The team at Brad Jones Racing have hit the ground running in their preparations for the 2015 season. Changes to the engineering team in the off season ensure that the team continue to move the VF Commodores of Team BOC, Freightliner Racing and GB Galvanizing Racing to the front of the grid.
Andrew Edwards will come off Jason Bright’s #8 car and focus on managing the department in a Chief Engineer role. Paul Scalzo will step up from Data Engineer on Fabian Coulthard’s #14 car to co-engineer Jason Bright’s car with Wally Storey. Phil Keed will continue on as Engineer on Fabian Coulthard’s #14 car and will be joined by Tom Wettenhall who was the Data Engineer on Dale Wood’s #21 car for the previous two seasons. Julian Stannard also stays on as Engineer of Dale Wood’s #21 car and will be joined by a new Data Engineer shortly.
Team Boss Brad Jones is looking forward to the potential these changes bring to the team, commenting “We have a very tight knit group that work together extremely well. I am confident these changes will strengthen our engineering department.”
Working at Brad Jones Racing for 10 years, Andrew is excited about this prospect and is ready for the new challenge ahead. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for engineering to refocus and build so we can take the next step of fighting for a championship over a whole season. I’m excited by the possibilities the restructure gives. It allows more scope for both R&D, and tying all three cars together as a unit.” Andrew said.
As expected the workshop is busy building the racecars in order to hit the track at the February test day in just under two weeks’ time. The new structure brings an exciting chapter to the Brad Jones Racing Team.
Published: 28 January 2015.