Date: 2 months ago   Category: Moto

Jorge Viegas became the new President of FIM


On the General Assembly of FIM (the International Motorcycle Federation) in Andorra the new President is elected. As expected, Jorge Viegas, the representative of Portugal became him.

MOTORCYCLE RACES .RU, on December 2, 2018 - Viegas succeeded one of the most active, but contradictory figures in the history of the International Motorcycle Federation, to Venezuelan Vito Ippolito running FIM since 2006. Jorge Viegas all this time was one of his closest associates, however, always having other point of view. Viegas moved forward on the President's post twice, but it bypassed both times of Ippolito.

In October, 2018 wrote MOTORCYCLE RACES .RU that Vito Ippolito will leave the post after two presidential terms. The European office FIM (FIM Europe) laid great hopes on the head, Austrian Wolfgang Srba, one of the few real candidates for change Ippolito. However, some days before Assembly and in Andorra Srb withdrew the candidacy, referring to problems with health.

Jorge Viegas the member of FIM since 1992, and from 1996 to 2014 held the vice president's post, combining it with work in the Olympic Committee of Portugal.

Before becoming the functionary of Federation, Jorge Viegas was an active athlete, the motorcycle racer and the participant of races of the Motor-Grand Prix and also motorcycle 24 hours of Le Mans (24 Heures Motos). At the same time, he remained the writing journalist. In 1990 it was asked to organize new Motorcycle Federation of Portugal instead of old which continued to function, however, did not carry out the tasks in full. Viegas coped in one year then, the old Federation was just forced to be closed: the new structure earned so accurately and effectively that in old the need just disappeared. Thanks to Viegas's efforts, the races MotoGP came to Estoril.

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