Robert Rasor Re-Elected FIM Vice President

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Director of International Affairs Robert Rasor has been re-elected to the post of vice president for the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme), the international governing body for motorcycle sport and touring.   Rasor was re-elected to a four-year term at the opening of the 124th FIM Congress in Durban, South Africa, Oct. 20. He is one of six FIM vice presidents, and joins Andrzej Witkowski of Poland and Juan Moreta of Spain in being re-elected this year.   "It is a privilege to be able to serve motorcycling as a member of the FIM Management Council and to represent the interests of the AMA and riders in North America," Rasor said.

AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said, "This is a very prestigious position that gives Rob the opportunity to counsel the FIM in ways that will not only benefit the AMA and riders in the United States, but also around the world. There is nobody more capable to serve in this important position."

Besides serving as an FIM vice president, a post he has held since October 2005, Rasor is head of the FIM's Alternative Energy Working Group. Before that, Rasor served as president of the FIM's Commission on Mobility, Transport, Road Safety and Public Policy, increasing the organization's involvement in motorcyclists' rights. Rasor also has served as president of the North American Motorcycle Union, one of six regional groups within the FIM.

Rasor began his career in the AMA Government Relations Department, serving as vice president from the early 1980s until his appointment as AMA president in 2000. Rasor assumed the post of director of international affairs in 2006.

Rasor has some 40 years of motorcycling experience, has been an amateur motocross racer, and has toured on street bikes extensively in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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