Ex-Triple Eight engineer joins MSR

15 Feb 2023
Race-winning engineer makes comeback
1 mins by James Pavey

Matt Stone Racing has recruited former Triple Eight engineer Wes Dougall to its ranks.

MSR has made major gains in the pre-season, having signed rookie Cameron Hill and engineer Paul Forgie.

The team also revealed its new 2023 livery earlier this week, with Truck Assist returning as naming rights partner.

Forgie notably won two drivers’ titles alongside Marcos Ambrose in 2003 and 2004.

It reunites McDougall with Forgie, the former having also previously worked at Stone Brothers Racing.

McDougall previously engineer Jamie Whincup’s final season at Red Bull Ampol Racing.

He returns to MSR, having overseen Todd Hazelwood’s 2017 Super2 title triumph.


McDougall remained with the team as it rose to the main game in 2018, before joining Triple Eight.

Whincup and McDougall won two races in 2021 — at Tasmania and Sydney — in what was the champion driver’s final season.

Per MSR, McDougall is part of the team's overall engineering team, but is not assigned to a driver.

Forgie will engineer Hill’s #35 Truck Assist Camaro, with Jack Bellotti remaining alongside Jack Le Brocq.

MSR is shaking down the #35 at Queensland Raceway alongside PremiAir Racing and Dick Johnson Racing.

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

Tickets are on sale on Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.

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