RAC undecided on FIA presidency

RWANDA Automobile body (RAC) is yet to decide on whom to vote for in the forthcoming elections of the world motorsport governing body FIA due on October 23 in Paris.

RWANDA Automobile body (RAC) is yet to decide on whom to vote for in the forthcoming elections of the world motorsport governing body FIA due on October 23 in Paris.

The RAC president Dismas Kayibanda told Times Sport they are yet to decide on whom to vote but hinted that the candidate with a better motorsport vision on the globe will earn Rwanda’s vote.

“We will only vote for a candidate with good plans. We are still waiting to see the candidates involved,” the RAC head said.

The Rwanda Automobile Association that represents the non-sporting arm has a vote too.

For the World Motor Sport Council, the FIA President, the FIA Deputy President for Sport, the President of the International Karting Commission, the President of the Promotional Entity for the Formula One Championship and the President of the FIA Manufacturers’ Commission are members by right, the additional 21 members are elected from a list of nominations received from FIA National Sporting Authorities.

Else where, Uganda’s motorsport body FMU has kept its card to itself, putting the Ugandans on a collision course with Confederation of African Countries in Motorsport boss Surinder Thatthi.

Surinder, a member of the powerful world motorsport council WMSC is reportedly uncomfortable with FMU’s independent stand.

Former FMU president Jack Wavamunno, who is also a nominee for WMSC, has been entrusted with Uganda’s vote.

Over 150 FIA countries will vote for 14 WMSC members. The WMSC is a powerful FIA organ that takes major decisions.

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