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2019 FIM Awards & Trophy - Join Us In Monaco!

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The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) with its Awards and Trophy wishes to recognize and celebrate those who have significantly contributed to the development and promotion of the beyond-sport activities related to motorcycling namely:

The FIM Road Safety Award
The Women in Motorcycling Award
The Environmental Award
The FIM Award for the Future
and the FIM Fair Play Trophy


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DEADLINE 31 AUGUST 2019


All applications must be sent by 31 August 2019 at the latest (candidatures received after this deadline will not be examined). Information on all FIM Awards and Trophy is available HERE. Should you have any questions contact us at: awards@fim.ch

Monaco to host FIM General Assembly & Awards in 2019 and 2020

The Principality of Monaco  © MONTE-CARLO Société des Bains de Mer

The Principality of Monaco © MONTE-CARLO Société des Bains de Mer

The prestigious FIM Awards and FIM General Assembly will return to Monaco in 2019 and 2020, as the Principality of Monaco prepares to play host to one of the most prestigious events on the motorcycling calendar.

On 30 November & 1 December 2019, more than 100 national motorcycling federations, fuelled by the same passion, will converge on Monaco to celebrate their shared values of courage, excellence and commitment, whilst enjoying a unique opportunity to network with the industry's leaders and decision-makers.

The crowning moment of the weekend will be the FIM Awards, when the FIM World Champions from all six disciplines will be officially honoured for their title-winning achievements in 2019, standing shoulder-to-shoulder on stage with the individuals and organisations that protect and promote motorcycling activity around the world, and nurture the sporting heroes of the future.

This iconic backdrop for elite sporting events is easily accessible and regarded as one of the safest places in the world. With its eco-friendly mindset, hi-tech facilities and a diverse choice of hotels within a single resort, Monte-Carlo is synonymous with the values of prestige, refinement and service. It has proved in the past to be an ideal backdrop for the FIM General Assembly and FIM Awards.

“The FIM is delighted to return to the capital of charm for the third time. Monaco offers excellent conditions for hosting the FIM General Assembly and the FIM Awards. I am sure that the champions will redouble their efforts to be part of this unique event.” said the FIM President Jorge Viegas.

"The Principality of Monaco, the second smallest state in the world, and the Moto Club of Monaco are very honoured to receive the FIM General Assembly and the FIM Awards in 2019 and 2020,” observed Mr André-Philippe Pollano, Moto Club de Monaco President.

The FIM family and the many thousands of motorcycling fans worldwide will be invited to immerse themselves in the experience of the FIM Awards through the FIM networks, whilst engaging with each other and with the riders on social media platforms.

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FIM Awards ceremony caps historic weekend in Andorra

The stunning annual FIM Awards ceremony tonight brought the curtain down on a spectacular weekend in Andorra, where more than 100 national motorcycling federations have been gathered all weekend to celebrate their communal values of courage, excellence and commitment.

At tonight’s glamorous crowning ceremony were some of the biggest names in two-wheeled sport, from record-breaking five-time FIM MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquéz to 14-year-old FIM 85cc Junior Motocross World Champion Caden Braswell – the youngest gold medal recipient of 2018 - and, of course, the history-making Ana Carrasco, the first ever female to secure a solo FIM Circuit Racing world title.

Streamed live on www.fim-awards.com and with attendance from special guests and international media representatives, this truly global event engaged the large community of motorcycling fans worldwide, who relayed their experience on social platforms using the #FIMAwards hashtag.

As well as officially crowning over fifty FIM World Champions from the 2018 motorcycling season, five equally important FIM Awards were also bestowed on individuals and organisations for their contributions to motorcycling ‘Beyond Sport’.

The FIM Women in Motorcycling Award was collected by Macrocampus, an event organised by the RFME Women's Commission of Motorcycling at the famous MotorLand Circuit in Aragón. The winner of the FIM Fair Play Trophy was Sebastien VanBaelen, a Belgian Enduro rider who came to the aid of a stricken competitor in l’Enduropale du Touquet, in France, whilst the FIM Environment Award went to Sky Ocean Rescue in Italy.

 Meanwhile, Michael Woodford MBE picked up the FIM Road Safety and Public Policy Award for his road safety campaigning and important work regarding ‘Automatic Headlight On’ technology, whilst the first ever winners of the FIM Award for the Future were Dorna Sports for their investment in and commitment to various rookies’ series, in collaboration with the FIM National Federations and Continental Unions.

 The stellar list of names treading the red carpet included a prestigious line-up of prizegivers, who handed over the honours to the World Champions and award recipients. FIM Legend and fifteen-time FIM Circuit Racing World Champion Giacomo Agostini (Italy) was joined by FIM legend and former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, Pentti Korhonen (Finland) and legendary former alpine skier turned racing driver and keen motorcyclist Luc Alphand (France).

 

 

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The global superstars and unsung heroes of motorcycling will be brought together on Sunday evening for a night of celebration and reflection, as the stunning mountain scenery of Andorra la Vella provides the backdrop to the spectacular 2018 FIM Awards.

