Former Holden Racing Team manager Jeff Grech has been appointed manager of Winton Motor Raceway.
Having worked at Team 18 until the end of last season, he joins Winton after the departure of previous operations manager Wayne Williams late last year.
Grech led HRT during its golden era from 1993 to 2002, and ran his own trucking business during his time out of Supercars from 2010 to 2015.
“When I heard about the position becoming available, I thought it could be the perfect start of a new chapter – the chance to live in a beautiful region, working in a job I love,” he said.
“The Winton circuit has been a place where I’ve had many fond memories and experiences – I’ve been attending events at the track for more than 35 years.
“Winton has a proud heritage and a lot of history – I see my job as working with the committee and the club to preserve its DNA, and enhance its reputation as a great circuit in a great region.
“I have some ideas to improve the experience for competitors and spectators, and I can’t wait to work with the staff to put some of these plans into place.”
Chris Lewis-Williams, CEO of circuit owner Benalla Auto Club, hailed Grech’s appointment.
“Jeff is very well connected in the motorsport and automotive scenes, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will bring substantial benefits to the Winton business, not just in terms of the bottom line but also the culture among staff and customers” said Lewis-Williams.
“The fact the BAC is able to attract employees of Jeff’s calibre is a feather in our cap, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”