E-Xplorer SA signs as official promoter of the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) ahead of the first FIM E-Xplorer World Cup
E-Xplorer SA becomes the official promoter of the FIM series and the holder of the commercial rights ahead of the inaugural first season of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup in 2022.
The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has appointed E-Xplorer SA as official promoter of the series and holder of the commercial rights for the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup. The parties were represented respectively by E-Xplorer CEO Valentin Guyonnet, CCO Carina Munte and FIM President Jorge Viegas at a signing at FIM headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.
The appointment of E-Xplorer SA as the new FIM promoter ushers in an exciting era for motorsport, with the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup acting as the global laboratory for two-wheeled electric technology and mobility. Attracting some of the most well-known motorcycle builders, the World Series will help test, develop and prove tomorrow’s two-wheel electric technology on notable urban and rural stages across the globe.
With a commitment to sustainability dating back almost three decades, the FIM was the first international sports federation to establish an Environmental Code, published for the first time since 1994.
As both organizations proudly promote equality in sport, the partnership between FIM and E-Xplorer hopes to encourage diversity and equality in motorsport. Founded and powered by a team of women and men, E-Xplorer SA will ensure that both sexes are represented in all commercial, operational and sporting aspects of the series. With a total of 10 teams, each will compete with a woman and a man – at five events across the world in the inaugural season.
This appointment allows E-Xplorer SA to join a select group of 12 existing FIM promoters and become the first promoter of the FIM E-Bike Commission (CEB), opening a new and unique category of electric motorcycle racing in urban environments. and rural.
FIM President Jorge Viegas declares: âThis announcement marks an important moment for the FIM, since it is the first promoter of the FIM E-Bike Commission (CEB). The E-Xplorer team will bring a lot of experience to this series, but it is also a modern and dynamic organization which reflects the nature of this new championship. It is the first all-electric discipline for teams and manufacturers, which will take place in a mix of off-road and urban venues. Additionally, the series will promote gender equality, with each team having a male and female rider. Ultimately, we believe the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup will serve as a testing ground for the development of âoff-roadâ electric motorcycles.
Valentin Guyonnet, CEO of E-Xplorer SA declares: âJoining our forces with the FIM and becoming the world promoter of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is a great moment for us, for the FIM and for motorsport in general.
With shared values ââto advance the future of two-wheel technology and see greater equality in sport, the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is the destination for the biggest motorcycle builders and the best racing riders. . In doing so, the series will act as a catalyst for the development of the latest technology, which will be tested to the extreme by some of the greatest athletes when the competition kicks off in 2022.
Seeing the rate at which the series is growing is amazing. We are delighted with the reception we have received from the FIM and the interest we have shown in the major motorcycle manufacturers, who all see the series as a way to stay on the cutting edge of electric motorcycle technology. The FIM has been with us from the very beginning and I am delighted to continue to see them supporting the E-Xplorer World Cup as a world authority in sport.
E-Xplorer SA CCO Carina Munte Says: âTogether with the FIM, the team of men and women behind E-Xplorer SA feeds into all aspects of this series to create an environment where women and men can thrive and compete at the same level. While gender equality is still a statement in today’s sports world, we hope other series can follow us and help it become the norm.
Beyond that, the series hopes to encourage exploration and stewardship of the environment. E-Xplorer was created to harness and promote the power of the environments we run in – not to harness them. Along with FIM’s long-standing commitment, the series seeks to improve the relationship between motorcycling and the environment by pitting the latest technologies of zero-emission electric motorcycles against each other in a competitive setting. With races taking place in some of the world’s most spectacular urban and rural settings, the FIM E-Explorer World Cup is a radical new form of motorsport aimed at forward-thinking generations who believe in the power of sport to drive a positive change.
FIM and E-Xplorer SA are launching a call for applications for teams ahead of the inaugural season which will start in 2022.
For more information on the application, contact: [emailÂ protected]