Motorsport Australia

Motorsport Australia, formerly the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), is the nationally self recognised governing and sanctioning body for four wheeled motorsport in Australia. It is affiliated with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

Responsibilities

Motorsport Australia has been the custodian of motor sport in Australia since 1953. It is the National Sporting Authority (ASN) for motorsport in Australia, and is delegated this responsibility by the FIA. Motorsport Australia affiliated with the FIA in its own right in 1958 before being granted full membership in October of that year on a probationary basis.

In 1960 Motorsport Australia's membership of the FIA as an ASN was confirmed as permanent.

The FIA aims to ensure that motorsport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility and Motorsport Australia, together with in excess of 120 other ASNs in over 100 nations, is committed to carrying out the mission of the FIA.

History

Motorsport Australia has been the custodian of motorsport in Australia since it was founded in 1953.[2] The organisation is the Australian delegated national sporting authority by the FIA, the governing body for world motorsport and the federation of the world's leading motoring organisations; a responsibility Motorsport Australia has held since 1958.

Motorsport Australia is also recognised by the Australian Sports Commission as the only National Sporting Organisation for four wheeled motorsport in Australia.

As at January 2020, Motorsport Australia had approximately 95,000 members, in over 600 car clubs. It licences more than 27,500 competitors and over 10,500 accredited officials. Motorsport Australia sanctions more than 3000 events per year from club level to International level.[3]

On 1 January 2020, Motorsport Australia was formally adapted as the trading name for what was previously CAMS.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ 2002 Manual of Motor Sport, Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd, page 1-2
  2. ^ About CAMS, www.cams.com.au Retrieved 16 April 2016
  3. ^ "CAMS.COM.AU". Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ Howard, Tom (12 October 2019). "CAMS reveals rebrand for 2020". Speedcafe. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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