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UAE TEAMS HEAD FOR AFRICA ON MOTOR SPORT TRAINING MISSIONS

06/07/2012

ATCUAE trainers deliver programmes to aid development of motor sport in Algeria, Tanzania, Sudan

Mohammed Ben Sulayem – UAE training teams are playing a big part in development of motor sport in other countries.

Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2012:  Training teams from the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) are visiting Algeria, Tanzania and Sudan over the next two months to assist the national authorities in the development of motor sport in the three countries.

The two visits highlight the growing role being played by the ATCUAE, the governing body of motor sport in the Emirates, in delivering knowledge to other national authorities through training, education, and research.

A team from the ATCUAE’s Motorsport Knowledge Institute (MKI) has just arrived in Algiers to conduct a comprehensive three-day rally-based training programme for the Federation Algerienne Des Sports Mecaniques (FASM).

In two weeks time, at the invitation of the Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT), ATCUAE trainers arrive in Tanga to conduct a three-day workshop covering all aspects of  motor sport management, including safety, crowd control and marshaling.

Next month ATCUAE trainers will visit Sudan to oversee the setting up of a national

motor sport structure. This follows a three-day training programme held in the UAE last month for senior officials from the Sudanese Automobile and Touring Club.

The training programmes are the latest to be conducted by the ATCUAE since it was granted Regional Training Provider status last year by the FIA Institute. The programmes receive financial support from the FIA’s Motor Sport Safety Development Fund.

The ATCUAE‘s status is underlined by the fact that the only other national motor sport authorities which train their counterparts on behalf of the FIA, motor sport’s world governing body, are in Australia, the UK and Spain, countries each with a far longer motor sport history.

Set up last year by ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the Motorsport Knowledge Institute is the club’s dedicated education, training and research division which delivers development and educational services to international partners.

Sulayem, the FIA Vice President, said:  “The MKI has developed partnerships with several international education and research institutions around the world to develop and promote the academic interpretation of motor sport.”

“We have made a lot of progress in a short period of time, and our team of highly experienced, professional trainers are playing an important role in the development of motor sport in other countries.”