Franco Uncini appointed FIM Grand Prix Safety Officer

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Following the retirement of Mr Claude Danis, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has appointed Mr Franco Uncini FIM Grand Prix Safety Officer and circuit inspector.

Claude Danis was a member of the FIM Road Racing Commission (CCR) from 1991 and Chairman of the CCR from 1993 to 2010. From 1999 onwards, he was also FIM Representative in the Grand Prix Race Direction. The FIM warmly thanks Mr Danis for his long career at the FIM and for playing an active part in the huge improvements made in recent years with regard to safety, a paramount aspect of our sport.   

FIM Grand Prix World Champion in 500cc in 1982 aboard a Suzuki, Franco Uncini is 58 years old. He ended his riding career in 1985, returning as Ducati Team Manager in World Superbike the year Doug Polen took the title. At the end of 1992, he was chosen by the Grand Prix riders to represent them as ‘IRTA Riders Safety Delegate’ starting in the 1993 season. He worked closely with Claude Danis in the Grand Prix Race Direction and for the circuit homologations. He took up his position at the beginning of February.

Press release courtesy of the FIM.

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