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Motorsport Australia CEO to stand down

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Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca will retire from the role at the end of 2023.
This marks the end to an 11-year tenure as the head honcho of the peak Aussie motorsport body.

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“This is a very emotional day for me but I know that while I still have some time in the chair to come, when I do walk out the door on my final day, I will walk away extremely proud of the 11 years and what has been achieved,” Arocca said during his announcement.
“To the Motorsport Australia Board and staff, both past and present, I thank you for your support and for making this journey such a wonderful one.
“I am particularly grateful for the outstanding support I have received from past President Andrew Papadopoulos and current President Andrew Fraser.
“To the members, the officials, fans and everyone who makes our sport what it is, thank you for your dedication and commitment.
“There are too many people to thank, but the sport is a welcoming one that has an amazing future ahead.
“While I still have some months to go in this role, I know there will be no slowing down as 2023 finishes off on a high with a lot of events and plenty of work to do.
“I will continue to be involved in the sport in some way, particularly as a fan at the many events around Australia that make our sport so great.”

His tenure

Motorsport Australia credits Arocca for spearheading a number of achievements including:

  • Securing and lobbying for the proposed ‘Victorian Home of Motorsport’ at Avalon, a game-changer for motorsport at all levels – a venue that is now close to becoming a reality
  • Establishment of the Australian Motorsport Council, bringing together the sport’s sanctioning bodies
  • Overseeing the move to a new National Office which now also houses the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame
  • Establishing the Parliamentary Friends of Motorsport at Federal and State level.

Motorsport Australia President Andrew Fraser said the organisation made significant strides under Arocca’s tenure as CEO.

“Eugene’s been a very effective leader of our organisation and our sport, which both enjoy a strong reputation not just here in Australia, but globally,” he said.
“Motorsport Australia is seen around the world as one of the leading motorsport bodies and Eugene has played a significant role in ensuring the skills, expertise and the people who represent our brand are the best they can be.
“Motorsport Australia’s reputation remains strong thanks to Eugene’s promotion of the sport, allowing it to enjoy significant and strong relationships with governments across the country.
“A clear example of this is the Victorian Government’s support for the development of the future Victorian Home of Motorsport at Avalon which has the potential to transform our sport.”

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