Team 18 has appointed experienced motorsport manager Bruin Beasley as their new Team Manager, commencing immediately.
Beasley carries a wealth of national and international motorsport experience with over 30 years in the pit lane.
His accomplishments include various team manager and ownership roles at Toyota Racing Series squad MTEC Motorsport and championship-winning team Minda Motorsport. He was formerly the operations manager at Winton Motor Raceway and has recently worked with successful junior formula teams in Europe.
He also brings Supercars experience to the role as as part of the management group including Team Manager at Erebus Motorsport.
Beasley will start with the team in the lead up to the Winton SuperSprint and will head up the racing operations of the squad owned by Charlie Schwerkolt.
“It’s an exciting time to welcome Bruin Beasley onboard as our team manager moving forwards at Team 18,” said Schwerkolt.
“His experience from managing successful teams in various categories in Australia and around the world will bolster our personnel here at Team 18 as we look to push our performance to the next level.
“No doubt it’s been an up and down start to the year for us with a couple of incidents that have stunted our forward progress, but we’ve seen glimpses of strong results when we put it all together and we know the drivers in our stable are capable of competing at the front in this championship.
“We’re looking forward to Bruin’s arrival as we look to hit the ground running at Winton.”
Beasley echoes Schwerkolt’s excitement of joining the team.
“Charlie has brought in a group of really talented people from our drivers and engineers to mechanics and support staff, so I hope I can bring my experience from working with other professional outfits around the world to deliver some strong results for the team on track.
“It’s exciting to get back into the Supercars paddock. It really is one of the toughest racing series in the world with the quality of competition and we know Scott and Mark can fight right up there with the best of them.
“I’m looking forward to kicking off with the team this weekend at Winton and working to achieve great things into the future.”
IRWIN Racing’s Mark Winterbottom and Nulon Racing’s Scott Pye recently shared driving duties of Winterbottom’s #18 IRWIN Racing ZB Commodore as repairs continue on Pye’s Nulon Racing car following a crash at the Perth SuperNight.
The Repco Supercars Championship returns this weekend at the Winton SuperSprint on 21-22 May.