NOVEMBER 14, 2002
Hansen and Tilke to Bathurst
Peter Hansen, the former CEO of Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, is currently acting as the chief executive in charge of the new Grand Prix Circuit to be built in Bahrain, is to join forces with the circuit's designer Hermann Tilke to race a Honda S2000 in the forthcoming Bathurst 24 Hour race in Australia. The pair will share the car will lady racer Melinda Price. Both men have a lot of experience in racing Hansen was Danish Touring Car Champion in 1980 and raced in the World Sportscar Championship in 1982 while Tilke started racing in Germany in the early 1980s. He has competed a variety of events including the Spa 24 Hours, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and the Daytona 24 Hours several times.
The Bathurst 24 Hours - which takes place this weekend - will be Australia's first international 24-hour race.
Hansen left Australia at the beginning of this year to form his own company, International Motorsports Management. It provides management services and consultancy to several large motorsports projects around the world.
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