The former rally driver Ari Vatanen and Jean Todt, current candidates for president of the FIA in the elections to be held on October 23 were cited in the Rally of Catalonia, starting this Friday to submit their programs to the media.
The meeting with the two contenders will be in the press room of the hotel Port Aventura in Salou (Tarragona), where the headquarters of the Rally of Catalunya, the penultimate round for the World Cup scoring, which start Friday and end on Sunday.
After the first six special stages on Friday, Ari Vatanen, World Rally champion in 1981 at the wheel of a Ford Escort RS, will appear before the media and subsequently make the Frenchman Jean Todt, who collects the sympathies of the President Outgoing Briton Max Mosley.
The election of new president of the FIA will take place on 23 October in Paris, where Spain will have three votes: the Federation, that of the RACC and RACE. For now, the Spanish president, Carlos Gracia, has already advanced that their vote will go to Todt. Jean Todt is a former rally driver but his track record of success is linked to Formula 1, where he was director of teams, including Ferrari, which under his leadership has achieved in recent years several world championships.