WRC »

FIA Clubs boost for Rally Norway.

The two Norwegian FIA Clubs, the Royal Norwegian Automobile Club (KNA) and the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF), have become shareholders in the Norwegian WRC round, Rally Norway, it was announced on Friday.

Together with the Norwegian Automobile Sport Federation (NBF), the two clubs will control 67 per cent of the stocks in the company, Rally Norway AS.

The remaining shares are controlled by local investors, through the company RVI AS. The deal that was signed in Oslo prior to the weekend gives Rally Norway about 300,000 Euros in fresh capital and should help secure the event for the foreseeable future.

"As FIA members we want to show responsibility in a difficult economic situation for international motor sport. We believe in Rally Norway, and we believe in the future of the WRC with the new regulations coming from 2010," said NAF deputy president Odd Samuelsen and member of the board in KNA Arild Hansen.

"Our aim is to develop the rally to be even better than in 2007, and to keep the event in the World Rally Championship for the long term."

"We are very pleased to have the two FIA clubs, KNA and NAF, as partners," added chairman of RVI, Erik T. Veiby. "Now we have the very best backing from the major organisations in motor sport and mobility in Norway as partners."

Rally Norway, the second round in the 2008 FIA World Rally Championship, will take place from February 12-15 next year and just like in 2007, the event will be based in Hamar.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Scene at the start of Rally Norway 2006 [Pic credit: Rally Norway]
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Monza, [Credit: Hyundai Motorsport]
Podium 1st Australian - Molly Taylor (AUS) Bill Hayes (AUS) Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.