Torino – October 11 – 2016
FIM Europe: Our goal is to build around riders the best professional and cultural environment for the safety and for the increase of their performance.
We met Alessandro Sambuco, FIM Europe General Secretary, and we asked him FIM Europe’s target for the future.
“FIM Europe works following a pyramidal structure, so the bases concerning the organization of international sports are the National Federations, which have the task of research, select and develop the talent, then it is up to FIM Europe to create the best conditions to ensure that the talent will develop at the highest level possible. It ‘a joint effort, in concert between us and the national federations.
We are working to create the conditions that allow us to follow the riders with a 360° action, working on children in the best way: our intention is not to work on them by treating them as professionals, this would create pressure, so we try to set around them all the necessary conditions to develop in the best way and mode their talent and performance.
It ‘important to work on physical training aspects, not only technical, supporting the boys increasing cultural and technological knowledge, to ensure that they are aware on the whole aspects of motorcycling.
It ‘also important to work in a close relation with families. This is a critical step and especially when we talk about children is absolutely essential to start from speaking with parents. We want to avoid the talent’s burnout caused by an excess of demand. Families are the main interface talking about minors, that’s why we focus on the growth of the relationship directly with them. Around this situation we should develop all the other skills: an athletic trainer, a nutritionist, a physiotherapist etc.
Speaking about education we have an important initiative, recently presented at the University Foro Italico in Rome: the Advanced Course in Motorcycling Management, which has the goal to train new businessman to join together the federations in research and selection of talent, This action will increase and help the work on the national territory.
During this first stage we decided to open the course also to people who are not degree but who have at least two years experience at international level and who feel the need to expand their view of skills.
Our goal is to build around riders the best professional and cultural environment for the safety and for the increase of their performance.
When you have professionals more capable, you have a better chance of identifying and managing talented riders.”