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Burgess to leave Supercars role in early 2024

ADRIAN Burgess has elected to step down as Supercars head of motorsport in early 2024.

Burgess has held the position for five years now, overseeing various changes including the introduction of the Gen3 platform.

He joined with a wealth of experience under his belt, including in Formula 1 with McLaren and Jordan, and subsequently holding leadership positions at Dick Johnson Racing, Triple Eight, Walkinshaw Racing/Holden Racing Team, and Tekno Autosports.

“Making the decision to leave Supercars has been a very difficult one for me to make, but one I am comfortable with at this time,” said Burgess.

“I’m very proud to have led the hard-working technical and motorsport departments at Supercars over recent years and I will always be grateful for the time I have spent at Supercars.”

It’s been a testing year for Burgess, including his disputed role in the Triple Eight Newcastle disqualification saga, handling a season-long parity storm over the new Gen3 cars, and a drink-driving incident which came to light shortly before the Bathurst 1000.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard nevertheless praised Burgess, who’ll stay on to navigate the upcoming wind tunnel testing program in the United States.

“Adrian has made an invaluable contribution to our sport,” said Howard.

“To manage the motorsport and technical operations of one of the world’s leading categories is a challenging task, which Adrian has worked tirelessly on over recent years.

“He has been an integral part of the motorsport team and the business, contributing significantly over the past five years.

“We want to express our deep appreciation to Adrian for the dedication and hard work he has applied in advancing our racing product.”

Supercars has communicated that “details on the replacement for the head of motorsport role will be announced in due course.”

Outgoing Tickford CEO Tim Edwards has been touted as a possible candidate.

Supercars is also in the market to strengthen its behind-the-scenes brains trust, creating the positions of category technical director, and performance engineer.

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