PremiAir Racing is pleased to announce that Mirko De Rosa has joined PremiAir Racing in another boost for its engineering lineup ahead of the 2024 Supercars Championship season.

Like Ludo Lacroix’s recent appointment sees him reunited with team manager Stephen Robertson, De Rosa will also find plenty of familiar faces at PremiAir Racing – including driver Tim Slade, for who he was race engineer at the Blanchard Racing Team in 2021 and 2022.

De Rosa recorded a career-first podium at Phillip Island in 2019 before securing his first race win in Darwin in 2020 – both with driver Anton de Pasquale at Erebus Motorsport.

He then moved to BRT as a foundation member alongside Slade as the team struck out as an independent outfit.

The pair would work together for two years before Slade moved to PremiAir, while De Rosa continued with BRT – where he is recognised as having played a key role in the team being the first to shakedown its new Gen3 race car at the beginning of the 2023 season.

“Mirko is a well-respected and successful race engineer, and with a decade of experience in the Supercars paddock under his belt, including some great results along the way, there is no doubt his appointment will further bolster our engineering department ahead of the new season,” PremiAir Racing Team Owner, Peter Xiberras, said.

“He also has a great relationship with several members of our team already, including with Tim, with the pair having enjoyed a successful working partnership for two years.

“We are all greatly looking forward to welcoming Mirko to our engineering line-up here at PremiAir Racing for what is shaping up to be a truly exciting year ahead.”

In all, De Rosa has so far enjoyed 10 years as part of the Supercars paddock.

“I am looking forward to joining the team at PremiAir Racing and I can’t wait to share some success with the team,” De Rosa said.

“I can see what Pete is trying to achieve and his vision, and I am very excited to be a part of it.”

PremiAir Racing’s first Supercars outing of 2024 will come on February 5, with Queensland Raceway to host the championship’s Queensland teams’ test day.

The first competitive laps will be turned later that month for the season-opening Bathurst 500, to be held at the infamous Mount Panorama across February 23-25.

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