FIM Road Safety Award

2011 FIM Road Safety Award

The FIM is pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the FIM Road Safety Award has been awarded to Mr Andrés Pérez Rubio from Spain.

It recognises his exceptional contribution to the improvement of road safety for riders over many years, most notably in respect of road infrastructure.

He and colleagues from Spain have been the leading advocates for improvements to roadside barriers.

Recently he has come to public attention outside his native Spain for his work with the ROSA project.

He worked with the European Union and other project partners.

These included the Spanish Directorate General of Traffic, the FIM, the research institute CIDAULT and the company DORNA – the FIM’s commercial partner for MotoGP.

Selected MotoGP events were used to showcase this work to the public.

The FIM extends its thanks to the independent Jury Members: Dr Luciano Iorio, Chairperson of the Road Safety Forum of the United Nations ECE in Geneva; Mr Tim Buche, President of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (USA) and Mr Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council.

The presentation of this Award will take place at the FIM Gala Ceremony on 4th December 2011 in Estoril, Portugal.

Watch the ceremony live on from 9pm.

About the FIM

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling.

The FIM is an independent association formed by 103 National Federations throughout the world.

It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway.

Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment.

The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.



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