Intertek and FIM Announce Strategic Partnership for Motorcycle Racing Fuel Testing Services

GENEVA – March 21, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, has become an official partner of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and will provide fuel testing services for FIM race events.

Starting with the FIM 2012 motorcycle race season, Intertek is the exclusive provider of testing services related to fuel quality and compliance, supporting official FIM fuel specifications and technical regulations.

Intertek fuel quality experts and mobile testing labs will provide key testing services at the race tracks, and will be supported by a global network of world-class fuel testing laboratories. Intertek personnel will also be on-site at selected FIM events, at Superbike, Motocross, Endurance and other Disciplines, where real-time on-track fuel compliance testing will be performed.

As part of the partnership, Intertek will also assist FIM by helping keep FIM fuel regulations up-to-date with developing quality and testing standards.

Ignacio Verneda, Executive Director, Sport of the Fédération International de Motocyclisme, said: “We are very pleased to have a partner on board with such an extensive knowledge on fuels and fuel related topics. Intertek’s technical know-how, expertise, and their ability to provide quick results through on-track compliance testing will help us ensure a level playing field for all competitors.”

Jay Gutierrez, Executive Vice President of Intertek’s Commodities division, said: “As a long-time motorcycle rider and enthusiast myself, it is a pleasure and honor to be chosen by FIM as their official partner for fuel testing services. We look forward to supporting FIM with fuel quality testing, biofuel evaluations, and consulting expertise and capabilities. Intertek is the largest independent fuel testing and inspection company in the world and our global fuel testing network will support FIM where and when needed.”

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About Intertek

Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, including fuel testing and inspection. Intertek people add value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek supports customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 30,000 people in more than 100 countries.

About FIM

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 107 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


Bernd Schwarz, +49 711 27311 447
General Manager, Intertek Commodities Germany
Erik Holladay, +1 713 407 3533
Global Marketing Director, Intertek Commodities
Isabelle Larivière, + 41 22 9509568
FIM Press Officer