The International Foundation for Motorcycling (IFM) Board met in Liverpool (Great Britain) on 2 December 2023 in the framework of the FIM General Assembly and FIM Awards.
On this occasion, the Foundation Board addressed several topics, in particular the following:
Finance: It was reminded that the 2022 Management Report had been approved by the Board as well as the Swiss Supervisory Authority with no reserve nor remark. An updated progress report on the 2023 activities and donations, in addition to 2023 year-end forecast, were presented. The 2024 budget was unanimously approved.
2024 activities: Discussions related to the activities which will be supported throughout 2024 were held. The Foundation decided to make a donation to Two Wheels For Life/Riders for Health, an association providing transport services for healthcare programmes in Africa. In addition, the Foundation will encourage the participation of women in the 2024 edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) that will take place from 4 to 19 October in Silleda, Galicia (Spain) by making financial subsidies available to FIM affiliated National Federations (FMNs) registering women riders for this FIM event. The IFM will credit to FMNs EUR 250 per female rider entry. The Foundation will reinforce social and environmental actions delivered in the framework of a KISS programme to be implemented in Mandalika (Indonesia) by granting a donation to a local school to reconstruct their sanitary facilities. A focus was made on the work and efforts deployed by the FIM as well as peer bodies and organisations on riders’ safety and mainly on concussions management and assessment in motorsports.
Contributors’ Advisory Council: In recognition of their major contribution to motorcycling and to the Foundation, Dorna Sports SL, represented by its CEO, Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta, who attended the meeting, was re-appointed President of the Contributors’ Advisory Council; Infront Moto Racing Group SAM, represented by its CEO, Mr David Luongo, who also attended the meeting, and WBD Sports were appointed Members of the Council. Appointments are for a one-year period.
Furthermore, the IFM remains engaged in and committed to caring for road safety and mobility programmes, education & training, environment protection, promotion of women in sporting structures, social and historical legacy of the FIM and motorcycling activities, in line with its mission and vision.