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    Burgess leave Walkinshaw racing

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    Adrian Burgess leaves Walkinshaw Racing
    0 hours ago By Lewis Isaacs Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
    Mobil 1 HSV Racing and team manager Adrian Burgess have parted ways, Supercars.com understands.

    The news of the renowned motorsport figure's departure comes days after the team struggled for form at the Perth SuperSprint weekend.

    The former F1 team manager has been in Supercars since 2007, winning titles at Dick Johnson Racing and Triple Eight Race Engineering before a high-profile move to Walkinshaw Racing in 2014.

    While James Courtney started the 2017 season strongly at the Clipsal 500, the outfit has since struggled for results in the subsequent rounds.

    Courtney sits 15th in the points while team-mate Scott Pye is 18th and yet to finish in the top-10 after his off-season move to the Holden squad.

    Burgess's exit comes in the middle of a transitory period for the Walkinshaw Racing outfit that has been re-branded for 2017 and has undergone significant off-track changes in the engineering department since his arrival.

    Speculation of Burgess's departure ramped up on Friday afternoon, with Supercars.com understanding the team was informed of Burgess' exit earlier that day.

    Burgess joined Supercars in 2007 from Formula 1 team Jordan Grand Prix/Midland F1, linking with Dick Johnson Racing and his former junior open-wheel driver James Courtney.

    The pair led the team to the 2010 title before a split with Racing Entitlement Contract owner Charlie Schwerkolt and Dick Johnson splintered the team at the end of the season.

    While Courtney moved to the Holden Racing Team, Burgess remained in Queensland and joined Triple Eight Race Engineering for the 2011.

    The team went on to win the 2011 and 2012 championships before Burgess was sensationally swooped by Walkinshaw mid-way through the 2013 season to help rebuild the struggling team.

    After he was initially placed on six months gardening leave by Triple Eight boss Roland Dane, Burgess joined Walkinshaw for 2014 on a large salary deal, initially overseeing a four-car outfit before it was downsized to its current two car status for 2016.

    While expectations of the under performing team were raised with Burgessís arrival, the Englishman oversaw seven wins over his three seasons with sixth place overall to James Courtney in 2014 and Garth Tander in 2015 the highest championship results.

    Supercars.com sought comment from Mobil 1 HSV Racing representatives.
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    Hmm interesting, James has been not too complementary in some of his tweets about a certain chassis, raced by Walkinshaw Racing.
    Where there is smoke there is fire!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by project 064 View Post
    Hmm interesting, James has been not too complementary in some of his tweets about a certain chassis, raced by Walkinshaw Racing.
    Where there is smoke there is fire!!!
    read the end of this article, more on this chassis

    https://autoaction.com.au/2017/05/12...gess-part-ways
    WALKINSHAW AND BURGESS PART WAYS

    Changes ahead for Walkinshaw Racing - Photo: Daniel Kalisz/LAT
    Changes ahead for Walkinshaw Racing – Photo: Daniel Kalisz/LAT
    Walkinshaw Racing has made changes, with team manager Adrian Burgess departing the Mobil 1 HSV Racing Team with immediate effect.

    Burgess, who joined the team at the start of the 2014 season, is believed to have left after discussions with team owner Ryan Walkinshaw earlier this week.

    Following the Barbagallo Raceway Supercars races there were suggestions that there would be major changes within the beleaguered team, and AA understands that there could be further changes in the coming days.

    AA contacted the team for clarification on Burgess’s status and several other questions, and while it did not address any queries about Burgess, we believe that a statement is imminent.

    Adrian Burgess departs Walkinshaw Racing - Photo: LAT
    Adrian Burgess departs Walkinshaw Racing – Photo: LAT
    The news comes after a disastrous round in Perth for the team. While teammate Scott Pye started the races from 13th and 12th, Courtney was 24th and 20th in the two Qualifying sessions, and while he looked to be on-course for a decent 14th place in Race 8, he was forced to pit late in the race to take on fuel in an unplanned stop.

    Following the multi-car pileup at Symmons Plains, in which both Courtney and Pye were involved, the 2010 champion has been racing the team’s spare chassis – the same car with which Garth Tander met with little success last year.

    The former HRT driver switched to a new chassis at Sydney Motorsport Park and was immediately more competitive, and he and co-driver Warren Luff took a comfortable win at the Sandown 500 in September.

    At the same time, Tander voiced concerns about the car he had just vacated – which initially suffered damage when Luff crashed, along with Craig Lowndes, at Bathurst in 2014.

    AA understands that following comments his about the car Tander was castigated by the team, the management voicing concerns not so much about the veracity of his comments but the potential effect they might have had on the value of the chassis when it eventually appears on the second-hand market.

    After the car was rebuilt it returned to service with HRT in 2015, and Tander and Luff drove it in the three Pirtek Enduro Cup events. The pair won the ‘overall’ title, but Tander commented at the time that the balance of the car was not the same as that of the car of teammate Courtney – describing it at one stage as “weird”.

    Date posted: May 12, 2017
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    Cocky Burgess jumping ship - weak as.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Cocky Burgess jumping ship - weak as.
    but did he jump?
    he could have been pushed
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    Adrian's body language during interviews at the Barbagallo round, said it all.

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    Interesting if pushed.
    He's wouldn't be easy to work with imo BUT he has the nouse as they say no doubt about it.
    If pushed ? only because he probably sees things one way and the spoilt brat thinks the other or influenced by others.
    Thats my guess.
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    There would have been some honest discussions over the past few days if my dialogue with Ryan is anything to go by...
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    Definitely pushed


    http://www.supercars.com/news/champi.../?sf78306800=1

    Mobil 1 HSV Racing confirms Burgess exit
    0 hours ago By Lewis Isaacs Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
    Mobil 1 HSV Racing has confirmed Team Principal Adrian Burgess has left the team with immediate effect.

    After joining the outfit in 2014 in a high-profile move from Triple Eight Race Engineering, the former factory Holden squad has been unable to return to its regular winning ways.

    Walkinshaw Racing owner Ryan Walkinshaw confirmed Burgess’s dismissal after it was reported earlier on Supercars.com.

    “It has obviously been a difficult start to the year from a racing perspective, and I came to the conclusion that a fresh start was the way forward,” Walkinshaw said.

    “We appreciate Adrian’s focus and hard work over the last three years, and we wish him all the best in the future.

    “The entire team will continue to work hard and are extremely passionate about achieving success.

    “It is not in our nature to step back from the challenges that racing in such a competitive category presents us.”

    The team confirmed Mathew Nilsson will move to the role of Acting General Manager of Motorsport as it seeks a permanent replacement.

    Nilsson was recently moved to head up Walkinshaw Racing’s GT program and is currently the squad’s Business Development Manager.

    The experienced campaigner worked with Erebus Motorsport in 2016 after being seconded to engineer car #4 on race weekends.

    Burgess’s exit continues an uneasy spell for the team that has been pushing to regain the form that saw it dominate the sport in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

    The Englishman led a significant restructure of the team that went from four cars to two and saw the departure of experienced engineers Blake Smith and Alastair McVean.

    Following Holden’s decision to discontinue its factory backing of the team, Burgess led the squad through its shift to become Mobil 1 HSV Racing with a key change being replacing veteran driver Garth Tander with Scott Pye.

    The Englishman joins a list of high-profile leaders who have left the team including former F1 personality Steve Hallam.



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