Supercars searches for new technical director

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The Virgin Australia Supercars championship has started the search for a new sporting and technical director after David Stuart announced his departure last month. The series expects to fill the position by October.

Stuart will stay on until the end of the year to oversee the homologation of the Ford Mustang, for which aerodynamic testing will be undertaken in December. He leaves for a new safety and operations position with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer told Supercars.com, “We’ve let the team owners know that we’re currently taking expressions of interest. We’re looking to short-list candidates in mid-September, conduct interviews by the start of October and then announce a replacement by the Gold Coast [600, held on October 19-21].”

About the possible candidate, Seamer said, “There have already been expressions of interest from Europe, as well as Australia. The preference is to find the right person, where they come from doesn’t matter to us. As you’d expect, the role is quite an attractive one, so we’ll just have to see who puts their hand up between now and October.”

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