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 on 4th December 2011 in Estoril, Portugal.
You can watch the ceremony in live on www.fim-tv.com