Nulon Racing scores Team Manager coup

02 Aug
Long-time Supercars identity shifts from Penrite Racing
3 mins by James Pavey

Respected Supercars identity Stephen Robertson will join Nulon Racing as its Team Manager, having departed Penrite Racing.

Robertson was recently part of Penrite Racing as its Project Manager, and played a key role in the Ford team’s Gen3 build.

The Scot will commence his role with Nulon Racing at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 in September.

Robertson is a replacement for Matt Cook, who departed Nulon Racing ahead of the NTI Townsville 500.

The team has also recently secured the services of decorated engineer from Triple Eight, Romy Mayer.

Team owner Peter Xiberras since stepped in as Nulon Racing chased a replacement, with Robertson announced on Thursday.

“I am very excited to be taking up this new role as Team Manager for Nulon Racing,” Robertson said.

Stephen Robertson Pic: Supplied

“Peter and I actually spoke about the possibility back when he was in the process of buying the team initially, and now the timing has lined up nicely for me to make the move back to Queensland and work with the team.

“I have been watching with interest how the team has been developing over the past 18 months and I am looking forward to getting in there, putting myself out there, and trying to bring home the results.

"Nothing happens overnight of course, but we will be working hard on seeing where we can improve and building on things.

“In getting ready to do so, it is great to have the backing of Peter who is so enthusiastic in everything that he is doing and is really passionate about pushing for that win and to see the team do well. Having that driving force is always a plus.”


Xiberras added: “Stephen is undeniably an expert in his field and he knows the sport of Supercars inside and out.

“While the timing didn’t work out the first time we talked about Stephen coming on board with us, the stars have aligned this time around and we couldn’t be happier to have him joining our team.

“We have made a lot of strides forward in the last year and a half and we have a lot more to come, and we are confident with Stephen’s experience at the helm as Team Manager that we have the ingredients required to really make our mark.”

Robertson grew up in South Africa, and has a background in rallying, Formula Ford, Formula 3000, touring cars and DTM.

He joined Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2003 alongside Ludo Lacroix, and was Chief Mechanic before his role evolved into that of Team Manager.

Robertson later joined Supercars as Technical Manager before he headed to Melbourne to work with Porsche Australia as its Technical and Sporting Manager.

His most recent role was with Penrite Racing, with Team Principal David Cauchi wishing the departing Robertson the best.

“Stephen has been a great contributor to our team over the past 12 months,” Cauchi said.

"This is a great opportunity for Steve and we wish him all the best for this new challenge.”

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the OTR SuperSprint on August 18-20.

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