Ex-Method 1 engineer joins Group 18

Dowe joins the Melbourne-based workforce within the buying supervisor function, his obligations together with managing the spares stock and facilitating the transition to the new-for-2023 Gen3 laws.

His intensive expertise contains stints in F1 with Ensign, Brabham, Wolf, Ligier and Arrows, IndyCar with Chaparral and Newman-Haas, and sportscars with Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

He additionally has Supercars expertise having held roles with Kelly Racing and Walkinshaw Racing.

“I’m blissful to hitch Group 18, understanding most of the folks within the workforce already,” stated Dowe.

“It’s good to work with folks which might be wanting to attain versus simply rocking as much as work on daily basis.

“There’s a contemporary impetus to get issues proper which makes strolling by means of the door on daily basis a pleasant feeling.

“I used to be in my storage at house engaged on my go kart and Dennis [Huijser, Team 18 crew chief] referred to as me. I loved working with him again within the Walkinshaw days and now we have a really heads-up relationship, and we went from there.

“It’s pleasing for somebody to select up the telephone and ask you to return and assist and be a part of the rising construction of the workforce.

“Gen3 is a big endeavor as a result of it’s a full automotive with little or no carry-over from anything beforehand. It’s a chance to place in place some construction for the way we handle stock and management what we order and take care of the {dollars} and cents, as a result of money move is all the time the factor that we should keep watch over.

“I’ve been there and purchased the t-shirt in so many different areas. I’m excited to discover a state of affairs the place all the things runs easily, now we have all of the bits we would like in the time-frame we want it versus scrambling round on the final minute.

“There’s 97 working days to the primary of February subsequent 12 months and that’s going to be a killer for all groups up and down pit lane if you happen to don’t keep up to the mark.”

Group 18 proprietor Charlie Schwerkolt stated having Dowe on board will enable the efficiency facet of the operation to deal with the rest of the 2022 season.

“We’re happy to have Tony agree to hitch Group 18, he possesses an excellent wealth of profitable racing expertise and is a useful addition to our racing operations,” he stated.

“With new developments rising day by day for Gen3, it was essential for us to be on the entrance foot to arrange for the construct of the brand new automobiles with out compromising our deal with the ultimate three rounds of this 12 months’s championship, and appointments like it will contribute to that.

“To have somebody of Tony’s expertise within the workforce is invaluable and now we have little doubt your complete workforce will have the ability to feed off his years of success in all types of motorsport to drive the workforce forwards.”

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