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Team 18 confirms Adrian Burgess deal

Adrian Burgess will take up the role of team principal with Team 18 for the 2024 season following his departure from Supercars.

Burgess will stand down as Head of Motorsport within Supercars early next year and be replaced by Tim Edwards, and will now reunite with Charlie Schwerkolt; the pair having both been involved in James Courtney’s 2010 title.

It will be the first team role for Burgess since his departure from Tekno Autosports in 2018 to take up his Supercars position.

“It’s exciting to get the band back together with Charlie,” he said. “We’ve achieved a lot together in the past and we both know we would like to achieve those heights again.

“I’m not underestimating the size of the task, the competition is incredibly fierce and it’s one of the most competitive championships in the world. Team 18 overall is in a great shape, it showed that this year in Darwin. 

“I’m looking forward to getting on deck, continuing their great culture and working cohesively with everyone to focus on aiming for podiums and consistent performances every weekend and ultimately get ourselves in a position where we can fight for championships, that’s the goal.”