FIA FOR MEMBERS (ENGLISH)
FIA FOR MEMBERS
SPAIN CONFIRMS ITS SUPPORT FOR MOHAMMED BEN SULAYEM'S CANDIDACY FOR THE FIA ELECTIONS 2021.
On the occasion of his visit to our country, and coinciding with the celebration of the RallyRACC, the candidate for the presidency of the FIA, Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, has met with Manuel Aviñó, president of the RFEDA (Royal Spanish Motorsports Federation). After a pleasant and productive working session, the RFEDA has decided to give its full support to the candidacy that, under the slogan #FiaForMembers, counts among its main assets with the president of the RACE (Royal Automobile Club of Spain), Carmelo Sanz de Barros, as a candidate for the presidency of the FIA’s Senate.
In said meeting, in which different issues related to mobility and, mainly, motorsport were discussed, Ben Sulayem ratified the importance of our country in the international scene and, consequently, expressed his satisfaction with the support received.
After the meeting, Manuel Aviñó pointed out his satisfaction and indicated that "the harmony with Mohammed's candidacy is total. The presence, also, of a good friend like Carmelo Sanz, for the presidency of the FIA’s Senate, is the best omen that Spanish motorsport will gain, even more, specific weight at the international level. We currently have more than thirty international motorsport major events in our territory and Spain is one of the few countries that have F1, WRC, World RX, WTRC, ERC and Karting World Championship in the same season which is not only a privilege but a great pride".
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, after the meeting with Manuel Aviñó, said that “I´m delighted and honoured that the Royal Spanish Motorsport Federation is supporting my candidature for President of the FIA as well as endorsing the innovative policies of @fiaformembers”.