Ford man to head MSA

BRITAIN's Motor Sports Association, the national governing authority, is to have a new chairman. The current incumbent Michael Limb is retiring in December and will be replaced by John Grant, who has spent most of his career with the Ford Motor Company, rising to the post of Executive Deputy Chairman of Jaguar. In recent years he has been employed at Lucas and then moved on to be Chief Executive of Ascot Plc, a chemicals and specialist engineering group. He holds board positions in a variety of other companies.

A lifelong racing fan and a competitor in the 1960s and 1970s, he was involved in the organization of the Jaguar sportscar programs in the 1980s but more recently has been competing in historic events with a Chevron B19 and a Jaguar XJR-17. The appointment of Grant may help the MSA towards regaining a place on the FIA World Motor Sport Council, from which it has been absent in recent months.

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