Giovanni Copioli: 'With the FMI, Italy's motorbikes are world champions' - THE INTERVIEW
Italian riders will be protagonists of international sport in 2021. Behind this exceptional growth is the commitment of a Federation that is present in the field at every level. We talk about it with President Giovanni Copioli
We discuss many topics with IMF President Giovanni Copioli, starting with the growth of grassroots motorbike sport.
And the incredible sporting successes. Let's start with the Six Days: the Italian organisation in Pavia was truly perfect and the Maglia Azzurra came first in the Team Trophy thanks to young riders who are already at the top of the world.
Respect for the environment and restoration: Enduro is not at odds with its environment. The Six Days has shown that enduro is fully compatible with respect and protection of the environment.
From enduro to motocross: Mantua, Motocross of Nations. The president tells how Italy has achieved these results over the years.
The past with Cairoli and the future with Guadagnini, Lupino and other young Italian talents followed by the IMF who have dominated the world and European scene.
Italy also hosted the Vintage Six Days at Elba. The off-road racing movement with vintage motorbikes is growing and Italy is in pole position in terms of membership and practitioners.
Let's talk about membership. The importance of membership for the growth of the sport, of talent. To practice a dangerous and demanding sport with the protection that only a CONI-affiliated Federation can guarantee. At the same time, the IMF's commitment to tourism has grown, enhancing the passion for motorcycling and the beauty of our territory. The calendar includes great trips, adventouring events and spectacular rallies dedicated to vintage motorbikes.