FIM Presence in Valkenswaard
By Geoff Meyer | 13 Apr 2012
FIM President Mr. Vito Ippolito and FIM/CMS Director Dr. Wolfgang Srb were on hand at the opening round of the FIM World Motocross Championship, held in Valkenswaard, Holland, last weekend and both came away happy with the promotion of the biggest Motocross series in the World.
Dr. Srb is often in attendance at the FIM World Motocross Championship and his presence in Valkenswaard was obviously no surprise. He knows that the future of the sport rest in the hands of hard working people who want to see the sport improve and that gives him a lot of pleasure.
“It’s been a long winter for us,” Dr. Srb said. “I am so happy that we had our FIM president here to watch. We had a full grid in MX1, MX2, MX3, and the Women’s races, this is really good to see and we saw some great racing on the weekend.”
What Dr. Srb finds important is the direction of the FIM World Motocross Championship into other continents, such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
“Giuseppe (Luongo) has mentioned his vision to go global with the FIM World Motocross Championship and of course this is very good. Our promotion partner shares the vision of FIM. We have had some interesting meetings this year with some interesting countries where we might be in the future. The future looks bright and it’s a partnership that is important.”
FIM President Mr. Vito Ippolito was also excited to be in Valkenswaard, and was impressed with what he saw, as the sport is growing quickly and moving in the right direction. Having already attended many motocross races in recent years, Mr. Ippolito saw many things he liked and is looking forward to seeing a more global Championship in 2013.
“I am so happy to be here,” Mr. Ippolito said. “I want to thank Mr. Luongo and Dr. Srb. I want to say we are happy with the growth of the FIM World Motocross Championship when you consider the economic situation in the World. It is important that this Championship goes to other countries, even with troubles around the World, but troubles are normal in life.”
“I think we have a strong promoter and good people working in this Championship. It’s a beautiful family, because I consider the Motocross paddock as a family and all around the World. I like the challenge and I know Youthstream like challenges and our challenge is to continue to improve and make the FIM Motocross World Championship bigger and bigger together.”
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