Papadopoulos named Motorsport Australia President of Honour

Friday 13 November, 2020
Andrew Papadopoulos has been awarded with the position of Motorsport Australia’s ‘President of Honour’.
Outgoing Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos has been awarded a significant title to pay tribute for his ongoing contribution to the sport.

Papadopoulos has been awarded the position Motorsport Australia’s ‘President of Honour’, only previously conferred to John Large OAM.

Fittingly, both Large and Papadopoulos will have served as President for 12 consecutive years.

A Director since 2001, Papadopoulos was elected President in 2009 and has overseen many significant achievements that have reshaped motorsport in Australia, including the significant rebrand of CAMS to Motorsport Australia. He has also helped Australian motorsport shine on the world stage, with the organisation held in the highest regard for its international training and expertise.

Incoming President Andrew Fraser congratulated Papadopoulos.

“Andrew has been such a large part of our sport as a key administrator for many years and it is only fitting his contribution is rightly acknowledged,” Fraser explained.

“Andrew gave so much to a sport he is extremely passionate about, seeing growth at all levels, from grassroots through to our international events, officials and competitors.

“On behalf of everyone at Motorsport Australia I congratulate Andrew on receiving the President of Honour title.”

Papadopoulos was understandably proud to be recognised in this way.

“I am truly humbled by this honour,” Papadopoulos said.

“Obviously John Large is someone who I knew well and to join him as the only two Presidents of Honour in Motorsport Australia’s 67-year history is very special to me.

“The past 12 years as President have provided me with so many great memories, and certainly a number of new friends and colleagues that I will remain in close contact with for years to come.

“Motorsport is in good hands with the current Board and Administration, who will be ready to assist the sport as it bounces back strongly in 2021 and allow motorsport to thrive in the years ahead.”
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