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  • APRC - Paddon/Kennard win cliffhanging continental title in Australia
    by rghis on 2022년 11월 28일

    Sport newsThe winner takes all finale for the 2022 season, Paddon was one of six teams vying for the coveted title. Tackling the 14-stage course threaded through some sections previously used by the World Rally Championship event, it was far from a straightforward result for the Kiwi pairing. The Toyota Gazoo Racing team cars of brothers Harry and Lewis Bates were hot-footing it with Paddon right from the start – while chasing double glory to secure the Australian Rally Championship title at the same event. A damaged turbo hose and broken driveshaft softened Paddon’s early lead and a penalty for extra time taken to repair the car dropped him down the order. Returning to the lead after the 11th stage with a margin of 1.2 seconds, on the next stage Harry Bates (and co-driver John McCarthy) left the road, leaving just four cars in the title chase. Preserving his position, Paddon said he took a more cautious approach on the remaining stages as he returned his car to the finish and top step of the podium. “This is exactly what we came here to do so is pretty cool. There was a lot of pressure when it is all on the line with this one event winner takes all,” said Paddon. “There is a lot of history with championship and some big names that have won it previously. Given the last New Zealand champion was Possum Bourne it is pretty humbling to be the next name on the list. “For a time on Saturday we thought we lost our grasp on the title, but we got there in the end.” Paddon finished just over 4 minutes ahead of Lewis Bates and Anthony McLoughlin – who secured the Australian title.Third was fellow Toyota driver Richie Dalton and co-driver Dale Moscatt.Fourth was the Skoda Fabia R5 of Daniel Gonzalez and Daymon Nicoli. Luke Anear and Alan Stephensen in the Ford Fiesta R5 left the road on Saturday’s second stage.Paddon and Kennard will be formally recognised at the FIA Prize Giving – the first APRC champions to be crowned since 2019.Results and on-event information will be available from https://fiaaprc.com Asia Pacific Rally ChampionshipAPRCSEASON 2022SportRallies1SportAsia Pacific Rally ChampionshipRalliesSEASON 2022APRC01Monday, November 28, 2022 - 1:15pmMonday, November 28, 2022 - 1:15pm

  • A new look for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship ahead of its Gen3 era
    by aterzian on 2022년 11월 28일

    Sport newsFormula E today unveiled a fresh new look ahead of Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship that will see the debut of the Gen3 car, in some new iconic venues, with exciting format tweaks.The Gen3 – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built – will make its competitive debut in Round 1 in Mexico City on 14 January, following pre-season testing next month in Valencia. The championship will continue with three new cities hosting Formula E races for the first time: Hyderabad, India (Round 4, 11 February); Cape Town, South Africa (Round 5, 25 February) and São Paulo, Brazil (Round 6, 25 March).McLaren and Maserati are new to the Formula E grid next season whilst ABT Sportsline makes its comeback. They will join some of the biggest names in motorsport including Jaguar, Porsche and Nissan among the 11 teams and 22 drivers competing for world titles. Sporting regulation updates include the introduction to racing over laps; rookie drivers taking a seat for teams in FP1 sessions; and a plan to introduce a 30-second ‘Attack Charge’ boost at select races, made possible through the development of the most advanced EV battery in the world today (350kW of power, 600kW of regen).To coincide with the start of the Gen3 era, Formula E has reimagined the visual and sonic brand identity of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The new identity is inspired by the instant torque of electric acceleration.  The system also reflects the sport’s role as a catalyst; helping manufacturers accelerate electric vehicle technologies, the pace with which new fans are coming into the sport, the unprecedented speed that the sport achieved FIA World Championship status and more broadly the championship’s vision to accelerate sustainable human progress.Sound has been one of Formula E’s most distinctive and disruptive qualities since the first race in 2014. For Season 9, an all-new sonic identity has been developed for use across broadcast, digital and marketing channels, with the new sound of the Gen3 race car at its core. Test recordings of the race cars were captured to form the basis of the sonic identity, with the recordings remixed into a suite of sound assets. New broadcast title music and a full broadcast score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with a 55-piece orchestra. ABB FIA Formula E World ChampionshipFormula ESEASON 2023SportCircuit1SportABB FIA Formula E World ChampionshipCircuitSEASON 2023Formula E00Monday, November 28, 2022 - 10:27amMonday, November 28, 2022 - 10:27am

  • DEEP DIVE INTO FIA'S HISTORY: THE CREATION OF THE EUROPEAN HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
    by sleport on 2022년 11월 28일

