AMF to take ME bike racing to new level
Dubai, January 20, 2013
Arab Motorcycle Federation (AMF) said its newly formed executive committee is ideally poised to take competitive bike racing in the Middle East to a new level.
Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the president of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), said the committee, which was formerly elected during a meeting at the AMF’s new Riyadh headquarters in Saudi can now move towards overseeing a calendar of moto racing events run to the international standards laid down by the FIM, the sport’s world governing body.
The AMF will be headed by its new president Prince Sultan bin Bandar Al Faisal, with the new executive committee elected under the presence and supervision of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC).
Mahir Badri, the CEO of the ATCUAE is among the elected committee, joining Omar Zaarour, executive director of the Royal Motorcycle Club of Jordan, and Essa Alawadhi, a member of Bahrain Motorcycle Federation.
The other members are Sultan Almeraikhi, member of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, Adel Abdelbaqi, the president of the Automobile Touring Club of Egypt, and Khalid Qadurra, the president of the Palestinian Motorcycle and Motorsport Federation.
“The newly formed executive committee is the latest development in the shake up of the AMF in August last year following many irregularities that were present in the federation,” said Sulayem, who attended the meeting, along with UANOC president Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz.
“We now have an experienced and diligent management team that will lay the platform to ensure competitive motor cycling and motocross events in the Middle East will increasingly become more successful and popular in the future,” he added.
The Arab Motocross Championship was the first competitive racing series of the AMF following its overhaul in 2012, and was soon followed by the second round in Bahrain and third round in Qatar.
The AMF executive committee will next meet to move forward with plans to develop a moto sport calendar of events that runs in compliance with FIM regulations to guarantee the highest standard of competitive racing and ensure the safety of competitors, spectators, and all those involved.-TradeArabia News Service