Last week FIM Asia organised its ‘Virus Crisis 2020 and its Medical Implications to Motorsports’ webinar. This webinar was part of the FIM Asia Cares programme that was launched during the virus crisis. The activities of the programme are in line with FIM Asia’s corporate social responsibility of awareness.
At the start of the lockdown the FIM Asia Cares programme also distributed different antivirus testing kits and antivirus products to members of the FIM Family stakeholders and all FIM Asia member federations.
The ‘Virus Crisis 2020 and its Medical Implications to Motorsports’ webinar was hosted by FIM Medical Director, Doctor David McManus and it was organised to create awareness and provide education, due to the uncertainty of the future directions and status of the current motorcycle sports activities.
The webinar was attended by over one hundred and twenty participants from different stakeholders and it was also streamed live on FIM Asia’s Facebook page with another two hundred and fifty plus people watching.
FIM Asia is planning to organise more educational webinars as part of its FIM Asia Cares programme in line with the current status and way of life, which requires people to stay at home during the pandemic.
FIM Asia President Stephan Carapiet commented: “We want to thank Doctor David McManus for enlightening us about the pandemic and the virus implications towards our motorcycle sports scenarios. The main analysis of the webinar was that it brought questions about the fact that we need protocol guidelines and new regulations for virus’ behaviour and its implications towards our sports. With this in mind Doctor McManus is at the moment in the research phase. Different scenarios were also discussed for our future races, and up to now things are up in the air as weekly the different scenarios change. Latest development of the vaccine was discussed and also possibility of events without spectators. It was also determined that each local government has different policies of crowd gathering and quarantine regulations, which also are relative to the hindrance of us hosting our sporting events. The complications of physical distancing and international air travel also contributes to these challenges.”
The webinar can be watched on YouTube CLICK HERE
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FIM & FIM Asia Communications