Reigning World champion Toni Bou was joined by Adam Raga, Albert Cabestany (all from Spain) and Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami.
Following a brief speech to outline the FIMs ongoing commitment to the United Nations Environment Programme, which the FIM joined back in December 2006, the four riders each signed the FIM Environmental Charter that included eight key points concerning environmental issues within the motorcycling World.
These are as follows:
- RESPECT the FIM Environmental Code
- PROMOTE an environmental awareness within the motorcycling world and fans
- AVOID - using my engine pointlessly
- USE the most efficient system / material to protect the ground when working on the motorcycle
- BE RESPONSIBLE for the waste material generated by my team during FIM events
- ACCEPT recommendations and advise from the Environmental Steward nominated for the event
- REDUCE reduce the use of water and electricity and save paper
- KEEP my paddock place clean
To recognise its role within this important Worldwide programme, the FIM decided to celebrate World Environment Day, which is officially on 5th June 2009, at all the FIM events taking place near to this date.
This will or has included the signing of an FIM Environmental Charter by top riders in Road Racing, Motocross, Supermoto, Trial and Speedway.