Roland Dane elected to FIA Touring Car Commission
Saturday 5th February, 2022 - 9:15am
Roland Dane has been elected to the FIA Touring Car Commission, following an extraordinary World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting this week.
The former Triple Eight Race Engineering team principal is one of 16 commission members for the 2022-23 term, while Australian expatriate and British Touring Car Championship chief executive Alan Gow was reappointed as president. (See below for full commission composition)
Specialised Commissions are part of the FIA’s formal governance structure, with the Sporting Commissions designed to assist the WMSC in its tasks with respect to the various motorsport disciplines which come under the governing body’s authority.
Dane was a co-founder of the original, British-based Triple Eight team before branching out to Australia with the acquisition of Briggs Motorsport.
Triple Eight Race Engineering went on to win eight Bathurst 1000s, nine Supercars drivers’ championships, and 10 teams’ championships by the time he retired effective the end of 2021.
Dane revealed to Speedcafe.com in late-December that his last remaining 11 percent share of the Brisbane-based squad is now in the hands of new team principal Jamie Whincup, who won seven of those aforementioned drivers’ titles.
Whincup is thus now a 30 percent shareholder, as is Roland’s daughter Jessica, with Tony Quinn owning the largest stake at 40 percent.
Roland Dane is nevertheless still involved in motorsport, not just as an FIA Sporting Commission member following Thursday night’s extraordinary meeting of the WMSC in Geneva, but also as part of Motorsport Australia’s Motorsport Risk and Safety Committee.
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FIA Touring Car Commission
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