Andrew Craig, the former head of the CART IndyCar World Series, has joined the Touring Car Commission – the FIA body that oversees the regulations and running of the World Touring Car Championship. The commission is responsible for deciding the WTCC performance balancing rules among other duties. Craig's appointment was confirmed in today's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.
"I am very much looking forward to being involved and in supporting the Commission chairman, Jonathan Ashman, in developing WTCC for the future," Craig told AUTOSPORT. "I think that the FIA with Jonathon Ashman, Marcello Lotti and Eurosport and have created a virtuous circle where all parties have mutual interests and benefits; hence the success of the WTCC. I am sure there is a lot more to come."
Craig ran CART during the championship's heyday in the mid-1990s and into the early years of its war with Tony George's Indy Racing League.