    FIA newsOn 31 January 1897, a competition took place between Nice and La Turbie, on a 17km course, won by André Michelin at an average speed of just over 30kph. Nice-La Turbie was the third stage of a 3-stage race from Marseille-Fréjus-Nice-La Turbie, so its definition as a Hill Climb event is sometimes disputed.On 27 November 1898, a race was held in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, near Paris, which was called a "Hill Climb race" and organised by Paul Meyan, editor-in-chief of the "La France Automobile" magazine. The race was won by Belgium’s Camille Jenatzy, in an electric car of his own design, only a few months before he made history by being the first driver to exceed the speed of 100kph with his well-known "Jamais Contente".Just over 30 years later, an International Hill Climb Championship was established. In the FIA archives, documents show that in 1929 the Automobile Club of Switzerland made a proposal to the International Sport Commission of the FIA (then Association Internationale des Automobiles Clubs Reconnus) to create a European Hill Climb Championship. The idea was supported by the Commission and the AC of Switzerland was given the task of drawing up the regulations for subsequent approval. Original copies of the 1930 regulations are in the FIA archives. The European Hill Climb Championship still exists and as such, is the oldest FIA Championship still in operation.On 11 May 1930, the first of 10 rounds of the European Hill Climb Championship was organised between Zbraslav and Jiloviste, south of Prague, by AC Tchecoslovakia on a 5.6 km course. Several famous names in motor sport at the time were at the start, including Rudolf Carraciola (Mercedes) and Hans Stuck von Villiez (Austro Daimler). A report on this event can be found in issue #15 of the Revue Internationale de l'Automobile, available in the FIA archives. SportFIA ArchivesHill ClimbEuropean Hill ClimbFIA1FIASportFIA ArchivesHill ClimbEuropean Hill Climb00Monday, November 28, 2022 - 9:47amMonday, November 28, 2022 - 9:47am

  • 2022 FIA Girls on Track- Rising Stars: With the 2 finals over, the crucial deliberation time begins
    by cmorard on 2022년 11월 24일

    FIA newsFollowing a worldwide detection of all the most promising young talents and several evaluation stages including those in Le Castellet in August, the four junior finalists – French Lisa Billiard, Italian Zoe Florescu Potolea, Japanese Sara Matsui, German Mathilda Paatz – have just experienced four more intense days under the supervision of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the watchfull eyes of Rahel Frey from the Iron Dames.The two days spent in the Maranello headquarters and the two days on the Autodromo di Franciacorta race track gave them an even clearer picture of what is required at the high level of motorsport.The youngsters now return home and await the forthcoming outcome, that will see the FDA engineers and team of experts analyse the performance and potential of each on all these parameters.At the end of the deliberations, the FDA will decide if one of the young drivers is deserving of its support for an international karting season in 2023.The announcement of both the outcome of the Senior Formula 4 and Junior Karting Scouting Camps will be made on 2 December.Deborah Mayer, FIA Women in Motorsport President said: “FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars 3rd edition gives me great satisfaction, especially in the juniors whose final ends today. Once again, with the support of the Ferrari Driver Academy, we have discovered some great talents such as our 4 junior finalists, Lisa, Zoe, Sara, Mathilda, who showed their predisposition to forge a career in motorsport. One of the strengths of our programme is to detect and nurture girls at an early age, when they begin to dream about becoming racing drivers. Bringing more women into motor sport requires to widen the base of the pyramid and we will develop further this strategy in the future. While waiting for the announcement of the two winners (senior and junior), I would like to congratulate all the participants for their outstanding commitment throughout this long and demanding process. They will all gain from this unique experience.”Imagery of the four FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars can be downloaded  HEREWomen in MotorsportGirls on TrackFIA1FIAWomen in MotorsportGirls on Track00Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 6:02pmThursday, November 24, 2022 - 6:02pm

  • THRR – 50 Entries for the 2022 Ostbelgien Classic
    by jcarter on 2022년 11월 24일

