About 80 students in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, have been trained in karting in order to promote motor sports among the young ones in the country.
The organiser of the training programme, Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN) said it was designed to “promote grassroots development of motoring sports in Nigeria.”
Titled “Karting In Schools,” the programme was part of the motoring sports development programme sponsored by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA), a global motoring sports organisation.
A press statement by the media unit of ATCN, Sunday, said the programme took place at the premises of Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA), Jahi, Abuja between October 14 and16, 2022.
Students, who participated were drawn from government and private schools, as well as other selected students, more than eighty students registered for the training programme.
Mr. Stephen Harding from Motor Sports South Africa, who represented FIA as a regional training provider, trained participants the techniques on how to officiate karting motoring sports.
“The essence of this programme is to promote motoring sports at the grassroots level by targeting the young ones, Mr. Ishaku Bamayi, president of ATCN, stated.
“We want to stir up interest of participants through karting in school in order to develop their skill or talent because many of you can build a career in motoring sports, which is a big business all over the world”, he added.
Student-participants said they were happy to have participated in the training programme even as some of them won prizes and were all given certificates.
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