EUROSPORT, the FIM and theTRIAL !2009-10-21 03:02
Trial is an original discipline which demands skill and regularity. In contrast to the other motorcycling
disciplines, in trial, speed is not the key to victory!
The disciplines consist of crossing natural (Outdoor) or artificial (Indoor) obstacles, regrouped in sections,
while obtaining the least penalties possible.
For the first time in 2009, the Eurosport Group and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)
joined forces to ensure, at the FIM Indoor and Outdoor Trial World Championships, an international
television broadcast on the Eurosport channels, distributed in more than fifty European countries and in
Asia. In addition, the FIM has assigned to the Eurosport group, the international distribution of its
In 2010, the collaboration between Eurosport and the FIM will continue in order to consolidate the current
distribution and to spread the exposure of the FIM Indoor and Outdoor Trial World Championships in
South Africa, in the Middle East and North America.
Olivier Godallier, Marketing and Communications Director: “The FIM is very satisfied with this first year of
collaboration with Eurosport for the broadcast of the Trial which distinguishes itself radically from the
other motorcycling disciplines. In 2009, we took a risk together, and it became a success! We secured a
Live broadcast for the Indoor Trial. Next season, our wish is to pursue our collaboration with Eurosport in
the interest of the riders, the partners and for all the Trial community.”
“Eurosport is happy with the renewed confidence of the FIM. It is all the know-how of the Eurosport
group, as broadcaster and agency, which we illustrate with this partnership” explains Julien Bergeaud,
Director of Rights Acquisitions for Eurosport.
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