    Sport newsThe entry is headed by reigning champions Stanislaw and Anna Postawka, the Polish father and daughter team competing in the FSO Polski Fiat 125 they won in last year when Poland hosted the event in Krakow.Eight of the fifteen eligible crews are Belgian, with four Polish, one Latvian and one mixed crew from Luxembourg and Belgium.  As well as two Polski Fiat 125s, the entry for the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies also includes four Porsche 911s, a Porsche 914/6, a Porsche 944, a BMW 2002 Ti, a Triumph TR3A, a Mini Cooper Innocenti, an Apal Coupe and a VAZ Lada 1500.The entry for the FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies also includes the Volvo PV444 of Jean-Jacques Martens and Aswin Pyck, the Belgians finishing second in the 2020 event held in Switzerland.The rally is based in the city of Eupen, which is the capital of the German speaking community of Belgium, less than 10km from the border with Germany and close to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the east of the country.The Ostbelgien Classic has a route length of approximately 800 km divided into three legs.  The route will include regularity tests on roads open to public traffic where the competitors will aim to keep an average speed of 50kph.CLICK HERE for the entry list for the 2022 Ostbelgien Classic.InformationFor more information on the Ostbelgien Classic visit the official website HEREImage Courtesy of www.ostbelgian-classic.be / Xact Production Trophy for Historic Regularity RalliesRegularity RalliesSEASON 2022SportHistoric1SportTrophy for Historic Regularity RalliesHistoricSEASON 2022Regularity Rallies01Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 4:31pmThursday, November 24, 2022 - 4:31pm

  • MAKING MOTOR SPORT AND MOBILITY MORE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL: DISCOVER THE LAST 11 OUT OF 23 PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR THE FIA PRESIDENT’S EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD
    by sleport on 2022년 11월 24일

