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MOTORSPORT Australia has appointed Lisa Crampton to the newly created position of sporting and technical director.

Following a worldwide search, Ms Crampton was selected for the role which will oversee officials, stewarding, safety and motorsport regulations, along with other key motorsport portfolios.

Ms Crampton, who has extensive experience as a race director and working with high profile motorsport teams across the globe, will return to Melbourne to start the role with Motorsport Australia in July.

Currently based in Germany, she has held senior leadership roles across international motorsport, including as sporting director for 2024 Dakar Rally winners Q Motorsport, head of development and team manager for X-raid GmbH and for BMW Motorsport.She has also led a specialist motorsport consultancy business working across event management, race control and commercial programs.

Ms Crampton brings top level-race director experience, having held the top job in race control for the FIA eTouring Car World Cup as well as a six-year stint as assistant race director for the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Motorsport Australia CEO Sunil Vohra congratulated Ms Crampton on her appointment and said her experience would prove invaluable to the sport in Australia.

“We are very pleased to have Lisa joining Motorsport Australia as our new sporting and technical director and part of our senior management team,” he said.

“Developing further our sporting and technical capabilities is a key part of our strategy and having someone of Lisa’s calibre will be a great asset to the organisation.

“Lisa’s experience across world motorsport allows us to put dedicated focus to enhancing further our world-class officials, and build out the capacity of our existing team.

“Her deep expertise in race control will be a valuable asset for our talented senior officials, and lead the new frameworks we have to develop the next generation of aspiring race directors.”

Ms Crampton said: “The opportunity to return to Australia and take on this exciting new role is one that I am eagerly anticipating.”

“Motorsport Australia is known as a world-leader and sets a global standard in across motorsport. I am keen to bring my own extensive experience in the sport and help lead this next phase of development for the organisation across many critical areas.

“Motorsport in Australia enjoys a great following and all made possible by a dedicated group of officials working to grow our sport and see it thrive. I am thrilled to join the highly experienced team at Motorsport Australia and look forward to playing a big role in shaping the future of the sport.”

Ms Crampton begins her role in July and will be based at Motorsport Australia headquarters in Melbourne.

By Neil Dowling

AdTorque Edge