KENNETH HANSEN APPOINTED - FIA'S DRIVER COMMISSION
Kenneth Hansen, the most successful rallycross driver of all time, has been appointed to the FIA's newly created Drivers' Commission. Established on a mandate passed at the FIA General Assembly in December 2012, the Drivers' Commission will look after the rights and interests of drivers across all disciplines of motor sport. Its President is 1972 and ’74 F1 World champion Emerson Fittipaldi with nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb the Vice-President.
The 12 members of the commission include drivers representing, Single-seater; Sports Car, GT and Touring Car; Rally, Cross Country Rally; and Other Disciplines. Hansen, who the FIA Europeran Rallycross Championship a record 14 times, is delighted to have been nominated for the new commission. "Actually it was a complete surprise, but a very nice one," he said. "It's a new commission so I'm not sure of the details about how it will work, but when you look at the other members I feel greatly honoured to have been chosen, and I think it's great for rallycross to be included."
Hansen moved away from driving at the end of the 2010 season, undertaking only test and development events with a new Citroen DS3 in 2011, to concentrate on developing his Hansen Motorsport team. In 2013 the Swedish outfit will field three Supercars in the RallycrossRX events of the FIA European Rallycross Championship.
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