NEWS

Tander nominated to FIA women’s commission

28 June 2010

Image: Dirk Klynsmith

Touring Car Masters presented by Autobarn driver, Leanne Tander has been nominated as a CAMS representative to the newly created FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission (WMC).

Australia’s most recognisable female racer, Tander was the first woman in the world to win a race in Formula 3, and the first female competitor to stand on a V8 Supercar podium.

Currently a newcomer to the Touring Car Masters in the formidable Wilson Security / McGrath Foundation XA Falcon, Tander is already among the front runners in the series, as her list of accomplishments extends.

After considering a number of very high quality candidates, the Board nominated Tander as the CAMS’ representative to the FIA WMC.

The FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission aims to put in place strategies and policies that will promote education and training, and put into practice actions and events that will strengthen the participation of women in all areas of motor sport.

The Commission will work with the FIA’s sporting and non-sporting commissions and other key international federations on joint sporting projects.

The WMC will also take an active role in international forums and conferences devoted to the place of women in sport, and the advances that can be made.

The Women & Motor Sport Commission comprises 19 members representing the ASN’s, manufacturers, teams, drivers and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).

LEANNE TANDER:

“I’m really excited that I’ve been nominated for this position. It’s is a real passion of mine to encourage more women to be involved in motorsport in whatever capacity; as drivers, engineers or mechanics – anything.

“I’m looking forward to my first meeting and learning more about the role.”

The Touring Car Masters is proudly presented by Autobarn, and supported by Biante Model Cars, Shannons Insurance, Rare Spares and official suppliers Hoosier Tires and Australian Sports Marketing.

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