PremiAir indicators Bathurst-winning engineer

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Following a short stint with Walkinshaw Andretti United earlier this yr, Slater made a pair of cameo appearances for PremiAir as Chris Pither’s engineer in Townsville and at The Bend.

He has now dedicated to the latest crew on the Supercars grid for the rest of the 2022.

Whereas his precise function hasn’t been clarified by the crew it is anticipated that he’ll engineer James Golding in New Zealand this weekend.

Slater isn’t any stranger to the PremiAir {hardware}, having labored for Workforce Sydney earlier than the squad was bought to present proprietor Peter Xiberras this yr.

Earlier than the Workforce Sydney period he received the Bathurst 1000 with the squad then generally known as Tekno Autosports in 2016 with Will Davison and Jono Webb.

“I’ve been a good friend of Pete’s for over a yr,” mentioned Slater. “He requested me to come back and assist out at Townsville after which at The Bend, and whereas I used to be there, I might see the crew has big progress potential, so it’s going to be an thrilling journey to see the place we are able to go collectively.

“I spent 15 years in Supercars with a spotlight being the 2016 Bathurst 1000 win with Tekno Autosports, after which I took a number of years off to discover different choices – doing a little GT racing in Australia after which heading over to the US which included wins on the Daytona 24 Hour Race and second within the WeatherTech Championship.

“With COVID hitting it was the fitting time to move again to Australia which has led me again to Supercars, and I’m very excited to see what we are able to construct collectively right here at PremiAir Racing throughout the rest of the 2022 season.”

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PremiAir crew principal Matt Prepare dinner welcomed Slater to the crew.

“We’re very enthusiastic about having Geoff be part of the crew,” he mentioned.

“He involves us with a wealth of expertise, he has been across the trade for a really very long time, and we’re very grateful to get him.

“Half manner by way of the season it is vitally exhausting to search out skilled personnel, and we’ve been very grateful that he has graced us together with his presence and shall be with us till the tip of the yr.

“We couldn’t be extra excited to have him becoming a member of the crew.”

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