Holden tech manager suffers heart attack
Holden Motorsport’s technical manager Peter Harker is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack at the Castrol Townsville 500.
The 57-year-old was transferred to Townsville Hospital by trackside medical staff after the attack occurred this morning.
Harker’s exit from the circuit via ambulance caused a short delay to the start of the opening V8 Supercars practice session.
A Holden Motorsport spokesman told Speedcafe.com that Harker is now recovering after surgeons inserted stents in blocked arteries.
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Working alongside Holden Motorsport manager Simon McNamara, Harker has headed up the company’s technical projects for more than a decade.
Trackside regular McNamara is absent from Townsville this weekend due to holidays.