SUPERCARS and Tim Edwards have agreed to terms which will see the long-time Tickford Racing CEO effectively replace Adrian Burgess.
Burgess’ impending departure as Supercars head of motorsport was announced last week; he has since been linked to a managerial position at Team 18.
Edwards meanwhile was already confirmed to be parting ways with Tickford after 19 years, with this weekend’s VAILO Adelaide 500 his last round with the Ford outfit.
He’ll begin at Supercars as its general manager of motorsport in January 2024.
“Joining Supercars is a fantastic opportunity which I am delighted and privileged to accept,” said Edwards, who is set to relocate to the Gold Coast.
“Virtually my entire adult life has been spent in motorsport, I’ve had the fortune to work and compete with some of the best organisations and at the greatest events and championships there are, and to step into this role with Supercars is very exciting both for me and my family.
“After 35 years working in what we call ‘team land,’ I look forward to doing my part from the category side to help us put on the best championship we possibly can.”
Edwards’ pre-Tickford experience includes having been team manager of the Jordan Formula 1 squad.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Tim’s calibre join Supercars as our new general manager of motorsport from next year,” said Supercars CEO Shane Howard.
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“In such a highly competitive and technical championship, Tim’s extensive experience, leadership qualities, and success both in Supercars and abroad make him an excellent fit for the role.
“We believe his strategic vision and passion for the sport will be of tremendous value as we continue to drive Supercars upward in the years to come.
“We extend our sincere thanks to Adrian for his dedicated service over the past five years, and welcome Tim to lead our motorsport program into the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship season.”
A big off-season awaits Supercars, including a wind tunnel testing program in the United States which is hoped to make parity a non-topic next year.