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Russia TrainingThe Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has signed an Agreement to assist the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF) in implementing a comprehensive officials training programme.

The Agreement was signed by Viktor Kiryanov, President of RAF, and Andrew Papadopoulos, President of CAMS, commencing in 2012 and culminating in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in 2014.

CAMS has successfully conducted similar programs for Grands Prix in Singapore, Korea, and Bahrain. Additionally, CAMS had a small team of officials at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“The Russian programme will be fully adapted to meet Russia's specific requirements,” Mr Papadopoulos said.

“It will include training for all officials and marshals, not only for competitions at the highest level, but also for the broader Russian motor sport community.

"Organisers around the world looking to set up a new event are obviously keen to seek assistance from other organisations working to best practice.

“At CAMS, we feel that our success in this area is an indication of our ability to do that – Australia is seen as a leader in organising world class motor sport events.

"We are looking forward to developing a strong and successful relationship with RAF in the future development of motor sport.”