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International Motorcycling Federation appoints new CEO

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has appointed Tony Skillington as its new chief executive and revealed Eurosport Events is poised to extend its contract as promoter of the Endurance World Championship.

Irishman Skillington has served within the FIM for 28 years, acting as director of the Motocross Commission since 2014.

His appointment will see Jorge Viegas relinquish the role of acting chief executive to focus on the presidency of the FIM. Viegas said: “Tony Skillington has a long experience working with the FIM, which stretches for almost 30 years.

“This will allow him to have a global vision of the challenges encountered and faced by the national federations, the promoters and the FIM commissions.”

Meanwhile, the FIM has said a new contract with Eurosport Events for the Endurance World Championship is being finalised and will be signed at the 24 Heures Motos event in Le Mans, France on April 20-21.