Workforce 18 indicators ex-F1, Le Mans-winning engineer

Workforce 18 has continued its pre-Gen3 personnel push with the acquisition of revered engineer Tony Dowe.

The crew has signed on Dowe as its Buying Supervisor.

The function is centred on “the maintenance of the spare elements stock” with a watch additionally on Gen3.

Workforce 18 will change Commodores for Camaros from 2023.

Dowe isn’t any stranger to Supercars; he was beforehand Kelly Racing’s Efficiency Director in 2011.

It got here after a stint at Walkinshaw Racing.

Dowe was a part of Jaguar’s profitable sportscar programme within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties.

That interval included wins on the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona.

He additionally hung out in Formulation 1 with the likes of Brabham, Ensign, Wolf, Ligier and Arrows.

Workforce 18 will race Camaros (render) in 2023

Already this yr, Workforce 18 has secured the likes of Dennis Huijser and Bruin Beasley.

Mark Winterbottom introduced a contract extension earlier this month.

Huijser beforehand labored with Dowe at Walkinshaw.

“We’re happy to have Tony agree to hitch Workforce 18,” crew proprietor Charlie Schwerkolt mentioned.

“He possesses an excellent wealth of profitable racing expertise and is a precious addition to our racing operations.

“With new developments rising day by day for Gen3, it was vital for us to be on the entrance foot to organize for the construct of the brand new vehicles with out compromising our deal with the ultimate three rounds of this yr’s championship, and appointments like this may contribute to that.

“To have somebody of Tony’s expertise within the crew is invaluable and we’ve got little question your complete crew will be capable to feed off his years of success in all types of motorsport to drive the crew forwards.”

Dowe added: “Gen3 is a big enterprise as a result of it’s a full automotive with little or no carry-over from the rest beforehand.

“It’s a possibility 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 movement is at all times the factor that we should control.

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

The 2022 season will proceed in Bathurst on October 6-9.

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