Gow could combine BTCC, Supercars commitments

Alan Gow will continue to run the British Touring Car Championship even if the consortium he's linked to is successful in its bid to buy Supercars.

Gow is understood to have teamed up with Peter Adderton, Paul Morris, Mick Doohan and Pete Smith in an effort to purchase the Australian series from majority stakeholder Archer Capital.

There has been talk in Supercars circles that, should the bid be successful, Gow may return to his native Australia to run the category himself.

While Gow could not comment on the buyout bid in Australia, Motorsport.com understands that regardless of the outcome he is locked in as BTCC CEO until the end of 2026.

If the Supercars bid is successful, Gow is thought likely to prioritise his BTCC commitments in the same way as he did in the 1990s, when he was one of three partners in the Australian Super Touring Championship and also had a role in the North American Super Touring Championship.

Adderton and Terry Morris, Paul Morris' father, were Gow’s partners in the Australian Super Touring Championship.

Firm details regarding the Supercars sale process have been few and far between thanks to non-disclosure agreements protecting those directly involved.

There is speculation the sale, which is being managed by Miles Advisory Partners, could be ratified as soon as by September this year with the list of potential buyers already been whittled down.

According to Motorsport.com sources, reports in Australia that the Gow/Adderton/Morris consortium is already out of the running are wide of the mark.

But, exactly how it fits into the picture is not entirely clear.

It's understood that the consortium is proposing to buy not only the 65 per cent of the business owned by Archer Capital, but also the 35 per cent owned by the teams.

That could mark a significant shake-up in both the ownership structure and the funding model.

Other bids still thought to be in the running are TGI/TLA, which involves Supercars legend Mark Skaife and former NASCAR COO George Pyne, and the Australian Racing Group, which owns and runs a number of categories including TCR Australia and S5000.

Archer Capital paid $137 million when it bought its 65 per cent stake from SEL back in 2011.

shares
comments
Kellys to walk away from Supercars team ownership
Previous article

Kellys to walk away from Supercars team ownership

Next article

Delay mooted for Queensland Raceway Supercars

Delay mooted for Queensland Raceway Supercars
Load comments
Why Courtney and Tickford are a dream match Prime

Why Courtney and Tickford are a dream match

James Courtney has been around the block in his motorsport career it's fair to say. After a single-seater career cut short, he's won everything there is to win in Supercars. Following a rocky ride recently in the Australian category, he's found a happy hunting ground with Tickford Racing.

Supercars
Oct 21, 2021
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Supercars
Sep 17, 2021
Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020