The FIA and representatives from its nationwide carrying authorities (ASNs) and nationwide automobile golf equipment (ACNs) assembled in Tirana this week (13-14 December) for the fifth version of the FIA Sport Regional Congress held in Central Europe.


The Congress, hosted for the principle time by Car Club Albania (ACA), used to be led by FIA President Jean Todt, ACA President Niko Leka and FIA Coordinator for CEZ Zrinko Gregurek.


“The Central European Zone used to be established 26 years ago and throughout this time powerful has been carried out by its member golf equipment, which now total 16. At this fifth version of the FIA Sport Regional Congress right here, we’ve got had the replacement to reproduction on the growth made since we closing came together in Slovenia twelve months ago,” said Jean Todt.


“I would resolve to congratulate ACA President Niko Leka, Secretary Traditional Eridon Lameborshi and each person within their team for the unbelievable organisation of the Congress. Coming so quickly after the bad earthquake that hit Albania three weeks ago, killing or injuring so many, we are jubilant with the Albanian of us, humbled by their spirit and fortitude, and grateful for the warm hospitality extended to the ASN delegations this week.”

The Congress programme incorporated sessions on how ASNs can build relatives with executive, organise safe and fine rallies, facilitate get entry to to motor sport via grassroots disciplines, toughen the administration and commercialisation of events, and make extra strides in wider motor sport vogue. The programme used to be organised under the management of the FIA’s ASN Pattern Job Force presided over by Andrew Papadopoulos.

Somewhat a bunch of interactive workshops supplied insights and encouraged debate on the issues of Digital Motor Sport, FIA Motorsport Games Nationwide Team Different, Practising, Hill Climb Performance Aspect, Drifting, Sustainability, Sport Grants, Girls folks in Motorsport, and Communications Finest Apply.

Jean Todt persisted: “I salute the member golf equipment from Central Europe for his or her unceasing efforts in selling motor sport, setting the example for excessive-level motor sport throughout the sector. I am proud to convey that collectively the distance hosts 156 FIA events, alongside with 4 FIA Components One World Championship Grands Prix, 2 FIA World Rally Championship events, 2 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup events and 4 FIA World Cup for Immoral Country Rallies and Bajas. Of route, there is additionally the Rome tournament of the ABB FIA Components E Championship, space to be awarded World Championship put from 2020, and closing month we had 38 participants competing in the inaugural version of the FIA Motorsport Games in Rome, with Italy the runner-up nation. There’s additionally right illustration in the FIA European Historical Wearing Rally Championship, the FIA European Rally Championship, the FIA Karting Championships and the FIA European Hill Climb Championship.


“This evening we’ve got enjoyed witnessing the CEZ Prize Giving, held as segment of this Congress. It has supplied a sexy replacement to reward the a bunch of passionate competitors from a huge sort of disciplines.”


In closing, Jean Todt said: “The significance of motor sport across Central Europe is obvious to peek. However the success already carried out, there is calm a colossal deal we will have the selection to forestall together. We rely on the passion and enthusiasm of the ASNs to make sure the persisted vitality of motor sport.”

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