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Old 15 Oct 2017, 22:02 (Ref:3774374)   #1
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Cheese James Warburton Quits As Supercar CEO!!!!

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Supercars bombshell as chief executive James Warburton quits

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JAMES Warburton has quit as Supercars chief executive after rejecting a new deal to continue in the role beyond this year.
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 22:21 (Ref:3774378)   #2
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James Warburton to leave Supercars

from supercars site - part of his statement

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With a heavy heart, I advise the 2017 season (and year) will be my last as CEO of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

It has been an honour and a privilege to work with such inspiring people within the Supercars family and to lead a sport of which I have been a fan since the age of five.

I am truly in awe of the passion and commitment across the entire industry and the dedication to entertain our fans and am blessed to have made a host of lifelong friends from the experience.
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Old 15 Oct 2017, 23:42 (Ref:3774385)   #3
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Maybe they should talk to a bloke called Tony Cochrane as a replacement, I hear he used to be a bit interested in V8Supercars
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I will leave the discussion of Jimboy's merits or lack of them to others however as per usual the incredible effort put in by many many volunteer race officials and event volunteers Australia wide goes unmentioned.

There would be no supercar events if it were not for those spending their own money and leave to endure exceptionally long hours and conditions to allow the events to occur.

I suppose we are used to being ignored when platitudes are being given out so it is great to experience state and lower level motor sport where the emphasis is on the sport and competitors express their thanks acknowledging that they would not be able to compete if it was not for the volunteers.
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“In 2018, your number 1 fan will be sitting opposite pit lane, finally in shorts and a t-shirt with his family, cold beer in the hand cheering you all.”

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Old 16 Oct 2017, 01:59 (Ref:3774403)   #6
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So who replaces him?
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:02 (Ref:3774405)   #7
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Maybe they should talk to a bloke called Tony Cochrane as a replacement, I hear he used to be a bit interested in V8Supercars

He hasn't quite finished driving the Gold Coast Suns to their knees just yet.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:06 (Ref:3774406)   #8
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I will leave the discussion of Jimboy's merits or lack of them to others however as per usual the incredible effort put in by many many volunteer race officials and event volunteers Australia wide goes unmentioned.

There would be no supercar events if it were not for those spending their own money and leave to endure exceptionally long hours and conditions to allow the events to occur.

I suppose we are used to being ignored when platitudes are being given out so it is great to experience state and lower level motor sport where the emphasis is on the sport and competitors express their thanks acknowledging that they would not be able to compete if it was not for the volunteers.
Where's a like button for this forum when you need one? Good post.

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“In 2018, your number 1 fan will be sitting opposite pit lane, finally in shorts and a t-shirt with his family, cold beer in the hand cheering you all.”

Sure.


Yes and I've got some beachfront property in Alice Springs you might be interested in.

He did do some good stuff financially for the series in a difficult role to fill but not a fan of how he handled the tv deal which for the short term gain will hurt the sport in the long run more so.

Going by the comments on Speedcafe this morning Mike Jacobson should put his hand up-in doing so sending the sport back to the dark ages but I digress.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:38 (Ref:3774409)   #9
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How is Mike Jacobson, if that is his real name, not a member on here? He'd fit in well with the other argumentative types... But I digress.

Mr Warburton has done a lot for settling down the upheaval from the Archer Capital buy-out. The TV deal, whilst not ideal, was in my opinion probably the best they could've done at the time. Sure, not great for the viewing public, but it saved the catagory, so that those who could watch it, had something to watch...
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:45 (Ref:3774412)   #10
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How is Mike Jacobson, if that is his real name, not a member on here? He'd fit in well with the other argumentative types... But I digress.

Mr Warburton has done a lot for settling down the upheaval from the Archer Capital buy-out. The TV deal, whilst not ideal, was in my opinion probably the best they could've done at the time. Sure, not great for the viewing public, but it saved the catagory, so that those who could watch it, had something to watch...
I had always assumed Mike and DRT are the same people

But yes agree with your main comment. for those with fox the pacakage has been amazing and without doubt the best we have ever had, But there are those who it has not been as good for
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:49 (Ref:3774413)   #11
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Time to call Alan Gow.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 02:52 (Ref:3774414)   #12
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Had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming and check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1. Fortunately I wasn't and it wasn't.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 03:28 (Ref:3774419)   #13
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Steve Horne, Roland Dane and now James Warburton are all leaving their roles within the Supercar group in quick succession. Anyone else find that interesting?
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 03:29 (Ref:3774421)   #14
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Not to mention Mr Braid, who was responsible for bring Volvo to the sport, and then subsequently sorting out the commercial mess the catagory was in.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 04:38 (Ref:3774424)   #15
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Warburton gets my vote for the best CEO the category has had.He inherited a financial basket case and did a fair job of turning it around.If the series spurned Foxtel and stayed FTA it would still be a basket case only much worse.
Basic problem is Archer were conned into paying way over the odds and will have to take a bath at some stage.According to Speedcafe the teams were keen to keep him and give him a pay rise(so that means Jones and Dane on the board) but others on the board(Archer) were not.Future board meetings should be fun.
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