Alan Gow to retire as Motor Sports Association chairman

Motor Sports Association chairman Alan Gow will retire from his position at the head of the British governing body at the end of this year

Alan Gow to retire as Motor Sports Association chairman

Gow, 61, has held the position since January 1 2006 and has confirmed he will not continue beyond a fourth term.

The MSA has already begun the process to select a new chairman, and expects to announce Gow's replacement later this year.

Gow currently combines his MSA role with that of the series director of the British Touring Car Championship, and president of the FIA's touring car commission.

He was a competitor before becoming a key player in the legendary Peter Brock's Holden outfit in his native Australia in the 1980s.

While working in his home country, Gow was one of the founders of TEGA, the association of teams that took control of the promotion of the Australian Touring Car Championship.

After moving to the UK he led TOCA's stewardship of the BTCC between 1991 and the end of the 2000 season.

Gow took charge again in 2003, before the current BARC TOCA Ltd was established and took over management of the BTCC in '05.

He is expected to continue with his BTCC commitments after series promoter BARC (TOCA)'s latest multi-year deal began this year.

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