FIA training benefits motorsport marshals

19Jul 2016
Mohammed Ugasa
The Guardian
FIA training benefits motorsport marshals

WITH assistance from the Federation of International Automobile (FIA), the Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) organised two-day training in Bagamoyo ahead of the just ended continental rally.

Motorsport marshals pose for a group photo at the end of FIA-sanctioned training in Bagamoyo recently.

AAT chief executive officer Yusuf Ghor said the training has been highly successful and was timely for the rally as well. A total of 26 marshals gained knowledge on how best to use the timing equipment and clocks.

The training was conducted by visiting
FIA approved trainers from Africa – Motor Sports South Africa (MSA).
The marshals learned how to use new timing equipments.

The Bagamoyo CCM Office had provided sports ground for the training. Ghor says the training has been a huge boost for the marshals as the timing equipment has become a substantial tool to replace hand-written cards that opened controversies for drivers and navigators to some extent.

“We have now adopted to use of the new timing equipment that will for sure boost efficiency and reduce complaints and to a big extent forgeries by some unscrupulous drivers.

No driver or navigator has been pointed out but in general our motor rallies will now be staged in the most organised way”, said the AAT CEO.

Ghor has appreciated the huge assistance from FIA and expressed his satisfaction for its efforts to improve motorsport organisation in Tanzania.

The next event for the AAT series is scheduled for next month in Arusha and the new equipment for timing will be fully utilised as well.

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