FIM

Distinctions

The FIM Board of Directors and FIM General Assembly approve the proposals put forward by the FIM Awards and Recognition Board Committe to award Honorary titles and Distinctions in recognition of invaluable services to the FIM.

The Gold Medal of the FIM was instituted in 1963 and the FIM has awarded the following Gold Medals to date:

At the London Congress, October 1963:

Mr T.W. LOUGHBOROUGH, Secretary General of the FIM from 1912 to 1958, for his devotion to the FIM

Mr Craig BREEDLOVE, who at that time held the absolute land speed record with a three-wheel vehicle

At the Warsaw Congress, October 1966, posthumously:

Mr R. GULLBERG (CSI), who died during the opening ceremony of the 1966 International Six Days' Trial

At the Geneva Congress, October 1971:

Mr G. CURLI, Honorary member of the CSI, for his devotion to the FIM and his work to compile the World Records and the Code

At the Spring Meetings in March 1977, posthumously:

Mr M. BARAMBON, who was a Member of the Finance Committee in 1953, 1954 and 1956, FIM Vice-President from 1957 to 1960 and President of the Finance Committee in 1952, 1955 and from 1961 to 1976, for his devotion to the FIM through the many different functions he assumed for many years, always remaining absolutely faithful to the FIM

At the Poznan Congress, October 1978:

Mr H.W. BOENSCH, Honorary President of the CT, in recognition of his contribution to the technological development of the sport of motorcycling

At the Montreux Congress, October 1979:

Mr A. LENFRANC, Honorary Vice-President of the FIM in recognition of his long years of service to the motorcycling cause as a Member of the Bureau Central

Gold Medal

Awarded for the first time at he 1983 Benalmadena Congress, the FIM has awarded the following Medals:

At the 1983 Benalmadena Congress to:

Sr. Don Nicolas RODIL DEL VALLE, FIM Honorary President

At the 1987 Paris Congress to:

Mr Ivan MAUGER, Speedway Champion

Mr Angel NIETO, Road Racing Champion

At the 1988 Rio de Janeiro Congress to:

Mr Ole OLSEN, SpeedwayChampion

At the 1990 Budapest Congress to:

Mr Walter KAADEN, Technical Comission Vice-President

Mr Nicolas SCHMIDT, FIM Honorary President

At the 1992 Columbus Congress to:

Mr Hideo ISHIZUKA, President of the Motorcycle Federation of Japan

At the 1993 Dublin Congress to:

Mr Giacomo AGOSTINI, Road Racing Champion

Mr Wayne RAINEY, Road Racing Champion

At the 1994 Kuala Lumpur Congress to:

Mr Jan KRIVKA, FIM Vice-President

At the FIM Symposium on Experienced Rider Training, Luxembourg, May 1996 to:

His Majesty the King of the Belgian Albert II

At the 1996 Bangkok Congress to:

His Majesty the king of Spain D. Juan Carlos

At the 1998 Cape Town Congress to:

Mr Neville GOSS MBE, CIAP President

At the 1999 Annecy Congress to:

Mr Pierlucio TINAZZI. The Nicolas Rodil del Valle Medal of the FIM Motorcyle Merit was awarded posthumously to Mr Pierlucio Tinazzi for his couageous behaviour during the disaster in th Mont-Blanc tunnel, when he saved several lives with his motorcycle until he died himself from asphyxiation.

Nicolas Rodil Del Valle Medal

At the 2005 Geneva Biennial Session to:

Mr Simon MILWARD. The Nicolas Rodil del Valle Medal of the FIM Motorcycle Merit was awarded posthumously to former FEMA Secretary General Simon Milward, who passed away in an accident in Mali in February 2005.

