V8 Commissioner Mark Skaife Quits His Post In Move That Could See Driving Return
V8 Commissioner MARK SKAIFE "could be just 12 months away from making his V8 Supercars comeback" with the former Holden driver Thursday "quitting his post" in a move that opens the door for a driving return, according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Skaife announced that "he is standing down from the high profile position after guiding V8 Supercars through a tumultuous period that has seen him spearhead the revolutionary 'Car of the Future' program." In his role of chairman of the V8 Commission, Skaife "was instrumental in negotiating Nissan and Volvo’s return to the sport as well as restructuring the V8 Supercars television department." Skaife "was forced to abandon his driving career when he took up the role with the racing legend told he could have no 'conflict of interest'" (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 9/13).