Earlier today at the FIM General Assembly held in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain - sixty-two-year-old Venezuelan born Vito Ippolito was re-elected as the FIM President. This marks the third four-year mandate for Ippolito who was initially elected back in 2006.
One hundred and three national federations took part in the election with Vito securing his victory by attracting a total of sixty-two votes against the forty-one votes obtained by the only other candidate Jorge Viegas from Portugal.
Speaking immediately after learning of his re-election Ippolito said. “I am extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue in my role as FIM President and would like to personally thank all those who have given me their loyal support, not only today but over the last eight years.”
Vito concluded by stating. “I feel the FIM has achieved much over more recent times, but we still have work to do and I am delighted that I will be able steer and assist the FIM as we look towards the future and the many challenges that we still have to complete over the next four years.”
About Vito Ippolito
President of the FMV (Venezuelan Federation) from 1992 to 2006.
Member of the FIM Road Racing Commission from 1984 until 1990.
FIM Vice-President from 1990 to 1996.
FIM Deputy President since 1997.
President of the ULM (Union Latino-Americana de Motociclismo) from 1984 until 1998.
Manager of the team Venemotos whose rider Carlos Lavado became 250 Grand Prix World Champion in 1983 and 1986.
FIM President since 2006.