Fry surprised by Super Aguri rumours

Mon, 31 March 2008, 11:02

Nick Fry reacted with surprise to speculation that he could emerge as team principal of the newly Magma-controlled Super Aguri.

It is believed that Fry, Honda’s former team boss and now the Japanese squad’s CEO, was instrumental in bringing together the struggling former owner Aguri Suzuki with takeover group Magma chief Martin Leach.

But when asked if he is first in line to run the Leafield based outfit when the takeover is complete, Fry thought he had wrongly heard the Motorsport Aktuell reporter.

“Me?!” he enquired, shaking his head, albeit admitting that he has known Leach for years.

“I have heard so much recently — even that I was going to be the buyer,” the Briton added.

“I am staying as CEO of the Honda team,” Fry insisted.

GP2 team boss and former formula one man David Price has also been seen a lot in Super Aguri’s hospitality area lately.

But Martin Leach insists: “Aguri Suzuki is still the team manager. He is regarded very highly in the industry and is the right person for this post.”

Regarding Price, meanwhile, new team owner Leach insists that he has been brought on board due to his vast experience to help with the takeover.

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