The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), an apex governing body of motorsports in the country, announced the appointment of J Prithiviraj as its head on Tuesday.
“Coimbatore Auto Sports Club’s Prithiviraj was unanimously elected as the FMSCI’s president during the annual general meeting (AGM) in Chennai, promising to usher an exciting new chapter in the rapidly growing sport,” the official said.
The 58-year-old Prithiviraj will take over from outgoing president Akbar Ebrahim, who led FMSCI for the last two years at the helm of the governing body of Indian motorsport, it said.
“This is a proud moment for FMSCI. We all have a common goal now and I am sure this powerful council can do wonders to motorsports in the country,” newly-elected president Prithiviraj said.
Meanwhile, Shivu Shivappa of Karnataka Motor Sports Club (KMSC), has been appointed as the vice-president of the FMSCI, also being elected as unopposed.
In addition to the president and vice-president, the governing council members were also elected during the AGM. The eight elected members are: Vicky Chandhok (MMSC), Farokh Commissariat (IARC), Sita Raina (CMSC), Akbar Ebrahim (Meco MS), Arindam Ghosh (RRPM), Farooq Ahmed (MSCC), B Vijaykumar (Spitfire MS) and Sanjay Sharma (PCRT).
“The newly-elected members vowed to carry forward the good work of the outgoing president, promising to create more platforms for the youth in the country and adding new championships and verticals in all its disciplines,” said the official.
(With inputs from agencies)