Our colleague Stephan Carapiet, better known as ‘Macky’ in the local motorcycle community, has recently received another prestigious post within the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). He was appointed as the representative of the Continental Unions (CONU) within the Executive Board, made official during the organization’s Board of Director’s meeting in late 2022.
CONUs are recognized geographic subdivisions of, and are accountable to, the FIM. There are six CONUs each named according to the continent in which it is located: FIM Asia, FIM Africa, FIM Europe, FIM Oceania, FIM North America, and FIM Latin America.
In addition, the board also created a joint FIM-FIA Committee to facilitate projects and initiatives between the two motorsport governing bodies. Themes cover topics such as safety, sustainability, medical, and women. Carapiet just so happened to be one of those appointed into the new committee alongside Michal Sikora (FIM Europe President), Nita Korhonen (FIM FMN/CONU Liaison Director), Jean-Paul Gombeaud (Sports Director), and committee chair Jan Stovicek (ACCR President).
“I personally thank all my supporters and our FIM Asia and FIM admin team work and stakeholders cooperation of success, for the trust and confidence entrusted on me and my constant service of 27 years of exemplary performance records to my best service 24/7/365 for motorcycle sports passion. As a former racer I shall deliver my best expert professional capability for fair play and equal treatment to all and what is needed to maintain the highest FIM world safety standards and in accordance with the international universal sports laws for the benefit of the world governing sports bodies with good governance, from the bottom of my heart I dedicated this all to my FIM Family,” said Carapiet.
Stephan ‘Macky’ Carapiet is the current FIM Asia President, holding his post from 2022 to 2026. He also served the same position from 2010 to 2013 and then from 2018 to 2022. He represents the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) of the Philippines as President.
[Photo courtesy of FIM Moto]