Cayman Motoring Federation sends Caymanian to FIA Immersion
CMF Press Release Grand Cayman, October 23, 2023 — The Cayman Motoring Federation (CMF) is an FIA approved affiliate and has access to incredible opportunities for our motoring enthusiasts including programmes such as the FIA Immersion 2023.
The FIA Immersion programme is a 10-day trip offered to select Club members that provides an opportunity to visit the FIA Headquarters, learn from FIA teams, and bring this experience back to the Cayman Islands and our motoring community.
The Immersion programme group of worldwide club members will travel to the FIA Geneva Headquarters to gather insights from various FIA teams and the Sports and People and Cultural Departments to ultimately learn about opportunities for the creation of a custom development plan for the CMF. The agenda has a focus on sports, social responsibility, programme management, and a special focus on the environment.
The Secretary of Bikes for the Cayman Motoring Federation, Mr. Jon-Mikol Rankin, a young Caymanian athlete, was selected to participate in the Immersion 2023 programme by the Federation and FIA. Mr. Rankin is an avid motor-cycle racing athlete in the Cayman Islands and has been involved with the Cayman Motoring Federation as a committee member. Mr. Rankin noted “I am thrilled to be involved with the FIA Immersion program. My appreciation toward the CMF is very extensive as being the selected recipient of this great opportunity. Representing the Cayman Islands internationally has always been a joy and I intend to share information on our 3 islands with excellence on my visit to France/Europe. I want to give a special shout out to Ms. Jane Scaletta for helping me along this road to Immersion. This is truly a momentous occasion for me to display my enthusiasm about Motorsports with the intention to learn as much as possible to build greater knowledge for the purpose of passing it on to the youths and people of our Islands. Seeing past photos from the previous teams who participated in the Immersion from all over the world gave me a sense of intrigue to see the diversity and cohesion in this program. I am looking forward to building lifelong relationships that will help aid the impact of our reach in our community through solidifying a first-class network of Motorsport enthusiasts. Lastly, I have to express a huge thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as family and friends whom without I would not be here today.”
The Vice President of Cayman Motoring Federation, Jason Butcher, said “I am immensely proud of Jon-Mikol Rankin, our ambassador, as he embarks on this incredible journey to represent the Cayman Motoring Federation in the ‘Immersion experience’ with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Jon-Mikol’s dedication and passion for motorsport have always shone brightly within our organization. As he takes on this new challenge, I have no doubt that he will excel, showcasing not only his skills but also the spirit and talent that CMF stands for. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to witnessing the heights he will undoubtedly reach in this immersive experience.”
President, Jane Scaletta, also noted “this is a historic moment in the life of motoring in the Cayman Islands and we are proud that the Cayman Motoring Federation is able to give a Caymanian, Mr. Rankin, this
This experience offered to Mr. Rankin through the CMF and FIA will undoubtedly provide the Federation with further insight, and the opportunity for Mr. Rankin to expand his FIA knowledge that can be shared with the Federation.
About Cayman Motoring Federation
Cayman Motoring Federation (CMF) is established for the purpose of enhancing the motoring movement and safeguard interests in relation to motoring in the Cayman Islands through education, training and special programs.
About the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
Established in 1904, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) initially embarked on a mission to establish consistent governance and safety standards in the realm of motor sport.