    FIA newsAmong the 23 projects received, 11 focused on advancing social responsibility objectives through good practices, community engagement initiatives, as well as programmes aimed at facilitating participation in motor sport of people with disabilities and improving their mobility:MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA — Racing TogetherAUTOMÓVIL CLUB DE COSTA RICA — Sueños Sobre Ruedas (Dreams on Wheels)AUTOCLUB OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC — Relief to Ukrainian Children Through Motor Sport and Mobility InitiativesAUTOMÓVIL CLUB DE EL SALVADOR — Pilotos por la Vida (Drivers for Life)REAL FEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE AUTOMOVILISMO (Spain) — ParaBaja Step by StepDEUTSCHER MOTOR SPORT BUND (Germany) — United in DreamsAUTOMOBILE CLUB D'ITALIA — The New Inclusive PodiumAUTOMOBILE CLUB DIN MOLDOVA — Equal Road RightsEASTERN ALLIANCE FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT (United Kingdom) — Travel Confident: Creating an Inclusive Public Transport EnvironmentTHE AUTOMOBILE AND TOURING CLUB OF FINLAND - AUTOLIITTO — Disabled Parking Space Application / Governmental Co-operationAUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA — AASA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programmes & InitiativesThe winner of the FIA President’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award will be announced during the Annual General Assembly on Friday 9 December.  Click here to read about the other 12 projects submitted by FIA Member Clubs for the EDI category. More detail on these projects is below:MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA — Racing TogetherMotorsport Australia’s Racing Together project is about building a team of indigenous youths, training them on motor racing, and teaching them the career and life skills that are needed to get jobs in the motor sport or automobile industry. The initial team, made of six boys and four girls, was taught how to build and race a car, and they also had the opportunity to learn about social responsibility, road safety, first aid, media engagement, and health and fitness. Initially developed in Brisbane, Racing Together was expanded to North Queensland in October 2022. It has opened the sport to the indigenous population of Australia who previously saw it as not financially nor socially accessible. Before Racing Together, there had been no example of indigenous involvement in the Australian motor sport industry as a whole. Warmly welcomed by the motor sport community, the initiative is supported by a range of external stakeholders including the Queensland Government, VIVA Energy as well as smaller sponsors. Thanks to the training and mentoring received, three members of the initial team have already achieved full time jobs in the industry.AUTOMÓVIL CLUB DE COSTA RICA — Sueños Sobre Ruedas (Dreams on Wheels)The Automóvil Club de Costa Rica (ACCR) partnered with the Costa Rican Children’s Museum to launch an exhibition called Sueños Sobre Ruedas (Dreams on Wheels), inspired by the FIA’s Girls on Track programme. ACCR designed a 100-square-meter dedicated space where visitors can learn, through narrative and testimonial videos, how women have ventured into the automotive industry and motor sport. Games have also been incorporated in the exhibition: visitors are invited to design race strategies, carry out vehicle inspections in a full-scale kart and drive on a simulator. Inaugurated in July 2022, the exhibition will continue until December 2024 and ACCR’s ambition is to obtain a permanent place for the Girls on Track programme in the Children’s Museum, welcoming more than 300,000 visitors every year.AUTOCLUB OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC — Relief to Ukrainian Children Through Motor Sport and Mobility InitiativesOn 13 April 2022, the AutoClub of the Czech Republic (ACCR) organised an afternoon party at its clubhouse for more than 120 Ukrainian children and their relatives, in cooperation with the Czech-Ukrainian Society of Open Support. Providing a peaceful environment in which the children could simply enjoy being together, the afternoon was filled with songs and games with magical fairy-tale characters. The event also featured a BESIP (Traffic Safety) education stand where children could get safety reflective items. Great emphasis was put on orientation in new surroundings, and road traffic rules were taught in the form of games. The sport exhibits included a go-kart and a formula car, an introduction to Esports disciplines, and a presentation of the Karting and racer buggy academies. Since then, ACCR has been organising this kind of events on a regular basis to support Ukrainian children in their daily lives and help them return to a normal environment in their new country.AUTOMÓVIL CLUB DE EL SALVADOR — Pilotos por la Vida (Drivers for Life)Pilotos por la Vida (Drivers for Life) was launched by the Automóvil Club de El Salvador (ACES) as a way to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Based on the open participation of Salvadoran motor sport drivers and riders, all proceeds from the programme are going to the Liga Contra el Cáncer. Created 50 years ago, this organisation supports Salvadoran women, men and families who have been affected by cancer and do not have the financial resources to get appropriate treatment. In ACES’ programme, the Salvadoran motor sport drivers and riders serve as role models and ambassadors to encourage the general population to donate in support of the early detection and treatment of cancer in El Salvador. With the backing of different organisations, ACES plans to pursue Pilotos por la Vida until 2030 with an extended scope in the entire FIA Region IV and an event every year in October.REAL FEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE AUTOMOVILISMO (Spain) — ParaBaja Step by Step Created in 2014 with the impulse of the Step by Step Foundation and the support of the Real Federación Española de Automovilismo (RFEDA), ParaBaja Step by Step is the first motor sport initiative open to people with disabilities in Spain, in which a person with a disability teams up with a person without disability, both of them being able to serve as pilot or co-pilot indistinctly. For seven years, it has been held within the FIA Baja España Aragón Teruel international test, and in 2022, it was extended to two more tests in the Spanish All-Terrain Championship (Zuera and Cuenca). ParaBaja began as a non-competitive category, giving people with disabilities and spinal cord injuries the opportunity to complete part of the race route but with a normal car and without a timer. Supported by famous drivers such as Albert Llovera who acts as ParaBaja ambassador, the project aims to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in a sports environment, where they can increase their personal autonomy and seek to surpass themselves. Another important aspect of the initiative is that participants can experience with absolute normality what it means to be part of an official competition, together with professional drivers. Since its inception, the project has gathered 65 drivers and co-drivers, 40 relatives and 20 volunteers. The ambition is to hold it in more events and in other disciplines in the future.DEUTSCHER MOTOR SPORT BUND (Germany) — United in DreamsUnited in Dreams is an inclusive programme developed by the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund (DMSB) which enables children and young people with and without disabilities to participate in e-Karting slalom competitions. E-karts are equipped with the “Space Drive” driving and steering system developed by Schaeffler Paravan GmbH, an inclusive and innovative motor sport technology which offers children with physical disabilities the opportunity to compete with children without disabilities. In 2022, 66 participants took part in 5 successful sightseeing races and the season Final at the Lausitzring