Palacio Hotel - Estoril, Portugal - A head of the second edition of the FIM Gala, the many different FIM World Champions gathered for a very special and unique press conference.
The press conference was opened with a speech from the FIM President Vito Ippolito, who welcomed the riders and expressed his delight at sharing this rare opportunity of having such a variety of motorcycle champions all in one place. The diverse nature of the riders present was perfectly illustrated as ten-year old Jorge Prado Garcia - FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Champion from Spain, French FIM Women's Enduro World Cup Winner Ludivine Puy and FIM Superbike World Champion Carlos Checa all shared the same stage.
The female sector of the sport was once again well represented by some high profile Women riders including ten times FIM Women's Trial World Champion - Laia Sanz, thus further reinforcing their growing status in the various disciplines.
The occasion was given extra pedigree as seven true motorcycle legends also graced the stage.