Bahrain Confirms Support for Todt in FIA Elections
Al Khalifa revealed that his country's list of priorities regarding the motor sports agenda is quite complementary with what Jean Todt wants to do once he'll be elected.
In addition, the BMF president admitted he already let Ari Vatanen – Todt's counter-candidate for the FIA role – know about his federation's stance in the October elections.
“Professional motor sport and motoring in general currently faces a number of unique challenges on a global level in terms of adapting to the realities of the current economic climate, increasing environmental challenges, improved safety, competitiveness and the continued good governance and development of an organization directly representing over 100 million motor enthusiasts worldwide,” said Al Khalifa in a press statement.
“Our priorities in identifying a preferred candidate to support in the FIA's October Presidential elections, were to ensure that candidate had a clear vision for the sustainable development of motor sport, including at grass roots level, a deep understanding of the global public policy agenda for motor users and manufacturers alike, as well as a defined programme for advancing the structures of the FIA and a firm commitment to reflecting the role that individual regions had to play in the FIA's development.”
“Jean Todt and his team, we believe, most fully demonstrate these values and vision, as well as a wealth of accompanying experience. I am pleased to announce that, as a result, the Bahrain Motor Federation will be supporting Jean Todt's candidacy,” concluded the Bahraini official.