V8 Supercars has announced that Scott Young will take over the role of Executive Producer at V8 Supercars Television.
The industry veteran has past experience with the category, having held the position of Executive Producer of Motorsport at Network 10 when V8 Supercars joined the channel in 1997.
Young replaces Murray Lomax, who was informed by the V8 Supercars board in December that he would not be continuing in 2011 (CLICK HERE for previous story).
Young has spent 22 years in television programming, with considerable experience in live sporting events, including the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, V8 Supercars, the Rugby World Cup, MotoGP at Phillip Island, and Australia’s World Rally Championship round.
V8 Supercars CEO Martin Whitaker welcomed an Executive Producer of Young’s stature as a vital part in the growth of V8 Supercars Television.
“Scott’s industry expertise combined with his technical knowledge provides a unique understanding of the production and commercial requirements that delivers a successful television product,” said Whitaker.
“As the world’s leading touring car Championship it is vitally important that our pictures sent around the globe are also the best in the world, something that Scott will be integral in maintaining and improving the exceptional quality of our production.”
Most recently, Young has worked as the Executive Producer of the Jessica Watson project, the Executive Producer of the 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Melbourne, the Head of Global Television for the Red Bull Air Race, and the Executive Producer of Manly Surf on ONE HD.