Motor sport federations plan increased collaboration
October 01, 2018
FIM, FIA, FAI and UIM meet in Mies, Switzerland.
Earlier this month, the four international governing bodies in motor sports from FAI (air sports), FIA (automobile), UIM (power boating) and FIM (motorcycling) gathered at the “House of Motorcycling” in Mies, Switzerland.
Positive discussions took place with the aim of increasing the level of collaboration and capitalising on synergies across all disciplines of motorised sport.
The governing bodies already work together in several capacities, including the joint organisation of events such as cross-country rallies, homologation of equipment, legislation that governs common aspects of the sports and advocacy for social responsibilities. Each organisation expressed a strong desire to bolster and grow these existing projects.
A number of new key areas of common interest were also identified, which the federations will focus on to strengthen the entire sporting landscape. These include the potential to work more closely on the development of safety equipment and best practices, the commitment towards a more environmentally sustainable future, the development of sustainable powertrain technology, improving the inclusivity of the sport, and creating common competitor education programmes.
With so many areas for positive collaboration, the organisations will continue to work at both a governance and operational level to build on the foundations set out in this initial meeting.