At the 2012 General Assembly in Monaco to:

Guy MAITRE FIM Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer from 1978 to 2012

At the 2013 General Assembly in Monaco to:

Darryl HIDDLE † President of FIM Oceania from 1998 to 2013, posthumously

At the 2014 General Assembly in Jerez to:

Vincenzo MAZZI † President of FIM Europe form 2006 to 2013, posthumously

At the 2015 General Assembly in Jerez to:

Joan MORETA † FIM Vice-President from 2009 to 2015 - posthumously

At the 2015 General Assembly in Jerez to:

Beaulah SCHOEMAN FIM Africa President since 1999 and CONU’s Representative at the FIM Executive Board from 2010  to 2014

At the 2017 General Assembly in Andorra la Vella to:

Jean-Pierre MOUGIN FIM Honorary Deputy President

At the 2018 General Assembly in Andorra la Vella to:   

Oriol PUIG BULTO FIM Technical Commission President / Director from 1981 to 2018

At the 2019 General Assembly in Monaco to:

Robert RASOR FIM Vice-President from 2011 to 2015 and FIM Honorary Vice-President from 2017

At the 2019 General Assembly in Monaco to:

Michio ARAI President of Arai Helmet Ltd. (Japan)

Silver Medal

At the 2005 Benalmadena Congress to:

Wladislaw PIETRZAK †, Honorary President of the CCP

At the 1987 Paris Congress to:

William R. McMASTER †, CCR Vice-President

At the 1990 Budapest Congress to:

Franci NOVAK †, Honorary President of the CCP

At the 1993 Dublin Congress to:

Karl GÄRTNER, FIM CHief Interpreter

At the 1995 Karlstad Congress to:

Kevin SCHWANTZ †, Road Racing Champion

At the 2002 Prague Congress to:

Kvetoslav MASITA, Enduro Champion

At the 2012 General Assembly in Monaco to:

Anne-Marie GERBER, FIM CCR/CIAP/CIE/CMT Secretary from 1979 to 2012

At the 2017 General Assembly in Andorra la Vella to:

Ray WILSON † FIM Board of Director Member and FIM Africa President from 2015 to 2017 - Posthumously

Gold Plaque

At the 2017 General Assembly in Andorra la Vella to:

Mobilityland Corporation Japan

Silver Plaque

At the 1994 Kuala Lumpur Congress to:

CLINICA MOBILE

Bronze Medal

At the 1983 Benamadena Congress to:

Pierre FRAGNAUD †, former CCP Member

At the 1988 Rio de Janeiro Congress to:

Charles DILLEN †, Honorary Vice-President of the CT

At the 1990 Budapest Congress to:

Gabdrakhman KADYROV †, Ice Racing Champion

At the 1993 Dublin Congress to:

Hervé MOINEAU, Endurance Champion

Roman CHELADZE †, Track Racing Referee

William Joseph DUNLOP †, MBE, Road Racing Champion

At the 1995 Karlstad Congress, posthumously to:

John Kenton BRITTEN †, Inventor

At the 1998 Cape Town Congress to:

Giuseppe D'ALESSANDRO †, former CTC Member

    At the 2009 Salvador Congress to:

    Michel DE THOMASSON, FIVA President (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens)

    At the 2007 Biennial Session in Geneva to:

    Werner HAEFLIGER, Author of the MotoGP Result Guide

    40 FIM Rallies for drivers
    Wilhelmus VerstratenKNMV2001
    Ivo BertolasiFMI2006
    Aimo NietosvuoriSVEMO2006
    Segio ViazzoliFMS2006
    Fritz BentenriederDMSB2007
    Ernst GreutertFMS2010
    Stefan LodestenSVEMO2010
    Giuseppe MazzoleniFMI2010
    Gianfranco D'OraziFMI2012
    Sven Ake NilssonSVEMO2012
    Giancarlo CorazzaFMI2014
    Pekka Uolevi UusiniittySML2014

    Patrick IGOAFRA1986
    Virginio FERRARIITA1989
    Club Sparta-AsproPOL1992
    Riders for HealthGBR1993
    Stig Inge BERGERSENNOR1994
    Jüri MAKAROVEST1996
    Carlo de GAVARDOCHL1997
    Roberto ROLFOITA2004
    Sérgio SANDERSONBRA2013
    Laia SANZESP2016
    Moto Club do PortoPOR2017
    Sebastien VanBaelenBEL2018

    AIP FoundationVietnam2010
    Andrés Pérez RubioSPA2011
    The Ambulance Motorcycle ClubUK2012
    UK Department of TransportUK2013
    Koninklijke Nederlandse Motorrijders
    Vereniging (KNMV)
    NED2014
    Tony Rich  -The AA campaign 2015 “Think Bikes”GBR2015
    FMI Federazione Motociclista ItalianaITA2016
    Norsk Motorcykkel UnionNOR2017
    Michael Woodford MBEGBR2018
    Motorcycle Clothing Assessment ProgramAUS2019

