Race Moves

Martin's car will now be crew chiefed by Lance McGrew, who was formally on the Earnhardt car.

Gil Martin, the crew chief for the no 29 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has scooped the Wypall Wipers crew chief of the year for the 2010 season, picking up a cheque for $20,000. Martin's award was clinched after he won seven of the Wypall crew chief of the race awards, which was four more wins than his two closest rivals in the competition.

Ian Phillips, a former Formula 1 team director with March and Jordan, has formed a new motorsport management services company, with which he hopes to use the contacts he's made during 41 years in the sport to help drivers progress up the motor racing ladder. He also intends to help commercial companies maximise their investment in motorsport.

University of the West of England motorsport engineering student, James Appleby, has been callcd up for driving duties in a new official Aston Martin Racing junior team, Generation AMR, which is to compete in the 2011 GT4 European Cup.

Bernie Ecclestone has recruited David Campbell, once the boss of famous London venue, the 02 Arena, to work for his Geneva-based Alloport Management company - the organisation that runs Formula l's Paddock Club corporate hospitality set up.

Group Lotus, which has recently made much of its intention to use motorsport to help market its range of road cars, has appointed former BMW executive, Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, to a position in which he is to 'support and advise' chief executive officer, Dany Bahar. Meanwhile, the Sportscar maker has also appointed Guillaume Chabin. who in the pas; has worked at Ferrari and Bentley, to the poet of director of sales.

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