Motorsport world’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, (FIA) has appointed three members of the Automobile Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN) into its various commissions.

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According to ATCN President, Ishaku Bamiyi, those appointed are ATCN Vice President, Adedayo Aderugbo; appointed ASN member of the FIA’s Off-Road and Hill Climb Commissions; communication manager for the FIA Motorsports Games for ATCN, Linda Dominguez; appointed ASN member of the FIA’s GT Commission; and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Drifting Motorsport Association, Richard Rittner, who was appointed into Drag Racing Commission of FIA.

Their appointments by the FİA World Motorsport Council is for two years, from 2024 – 2025.

It will be recalled that ATCN President, Bamiyi currently serves in FİA Sport Member Clubs Committee.

The Off-Road Commission will oversee the global Off-Road racing, while the Hill Climb Commission is tasked with the oversight of global Hill Climb Racing.The GT commission is responsible for GT racing around the world and the GT3 category in particular.

Rittner is a passionate motorsport enthusiast and mechanical engineer with over 20 years experience in the intricacies of car modifications. He is actively involved in Abuja’s professional precision driving initiative and adept at supervising workshops and fostering optimal vehicle performance.

Bamiyi urged the appointees to bring their knowledge on board the FIA while adding the their experiences at the International licensing and sanctioning motorsports body will impact the growth of motorsports in the country.

The ATCN, as an affiliate of FIA is an organisation which promotes and sanctions motorsport programmes, events and mobility in Nigeria.