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Burgess replaced for Adelaide 500

ADRIAN Burgess has attended his last race event as Supercars’ Head of Motorsport.

Burgess is set to be a no-show at this weekend’s season-closing Vailo Adelaide 500, with Supercars’ operations manager Paul Martin to fill the HoM position on a one-off basis.

The move follows confirmation that Burgess will soon leave Supercars.

An announcement last week declared he’ll step down in early 2024, after leading the category’s wind tunnel testing program in the United States next month.

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Burgess is said to be missing Adelaide due to the need to prepare for the US testing.

However, it’s understood Burgess is bound for a management role at Team 18 next season – a move that has caused conflict of interest concerns among rival teams.

“Supercars can advise that Paul Martin will be acting in the role of Head of Motorsport this weekend at the VAILO Adelaide 500 for the Repco Supercars Championship and the Dunlop Series,” said a Supercars spokesperson.

“Martin is stepping in for Adrian Burgess who will not attend the event.

“Martin has a proven track record of management in pitlane as the Motorsport Operations Manager for Supercars.”

Burgess’ position will next year be filled by Tim Edwards, who this weekend ends a 19-season spell as chief of Tickford Racing.

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