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Wales Rally GB chief stands down

The man behind the recent resurgence of Wales Rally GB, Andrew Coe, is to leave his post at International Motor Sports Ltd, the MSA has confirmed.

The Motor Sports Association has confirmed that Andrew Coe will leave his post as chief executive of International Motor Sports Ltd, the MSA's wholly-owned commercial subsidiary, early next month.

Coe joined IMS from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in 2001. Since then, he has been in charge of the UK's round of the FIA World Rally Championship – Wales Rally GB – and cultivated a long-term relationship with the Welsh Government that has seen the rally based in the Principality ever since. In that time, IMS has also organised the RACMSA International Rally of Scotland, the MSA EuroClassic and many other successful events, including the on-track organisation of the British Grand Prix.

“Andrew has done a great job at IMS for many years and has given loyal service to British motor sport throughout, overcoming some difficult and challenging times, both for the sport and the economy,” MSA and IMS chairman Alan Gow acknowledged, “Last year's Wales Rally GB was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the event in the past decade.

“However, now is the time for this organisation to rationalise and utilise the great resources and expertise that exist within the MSA group, in order to create a more cohesive and dynamic company structure.

“I would like to place on record our thanks to Andrew for everything he has done for IMS, for British rallying and most especially for Wales Rally GB, and wish him every success in the future.”

Coe's future plans have not been revealed, but he will take leave of his current position on 2 May.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my 13 years as chief executive of IMS and have had the particular privilege of working with many talented and professional people,” he said, “While I will miss their company and our interaction, I am proud of what has been achieved and now very much look forward to the next challenge in my career.”


Tagged as: MSA , Wales Rally GB , Andrew Coe , IMS

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