News 21 Sep 2009

General: Ippolito will return as candidate to be FIM president


During the FIM Trial des Nation in Dario Boario Terme, Italy, Mr Vito Ippolito has announced that he will stand as a candidate for a second term as a President of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme in 2010. Mr Vito Ippolito was elected FIM President during the General Assembly at the FIM Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on 16 October 2006.

Vito Ippolito stated:

“Today at the FIM Trial des Nations in Italy, I am glad to announce my decision to stand once again for the election as President of the FIM. During 2007, together with the Management Council, we have initiated a strategic plan for the first time in the history of the FIM. It is a long term plan to prepare the FIM for the challenges that it can expect to face in the future. It is important for me to pursue the work and for me to realize the first results of this plan. Moreover, I feel it is my duty to continue my work and to support the efforts made by the world of motorcycling during a period when we are facing an economic crisis on a global scale.”

The FIM Presidential election will take place in October 2010 during the FIM Congress in Macao.

About Vito Ippolito
Vito Ippolito is Venezuelan; born on 3 February 1952, the first non-European elected President of the FIM since its foundation in 1904. President of the FMV (Venezuelan Federation) since 1992.

  • Member of the FIM Road Racing Commission from 1984 until 1990.
  • FIM Vice-President from 1990 to 1996.
  • FIM Deputy President since 1997.
  • President of the ULM (Union Latino-Americana de Motociclismo) from 1984 until 1998.
  • Manager of the team Venemotos whose rider Carlos Lavado became 250 Grand Prix World Champion in 1983 and 1986.