Prodrive team principal Tim Edwards has joined the board of directors for Motorcycling Australia.
Edwards has a long passion for motorcycling, with his two teenaged sons currently racing in motocross.
The long-time Prodrive boss missed the weekend’s Watpac Townsville 400 in order to attend the Hattah Desert Race in which they were competing.
In a statement confirming his role with MA, Edwards said he’s looking forward to making a direct contribution to the sport with the governing body.
“I’ve always had a passion for two wheels, riding myself when I was a kid,” said Edwards.
“Obviously I haven’t been able to ride as much as I used to these days, but I’ve always maintained the interest and love of bikes.
“Both my boys race motocross, so that consumes a fair bit of my time - aside from my commitments in Supercars.
“I’ve always been around the industry for decades and I’ve got a real passion for the sport.
“The opportunity arrived for the position on the MA Board, and I thought I could make a contribution.
“I obviously know a lot of people in the industry from road race to speedway to motocross and I have a lot of acquaintances across many disciplines.
“I don’t have any preconceived ideas or changes in mind. As MA is in a rebuild phase, I will go in with my eyes wide open.”
Edwards has been at the helm of Prodrive since 2005 and is also currently a member of the Supercars Commission.