NULON RACING EXPANDS ENGINEERING LINE-UP

Ahead of the Supercars enduro season, Nulon Racing is proud to announce an expansion to its engineering team.  

We’re thrilled to announce that seasoned engineer Simon Hodge (on secondment from Triple Eight Race Engineering), will be joining our team as the race engineer for the remainder of the Season. This collaboration reinforces our robust partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering.

In his new role, Hodge will work alongside the team’s Director of Engineering, Dr Geoff Slater, and race engineer for the #23 Nulon Racing Camaro of Tim Slade, Romy Mayer.  

“We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the team,” Slater said.  

“With plenty of experience behind him and the right attitude, he has slotted into our line-up perfectly and we are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together as we look to put together a strong finish to our 2023 season for Nulon Racing, starting with the enduros.”  

Simon is already hard at work, on-site at the team’s pre-Sandown test day conducted at Queensland Raceway yesterday. 

Hodge has been involved in motorsport since the tender age of 16, starting out racing go-karts before going to Formula Ford, Formula3 and Carrera Cup, before working as a driver coach while finishing his engineering study.  

After starting out in data engineering for local racers, Hodge moved into race engineering, working in the F3 and S5000 ranks locally and in Asia, before moving across to work on the GT and Super2 programs of Triple Eight Race Engineering, where he also held a performance role for that team’s successful Wildcard entry in 2022.  

“I worked quite closely with Romy who was the race engineer for the Triple Eight Wildcard program last year and have also worked with some of the other Nulon Racing guys including Geoff Slater in the GT program, so it is great to be back with some familiar faces that I have really enjoyed working with in the past,” Hodge said.  

“Jimmy is really an emerging talent on the way up in Supercars and so is Dylan O’Keeffe, and I think they are going to be a really solid pairing for the enduros. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with both of those guys and hopefully, bring them some trophies. 

“There is a lot to play for left in the year, and it is an exciting time to be joining the team.”  

With their pre-enduro season test day now complete, Nulon Racing will next be on-track with the Supercars Championship for the Sandown 500 at Sandown International Raceway across September 15-17. For event information, visit www.supercars.com.au  

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