Once again, it’s exciting times for the local motor sports fanatics as the former president of Ferrari F1 team, Jean Todt, is expected to land on Botswana soil this coming Thursday.
September had been a busy month for motor sports activities in Botswana, what with the yet again successful running of the Desert Race during the holidays.
Todt is currently the President of the Federal International Automobile (FIA), and he comes to Botswana via invitation from the Emergency Assist 911, a member of the FIA.
Todt is expected to visit all African Member states of FIA to assess progress in mobility that is being made through its different representatives. He will also be addressing various stakeholders regarding FIA’s “Decade of action on road safety” initiative that was adopted at last year’s Ministerial Road safety conference in Moscow.
FIA, a non-profit organization, is the international governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations.
Its membership brings together 226 national motoring and sporting organizations from 132 countries on five continents.
FIA administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheel motor sport including the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship.
Emergency Assist 911 is said to be a 100% citizen-owned company that was launched in 2003 as a joint venture between an international company, Netcare 911 South Africa, and two citizen investors, Tumelo Pabalinga and Simon Modisaeman.