In very little much more than a few months’ time, Romy Mayer’s very long awaited Repco Supercars Championship race engineering debut will lastly arrive.
Mayer has been handed the reins for Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Bathurst 1000 wildcard, in which Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser will share the #888 Supercheap Auto ZB Commodore.
The German joined Triple 8 in October 2015 and has considering the fact that led the demand on cars in Tremendous2 and GT. She’s this year taking pleasure in working on the Banyo organisation’s GT Planet Challenge Asia programme, with Nick Foster and Prince Jefri Ibrahim profitable the period-opening race at Sepang in May possibly.
But the Terrific Race is a diverse kettle of fish.
“Jamie [Whincup, team principal] referred to as and asked me and I was like ‘yeah, for positive!’” Mayer advised Speedcafe.com.
“It’s wonderful to get that option, extremely enthusiastic about it, and I imagine even just me individually getting an option to display that I can engineer a race car in the most important series.
“I’m super excited to get the chance and primarily functioning with Craig as very well.”
Lowndes, a 7-time Bathurst 1000 winner, has been a fixture at Triple Eight for additional than 17 several years now.
Mayer notes her crew will be in the enviable place of getting toughness across the two sides of its driving roster, with Fraser a rising star who is functioning next in the 2022 Tremendous2 Series.
“We have both drivers very strong so there is not in fact one you would say is the primary driver and the co-driver,” she said.
“And with the other two Triple 8 cars and trucks, it’s naturally one particular big workforce so we master from just about every other and based mostly off that we function towards a good auto and it really should give us the most effective baseline to realize a fantastic consequence.”
With the wildcard’s 1st of a few exam times in the publications, Mayer expects the countdown to October 6-9 to whiz by.
“You experience like it is toward the finish of the time, but especially when you have a wildcard you want to be on the preparing from day a person because there is a large amount of devices that wants to be organised and make confident that every thing is on the exact same level as the cars we constantly run,” she claimed.
“And as it is an endurance spherical, there is normally further to do and more things.
“I’m lucky we have 3 check days with the wildcard. It allows us a large amount in the preparation, make absolutely sure everything performs, but yeah it’s heading to arrive speedier than we all think.”
Triple Eight’s 2021 wildcard engineer, Martin Small, graduated to a entire-time engineering gig this calendar year with Broc Feeney.