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Carapiet new FIM Asian moto chief

() - January 20, 2010 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Stephan Carapiet was elected president of the FIM Asian Motorcycle Union (UAM), becoming the first Filipino to be elected to the highest office of an international governing body for motorsports.

Carapiet earned the nod of the majority of the delegates representing the 22 member countries of the FIM UAM under the Asian zone during the 2010 UAM FIM Congress at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila last weekend.

A staunch motorcycle sports aficionado for the past 35 years, Carapiet will oversee the motorcycle sports policies and activities in the continental union in the next four years, including China, India and Indonesia.

As president of the FIM UAM, Carapiet will also have a seat in the FIM World Management Council.

The FIM UAM Congress drew close to 50 delegates who included current FIM president Vito Ippolito and FIM vice president Jorge Viegas who came over to observe and preside in the conference’s strategic planning workshop.

Carapiet’s vice presidents in his term are Saudi Arabia’s Mishaal Al Sudairy, India’s Shrikant Kirani and China’s Yan Jianchang.

The 2010 FIM UAM Congress hosted by NAMSSA, the national sporting authority for motorsports in the country, will launch the 2010 National Motocross Series at the MX Speedworld at SM Bicutan on Jan. 24 and the 2010 Mayor Edward Hagedorn Cup (FIM Asian Motocross Series) in Puerto Princesa City on Feb. 21. For details, log on to www.namssa.org or contact +639178479785.

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