PremiAir Racing names new Slade engineer

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 28/02/2023
  • By James Pavey

Tim Slade’s first season with PremiAir Racing will come alongside new race engineer Phillip De Fazio, the team has announced.

Di Fazio will engineer Slade’s #23 Chevrolet Camaro from the Thrifty Newcastle 500.

Slade and Di Fazio have worked together previously with the HubAuto Racing GT squad.

Di Fazio takes over from Sheldon Auhl, with Geoffrey Slater remaining alongside James Golding.

"Please join us in welcoming Phillip Di Fazio to PremiAir Racing," read a tweet from the team.

"Phillip will be the engineer on the #23 PremiAir Racing Camaro, driven by Tim Slade.

"Tim and Phil have worked together with great success before as part of the HubAuto GT team.”

Di Fazio has been the Team Director at HubAuto Racing since 2017.

Slade notably won the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca aboard a HubAuto Ferrari in 2019.

The new driver-engineer partnership is being put to the test at PremiAir Racing’s final Gen3 test on Tuesday.

Slade and Golding are testing their respective Camaro at Queensland Raceway ahead of next weekend’s Newcastle round.

The team also handed the reins of its two cars to Dylan O’Keeffe and Joey Mawson at last week’s Sydney test.

O’Keeffe partnered with Golding last year, while Mawson is hunting a maiden Supercars enduro drive.

PremiAir Racing is joined at Queensland Raceway by Red Bull Ampol Racing’s #97 Camaro, and both entries from Shell V-Power Racing Team and Matt Stone Racing.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will commence at the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12.

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2023 engineering line-ups

2023 driver 2022 engineer 2023 engineer
Broc Feeney Martin Short Martin Short
Shane van Gisbergen Andrew Edwards Andrew Edwards
Anton De Pasquale Ludo Lacroix Ludo Lacroix
Will Davison Richard Harris Richard Harris
James Courtney Sam Scaffidi Sam Scaffidi
Cam Waters Sam Potter Sam Potter
Thomas Randle Raymond Lau Raymond Lau
Declan Fraser N/A Chris Stuckey
Nick Percat Adam Austin Adam Austin
Chaz Mostert Adam De Borre Adam De Borre
Will Brown Tom Moore Tom Moore
Brodie Kostecki George Commins George Commins
Andre Heimgartner Tony Woodward Tony Woodward
Bryce Fullwood Phil Keed Phil Keed
Jack Smith Paul Forgie Julian Stannard
Macauley Jones Tom Wettenhall Andrew Donnelly
David Reynolds Alistair McVean Alistair McVean
Matt Payne N/A Jack Bell
Mark Winterbottom Manuel Sanchez Manuel Sanchez
Scott Pye Richard Hollway Richard Hollway
Jack Le Brocq Jack Bellotti Jack Bellotti
Cameron Hill N/A Paul Forgie
James Golding Geoffrey Slater Geoffrey Slater
Tim Slade Mirko De Rosa Phillip De Fazio
Todd Hazelwood Chris Stuckey Mirko De Rosa

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