FIM, Youthstream and MSMA meet in Mies

2009-10-24 02:30
A meeting between the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers’ Association (MSMA) - its representatives of the
Japanese and European motorcycle industry Messrs Luigi Dall'Igna and Ampelio Macchi (Aprilia), Roger
Harvey (Honda), Martino Bianchi and Pierluigi Zampieri (Husqvarna), Winfried Kerschhaggl (KTM),
Sylvain Geboers (Suzuki), the FIM Motocross World Championships Promoter Youthstream - Mr Giuseppe
Luongo - and FIM officials Messrs Wolfgang Srb, President of the CMS Commission, Jean-Pierre Mougin
Chairman of the Steering Committee for reduction of the sound levels in Motocross and Enduro, Oriol
Puig Bulto, President of the CTI, Charles Hennekam and Dirk De Neve - was held on 20 October at the
FIM Headquarters in Mies (Switzerland).

Mr Mougin chaired the first part of the meeting which concerned the reduction of sound levels in
Motocross and Enduro. He made a presentation and answered relevant questions of the representatives
of the manufacturers on the "2 meter Max" sound testing method which would be implemented in the
FIM MX1, MX2, MX3 and Women's Motocross FIM World Championships, FIM Motocross of Nations and
FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup as of 2010.

Mr Srb chaired the second part of the meeting which dealt with the technical development of the FIM
Motocross and SuperMoto World Championships and measures to keep the sport affordable, in particular
for young riders, which is a priority to the CMS.

Following the wish of FIM President Mr Vito Ippolito, to gather the top riders of the "AMA Supercross, an
FIM World Championship" and the FIM Motocross World Championships to participate in both
Championships and with the tremendous success of the recent FIM Motocross of Nations, Mr Luongo
presented his views on future development of the sport.

The FIM Motocross World Championships should start mid-May – after the end of the "AMA Supercross,
an FIM World Championship" – and finish by the end of October.

This FIM Motocross Championship would visit all continents and be run at venues with a top
infrastructure. By doing so, it would be possible for riders and teams to enter both Championships,
attract more sponsors, increase TV coverage, develop the sport even more and bring the best riders from
both Championships to the fans worldwide.

YouthStream would start rolling out this project in 2011 and it would become fully operational in 2014.

The next meeting of the Motocross Strategic Committee will be held at the beginning of the 2010
Motocross season.

Source: FIM

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