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Richard Cregan Joins Abu Dhabi Motorsports
From  the  moment  Panasonic  Toyota  Racing  announced  the departure of Team Manager Richard Cregan, rumors about his new position began to spread  within  the  notoriously  close-knit  Formula  1  community.  Well,  now  Abu  Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) can officially lift the lid on where Cregan will go next.

Philippe Gurdjian, Chief Executive Officer of ADMM has confirmed that Richard Cregan will be the latest addition to his Yas Marina Circuit team. Richard Cregan starts his new role of Team Manager of ADMM on February 1st 2009 and will report directly to Gurdjian.

The move marks the end of Cregan’s 24 year stint at Toyota with both the Motorsport division and Formula 1 team where he played a significant part in shaping Toyota Motorsport’s history.

Commenting  on  his  appointment  Richard  Cregan  said:  “Whilst  I’m  very  sad  to  be  leaving Toyota,  I’m  excited  about  the  challenges  and  opportunities  that  lay  ahead  in  Abu  Dhabi. Philippe  is  incredibly  determined  about  making  the  Abu  Dhabi  Grand  Prix  something extraordinary and it’s not often that you get the chance to be involved in such a unique and interesting project.”

Bringing  with  him  a wealth of operational experience from within Formula 1,  Cregan  joins a core  team  of  specialists  from  international  motorsports  and  United  Arab  Emirates  experts tasked with engaging the local community and developing motorsport within the Middle East region.

ADMM CEO Philippe Gurdjian said: “Richard represents another key addition to the team here in Abu Dhabi – his management skills combined with his in-depth understanding of the world of Formula 1 made him an extremely strong candidate for the team.

“Richard’s experience, gained from working his way up from the bottom of an industry to his existing role, gives him a wider comprehension of the challenges faced when creating a new business and developing a sporting property. I am very much looking forward to welcoming him here.”

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