UAE team spotlights Club’s growing overseas role at FIA workshop in Mexico
Dubai, UAE, 7 August, 2012: The training of national motor sport authorities in South America, another new direction for the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, will be top of the agenda this week at an FIA workshop in Cancun, Mexico.
The ATCUAE has been contracted by its counterparts in Colombia, Chile and Bolivia to deliver intensive training programs to assist with the continued development of the motor sport infrastructures in those countries and five other South American nations.
A team from the Club’s training and education division, the Motorsport Knowledge Institute (MKI), is attending the three-day workshop getting under way in Mexico tomorrow (Wednesday, 8 August) to explain its role as an FIA Institute Approved Regional Training Provider.
The Club is now one of only four national organizations worldwide entrusted to deliver motor sport training programs on behalf of the FIA, the sport’s governing body.
Specialists from the UAE will begin delivering high level training programs for the FIA-approved national motor sport authorities in Colombia, Chile and Bolivia later this year,
In Bolivia, the training will be extended to senior officials of the national motor sport authorities of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay which also host the Codasur South American Rally Championship.
MKI Director Dr Sean O’Connor is attending the workshop along with the Institute’s Manager
Tanya Kutsenko, and Communications Manager, Natalia Sosa Medina.
In recent weeks MKI teams have been in Africa to conduct training programs for officials of the national motor sport authorities of Sudan and Tanzania. Training will be extended into other parts of the world in the months ahead.
The training programs are funded in part by the FIA Foundation’s Motor Sport Safety Development Fund, which was set up in 2008 as a charitable fund to help progress and improve safety, training and education in motor sport worldwide.
The FIA Institute manages the programs of the Fund on behalf of the FIA Foundation. This includes the Officials Safety Training Program under which this activity is being conducted.
The MKI was established by its President, Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, following the organization's elevation to the status of FIA Institute Approved Regional Training Provider in December 2011.
Source: Total Communications