Greater than 90 participants created from ASN and ACN Presidents, delegates, experts and audio system from 20 worldwide locations, support the FIA Sport Regional Congress in Oman’s thriving capital city, Muscat
The FIA and representatives from its nationwide carrying authorities (ASNs) and nationwide vehicle clubs (ACNs) assembled in Muscat this week (10-12 February) for the tenth version of the FIA Sport Regional Congress held in the MENA (Center East and North Africa) location.
The Congress, hosted for basically the vital time by the Oman Automobile Affiliation (OAA), was once led by FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA Vice-President for MENA Mohammed Ben Sulayem, FIA Deputy Vice-President for MENA Imad Lahoud and Brigadier Salim Al Khalifa Al Maskiry, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAA.
The activities had been held in respectful tribute to Sultan Qaboos bin Mentioned Al Mentioned of Oman, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler who handed away one month ago.
“We’re grateful to Brigadier Salim, the Oman Automobile Affiliation and the of us of Oman for the warmth welcome that has been extended to our delegation right here in Muscat for the length of this very sad time for his or her country. The Congress was once held in the spirit of furthering Sultan Qaboos bin Mentioned Al Mentioned’s profound and annoying legacy, in Oman and all the way via the Center East,” stated Jean Todt.
“MENA is a dynamic location, with four world championship occasions, two in System One – in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi – one in World Endurance, in Bahrain, and the World RX of Abu Dhabi. The System E rounds in Saudi Arabia and Marrakech will soon be a part of basically the most modern FIA World Championship, and there are a total bunch extra successful occasions in Rally, Scandalous Country, Hill Climb and Karting.
“Particularly I’d fancy to level out the MENA Karting Scenario, organised this One year in tandem with this Congress in Oman, with 15 worldwide locations represented in the Nations Cup. Funded by the FIA Sport Grants Programme, that is really the vital unique regional match since the Center East Rally Championship was once basically based in the early 1980s. As all of us know, the importance of karting can’t be understated as a springboard to other motor sport disciplines, so I congratulate MENA for organising such an match.”
The Congress integrated classes on unique disciplines and occasions corresponding to the FIA Motorsport Games, Scandalous Country, Drifting, Hill Climb and Grassroots programmes. Moreover, it supplied guidance to the ASNs on organise stable and savory occasions, strengthen management and commercialisation, and form additional strides in wider motor sport construction, including the identification of fresh talent. The programme was once organised below the management of Andrew Papadopoulos of the FIA’s ASN Development Process Force.
A different of interactive workshops supplied insights and inspired debate on the topics of FIA Grants, FIA Motorsport Games Nationwide Crew Choice and FIA Practicing.
Jean Todt endured: “This Congress is incessantly on the forefront of FIA occasions by the exhaust of environmental dedication. Effort must now be spread to other motor sport stakeholders in the location, and particularly F1 Grands Prix in step with the System 1-FIA renewed sustainability approach and dedication to be win zero carbon by 2030.
“I additionally welcome the engagement on safety, which remains the FIA’s priority. Later this week, the FIA will most doubtless be conducting basically the vital version of the Scientific and Rescue Workshop right here and our staff take into yarn ahead to welcoming delegates, doctors and rescue crews from all the way via MENA.
“It has additionally been very pleasing to explore the FIA #3500Lives Avenue Safety campaign displayed all the way via Muscat, featuring as its ambassadors my companion Michelle, Pharrell Williams and Michael Fassbender.
“Eventually, I’d fancy to level out the FIA Ladies on Music match that took location in Saudi Arabia for the length of the Advert Diriyah E-Prix final November with 400 participants. These forms of girls had been driving for basically the vital time since the ban was once lifted and the FIA if reality be told welcomes this unique chapter. It’s one other illustration of the capacity of sport to contribute to the evolution of society, to promote increased tolerance and gender equality.
In closing, Jean Todt stated: “I commend the member clubs from MENA for his or her sustained efforts in promoting motor sport in the location, and for his or her interesting formulation to construction. However the success already achieved, this dazzling Congress has demonstrated that there is calm an incredible deal we can proceed to manufacture together.”