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Inaugural FIM Sustainability Forum held

September 28 2023 - News Release News Editorial

Following the conclusion of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Endurance World Championship (EWC) in September, optimising the event’s sustainability is set to become a primary focus for organisers going forward.

Inaugural FIM Sustainability Forum held

After aligning with EWC promoter Warner Bros Discovery Sports, FIM created the inaugural Sustainability Forum.

According to the governing body, the initiative embodies the industry’s commitment to crafting a more sustainable path forward for the future of motorcycle racing.

“At the FIM EWC Sustainability Forum, we witnessed a powerful convergence of minds and a shared commitment to steering motorsport towards a more sustainable future,” said Gautier de Stoppani, EWC’s CSR Director.

“It was heartening to see the motorsport community, from organisers to experts, coming together to embrace responsibility. Through initiatives like EWC Cares and forums such as this, we are not only racing for titles but also racing for a planet that deserves our care.”

"At the FIM EWC Sustainability Forum, we witnessed a powerful convergence of minds and a shared commitment to steering motorsport towards a more sustainable future." Gautier de Stoppani, EWC's CSR Director

The FIM EWC was subsequently presented with a special Keep it Shiny and Sustainable (KiSS) 10th-anniversary trophy for pioneering the development of sport sustainability within the industry. KiSS is part of the FIM’s ‘Ride Green’ scheme, which is utilised across multiple circuits and FIM series and was introduced in 2013.

As part of this initiative, a series of sustainable activities were implemented by organisers, including opportunities for young, local hospital patients, safety courses and the promotion of disability-friendly motorcycles.

EWC continued this thread of actions by introducing the EWC Cares trophy, to be awarded to a participating team whose sustainability efforts are outstanding during the season. Along with the trophy, the winning team will receive an invitation to the prestigious FIM Awards ceremony in Liverpool, UK.

Image: Garry Neesam on Unsplash

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