Evans Motorsport Group + Greg Murphy RacingLeading Formula Ford outfit Evans Motorsport Group has finalised its merger with 2010 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series Championship winning team Greg Murphy Racing.

The merging of the two proven and well-resourced organisations will ensure that the restructured team continues to be competitive in both Formula Ford and the Dunlop V8 Supercars Series in 2013 and well into the future.

EMG team owner Josh Evans was delighted to confirm the formalisation of the merger and announced that leading corporate executive and company director David McAdam has been appointed as Chairman of the group.

“David is a highly experienced company director with a strong background in managing engineering and technical organisations and has supported the group in this strategic development,” Evans said.

“He has been instrumental in completing the financial structuring for the merger and garnering the backing of the current team members and supporters.

“With David’s appointment as Chairman we have created an even stronger corporate and management team and a secure financial platform and with the combined infrastructure we now have an exceptional base for the long term success of our drivers and employees.”

The team will operate from the current GMR premises, which includes a state-of-the-art engineering facility and a fully equipped engine building and dyno shop. The key personnel at GMR will remain after the merger and GMR team boss Kevin Murphy will also stay on and act in an advisory role to the Board of Directors.

The new team will create an enduring pathway in talent development by creating a seamless transition from their Formula Ford program through to the V8 Supercar Series.

New Chairman of EMG, David McAdam is looking forward to his new role and buoyant about the future of the organisation.

“With the combination and passion that comes from the merger of the two organisations and the strong cultural alignment of the teams we are confident that current and future EMG drivers will be a force to be reckoned with in the Australian motorsport field,” McAdam said.

Plans for the 2013 season are well progressed with leading 2012 specification V8 Supercars and technical alliances being secured, locking in the team’s technology advantage for the long term.