The second edition of the FIM Gala ceremony proved to be a huge success with over five hundred guests packing into the impressive Estoril Casino, Portugal last Sunday evening to celebrate the great and good of Motorcycle sport. 2011 FIM Superbike World Champion Carlos Checa headlined the biggest ever gathering of FIM World Champions as he collected the FIM Personality of the Year award along with his FIM gold medal.
The diversity and depth of the occasion was beautifully represented as ten-year old Jorge Prado Garcia - FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Champion from Spain shared the stage with the thirty-nine year old FIM Superbike World Champion. The current elite of two-wheel sport were presented their prizes by legends from their respective disciplines including Angel Nieto, Carl Fogarty, Eric Geboers, Yjro Vesterinen, Giovanni Sala, Tony Rickardsson and Iris Kramer.
Other specials prizes presented during the FIM Gala ceremony included the FIM Rookie of the Year won by Maciej Janowski (FIM Speedway Under 21 World Champion) and FIM Woman of the Year, which was awarded to Spain's Laia Sanz (FIM Women's Trial World Champion).
Relive this magical evening packed with motorcycle heroes & legends by watching it on FIM-TV.com!