Aus GT manager appointed to FIA GT Commission
Australian GT Championship manager Ken Collier has been appointed to the FIA GT Commission.
The GT Commission reports directly to the FIA World Motorsport Council which rubber stamps many of the decisions in key international championships.
The FIA GT Commission is headed by president Christian Schacht and is charged with overseeing GT racing internationally.
The homologation of 10 new GT3 specification cars has been overseen by the GT Commission with a total of 14 homologated models and more than 1200 cars competing globally.
GT is the largest single category under the auspices of the FIA.
Collier’s appointment to the voluntary position is seen as a boon for the flourishing domestic GT Championship which has evolved unabated in recent seasons.
“To say I am honoured is an understatement and I am very grateful that CAMS have nominated me to the FIA,” Collier said.
“I have been involved in motor sport for 20 years in various capacities including voluntary administration with the VORRA (Victorian Off Road Racing Association), as a national off-road competitor, five years as a volunteer administrator with Carrera Cup and Cup Challenge and now as Championship Manager of Australian GT since 2012.
“This appointment to the FIA GT Commission is certainly a great responsibility which I will thrive on.
“The FIA have various commissions which all work with the World Motor Sport Council to continually improve motor sport in general,” Mr Collier added.
“I will represent the Australian GT competitors in the FIA’s global organisation and at the same time learn everything I can from both the FIA and other GT Commission members and bring the ideas back to CAMS and Australian GT.”