James Delzoppo joins as new Motorsport Operations Manager
Hugh Millear in newly created role of Motorsport Engineering Manager
Scott Harman assumes position of Performance Engineer
Paul Martin steps aside from full-time Motorsport Operations Manager duties
Supercars can confirm new faces and new roles confirmed for the Motorsport Department ahead of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.
The changes include the appointment of key personnel who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to further elevate the world-class standards of the Championship.
James Delzoppo, with eight years of dedicated service as the Race Operations and Integrity Officer at Motorsport Australia, will join Supercars as the new Motorsport Operations Manager. James has an extensive background in overseeing various motorsport disciplines, policy reviews, investigations, and supervision across Australian motorsport categories.
Hugh Millear, who has served as the Technical Projects Manager at Supercars since 2022, will transition into a newly created role of Motorsport Engineering Manager.
With a solid foundation as the Technical Projects Manager and prior experience with Triple Eight Race Engineering, Millear's expertise in motorsport data acquisition, management, and software writing will be pivotal in his new role, based out of Supercars Gold Coast office.
Joining the team in late January is Scott Harman, who will assume the position of Supercars' Performance Engineer.
Hailing from Garage 59 in the UK, Scott brings a winning track record, having overseen a McLaren 720s GT3 in major events, securing the 2023 GTWC Bronze Endurance championship. He arrives in Australia with experience in trackside duties, managing exotic supercars, and proficiency in various systems, gained from roles with JMW Motorsport, RAM Racing, and Strakka Racing.
In light of these changes, Supercars will farewell Paul Martin, who, after years of dedicated service as Motorsport Operations Manager, has chosen to step aside from full-time duties.
Martin helped to introduce innovative initiatives to the sport, such as the iconic orange car number for the Championship leader, LED light programming for Gen3 Camaros and Mustangs, and memorable post-race celebration proceedings. He will continue to support the Dunlop Super2 Series, a category he has been devoted to since 2004.
Supercars General Manager – Motorsport, Tim Edwards, said: "James, Hugh, and Scott bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their respective roles. Their addition to the Motorsport Team is a testament to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in Australian motorsport.
"Paul Martin has played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of Supercars in recent years. He will leave an indelible mark on the sport, and we're grateful for his dedication. While stepping back from full-time duties, we're pleased that Paul will continue to support the Dunlop Super2 Series that he is so passionate about.
"With these strategic changes, we are confident in the continued success and growth of the Supercars Motorsport Team. The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship is shaping up to be an exciting season, and we look forward to the contributions of our new team members."
Further staffing updates to the Motorsport Team will be announced in due course. The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship begins at the Bathurst SuperFest, with the Thrifty Bathurst 500. The event runs 23-25 February at the iconic Mount Panorama. Tickets and campsites are available through Supercars.com.