Richards’ MSA role

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For­mer As­ton Martin chair­man David Richards CBE, has been made chair­man­elect of UK gov­ern­ing body, the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (MSA).

The MSA rep­re­sents 30,000 rac­ers, 10,000 vol­un­teer mar­shals and of­fi­cials and 750 car clubs. Richards will as­sume the po­si­tion of Non-Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man from 1 Jan­uary 2018, suc­ceed­ing Alan Gow, who steps down in De­cem­ber after 12 years in the role.

Richards says: ‘Hav­ing started out as a com­peti­tor and more re­cently run my own teams in a wide va­ri­ety of mo­tor sport cat­e­gories, I’m hon­oured to be asked, at this stage of my ca­reer, to chair the MSA. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to this new chal­lenge and trust that my 50 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in al­most ev­ery facet of the sport can now be put to good use.’

Richards is the founder and chair­man of Pro­drive, which has won six World Rally Cham­pi­onships since 1984, with Subaru Le­ga­cys and Im­prezas and driv­ers such as Colin McRae and Richard Burns.

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