Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
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The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) was founded in 1971 and is a long-standing member of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA), the world bodies for 2/3 and 4 wheeler motor sport respectively. The FMSCI is the only national motor sport federation recognised by the Government of India for the promotion and control of motor sport in India, and is affiliated to the prestigious Indian Olympic Association. The FMSCI is affiliated to the Asian Motorcycle Union (UAM), the Continental Asian wing of the FIM. Having been the ASN of the FIA since its inception but for a few years in between, FMSCI now looks forward to stability and growth of Motorsport in the country. IT’s been the FMN of the FIM uninterrupted for the last three decades.
Over the years, it has involved leading business corporates like JK Tyres, MRF, Indian Oil Corporation, ITC, the UB Group, McDowell, Birla Tyres, Popular Automobiles, Ceat Tyres, AVT, Goodyear, Maruti, TVS, Escorts Yamaha, Hero Honda, actively in motor sport, which has benefited the sport immensely. Furthermore, it has brought almost all the major four & two wheeler manufacturers within the fold of motor sport by “ homologating” their vehicles, the technical registration of the vehicle with regard to its gearbox, suspension, etc., to ensure a level playing field in national competitions.
The FMSCI has developed over the years a dedicated pool of 98 Stewards, 20 Technical Delegates and a thousand-odd Marshals in addition to the following infrastructure/facilities for motor sport in India: The international race track at Chennai by the Madras Motors Sports Club with international quality transponder/automatic timing equipment implanted at the start/finish line of the track. Go-kart tracks by member clubs at Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Ludhiana, New Delhi.
Calibrated Scrutiny Kits for vehicle inspection.
Automatic rally timing devices with printers.
HAMS and other communication equipment.
The Advanced Driving & Corporate Academy, the only one of its kind in India for training aspiring racing drivers, is run by FMSCI members.
With the promotion of motor sport being it’s main objective, it ensures that motor sport events are conducted in a safe, fair and orderly manner and in accordance with its National Competition Rules. To prevent bad organisation, incorrect regulations and inadequate safety arrangements, it has established a procedure by which the regulations governing each event are processed by the FMSCI and if found in order, a permit is issued to the organiser for a nominal permit fee. The services of FMSCI trained officials are utilised to ensure the smooth running of an event.