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Masi appointed to Supercars Commission

Michael Masi appointed as the new independent chair of the Supercars Commission.

01 September 2022

Supercars has confirmed the appointment of Michael Masi as the new independent chair of the Supercars Commission effective immediately.

Masi takes over from Supercars Hall of Fame inductee Neil Crompton. Masi held roles with the likes of TOCA Australia, TEGA, the Touring Car Entrants’ Group and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (now Motorsport Australia) before being appointed race director of the Super2 Series in 2015 and Supercars deputy race director under Tim Schenken in 2016.

Masi was appointed by the FIA as deputy race director alongside Charlie Whiting in 2018, stepping up into the F1 race director role in 2019 following Whiting’s passing, until leaving the position at the start of 2022.

“I view this role as continuing the amazing work already done by Neil and the Commission to lead Supercars into a brand new era with the introduction of the Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang,” said Masi.

“I’m very proud to have been appointed to this role and look forward to working with the key stakeholders in the sport to ensure the future is an exciting one for our teams, partners, sponsors and most importantly the fans.”

Supercars CEO Shane Howard was excited to see Masi return to Supercars.

“I am delighted the Commission has appointed Michael to this important position for the sport,” said Howard.

“The role of Commission Chair needs to be an independent, strong and robust leader. They need to effectively manage the Commission and its process, broker compromise where required and be a good communicator.

“Michael has worked closely and industriously with Supercars team owners, principals and stakeholders for many years and returns to Australia with vast experience and leadership which will be invaluable in guiding our sport into the future.

“I have met very few people with such an extensive understanding of the industry combined with an amazing passion. Michael will be a great successor to Neil who did such an outstanding job.

“We welcome Michael back to the pinnacle of racing here in Australia and look forward to working closely with him in his role as Chair of the Commission.”