Former HRT Team Manager Rob Crawford has been appointed as the new Team Manager at Kelly Racing, where he will run the #51 and #11 cars of Greg Murphy and Karl Reindler.
Crawford, who left the Holden Racing Team last May just one week after the team’s Managing Director Craig Wilson left the team, worked with Kelly Racing’s previous incarnation, last known as HSV Dealer Team Racing between 2000 and 2008 before he joined HRT and the team was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.
“The appointment of Rob Crawford was a further step in developing the team’s ideal staff structure,” said
“This will be a huge boost to Greg Murphy, Karl Reindler and all the crew on our Fair Dinkum Sheds and Pepsi Max cars as the experience and success Rob has had in V8 Supercars as Team Manager is impressive to say the least.”
“Rob will also be pivotal for the added responsibilities of the team with our 2013 Car of the Future program with Nissan.”
“We have two important but separate business streams underway concurrently being the Car of the Future Development Program and 2012 Race Operations of which Rob will play a critical role in Race Operations department.”
Crawford is already working with the team ahead of this weekend’s round in Hamilton, New Zealand; driver Greg Murphy’s home race.
“To be part of this growth phase of Kelly Racing and be there for the 2013 Car of the Future program with Nissan was genuinely a major motivation for my return,” said Crawford.
“The operation is very impressive and I have no doubt the team will be a dominant force in the future. However before that we have a job to do this year and I will be giving it my all to get these cars further up the grid.”