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Former professional racing driver Kenny Brack has joined McLaren Automotive, the British luxury, high-performance sports car and super car company, partly-owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, as chief test driver.
Kenny, 52, who has 35 years’ experience in motorsports including a racing driver in IndyCar, CART, F3000 and rallying and a test driver in Formula 1 and NASCAR, will be responsible for leading the dynamic development engineering of all McLaren road cars.
He will report to Dr Jens Ludmann, chief operating officer, McLaren Automotive, who said: “Recruiting Kenny Brack as our new chief test driver is a real coup for McLaren Automotive and perfectly aligns with our determination to ensure our next generations of luxury sports cars and supe rcars retain the dynamic excellence for which McLaren is renowned.
“Kenny’s record as a formidable first-class racing driver speaks for itself, but I believe his talents as a development driver are even more impressive and make him the ideal person to lead the team shaping the way that McLaren cars drive.”
Having previously worked closely with the McLaren engineering team as a driver consultant, Kenny was integral to the dynamic development of both the McLaren 720S and McLaren Senna. He has also been assisting on yet-to-be announced future models.