Larkham, WPS Racing part ways

LARKHAM AND WPS RACING PART WAYS WPS Racing and team principal Mark Larkham have ended their relationship as part of a total restructure of the Gold Coast-based V8 Supercar team. Team owner Craig Gore will assume Larkham's...

LARKHAM AND WPS RACING PART WAYS

WPS Racing and team principal Mark Larkham have ended their relationship as part of a total restructure of the Gold Coast-based V8 Supercar team.

Team owner Craig Gore will assume Larkham's responsibilities over the next few weeks as a total restructure is completed and suitable replacements are found.

Larkham, a former successful driver, joined WPS Racing when it merged with his own Larkham Motor Sport operation at the beginning of 2006.

"Mark Larkham was a major contributor to the increased success of this race team in 2006," said Gore.

"He is part of V8 Supercar racing, but as we went down the road of a total restructure needed to take this operation to the next level, it evolved that Mark would not be part of the plan going forward.

"There is nothing acrimonious in this decision and we thank Mark for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Larkham reiterated that today's decision is a joint one and that it was part of a "big picture" solution to the future success of WPS Racing.

"I have enjoyed my time in motorsport and the challenges that we faced in 2006 in bringing both the WPS and Larkham Motor Sport operations under one roof," said Larkham.

"As we embarked on the restructure it became evident that it was time for me to move on and look for new challenges.

"I want everyone to understand that I support this restructure 100 per cent and that Craig Gore and myself retain a terrific on-going business relationship and friendship.

"I have learnt a fantastic amount from Craig in the past 12 months as one of the country's smartest business minds and if I can contribute to the success of WPS Racing in the future then I would be more than happy to do so."

-credit: wps racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Mark Larkham