

ENDURO CATEGORY

FIM SuperEnduro World Champion – Colton Haaker – USA
FIM Junior Enduro World Champion – Bradley Freeman – GBR
FIM Youth Enduro World Champion – Andrea Verone – ITA
FIM EnduroGP World Champion – Steve Holcombe – GBR
FIM E2 Enduro World Champion – Josep García – ESP
FIM ISDE – World Trophy – France – FFM
FIM ISDE – Junior World Trophy – France – FFM
FIM ISDE – Women’s World Trophy – Australia – MA

 

TRIAL CATEGORY

FIM X-Trial Champion – Toni Bou – ESP
FIM TrialGP World Champion – Toni Bou – ESP
FIM Trial2 World Champion – Iwan Roberts – GBR
FIM Women's Trial World Champion – Emma Bristow – GBR
FIM Trial des Nations – Spain – RFME
FIM Women’s Trial des Nations – Spain – RFME

 

TRACK RACING CATEGORY

FIM Team Ice Speedway Gladiators World Champion – Russia – MFR
FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Champion – Dmitry Koltakov – RUS
FIM Team Long Track World Champion – Germany – DMSB
FIM Team Speedway Under 21 World Champion – Poland – PZM
FIM Speedway World Cup – Poland – PZM
FIM Long Track World Champion – Mathieu Trésarrieu – FRA
FIM Speedway Youth 250cc World Champion – Jonas Knudsen – DEN
FIM Speedway Under 21 World Champion – Maksym Drabik – POL
FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Champion – Jason Doyle – AUS

 

MOTOCROSS CATEGORY

FIM SnowCross World Champion – Adam Renheim – SWE
FIM 85cc Junior Motocross World Champion – Eddie Jay Wade – GBR
FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion – Gianluca Facchetti – ITA
FIM Women's Motocross World Champion – Kiara Fontanesi – ITA
AMA Supercross FIM World Champion – Ryan Dungey – USA
FIM MXGP Motocross World Champion – Antonio Cairoli – ITA
FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion – Pauls Jonass – LAT
FIM Sidecar Motocross Rider World Champion – Etienne Bax – NED
FIM Sidecar Motocross Passenger World Champion – Nicolas Musset – FRA
FIM S1GP SuperMoto World Champion – Thomas Chareyre – FRA
FIM Motocross of Nations – France – FFM
FIM SuperMoto of Nations – France – FFM
FIM FreeStyle Motrocross World Champion – Maikel Melero – ESP

 

CIRCUIT RACING CATEGORY

FIM Endurance Team World Champion – GMT94 Yamaha – FRA
FIM Endurance World Champion – Niccolò Canepa – ITA
FIM Endurance World Champion – David Checa – ESP
FIM MotoGP Grand Prix World Champion – Marc Márquez – ESP
FIM Moto2 Grand Prix World Champion – Franco Morbidelli – ITA
FIM Moto3 Grand Prix World Champion – Joan Mir – ESP
FIM Superbike World Champion – Jonathan Rea – GBR
FIM Supersport World Champion – Lucas Mahias - FRA              
FIM Supersport 300 World Champion – Marc Garcia – ESP
FIM Sidecar Rider World Champion – Ben Birchall – GBR
FIM Sidecar Passenger World Champion – Thomas Birchall – GBR
FIM Moto3 Junior World Champion – Dennis Foggia – ITA

 

CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES CATEGORY

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion – Pablo Quintanilla – CHL

 

AWARDS CATEGORY – You’ll see… LIVE-Streaming on www.fim-awards.com 

FIM Fair Play Trophy Awardee
FIM Women in Motorcycling Trophy Awardee
FIM Environmental Trophy Awardee
FIM Road Safety Trophy Awardee 

BERLIN HOSTS A SUCCESSFUL SEVENTH FIM GALA CEREMONY

Tonight saw the seventh edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony take place, this time inside the famous Tempodrom, Berlin. Almost six hundred invited guests packed into the iconic venue in the historic city to enjoy a very special evening that rewarded the exploits of the World's best motorcycle riders. 

Streamed live on the FIM Gala website, a host of motorcycling legends were on hand to present the 2016 FIM World Champions with their respective awards, whilst also being honoured themselves for their achievements within two-wheel sport.

FIM Gala Ceremony hosts Matthew Roberts, Lisa Leyland and Gavin Emmett shared their passion and knowledge of motorcycle racing as they steered the audience through an evening to be remembered.

Legends such as Per-Olof Serenius, Tomo Igata, Gilles Burgat, Heinz Kinigadner, Gualtiero Brissoni, Jacky Vimond and Luigi Taveri were joined on stage by the likes of Marc Marquez, Johann Zarco, Brad Binder, Ryan Dungey, Jonathan Rea, Matthew Phillips, Toni Bou, Tim Gajser, Greg Hancock, and many more talented riders. The Women’s side of the sport was once again strongly represented by Emma Bristow, Livia Lancelot and Kirsi Kainulainen.

In addition to the many FIM World Champions who stepped forward to receive their awards, the FIM also made four special presentations. These included the FIM Fair Play Trophy presented to Laia Sanz; the FIM Environmental Award, which was won by the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya; the FIM Road Safety Award that was handed over to the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana (FMI); and finally the winner of FIM Woman in Motorcycling Award was announced as AMA Get Women Riding Campaign – USA.  

Speaking after the close of the ceremony FIM President Vito Ippolito stated: “It was a great honour to host the seventh edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony in the wonderful city of Berlin, and for the first time in Germany. The Tempodrom was a wonderful place to celebrate all our 2016 FIM World Champions and to enjoy this special moment with so many people. I want to thank the riders, teams and the whole motorcycling family for being here tonight and for supporting this very important event when once again we have shown to the World the great-spirit that continues to exist within motorcycling.