Some 54 FIM World Champions from six disciplines will be officially honoured for their title-winning achievements in 2018, standing shoulder-to-shoulder on stage with the individuals and organisations that protect and promote motorcycling activity around the world, and nurture the sporting heroes of the future.

 

International icons

Marc Marquéz will no doubt be one of the most sought-after signatures by fans at the pre-event autograph session in Andorra. Spain’s record-breaking five-time FIM MotoGP World Champion will be joined on Sunday evening by some of the iconic names of international motorcycle competition, including AMA Supercross superstar Jason Anderson, British Speedway sensation Tai Woffinden and the Netherlands’ young MXGP phenomenon Jeffrey Herlings.

 

Carrasco: making history

It also promises to be an historic night for women in motorcycling, as the spotlight is again thrown on the ground-breaking achievements of Ana Carrasco, the first ever female to collect a gold medal as an FIM Circuit Racing solo World Champion. Meanwhile, Kiara Fontanesi and Emma Bristow further cement their legacies as they celebrate their sixth and fifth titles in Women’s Motocross and Trial respectively.

 

National pride

Alongside Woffinden, Bristow is one of eight World Champions hailing from Great Britain - the best represented nation at the 2018 FIM Awards. Ben and Tom Birchall (Sidecars), Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman (Enduro), Jonathan Rea (World Superbikes) and Billy Green (Trial) will ensure that there will be a distinctly British accent to the proceedings in Andorra, despite the deceptive Aussie twang of Woffinden. Spain are also well represented with seven World Champions, whilst Italy boast four.

 

Youngsters’ fast-track to the future

At just sixteen years of age, Great Britain’s Billy Green is one of a bunch of new FIM World Champions leading the teenage rampage into Andorra, along with the likes of young Motocross stars Bailey Malkiewicz (17) and Caden Braswell (14), as well as Circuit Racing’s Raúl Fernández (18), Speedway sensation Ben Ernst (15) and Enduro protégé Ruy Barbosa (19), who all won titles in their respective Junior categories. Jorge Prado (17), meanwhile, established himself very much as a star of the present and the future, claiming the open-age title in the highly-competitive MX2 category.

 

FIM: Protecting the present and future of motorcycling

The future of motorcycling will not just be represented by the next generation of FIM World Champions in Andorra, but by the various individuals and organisations that are safeguarding two-wheeled activities on our circuits, green lanes and roads around the world. Five equally important FIM Awards will be bestowed for contributions ‘Beyond Sport’ - including the all-new ‘FIM Award for the Future’, aimed at rewarding those who work to improve and develop the presence of youngsters in all motorcycling related activities.

“The FIM are protecting the present and future of motorcycling by recognising and rewarding the efforts of those who nurture the sporting and holistic impact of sustainable two-wheeled activities all over the planet,” says outgoing FIM President Vito Ippolito. “For this reason, alongside established awards recognising initiatives in road safety, fair play, the environment and women in motorcycling, this year the FIM is launching the ‘FIM Award for the Future’.”

 

Prestigious prizegivers

The stellar list of names set to tread the red carpet at the FIM Awards in Andorra on Sunday night will also feature a prestigious line-up of prizegivers, who will hand over the honours to the World Champions and award recipients. FIM Legend and fifteen-time FIM Circuit Racing World Champion Giacomo Agostini (Italy) will be joined by legendary former alpine skier turned racing driver and keen motorcyclist Luc Alphand (France).

 

Share in the experience

As well as the representatives from over 100 national motorcycling federations, who have been gathered all weekend in Andorra to celebrate their communal values of courage, excellence and commitment, the many thousands of motorcycling fans worldwide are invited to immerse themselves in the experience of the FIM Awards. They can do so by joining the live video stream on the official website of the event www.fim-awards.com, and engaging with each other and with the riders on social platforms using the #FIMAwards hashtag.

Andorra ready for Golden Night at 2018 FIM Awards

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The global superstars and unsung heroes of motorcycling will be brought together on Sunday evening for a night of celebration and reflection, as the stunning mountain scenery of Andorra la Vella provides the backdrop to the spectacular 2018 FIM Awards.

Some 54 FIM World Champions from six disciplines will be officially honoured for their title-winning achievements in 2018, standing shoulder-to-shoulder on stage with the individuals and organisations that protect and promote motorcycling activity around the world, and nurture the sporting heroes of the future.

 

International icons

Marc Marquéz will no doubt be one of the most sought-after signatures by fans at the pre-event autograph session in Andorra. Spain’s record-breaking five-time FIM MotoGP World Champion will be joined on Sunday evening by some of the iconic names of international motorcycle competition, including AMA Supercross superstar Jason Anderson, British Speedway sensation Tai Woffinden and the Netherlands’ young MXGP phenomenon Jeffrey Herlings.

 

Carrasco: making history

It also promises to be an historic night for women in motorcycling, as the spotlight is again thrown on the ground-breaking achievements of Ana Carrasco, the first ever female to collect a gold medal as an FIM Circuit Racing solo World Champion. Meanwhile, Kiara Fontanesi and Emma Bristow further cement their legacies as they celebrate their sixth and fifth titles in Women’s Motocross and Trial respectively.