gathered 17 participants including 7 wheelchair drivers. The programme received a very warm welcome from the motor sport community, and the participation and media coverage exceeded the targets. GT3 stars such as Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella, Ricardo Feller or Markus Winkelhock as well as the juniors of the Porsche Carrera Cup took a seat in the inclusion kart to do a test lap. United in Dreams has the ambition to enable children and young people with and without disabilities to participate in the popular and widespread entry-level discipline of Karting Slalom in Germany, in Europe and worldwide.AUTOMOBILE CLUB D'ITALIA — The New Inclusive PodiumTaking the public to the podium and the podium to the public: this is the principle underlying the new podium built by the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) in Vallelunga’s paddock area. This innovative barrier-free podium enables drivers with disabilities to go on stage easily and safely, and fully enjoy the award-giving ceremony. Overlooking the paddock, the podium also features safe and large areas where the public can enjoy the podium ceremony as well as shows, DJ parties, and official presentations. In this entirely new setting, the winners will reach the podium area through the Victory Avenue, a path painted with the Italian flag colours. The cheering supporters will also be filmed and the videos will be accessible on any personal device with an enhanced format. Thanks to a live webcam, the audience will also be able to watch the drivers in the pre-podium room.AUTOMOBILE CLUB DIN MOLDOVA — Equal Road RightsThe Disability and Mobility and Road Risk in Moldova Report, developed by the Automobile Club Din Moldova (ACM) and the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) with the support of the FIA Foundation, highlighted the issues faced by people with low mobility (and blindness in particular). The ACM survey revealed that seven out of ten people with limited mobility in Chisinau do not feel safe when walking around the city – particularly when crossing a street. The report also highlighted real case studies of people with disabilities, including visual impairment, who encounter problems in getting to work and schools or have limited access to public services, medical care and social life because of the lack of adequate infrastructure elements. To tackle this issue, ACM launched Equal Road Rights to improve mobility for people with visual impairment or blindness. With their direct involvement, the three most dangerous intersections of Chisinau were identified and transformed with the installation of permanent infrastructure to improve safety (special sound systems with acoustic signals, tactile pavement, lower kerbs). Strong partnerships with local public authorities, responsible stakeholders and low mobility groups were established to support the project’s implementation. The new facilities now serve as a model to be replicated in other high-risk locations, and follow-up plans are currently being discussed with the Transport Department of Chisinau and Traffic Police.EASTERN ALLIANCE FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT (United Kingdom) — Travel Confident: Creating an Inclusive Public Transport EnvironmentThe Travel Confident project of the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) aims to make public transport more accessible and inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries so that they can travel independently and with confidence. As part of the project, EASST has developed and piloted a training course on Disability Awareness for senior managers of public transport companies and experienced drivers. Developed in consultation with FIA Clubs partners the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan (AMAK), the Belarusian Auto-Moto Touring Club (BKA) (work with BKA was suspended in February 2022), and the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM), along with disability groups in each country and a Voluntary Advisory Committee of experts from across the United Kingdom and Europe, the course focuses on the needs and rights of passengers with disabilities and how to implement inclusion-based policies. A fundamental component of the course is the involvement of people with disabilities, who share their public transport experiences and provide input on the things that can be improved. The course builds on these experiences to offer practical guidance on how to better understand and support passengers with different types of disabilities, emphasising the importance of stakeholder consultations, as well as explaining how an inclusive public transport strategy can boost business. The course is available to all online, at no cost.THE AUTOMOBILE AND TOURING CLUB OF FINLAND - AUTOLIITTO — Disabled Parking Space Application / Governmental Co-operationDisabled Parking Spaces (DPS) is a mobile application launched in 2019 by the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland (ATCF) – Autoliitto. Designed as a tool to help disabled drivers access parking spaces and use them efficiently, recent developments indicate that the App is on its way to become a national database reference for disabled parking spaces in Finland. The onboarding of the governmental authority of Senaatti-Kiinteistöt in 2021 was a breakthrough through which the DPS App was upgraded to feature all Government-owned properties throughout Finland, facilitating access of disabled drivers using the App to the public services located on these properties. This partnership made it possible for ATCF to obtain valuable data in an easy manner, the data collection being outsourced regionally to a company specialised in the field of accessibility. Additionally, to date 50 municipalities all over Finland have joined the project and the plan for ATCF is to onboard more of them in the future as well as private stakeholders.AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA — AASA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programmes & InitiativesThe Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA) wants to lead by example in relation to the inclusion of people previously marginalised by oppressive laws, a key objective for the country. To achieve greater equality and diversity within its corporate organisation, AASA embarked on several important programmes and initiatives that proved really successful. Between 2019 and 2022, AASA moved from a ‘BBBEE Level 3’ rating to a ‘BBBEE Level 1’ rating, the highest rating in the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) system introduced by the South African government to fight exclusion. Among the actions undertaken, AASA increased the number of people from designated groups on its Board and Executive Management Committee. The percentage of Black women among the Board Members increased from 28.5% to 37.5%. In addition, the percentage of Black people among executive management increased from 33% to 60%. AASA also developed the Owner/Driver Program to increase participation of previously marginalised groups in the towing business. As part of the programme, AASA drivers were provided with existing vehicles through a generous interest-free repayment scheme, and they were supported in a range of aspects including business management, administrative support, working capital, and other services. Sixty drivers from around the country have been empowered to become business owners with the assistance of the AASA. Other actions included the development of learnership programmes, bursaries to increase EDI in the AA Technical Training College, and roll-out of four AA Auto Centres in two regions/provinces, all owned and managed by Black entrepreneurs. President's AwardsClubsMembersDiversity & InclusionFIA1FIAPresident's AwardsClubsMembersDiversity & Inclusion00Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 9:53amThursday, November 24, 2022 - 9:53am

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