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Jean Todt announces he’ll run for third term as FIA President

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FIA President Jean Todt has announced Friday he will run for a third term in office. Todt was elected to the role in in October 2009, succeeding Max Mosley.

Todt announced this to all FIA Club Presidents in a letter.

The Frenchman thanked his “FIA family” as well as announced a few assembly changes to go along with the news.

“I am deeply moved by the gracious, generous and unwavering expressions of support I have received from our FIA family.

“In view of this, together with Michelle, my son Nicolas, and my Leadership Team, I have decided to seek a renewed mandate as President of the FIA.”

Deputy President for Mobility, Brian Gibbons, will take on a new role as President of the FIA Senate. He replaces Nick Craw, who steps down at the end of his term as specified by an age limit.

“He has given so much to the FIA and to international motor sport over many years,” Todt said of Craw.

Todt’s full letter is below.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.