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Adrian Burgess to leave Supercars role

Supercars has confirmed that Adrian Burgess is to leave his role of Head of Motorsport early next year.

Burgess has held the position since October 2018 and has overseen a huge period of change in the series, with the new Gen3 cars having been introduced into the series this season.

Having previously worked with several Supercars teams, reports have suggested that Burgess could be set for a role elsewhere in the paddock although his future plans remain unknown.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Supercars will now seek a replacement for a figure that series CEO Shane Howard had played a key role in the championship.

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

Burgess’s decision to leave his role isn’t linked to his recent drink driving charges