Iran Makes Strides To Boost Motorsport, Hopes To Host Middle East Events
Iran "is taking big steps forward in its efforts to develop motorsport, and has ambitions to host, and take part in, Middle East events,'' according to GULF NEWS. The country’s plans to advance its motorsport infrastructure were outlined by Dr. Hamidreza Mehrali, President of the Motorcycle and Automobile Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran. One of the outcomes of the meeting is that the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE "will send a specialist training team to Tehran next January." The aim is "to train MAFIRI officials and volunteers to organise events" to int'l standards laid down by the FIA (GULF NEWS, 8/27).