Derrick Walker, IndyCar President To Resign

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The President of competition and operations for IndyCar, Derrick Walker is to resign from his position at the end of this season. Walker is to pursue other opportunities according to Mark Miles, the Chief Executive of the series.

Walker began his career in racing in 1970 as a Chief Mechanic for the Brabham Formula One team owned by Bernie Ecclestone. He took over the position in IndyCar in May 2013.

There are three more races to go this season in IndyCar, which will finish at the end of August.

Walker, the 70 year old Scotsman did a fair share for IndyCar during his time, which include innovations on the new aerodynamic packages for IndyCars, launching the Indianapolis Grand Prix road race last year and also helped establish a street race in Boston, which will start next year.

Miles said, "We have benefited from Derrick's extensive racing experience, his tireless effort and his passion for IndyCar and he will be missed."

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Story first published: Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:30 [IST]
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