More than 2500 Marshals Joined UAEMC

70 Different Nationalities Including 12% Emirati Volunteers for UAE Motorsport

The automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), has seen a new breaking record by registering 2512 volunteers in UAE Marshals Club (UAEMC) from both Emirati nationals as well as expatriates from 70 different nationalities.

“The new breaking record reflects the mutual trust between the volunteers and ATCUAE in addition to their love and passion for motorsport. We are proud to see 2512 marshals from 70 different nationalities joining UAEMC, including 12% Emiratis” said Mohammed ben Sulayem, President of ATCUAE and founder of UAEMC. 

“In our capacity as the national ASN, we provide our volunteers with continuous training according to the highest international standards to guarantee maximum level of safety and allow everyone to enjoy exceptional events” added Ben Sulayem  

ATCUAE undertook a formal research process to seek information regarding the motivation factors for UAE-based individuals to volunteer for the motor sport events in collaboration with experts from Indiana State University in the USA, who is a world expert in the area, and the Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) to work alongside ATCUAE management team on the project. 

The ATCUAE has already been an international industry leader in the field of officials training, having been granted the role of FIA Institute Regional Training Provider for both Officials Safety Training and Young Driver Development. Since 2012, the ATCUAE have provided training to over 2500 students in 20 countries covering South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The club has offered almost 30 different training courses, and has delivered in seven different languages (Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Ukrainian).

Additionally, it has recently launched the world’s first motorsports e-learning platform for volunteer officials. This was launched by the UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. The service is available online and will allow more than one million motorsport officials and volunteers from around the world to upgrade their skills on a range of courses.