Andorra to host FIM GA and Gala 2017-2018

The FIM Board of Directors has chosen to entrust the organisation of the FIM General Assembly and Gala to the Federació Motorcyclista d'Andorra (FMA) for two successive years.

Andorra is one of Europe’s smallest sovereign States and is bordered by France and Spain. The capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest in Europe at 1 023 metres above sea level. It brings together a community with a lively and thriving cultural life, as reflected by theatrical performances and productions with great names from the world stage and a host of other prestigious events.

Affiliated to the FIM since 1987, the FMA has organised many rounds of the FIM Trial, SuperMoto and Enduro World Championships as well as the Trial des Nations. It is also a two-time winner of the FIM Environment Prize.

FIM CEO Ignacio Verneda welcomes this decision: “I am very happy to see the organisation of the FIM General Assembly and Gala entrusted to a very active federation such as the Federació Motociclista d'Andorra. It is great news for the FIM family and the motorcycling world. The FMA has some thirty years’ experience in organising sporting and cultural events at international level and is strongly committed to sustainable sport. Andorra offers us an exceptional natural setting and I am certain that these events will be a success!”

Josep Punti Tigel, President of the Federació Motociclista d'Andorra (FMA), also welcomes this announcement: “It is a great honour for my country and for me to be host to the FIM GA and Gala for the upcoming two years. Andorra is a small country situated in the Pyrenees, and tourism and business are our main sources of revenue. The organisation of international events on this scale is an ideal opportunity for us to help the largest possible number of people to discover our country. This project has come to fruition thanks to the economic support of the Municipal Council of Andorra la Vella, the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of Andorra (through Andorra Turisme) and the Crèdit Andorrà bank. We are looking forward to being your hosts next year!

Tempodrom Berlin to host the FIM Gala!

Germany’s capital city Berlin will host the seventh edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony on Sunday 27 November 2016. Now established as the most glamorous event in the international motorcycle calendar, the 2016 FIM Gala Ceremony will welcome thirty-four FIM World Champions, eleven FIM Team World Champions, seven FIM Legends and three special prize winners to the impressive Tempodrom venue, close to the famous Potsdamer Platz where remnants of the old station façade can still be seen.

Five hundred guests will gather inside the Tempodrom Berlin to celebrate this unique occasion. This year, the FIM Gala Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place in the same space, followed by the traditional after-event party.

The day before the ceremony, on Saturday 26 November, the nearby Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade will host the 2016 FIM General Assembly. Here delegates from the FIM’s one hundred and twelve affiliated National Motorcycle Federations will take part in the day-long conference.

A close partnership between the FIM, the City of Berlin and the German Motorcycling Federation (DMSB) has created the perfect platform from which to ensure yet another successful edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony, the FIM General Assembly and other associated activities that will take place over the weekend in this great and historic city.

Reinforcing its commitment to delivering sustainable and responsible events, the FIM will ensure that the Gala Ceremony is managed so as to engage with local suppliers wherever practicable in order to reduce the need for unnecessary transportation of goods and services.

FIM Gala 2016 to take place in Berlin!

The 2016 edition of the Gala Ceremony of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) will take place in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday 27 November 2016.

The two-wheel community will gather there to celebrate and applaud the achievements of motorcycling’s finest and fastest riders. This season’s wide array of FIM Champions will take to the stage alongside invited legends from the various disciplines for an award ceremony that will be attended by key industry stakeholders and media.

The Gala Ceremony will follow the FIM General Assembly on Saturday 26 November 2016, in which delegates representing the 113 National Motorcycling Federations from around the world will be taking part.

Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of its 16 states. With a population of 3.5 million people, it is the second most populated city in the European Union. Located in the north-east of the country on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region.

FIM President Vito Ippolito said: “I am truly happy to announce that the FIM Gala Ceremony will come to Berlin this year. The FIM Gala Ceremony is very important for the FIM because it closes the sporting season in a delightful way by congratulating the world champions of all the motorcycling disciplines. Berlin is a beautiful city and will offer an exceptional backdrop for the annual gathering of the World of Motorcycling.”

Sixth FIM Gala Ceremony is a success

Tonight saw the sixth and perhaps most successful edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony yet when for the second year running hundreds of invited guests packed into the historic Teatro Villamartato in the Spanish city of Jerez to enjoy a very special evening that rewarded the exploits of the World's best motorcycle riders.

Streamed live on the FIM Gala app for the first time ever a host of motorcycling legends were on hand to present the 2015 FIM World Champions with their respective awards, whilst also being honoured themselves for their achievements within two wheel sport.

FIM Gala Ceremony hosts Matthew Roberts, Lisa Leyland and Gavin Emmett shared their passion and knowledge of motorcycle racing as they steered the audience through an evening to be remembered.

WATCH THE FIM GALA CEREMONY LIVE

For the first time viewers will be able to watch the FIM Gala Ceremony live from inside the FIM Gala app. Both the press conference which will include more than thirty current FIM World Champions plus various FIM Legends from across the range of disciplines and the main FIM Gala Ceremony will be streamed live to your chosen computer or other portable device. 

Both broadcasts will be hosted by the three main presenters - Lisa Leyland, Matthew Roberts and Gavin Emmett – Learn more about this talented trio by reading their respective bios in the PROGRAMME section. 

Make sure you are ready to watch these very special and unique occasions.

This service will be available via the LIVE section. 

Sunday 22 November

15.30hrs (Local time) – Press Conference

20.30hrs (Local time) – FIM Gala Ceremony