In January 2020, the inaugural Women's European Cup was announced at Motor Bike Expo. Even though the season's start was delayed from April to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had the first ever Women's European Cup champion in September - Beatriz Neila - one round before the season finale. We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Beatriz, let's see what she has to say about her Women's European Cup season and her career.
Mrs. Françoise Emery is the Deputy CEO of the FIM. She started in the Finance Department of the FIM 18 years ago and is now leading the 40 employees of the FIM in the headquarter as well as 300 officials and volunteers worldwide to support the 113 national federations which are members of the FIM. We had the opportunity to chat with Mrs. Emery to hear about her career in the motorcycling sport governance body, and learn about how they pushed through this difficult year to make the championships happen.