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New sporting director for Jordan 09 Jun 2005

Adrian Burgess (GBR) Jordan Team Manager.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Practice, Imola, Italy, 22 April 2005

Adrian Burgess takes over Trevor Carlin's role

Jordan announced on Thursday that sporting director Trevor Carlin is stepping down from his position to focus on his ongoing duties as Managing Director of his Carlin Motorsport concern.

Carlin, who joined Jordan when they were taken over by the Midland Group earlier this year, hands over his responsibilities to Adrian Burgess, who also continues in his current role as sporting manager.

“I want to thank Trevor Carlin for the exceptional work he has done to bring Jordan Grand Prix back on track,” said Managing Director, Colin Kolles. “I fully understand his reasons for stepping down, though his departure does create a void, both within the team and for me personally. We have worked together for several years and I consider him a trusted friend and colleague.”

Carlin commented: “I am very pleased to be involved in the whole Midland F1 Project from its conception, and I hand over my role as Sporting Director at Jordan Grand Prix to Adrian Burgess, knowing he will do a superb job. Alex Shnaider and Colin Kolles have a very clear vision of where they want to take Midland F1 and the purchase of the Jordan Grand Prix Team was the first step.”

Carlin’s successor, Burgess, possesses more than 20 years’ experience at the top levels of open-wheel motor racing. He began his career at the age of 15 and joined McLaren in 1991. He became a race engineer with Carlin Motorsport in 1999 and went on to manage their British F3 and World Series teams. He joined Carlin at Jordan as sporting manager earlier this year.

“I would like to thank Trevor for all the hard work he has put into rebuilding the team for the future and for helping to put in place the building blocks we need to move this team forward,” said Burgess. “Now, we must get our heads down and get on with the job of preparing for our entry as Midland F1 in the 2006 championship."