The closing week of FIA meetings, which included the World Motor Sport Council and the Accepted Assembly, resulted in different fresh developments within the ancient motor sport landscape.

Having reached the age of 75, which by statute implies that he can now no longer defend an area on an FIA Wearing Commission, Paolo Cantarella palms over the chairmanship of the Historic Motor Sport Commission (HMSC) to John Naylor, who became already a member of this physique, became also Chairman of the FIA Historic Circuits Sub-Commission and is also President of the Irish ASN, Motorsport Ireland. Paolo Cantarella became appointed Chairman of the Historic Motor Sport Commission in 2014.

Paolo Cantarella said: “For me this era has been an honour and a good skills. Historic motor sport is the appropriate of all programs to possess to take into accounta good time racing automobiles of the past and being fed by ardour, that is one in all the few sectors of motor sport that eye the amount of its contributors rising from 300 and sixty five days to the opposite. The elegance is also that it’s some distance a form of motor sport where smaller and no longer so pricey automobiles kind a majority.

“Certainly, all of us relish the excessive-profile Historic meetings, with one of the most neatly-known automobiles ever on the grids, but there are also tons of amateur drivers, who with out a doubt relish their very possess vehicle, who’re racing every weekend, accompanied by chums and family, in a cordial ambiance, and space up to kind so with a extra than decent budget. I’d make a selection to thank the Commission people, the Sub-Commission Presidents and people, the government crew: without their ardour and commitment nothing would were that which that potentialities are you’ll presumably also factor in.”

The HMSC will subsequently be led by John Naylor in 2021. HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark will remain as Vice-President and the Commission will comprise 28 ASN representatives, 2 representatives of the Manufacturers (Porsche and Audi), the Chairman of the Historic Technical Working Group (to be appointed in March 2021) and, as a co-opted member, Mr Giuseppe Redaelli, the newly elected President of the Global Historic Commission, which is the “Mobility” counterpart of the Wearing Commission.

The 28 people of the HMSC are : Yves Bacquelaine (BEL), Durgut Berberoglu (TUR), Adam Berryman (AUS), Mrs Mirjana Bilic (HRV), Fernando Campos Ferreira (PRT), David Clark (GBR), William E. Connor II (HKG), Soren Dunn (DNK), Joaquin Folch (ESP), Lucien Franck (LUX), Guido Quirmbach (DEU), Harald Hertz (AUT), Igor Horacek (SVK), Ahmed Houbri (MAR), Timo Jaakkola (FIN), Raffi Khederlarian (LBN), Viktor Levec (SVN), Erwin Meisel (POL), Géry Mestre (MCO), José Monteiro (BRA), Jiri Nejdl (CZE), Patrick Peter (FRA), Label Raffauf (USA), Manfredo Rossi di Montelera (ITA), S. Chan Chan Tou (MAC), Erik Uppsäll (SWE), Sergey Ushakov (RUS) and Marc Van Geel (NLD).

John Naylor said: “It is certainly an massive honour for me to absorb this plan as President of the FIA Historic Motor Sport Commission. I’d like to pay tribute to Paolo Cantarella and thank him for the foremost contribution he has made to ancient motor sport since taking the presidency in 2014, he’s with out a doubt a laborious act to observe. With the reduction of the people of the Commission and the administration, I intend to proceed the consolidation and pattern of our Historic Championships and focal point on the transfer of files from our most up-to-date officers and experts to future generations.

“Paolo Cantarella campaigned for an appropriate integration of the health measures due to COVID-19 within the very particular case of ancient motor sport. In consequence of the developing of a devoted Working Group determined on the closing World Motor Sport Council assembly, we are going to have the chance to lift over the review of the issue and the discussions that must lead us to confirm safety, pleasure and an optimistic future for all opponents lively in ancient motor sport.”

Jean Todt said: “I’d make a selection to salute Paolo Cantarella, whose ardour for motoring historical past and heritage has been the utilizing power unhurried the massive work he has accomplished in his seven years as President of the Historic Motor Sport Commission. Paolo Cantarella is now handing over the reins to John Naylor. I welcome the reality that he has agreed to defend a hyperlink with the FIA, as an consultant to our two Historic, Wearing and Mobility Commissions, and as a facilitator of synergies between these two historical pillars of our organisation.”

The closing annual assembly of the World Motor Sport Council became also a possibility to validate the 2021 calendars, as neatly as sure modifications to Appendix K and to the Wearing Regulations of the FIA Championships, Cups and Trophies. It has been agreed that must the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship and FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship be littered with COVID-19 again, a brand fresh provision has been added to their respective Wearing Regulations, atmosphere at four the minimum of rounds to happen to validate the FIA titles.

Clarifications were made to Article 3 of Appendix VI to Appendix K, in a chunk of writing dealing with the geometrical prescriptions appropriate to the constructing of Roll-Over Protection Programs (ROPS) for non-homologated automobiles. Utterly different modifications to Appendix K, touching on to the livery of non-homologated automobiles (Article 2.1.10) and to the finishing of camshafts of Production Touring and Appropriate Touring automobiles (Articles 7.3.3 and 7.3.4), possess also been validated by the World Council and can also additionally be consulted on the FIA web assign (by this hyperlink).


2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship calendar

11-13 March


69 Rally Costa Brava

09-11 April


36° Sanremo Rally Storico

06-08 Can also

Czech Republic

30. Historic Vltava Rally

27-29 Can also


Rally Asturias Historico

24-26 June


54. Mecsek Rallye

15-17 July


Rally Weiz

13-14 August


Lahti Historic Rally

23-25 September


33. Rally Elba Storico

21-23 October


Rallye Global du Valais


2021 FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship calendar

23-25 April



28-30 Can also

Czech Republic

Ecce Homo Sternberk

18-20 June


GHD Gorjanci

02-04 July


Trento Bondone

09-11 July


Cesana Sestriere

27-29 August


GHD Petrol Ilirska Bistrica

17-19 September


Buzetski Dani

24-26 September


Coppa Chianti Classico


2021 FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup

16-18 July




Utterly different Historic Circuit and Regularity calendars will most likely be determined later.

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