The new issue of FIM Europe MAG is online and can be downloaded here.
Among the articles, the news on the activity of FIM Europe after the election of Dr. Wolfgang Srb as FIM Europe President, from the FIM Europe Congress in Cracow to the 8th Road Safety Conference, from the meetings for the future of sport to the new projects for European Road Racing. In the Mag, also an interview to 8 times Motocross world champion Tony Cairoli, who won a title in European Supercross Championship, and a review of the 2014 season of European Motocross.
"FIM Europe is very careful to mobility and road safety aspects, considering that in Europe there are 37 millions of powered two wheels vehicles", comments Mr. Silvio Manicardi, FIM Europe second Deputy President (in the photo). "For this reason every year during the FIM Europe Congress we organise also a Road Safety Conference, and the results and documents of the yearly meeting since 2007 can be consulted in our website. Every time we find interesting studies and documents, we care about bringing them to the attention of the two-wheeled world".
The "Mobility Test" proves that powered two-wheelers can contribute to improve mobility and reduce congestions all over Europe. Last summer, in fact, the test was made in European cities with different modes of transport, with the contribution of Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI) for Italy: commuting to work takes more and more time due to congestions. More than 60% of the population in the European Union lives in urban areas. The European cities are expected to grow with an increased demand for personal transport for commuting. Many urban areas of Europe are chronically congested, which means an annual cost of € 100 billion per year. The result is crystal clear all over Europe: motorcycles and mopeds made the journeys faster in every city. The biggest differences between the motorcycle and the car was 38 minutes to travel 29 kilometres in Oslo, (27/ 65 minutes) and 48 minutes to travel 19 kilometres in Dublin (27/75). The cost for the journeys, parking and tolls was also compared. The test is readable here: Mobility Test.
An important meeting of various FIM Europe Sporting Commissions was held today in Rome: Motocross and Snowcross, Enduro and Rally, Supermoto, Trial and Drag Bike.
The meetings developed in a friendly context, of cooperation and harmonization between FIM Europe and FIM. In fact, the respective chairman of FIM Commissions took part to the event, which has been the first of its kind in the history of FIM.