The Australian Racing Group, promoter of TCR Australia and S5000, has announced the appointment of a general manager for commercial and partnerships.
Nestora Strintzos, formerly of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, has taken up the role.
Strintzos worked for Velocity Management Group from 2011 to 2015, during which time he provided commercial representation for teams and drivers in the Supercars Championship, Super2, and Porsche Carrera Cup.
Since then, he has worked as a business development manager for the AGPC, with a focus on automotive manufacturer engagement.
The appointment comes off the back of ARG’s recent acquisitions of Touring Car Masters and a share in the Bathurst 6 Hour, the formation of an alliance with the TA2 Muscle Car Series, and successful tender for the fifth Mount Panorama event.
“I am delighted to be joining Australian Racing Group and leading the commercial function of this fast growing organisation,” said Strintzos.
“The arrivals this year of TCR Australia and S5000 have injected fresh content and interest into the Australian motorsport landscape, with the successful roll-outs of these categories proving ARG’s commitment and capability as a motorsport rightsholder.
“Along with TCR New Zealand, Touring Car Masters, TA2 and two premium fixtures at Bathurst from 2020, each product in the ARG portfolio holds unique appeal and the ability to capture the imagination of motorsport fans.
“With that comes great opportunity for existing and prospective partners, and it is my objective to realise the commercial potential for all stakeholders going forward.”
ARG director Matt Braid added, “Nestora comes to us with a wealth of experience in the motoring and motorsports field, and we look forward to him joining ARG as we continue to develop our commercial platform for corporate partners, manufacturers, teams and other stakeholders across our categories and events.”
The finale of the inaugural TCR Australia season and the second round of S5000 take place at The Bend Motorsport Park on November 15-17.