Nulon Racing bolsters engineering line-up

06 Sep
Another Triple Eight stalwart joins Xiberras-owned squad
2 mins by James Pavey

Nulon Racing has announced an expansion to its engineering line-up ahead of the 2023 Supercars enduros.

The team, which is owned by Peter Xiberras, has undergone a number of engineering personnel changes since its debut last year.

The team will head into the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000 with Simon Hodge on the #31 Camaro, and Romy Mayer on the #23 entry.

Hodge joins on secondment from Triple Eight Race Engineering, and will engineer James Golding’s #31 entry. Golding will be joined by Dylan O’Keeffe for Sandown and Bathurst.

Former Triple Eight data engineer Romy Mayer, who joined Xiberras’ team ahead of the NTI Townsville 500, will continue on Tim Slade’s #23 car. Slade will race with Jonathon Webb in the enduros.

Hodge and Mayer will work alongside Dr Geoff Slater, who has been installed as the team’s Director of Engineering.

The full engineering line-up was with the team as it completed its pre-enduro test at Queensland Raceway on Tuesday.

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“We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the team,” Slater said.


“With plenty of experience behind him and the right attitude, he has slotted into our line-up perfectly.

“We are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together as we look to put together a strong finish to our 2023 season for Nulon Racing, starting with the enduros."

Hodge and Mayer's moves to Nulon Racing are an extension of the team's relationship with Triple Eight Race Engineering, of which it is a customer team.

“I worked quite closely with Romy who was the race engineer for the Triple Eight Wildcard program last year and have also worked with some of the other Nulon Racing guys including Geoff Slater in the GT program,” Hodge added.

“It is great to be back with some familiar faces that I have really enjoyed working with in the past.

“Jimmy [Golding] is really an emerging talent on the way up in Supercars and so is Dylan O’Keeffe, and I think they are going to be a really solid pairing for the enduros.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with both of those guys and hopefully, bring them some trophies.

“There is a lot to play for left in the year, and it is an exciting time to be joining the team."

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