    American Motocyclist AssociationAMA1997
    Dr Jacque RoggeCEO1998
    Circuit of NuerburgringGER1999
    Danmarks Motor UnionDMU2000
    MC Carnico, Tolmezzo, UdineITA2001
    Northland Motorcycle Riders AssociationUSA2002
    Phakisa FreewayRSA2003
    Confederaçao Brasileira de MotoclismoCBM2004
    MSC ZschopauGER2005
    Auto-Moto Club dz SanetschSUI2006
    Moto-Ckub AngérienFRA2007
    Auto Moto Club de SerresGRE2008
    Canastra TeamBRA2009
    Team Betti MotoITA2010
    Motorcycling AustraliaMA2011
    Circuits de CatalunyaESP2012
    Federacio Motociclista d'AndorraFMA2013
    Circuit Of The Americas, Austin, Texas, & Yamaha Motor Co, Lesmo, Italy 2014
    Federació Motociclista d’AndorraFMA2015
    Circuit de Barcelona CatalunyaESP2016
    MSC GreuenbroichGER2017
    Sky Ocean Rescue - Un Mare da SalvareITA2018
    Circuit de Barcelona CatalunyaESP2019

     

    Motorcycling Victoria’s Female Participation ProgrammeAUS2015
    AMA Get Women Riding CampaignUSA2016
    Motorcycling Western Australia - Women’s CommitteeAUS2017
    The Macrocampus of RFME Women’s Commission of MotorcyclingESP2018
    Miss BikerITA2019

    Hobby Sport-Primi Passi FMIITA2019
    Dorna SportsESP2018

    Riders & Personalities who became FIM Legends in the history of the world motorcycle sport, invited by the FIM at the prize-giving ceremonies FIM Awards.

    2019 FIM Awards in Monte Carlo - Monaco
    Max BiaggiRoad Racing
    Carmelo EzpeletaFIM Promoter
    Guy MaitreFIM Family

    2016 FIM Gala in Berlin - Germany
    Luigi TaveriRoad Racing
    Jacky VimondMotocross
    Per-Olof SereniusIce Speedway
    Gilles BurgatTrial
    Gualtiero BrissoniEnduro
    Heinz KinigadnerCross-Country Rallies

    2015 FIM Gala in Jerez de la Frontera - Spain
    Max DeubelRoad Racing
    Heikki MikkolaMotocross
    Martine de CortanzeEnduro & Cross-Country Rallies
    Ole OlsenSpeedway
    Mick AndrewsTrial
    Guglielmo AndreiniEnduro
    Franco Picco                                Cross-Country Rallies

    2014 FIM Gala in Jerez de la Frontera - Spain 
    Jorge Martinez "Aspar"Road Racing
    Sue FishWomen
    Sammy MillerTrial & Road Racing
    Kvetoslav MasitaEnduro
    Thierry MagnaldiCross-Country Rallies
    Gerd RissLong Track
     
    2013 FIM GALA in Monte Carlo – Monaco
    Phil ReadRoad Racing
    Harry EvertsMotocross
    Malcolm RathmellTrial
    Alessandro GrittiEnduro
    Cyril NeveuCross-Country Rallies
    Ove FundinSpeedway
    Jutta KleinschmidtWomen
     
    2012 FIM GALA in Monte Carlo – Monaco
    Jim Redman                  Road Racing
    Torsten HallmanMotocross
    Dougie LampkinTrial
    Kari TiainenEnduro
    Hubert AuriolCross-Country Rallies
    Hans NielsenSpeedway
    Mary McGee         Women

    2011 FIM GALA in Estoril – Portugal 
    Angel Nieto Road Racing
    Carl FogartyRoad Racing
    Eric GeboersMotocross
    Yrjo VesterinenTrial
    Giovanni SalaEnduro
    Tony RickardssonSpeedway
    Iris KrämerWomen

    2010 FIM Gala in Estoril - Portugal 
    Giacomo Agostini                  Road Racing
    Roger de CosterMotocross
    Jordi TarrèsTrial
    Anders ErikssonEnduro
    Ivan MaugerSpeedway/Long Track
    Katja PoensgenWomen