Simon Baker publicly attack’s President of MSNZ.
In a response to an email sent earlier about the deep dissatisfaction with the Board of Motorsport New Zealand, Simon Baker has responded with the following statement.
Today myself and the MotorSport New Zealand team are working to complete and release our ‘Restarting Motorsport’ plan given the imminent change to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Whilst we still hope to have this released later today, a letter signed by 27 of our member clubs has instead prompted me to address the serious concerns they have raised around the sale of MotorSport House.
The sale of MotorSport House has created significant concern amongst our motorsport community. I have acted as instructed by the board at all times and in the belief that all constitutional requirements were being met by the board as per my May 7th communication on this matter.
Recent stories in the media have raised questions around the building sale which I sought to and recommended we answer publicly. I was explicitly instructed by Wayne Christie not to respond for requests to comment on the matter despite the team’s and my view that the communication sent out by Wayne Christie and the board was confusing at best. I feel valid questions from our member clubs should be answered.
The president has not spoken to me about this in some time now and as recently as this morning board members have been individually asking the team for information relating to the building sale which I find highly unusual.
Given my recent experiences, I now have no confidence in Wayne Christie as the President of MotorSport New Zealand Inc and agree with the 27 member clubs that this matter needs urgent further investigation.