India's Gautam Singhania, the motorsports driver and the nominee from FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) has received the high position in FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) World Motor Sports Council during the FIA Annual General Assembly on 8 December, Friday.
Singhania is a well-known industrialist and popular sports personality on racing circuits. He was one of 14 members from different parts of the world who were elected out of 22 nominees.
The 52-year-old Singhania received 82 votes to show that FMSCI is as strong as others in the world motor-racing stage.
FMSCI President Akbar Ebrahim was named the Deputy Titular and will represent India in the World Motor Sports Council along with Singhania.
As many as 17 out of 20 nominated members were also co-opted in various FIA Sporting Commissions to give a strong say in world motorsport.
"I am elated and excited to be elected like this. It's a privilege and honour for me and I will do my best," Singhania said after his election victory.
"I thank the members of the FMSCI for their support. I am a driver and an enthusiast so I understand the issues that need to be addressed," he further added.
According to the structure of the World Motor Sports Council, apart from seven Vice-Presidents and one Deputy President, it included another 14 members.
It deals with all the FIA global sporting matters for all its sporting disciplines and the term for the elected members is for four years.
(Inputs from IANS)