Motor racing: Briton Ward to stand for FIA presidency
LONDON (Reuters) - International Automobile Federation president Jean Todt will have a rival if he stands for re-election this year, with FIA veteran David Ward announcing on Thursday his candidacy to run motor sports' world governing body.
Ward said in a statement that he was resigning as director-general of the FIA foundation, after 12 years in the position, and throwing his hat into the ring.
Frenchman Todt, 67, has yet to confirm publicly that he is standing for re-election although all the signs point to him doing so.
"After much careful thought I have decided to stand as a candidate in the 2013 FIA presidential election," said the 56-year-old Briton.