MAM get thumbs-up to be governing body of motor sports


PETALING JAYA: The International Automobile Federation (FIA) have endorsed the Motorsport Asso­ciation of Malaysia (MAM) as the national governing body for motorsports in Malaysia.

The world’s governing body issued a statement on June 18 stating that the FIA secretary-general Peter Bayer has decided to provisionally delegate the duties from Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) to MAM as per articles 5.2 and 16.3 in the FIA statutes.

MAM are helmed by their president Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir.

Said Bayer: “Any further developments on this subject will be submitted to the members of the World Motor Sport Council at its next meeting in October.”

He also hoped that MAM would take “all the necessary steps to allow a favourable exercise of sporting power” in Malaysia.

AAM was deregistered by the Sports Commissioner office in November last year for failing to comply with various administrative regulations.

Mokhzani welcomed the recognition from the FIA and said the priority is to ensure that the development of motorsports in Malaysia continue uninterruptedly at both national and international levels.

“It’s vital that Malaysian motorsports have a working body to run their activities and also support the development and growth – including sanctioning events related to motorsports,” said Mokhzani.