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Aside from the thrill of the race, motorsports and their respective vehicles are useful because they pass their genes down to the everyday vehicles that we drive, fly and cruise across the open pond in. In an effort to perhaps hold its position as a trendsetter, or just to be more green, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) held a meeting to discuss alternative energies that can be utilized in all major categories of racing. The meeting, held at the Automobile Club de Monaco, brought together the heads of four International Federations of motorsports including motorcycles, powerboats, automobiles and aeronautics. FIM chairman Messrs Robert Rasor commented on the epic meeting by stating,
This was an interesting meeting and we expect to work together with the other motorsport federations and join forces to develop a common strategy towards the environment and its protection and promote the use of alternative energies.
Understanding that even motorsports can have an impact on the environment, either directly or indirectly, is a step in the right direction. Working together, the groups will draw from learned expertise and move towards a greener racing environment quickly. Here's hoping their efforts do more than slowly trickle down into vehicles that we drive day in and day out.

[Source: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme]

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