Dan McCarthy

Four-time Bathurst 1000 winner Garth Thunder has joined Karting Australia’s Board of Directors.

Thunder accepted an invitation to join the board, where there was a vacancy, as Troy Bundy Head moved to America to take on the role of head of Porsche Motorsport in the US, which he held in Australia for four and a half years.

Appointment Tander not only adds racing experience to the board, but also commercial knowledge.

These days, Thunder regularly gets on the go-kart track, exposing his children to card competitions across the country.

Thunder is highly regarded for his work as a commentary team in supercar championships and other motor racing competitions, and is expected to add more depth to the skills-based board career in motorsport.

“Karting has given me some of the best memories of my racing days, I remember the wonderful times we spent as a family traveling in Western Australia and different parts of the country,” said 2007 Thunder V8 Supercars winner Thunder.

“I have also met wonderful people through this sport, with some of whom I remain good friends today.”

“Sport has changed a lot since then, but the foundations remain the same and I am glad that I was appointed to the Council to help further the growth of sport in the future.”

Thunder has commented on how knowledgeable this advice is and is looking forward to the new role.

“The council has a lot of experience, both in motorsports and business, where everyone is very interested in the further development of sports,” he said.

“I look forward to working with my fellow directors and staff to create karting in the future.”

During his karting days, Thunder was seven times successful at the state championship level before becoming Australia’s 1997 Formula Ford champion and then pursuing a career in the Supercar Championship.

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