Rea, Mahias and Garcia joined by worlds motorcycling elite at FIM Awards
Three-time MOTUL FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea stands proudly with his wife, Tatia before receiving his medal
Welcoming 36 FIM World Champions to the stunning setting of Andorra Park Hotel, the breathtaking views were the perfect setting to celebrate a stunning season of racing action. Hosting all the champions as well as 12 FIM Team World Champions and four awardees from every motorcycling discipline in 2017.
Attending a signing session outside of the Centre de Congressos in the Andorran hills, the champions then took to the red carpet before proudly receiving their medals within the Hotel.
Recording breaking 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) collected his medal in front of the prestigious crowd, the same week as he attended Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE medal. Joining Rea was FIM Supersport World Champion Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team), who secured his debut World Title at the final round in Qatar. Alongside the duo was the inaugural FIM Supersport 300 World Champion Marc Garcia, following a hard fought season in the new class.
Alongside the WorldSBK champions and many other stars were MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez who took his sixth world title, Moto2™ World Champion Franco Morbidelli and Moto3™ World Champion Joan Mir.
Ending the final celebration of the 2017 season with some of the sport’s greatest, thoughts are now turning to 2018 – as the WorldSBK paddock faces new challenges with the regulation changes coming into place. Champions are preparing for the battle to defend their crowns, as they wait for the lights to go out on another season.
Photo courtesy of: Corrinne Foster