 

National pride

Alongside Woffinden, Bristow is one of eight World Champions hailing from Great Britain - the best represented nation at the 2018 FIM Awards. Ben and Tom Birchall (Sidecars), Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman (Enduro), Jonathan Rea (World Superbikes) and Billy Green (Trial) will ensure that there will be a distinctly British accent to the proceedings in Andorra, despite the deceptive Aussie twang of Woffinden. Spain are also well represented with seven World Champions, whilst Italy boast four.

 

Youngsters’ fast-track to the future

At just sixteen years of age, Great Britain’s Billy Green is one of a bunch of new FIM World Champions leading the teenage rampage into Andorra, along with the likes of young Motocross stars Bailey Malkiewicz (17) and Caden Braswell (14), as well as Circuit Racing’s Raúl Fernández (18), Speedway sensation Ben Ernst (15) and Enduro protégé Ruy Barbosa (19), who all won titles in their respective Junior categories. Jorge Prado (17), meanwhile, established himself very much as a star of the present and the future, claiming the open-age title in the highly-competitive MX2 category.

 

FIM: Protecting the present and future of motorcycling

The future of motorcycling will not just be represented by the next generation of FIM World Champions in Andorra, but by the various individuals and organisations that are safeguarding two-wheeled activities on our circuits, green lanes and roads around the world. Five equally important FIM Awards will be bestowed for contributions ‘Beyond Sport’ - including the all-new ‘FIM Award for the Future’, aimed at rewarding those who work to improve and develop the presence of youngsters in all motorcycling related activities.

“The FIM are protecting the present and future of motorcycling by recognising and rewarding the efforts of those who nurture the sporting and holistic impact of sustainable two-wheeled activities all over the planet,” says outgoing FIM President Vito Ippolito. “For this reason, alongside established awards recognising initiatives in road safety, fair play, the environment and women in motorcycling, this year the FIM is launching the ‘FIM Award for the Future’.”

 

Prestigious prizegivers

The stellar list of names set to tread the red carpet at the FIM Awards in Andorra on Sunday night will also feature a prestigious line-up of prizegivers, who will hand over the honours to the World Champions and award recipients. FIM Legend and fifteen-time FIM Circuit Racing World Champion Giacomo Agostini (Italy) will be joined by legendary former alpine skier turned racing driver and keen motorcyclist Luc Alphand (France).

 

Share in the experience

As well as the representatives from over 100 national motorcycling federations, who have been gathered all weekend in Andorra to celebrate their communal values of courage, excellence and commitment, the many thousands of motorcycling fans worldwide are invited to immerse themselves in the experience of the FIM Awards. They can do so by joining the live video stream on the official website of the event www.fim-awards.com, and engaging with each other and with the riders on social platforms using the #FIMAwards hashtag.

2018 FIM Awards Prize Givers

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Agostini, Korhonen and Alphand make up prestigious prize givers list.

 The stellar list of star names set to tread the red carpet at the FIM Awards in Andorra on Sunday night will feature a prestigious line-up of prizegivers, who will hand over the honours to the World Champions and award recipients.

 FIM Legend and fifteen-time FIM Circuit Racing World Champion Giacomo Agostini (Italy) will be joined by Nita Korhonen (Finland), Director of the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission, and legendary former alpine skier turned racing driver and keen motorcyclist Luc Alphand (France).

 Watch the 2018 FIM Awards ceremony LIVE from Andorra on the official website of the event www.fim-awards.com.

 

See you 1 & 2 December in Andorra la Vella!

Andorra la Vella to host the FIM General Assembly and FIM Awards

press conference organised by the Town Hall of Andorra la Vella at the Congress Centre

press conference organised by the Town Hall of Andorra la Vella at the Congress Centre

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.

See you 1 & 2 December in Andorra la Vella!

FIM General Assembly & FIM Awards Save the date, 1 & 2 December

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This year’s FIM Awards takes place on Sunday 2 December 2018 following the FIM General Assembly, featuring the FIM Presidential election, on Saturday 1 December 2018.

On behalf of the host National Federation, Natalia Gallego, FMA President, said: “It is a great pleasure for the Motorcyclist Federation of Andorra (FMA) and the city of Andorra la Vella to host for the second time the FIM Awards ceremony and all the events that take place around it. I really hope our little mountainous country will again charm all the FIM’s affiliated national motorcycling federations, the 2018 FIM World Champions and all the motorcycling sponsors, promoters and guests. I want to thank the FIM President and the FIM Management for the trust they have placed in us again.”

Vito Ippolito, FIM President, expressed his satisfaction that Andorra will again be hosting the FIM: "After the success of the FIM end-of-year meetings last year in Andorra, and especially the FIM Awards, I am delighted that we are returning to Andorra this year. Every year, the FIM Awards provide a great opportunity to take part in a celebration dedicated to all our World Champions. This year, we shall have almost all the National Federations present, but it will also be a chance for our stakeholders, sponsors, suppliers and people with links to the motorcycling world to share a thrilling weekend with us.”

“I would like to thank the Federation of Andorra and its President Natalia Gallego as well as the local authorities for extending such a warm welcome to us once again and for their enthusiasm for hosting this high-profile event."

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!