Nulon Racing is pleased to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (June 23) by announcing that respected motorsport engineer, Romy Mayer, is joining the team.
Across a 13-year career, Mayer has excelled in the DTM championship in Germany, Blancpain Asia (now known as GT World Challenge Asia) and most recently, the Supercars Championship with Triple Eight Engineering – where she led the best-ever Wildcard Bathurst 1000 result to date (8th) as the race engineer for the Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser entry.
After working with Triple Eight Engineering in Supercars, Super2 and GT World Challenge Asia for eight years, Mayer says she looks forward to joining the Nulon Racing team.
“I am super excited to be back in the Supercar paddock with Nulon Racing,” Mayer said.
“They have made some big gains this season already, and I am looking forward to chasing the big dogs and hunting some podiums and even a race win with my new team.”
Mayer started her motorsport career with the Mercedes team in her homeland of Germany, competing in the German Touring Car Series known as DTM for five years, before also starting work with GT3.
After six years, Mayer was itching for a change, and while the UK had a lot of motorsport opportunities to offer her, she elected to pursue a new career path in Australia for a complete culture change.
Mayer applied to and was successful in joining Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2015, working with Race Engineer David Cauchi as the Data and Performance Engineer for Jamie Whincup’s car for four years before making a move to become a Race Engineer herself on Triple Eight’s Super2 entry for Kurt Kostecki, finishing second in the championship. That same year (2019), Mayer also worked on the GT3 team fielded by Triple Eight in Asia.
When COVID occurred, Mayer headed back to Supercars with T8 and also had a baby, before returning to GT3 last year (2022), contesting the full season in Asia, with her entry winning the Pro AM Championship.
Also in 2022, Mayer was the Race Engineer for the Triple Eight Wildcard entry for Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser – which achieved the best ever wildcard result at the Great Race with a finishing position of 8th.
Mayer is also a FIA Girls on Track Ambassador and Co-Founder of the Future Females program, and often presents to schools and universities to encourage women to pursue a STEM-based career.
“I think it is pretty cool that my joining the team has been announced on International Women in Engineering Day,” Mayer said.
“International Women in Engineering Day is all about raising awareness about the women pursuing engineering and transforming the world with their achievements, so I think the timing is quite fitting.
“Encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in STEM and motorsport is a real passion of mine, and I look forward to continuing my work in this area while being a part of the Nulon Racing team.”
International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated on June 23 every year around the world, to honour women in the field of engineering.
It focuses on raising the profile of women who are changing the field of engineering and has been recognised by UNESCO. It is held on June 23 each year in tribute to the anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), which was established on June 23, 1919. To learn more, visit https://nationaltoday.com/women-in-engineering-day/
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