ATCN Partners UK, India On MotorSport Promotion In Nigeria

ATCN Partners UK, India On MotorSport Promotion In Nigeria

….As Federation Train 150 Students, 35 Girls In Karting, Girls On Track

By Joel Ajayi

As part of its strive to develop motorsport games in Nigeria and Africa, the Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria, ATCN, has joined forces with the Motorsport UK, India, Sri Lanka and Emirates Motorsport Organization which is the Club’s Regional Training Provider appointed by FIA.

ATCN, an organization that promotes motorsports in the country has drawn a unique plan for the games in the country.

Among the programmes lined up for this year includes, karting/Auto Slalom, Advocacy Sustainable mobility, Karting in Schools Phase 11, Rally and Cross official seminar, Girls on Track, road safety campaign, officials and Marshalls Training.

Also, the sport Club will train 35 young Nigerians who will represent Africa in an international competition where Senegal and Ivory Coast will share 15 slots to complete the 50 for Africa.

Addressing journalists recently in Abuja the President of ATCN, Mr Ishaku Bamaiyi revealed that the federation is working tirelessly to create more awareness that will promote the game further.

He highlighted some of their achievements since inception which includes; hosting of the 3rd African Regional Sports Congress in 2017, organising training for Motorsport officials and Marshals, participated in Gymkhana International Prize, Taipei, Taiwan in 2019.

“These achievements helped the Club to gain international recognition with some of its officials elected into the esteemed Committee of the FIA.

“In December 2022, at the Annual General Assembly, Mr Ango was elected as Member and President of the FIA Ethics Committee while Mr Denen Ikya was elected as a member. The president of the ATCN, Mr Ishaku Bamaiyi was also elected as a member of the CIK-FIA International Karting and the FIA Drifting Commissions.

“The elections are in recognition of the contributions and efforts made by the ATCN in developing motorsport in Nigeria and Africa.”

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