Presentation on theme: "AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOTORSPORT KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE A DIVISION OF THE ATCUAE Ronan Morgan, MKI Director April 2012."— Presentation transcript:
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MOTORSPORT KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE A DIVISION OF THE ATCUAE Ronan Morgan, MKI Director April 2012
Overview of ATCUAE Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) Established in 1965 Governing body of all motorsport in the United Arab Emirates Affiliated to the FIA, CIK and FIM. President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem
Achievements of the ATCUAE Young ASN, made great progress over a short amount of time, including: Sporting organisers of several world championship events, including F1 GP and Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge The successful nomination of an Emirati to the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy, The recognition of one of our volunteer marshals as the 2011 FIA Volunteer of the Year. Established the UAE Motorsport Marshals Club 1000 volunteers, 64 different nationalities
UAE Motorsport Marshals Club, Abu Dhabi GP, November 2011
The Motorsport Knowledge Institute (MKI) ATCUAE achieved Gold level accreditation against the FIA Institute’s Best Practice Framework, then appointed as one of 4 Regional Training Providers. MKI established in late 2011 as the new dedicated training and education division of the organisation. MKI has strong relationships with several academic bodies in the UAE, USA and Europe, notably the University of Ulster in the UK.
Formula One Marshals Training, YMC, September 2011
The MKI Approach All MKI projects are developed in line with the FIA Institutes Best Practice Framework. Developed rapidly, suitably qualified to assist other emerging ASNs in making the same advances. Eager to partner with ASNs of all sizes and stages of development. Each project will be specifically catered to the needs of the partner.
Work closely with our partners at each stage of the project, starting with the initial plan and application. Three pillars of the Motorsport Knowledge Institute are: Training Education Research MKI can offer a range of services across these three disciplines.
Officials Safety Training Developed a comprehensive range of training modules to teach motorsport officials the elements how to safely and efficiently deliver their events Can also incorporate ASN training for less developed organisations A full list of available modules can be provided by the MKI.
Formula 1 Marshals Training, YMC, May 2011
Facilities Development Experience in design and homologation of several world class motorsport facilities in UAE, including the Yas Marina Circuit, Dubai Autodrome and Al Ain Raceway. Have the in-house knowledge to assist other nations with their own projects, Currently working on several new karting facilities in the Middle East.
Design Layout of Dubai Autodrome
Young Driver Training Young Driver Training programmes designed to improve the competencies of its participants. Introductory Driver Training, offered in association with the YMC and DA Driving Schools, and, Elite Athlete Training, offered in association with the Ulster Sports Academy in Northern Ireland. Can assist ASNs with preparing a participant for the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy.
UAE Motorsport Star, University of Ulster, September 2011
Research Opportunities Working with our academic partners, the ATCUAE has previously conducted studies into: Volunteer Management at the 2009 AD F1 Grand Prix, The Economic and Media Impact of the 2011 AD Desert Challenge. Currently conducting research into the hydration of motorsport marshals in high temperature climates, funded in part through the FIA Foundations MSDF
Marshal Hydration Research, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, April 2012
Through our academic partners, can offer a range of different motorsport related degree programmes. Higher Colleges of Technology of the UAE starting a taught undergraduate degree in Sports Management. University of Ulster are offering research based postgraduate degrees in motorsport, students able to achieve either an M.phil or PhD at the end of their course. Educational Opportunities
Why Partner with the MKI? Have a team of over 25 qualified Senior Trainers, Can deliver training in a range of different languages A young and vibrant organisation, happy to adapt and adopt new practices, Access to world class motorsport infrastructure Experienced and familiar with the FIA Institute grant application process, Centrally located between Asia, Africa, and Europe.