FIM: Vito Ippolito re-elected as President at Macau congress and Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya as Vice President

FIM President Vito Ippolito-image courtesy MotoGP

Oct 20, Macau, China – A historical number of 98 Federations out of 101 attended the FIM General Assembly on Tuesday October 19th at the Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.

The members of the FIM General Assembly elected Mr Vito Ippolito (Venezuela) for a second term of four years by 55 votes versus 41 votes cast for his opponent, Mr Jean-Pierre Mougin.

The FIM General Assembly also elected Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya (Qatar), Jorge Viegas (Portugal) and David White (Australia) as FIM Vice-Presidents.

Nasser Khalifa al-Attiya, won the election with a total of 70 votes out of 94 different counties. The 2nd and 3rd positions in the Vice-Presidency will be taken by Mr. Jorge Viegas, from Portugal and Mr. David White, from Australia.

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 49 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, World Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway.

QMMF president Nasser Khalifa al-Attiya (centre)

Nasser Khalifa al-Attiya will be the first ever instance of a GCC official elected to the post of vice president at FIM, important for Qatar and for the region as well to enhance the existing motor sport culture in Asia and the Middle East

David Francis (United Kingdom) and Stig Klemetz (Sweden) were elected as Internal Auditors. All the mandates are for 4 years.

Vito Ippolito declared: “I am very pleased with this victory which is more a collective victory of the Federations and the people who have worked hard on the elaboration of the strategic plan and the new governance for the last four years. It is a collective work conducted with transparency and high motivation. We will continue to build altogether the FIM destiny.”

Vito Ippolito is Venezuelan; born on 3 February 1952, married, 3 children.

•    President of the FMV (Venezuelan Federation) since 1992.
•    Member of the FIM Road Racing Commission from 1984 until 1990.
•    FIM Vice-President from 1990 to 1996.
•    FIM Deputy President since 1997.
•    President of the ULM (Union Latino-Americana de Motociclismo) from 1984 until 1998.
•    Manager of the team Venemotos whose rider Carlos Lavado became 250 Grand Prix World Champion in 1983 and 1986.
•    FIM President since 2006.

Vito Ippolito is the first non-European elected President of the FIM since its foundation in 1904.

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