*The mayoress highlights the contribution of both institutions to develop the sport of two wheels and their 'complicity' with Jerez World Capital of Motorcycling

The mayoress of Jerez city Maria José Garcia-Pelayo with Angel Viladoms, Spanish Federation president, Vito Ippolito, FIM Presidente and Antonio Saldaña, first councillor of Jerez city and coordinator of Jerez, Capital Mundial del Motociclismo. SIC

Vito Ippolito in front of the FIM stars. SIC

Viladoms and the stars of the RFME. SIC


*The president of the FIM annonunces an International Conference on Women and Sustainability in motorcycling to take place in Jerez from 5th to 7th June


Circuito de Jerez, March 6, 2015. The mayoress of Jerez, María José García Pelayo and the coordinator of Jerez World Capital of Motorcycling, Antonio Saldaña, accompanied by the President of the International Motorcycling Federation, Vito Ippolito, and President of the Spanish Royal Motorcycling Federation, Ángel Viladoms, have inaugurated today the stars wheels of both institutions in Jerez Walk of Fame.

The event has involved members of the local government team and  Cadiz County Council, representatives of the Monitoring Committee of the event, the Bureau of Tourism and the Regulatory Board, motorcycle clubs of the city, as well as fans and the public in general.

After discovering the stars on the Avenida Alcalde Álvaro Domecq, the presidents of the FIM and RFME signed a wine barrel for fame stack of casks in the cellar of San Ginés of the Regulatory Council.

The mayoress noted that these stars on Jerez Walk of Fame "are a recognition of the work of both federations for the development of motorcycling, but mostly are grateful because if today Jerez is the World Capital of Motorcycling is thanks to you, to your impulse, because you believed in this project and you have turned into accomplices of it."

"This Capital status is going to mark a before and after for the position of Jerez and its Circuit in the world," continued the mayoress, who has stressed that "Jerez has become a great racetrack because many of the tests that the FIM is going to hold in Jerez will be developed in the town centre."

During the ceremony, Vito Ippolito, who congratulated the City for the initiative, announced the celebration in Jerez, from 5 to 7 June, of an International Conference on two topics, women and sustainability in motorcycling, which will bring to the city more than 30 experts from around the world and about 300 participants.

About this conference the mayoress of Jerez has insisted that the World Capital and FIM "offer us the unique opportunity to put Jerez projects in the world", and also referred to the economic return and for the tourism industry of motorcycling.

For his part, President of the Spanish Federation, Ángel Viladoms, has advanced that Jerez also will host a National Tourism meeting and that the RFME will work with the Jerez Circuit in the recovery of La Merced Trophy.

After the ceremony, the first deputy mayor and coordinator of Jerez World Capital of Motorcycling, Antonio Saldaña, and RFME President, Ángel Viladoms, have signed the framework agreement between the two institutions for the development of calendar activities under the event 'Jerez World Capital of Motorcycling'.