SUPERCARS TO RUN AUSTRALIAN GT IN 2018
It has been confirmed that Supercars have reached an agreement in principle to takeover the management of Australian GT from next year.
The deal confirmed by Supercars.com, which is still subject to approval from CAMS, will see the series rebranded as SuperGT (inline with Supercars naming convention for it’s categories, ie Super2 and SuperUtes) with Supercars taking over the management of three GT series Australian GT Championship, Australian Endurance Championship (AEC) and the Australian GT Trophy Series.
Supercars CEO James Warburton and current Australian GT boss Tony Quinn jointly addressed competitors, in seperate meetings in Brisbane and Melbourne today, to discuss plans for the class.
“There is an agreement in place with Tony, but it’s still subject to a number of CPs (contract provisions),” Warburton told Supercars.com.
“Today was very important to ensure that the competitors are on board and understand what our vision is.
“Part of that is about forming a SuperGT Commission with elected members that give the competitors a say in the relevant issues.
“We have a strong culture of team involvement in Supercars and would continue that with GT.”
It’s understood that up to three teams representatives, along with Warburton, Supercars’ sporting and technical David Stuart and consultant John CaseySuperGT will form the SuperGT commission.
Ken Collier, current category manager, will be retained in the new management arrangement.
Date posted: September 5, 2017