FIM launch Women in Motorcycling Award

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The FIM have announced the launch of a new Women in Motorcycling Award, designed to recognise and celebrate those who have significantly contributed to improving and developing the presence of women in all motorcycling-related areas and encouraged greater awareness of women in motorcycling.

The award comes as part of a continuing drive by the sport’s governing body to increase the participation of women in motorcycle sport. The push has saw the launch of a special commission that has gone from strength to strength with a number of special events.

Britain’s Maria Costello is a member of the commission, and has been part of their programme with events like her women-only track days and race schools, as well as being a mentor for the Women’s Cup that runs within the European Junior Cup at World Superbike events.

This Award may be conferred on individuals, groups or organisations who have implemented dedicated projects/initiatives. These projects, initiatives or contributions can be related to sporting or non-sporting activities and should provide mid- or long-term solutions to help develop the presence of women in all motorcycling-related activities and have positive and lasting effects and impacts on the awareness of women in motorcycling. Further information regarding the application procedure will be released in the coming weeks. 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer