Former racer Akbar Ebrahim has been elected because the new President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the physique chargeable for the governance and promotion of motorsport within the nation.
· Akbar Ebrahim will take over from J Prithviraj because the FMSCI’s new President
· Farooq Ahmed elected FMSCI Vice-President
Akbar Ebrahim and the FMSCI
The FMSCI made a unanimous determination to elect Ebrahim, who’s representing Meco Motor Sports, as its new President. The a number of nationwide championship winner has been a part of the FMSCI Council for a number of years. This received’t be his first time heading the FMSCI both, since he’d beforehand served a two-year stint as President from 2016-2018.
Additionally, the FMSCI has additionally unanimously elected Farooq Ahmed (representing the Motor Sports Club of Chikmagalur) as its new Vice-President.
“I would like to thank the General Body Members, Outgoing President & Vice President, current and new councilors of the FMSCI for their unanimous support in mandating me as the President for another term in office,” stated Ebrahim.
“Going forward, it is without doubt, going to be a very challenging and tough year given the unprecedented pandemic situation the whole world is facing. I am sure that the FMSCI will collectively rise to the occasion and manage the situation to the best of its ability,” he continued.
Akbar Ebrahim replaces J Prithviraj as FMSCI President
Ebrahim will probably be taking on from J Prithviraj. The latter has proved to be a controversial determine within the Indian motorsport scene.
The FMSCI had imposed a three-year ban on Prithiviraj, in relation to the tragic incident that claimed three lives on the third spherical of the 2019 Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) in Jodhpur, stopping him from officiating occasions. However, simply earlier this 12 months, the Indian Motor Sport Appellate Committee, overturned the ban on Prithiviraj.
The incident, for which Prithiviraj was the Clerk of the Course (COC), concerned the collision of Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill’s automobile with a motorcycle that strayed onto an energetic rally stage, regardless of the stretch being cordoned off and closed to the general public. Gill was ultimately cleared of any mistaken doing.
Motorsport in India
Earlier this 12 months, the FMSCI had reiterated its dedication to renew racing exercise in India on the earliest following COVID-19-related delays. The physique’s delivered on the promise, with the 2020 Indian National Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship finishing its first spherical over the weekend on the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT).
The FMSCI has additionally revealed the revised calendar for the 2020 INRC, with the new season kicking off in December with a double-header in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
The 2020 Indian National Rally Championship season will kick off in December with a double-header in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh! A complete of 5 rounds will probably be held this season. Here’s the total calendar launched by the @fmsci ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/K88RfRjSH2
— Autocar India (@autocarindiamag) October 10, 2020
There’s additionally a brand-new racetrack being developed on the outskirts of Pune. The monitor structure has already acquired approval from the FMSCI and motorsport’s worldwide governing physique, the FIA. You can head right here for extra particulars on the Nanoli Speedway racetrack.
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