UAE club to train Bosnia motorsport officials
Dubai, August 25, 2014
Bosnia has become the latest country to turn to the Automobile and Touring Club in the UAE (ATCUAE) for specialist training of senior officials on the key aspects of rally organisation and other grass roots motor sport activities.
Training teams from the UAE are continuing to cross new borders to help with the development of motor sport around the world, a statement said.
The club’s training and education arm, the Motorsport Knowledge Institute (MKI), will send a team to Sarajevo next month to deliver a three-day training programme for the Bosnia and Herzegovina automobile club, it said.
MKI training teams will also set off to Chile and Albania for repeat visits in September to help with the development of motor sport in those countries.
The ATCUAE is one of nine national motor sport authorities worldwide which delivers training on behalf of the FIA Institute, the statement said.
“Over the last two years we have provided training for 20 other national motor sport authorities across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America, and we’ve done this in six languages,” said ATCUAE president and FIA vice president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
A recent two-day programme for the Algerian Motor Sports Federation was delivered in French by Italian former world rally champion co-driver Tiziano Siviero, who is being contracted to work with the MKI on specific overseas projects, it said.
Tiziano, who won the 1988 and 1989 WRC titles with Miki Biasion, has previously helped deliver training programmes in Spanish in several South American countries, and was part of a four-man team in Algiers.
A team recently returned from Tehran after delivering an intensive two-day training programme for the Motorcycle and Automobile Federation in Iran.
This was part of preparations for a rally to be staged by Iran in September as a candidate event for inclusion in the 2015 FIA Middle East rally championship, said the statement.
It was the 20th such programme to be delivered by the ATCUAE worldwide since it was awarded ‘Regional Training Provider’ status by the FIA Institute in December 2012, it said. – TradeArabia News Service