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Stoker looking to succeed Jean Todt as FIA President

With Jean Todt's tenure as FIA President coming to a close later this year, Graham Stoker has announced he will be looking to succeed the Frenchman.

Graham Stoker has announced his candidacy to be the next President of the FIA, where he currently works under the title of Deputy President for Sport. Current President Jean Todt is nearing the end of his tenure after 12 successive years in charge of the motoring body, having been initially elected in 2009 before two further four year terms in 2013 and 2017. The British barrister, who has been in his current role for the last 12 years, will be joined in his leadership team by nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, who will be running for Deputy President for Sport, Belgium's Thierry Willemarck who will stand for Deputy President for Mobility, and New Zealand's Brian Gibbons who will stand for President of the FIA Senate. "We stand for an FIA for All, across sport and mobility, safety and sustainability, competition and trusted services. An all-inclusive FIA that welcomes and works for every motor sport competitor and road user worldwide regardless of race, nationality and gender," Stoker said in a press release. "An FIA that faces future challenges and that plays an important role on the global stage. "Our member clubs, both Mobility and Motor Sport, are at the heart of our 117-year-old Federation and it has always been our key priority to support and develop our clubs. But also to reach out to our motor sport stakeholders and supporters across the globe, our volunteers, competitors, teams, promoters, and our unique industry, as well as the great many motorists who rely on our services worldwide. "I want the FIA and our Member Clubs to gain global influence across all aspects of sport, and mobility, emerging transport and energy trends. "We will build on the outstanding work of President Jean Todt over the last 12 years and are proud to have been able to help introduce many new innovative programs and resources to support Members and have assisted the President in developing our Clubs and building the FIA into a strong, respected and influential international organisation. "Our core belief is an FIA for All which will continue to strengthen our Federation - for our Members, our Sport and our Society.” The FIA Presidential election will take place in December 2021.

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