The FIM Deputy President Jorge Viegas went to Tehran invited by the Iranian Federation MAFIRI (Automobile & Motorcycle Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran) on the occasion of a round of the Asian Motocross Championship. Mr Viegas and FIM Asia President, Mr Stefan Carapiet, also had fruitful meetings with Iranian officials including MAFIRI President Mr Ahmad Ghalebani.
Mr Viegas said: “Iran has an enormous potential to develop motorcycling, specially Motocross and the fact that we had here in Teheran a round of the Asian Motocross Championship is the proof of that. The Iranian Federation (MAFIRI) and also FIM Asia want for 2013 a round of the MX 3 World Championship and I think that's possible. There is a lot of enthusiasm from the motocross fans!”