Series newsletter 2010-03-19

WTCC SUPPORTS MAKE ROADS SAFE CAMPAIGN The FIA World Touring Car Championship has demonstrated its support for improving global road safety with the rebranding of its Safety Car, From the season opener in Curitiba it has run with liveries ...

WTCC SUPPORTS MAKE ROADS SAFE CAMPAIGN

The FIA World Touring Car Championship has demonstrated its support for improving global road safety with the rebranding of its Safety Car, From the season opener in Curitiba it has run with liveries displaying the Make Roads Safe campaign logo and the web site address where more information on the UN backed road safety initiative can be found.

Following the recent Decade of Action for Road Safety declaration by the UN General Assembly, the FIA is developing a ten-year international action plan to support the initiative. The FIA is encouraging its motorsport and mobility membership as well the competitors and key stakeholders in its Championships to participate in the Decade of Action.

The Make Roads Safe campaign is an initiative of the Commission for Global Road Safety and has been spearheaded by the FIA Foundation.

As a direct result of the Make Roads Safe Campaign and the work of the Commission for Global Road Safety, this March the United Nation proclaimed 2011-2020 a Decade of Action for Road Safety. With road deaths having been set to double in the next 10 years, this landmark resolution will pave the way to halve the deaths over the next decade saving five million lives.

HONDA TEAMS JOIN FORCES FOR ETCC AND WTCC

The two most successfull Honda teams in touring car racing from Scandinavia - Denmark-based Hartmann Racing and Sweden's Engstrom Motorsport - have joined forces for the 2010 FIA European Touring Car Cup.

"We know each other very well from the last three years, as both teams have taken part in the European Touring Car Cup, which we won last year. We have been discussing ways of co-operating and now it is a reality," team owner Hans Hartmann of Hartmann Racing said.

"I am looking forward to working with Hans and the guys from his team, as they have given a good impression of themselves, when we have been fighting in the European finals over the last three seasons," Tomas Engstrom said.

The Swede will be at the wheel of one of the team's two Honda Accord cars alongside the reigning European Touring Car Champion James Thompson in the three events of the FIA ETCC and also in selected events of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

COUNTDOWN: - 46 DAYS to the 2010 FIA WTCC Race of Morocco - 1st / 2nd May, in Marrakech

-source: wtcc

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