Bahrain loses F1 track boss to Australia

Thu, 14 January 2010, 06:01

Jan.14 (GMM) The boss of Bahrain’s formula one track is moving to Australia.

Martin Whitaker, who before running the Sakhir circuit was a motor racing director at Ford, will become chief executive of the Gold Coast-based Australian touring car series V8 Supercars in April — after Bahrain’s F1 season opener.

Briton Whitaker was initially a motor racing reporter, before holding press-related roles with the FIA, FOCA Television and McLaren.

Bahrain International Circuit appointed Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa as his successor.

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