Team 18 has announced that experienced motorsports activist Bruin Beasley will take over as team leader.
Beasley has many years of experience in both national and international motorsport, as a leading role as a team leader at Erebus Motorsport.
He will immediately take on the role of Team 18, and most recently with junior formulas in Europe.
Other Beasley accomplishments include various team managers and owner roles in the Toyota Racing Series MTEC Motorsport team and the team that won the championship, Minda Motorsport, and heads work at Winton Motor Raceway.
“I’m very excited to join Team 18 as a team manager,” Beasley said.
“Charlie has led a group of truly talented people from our drivers and engineers to mechanics and support staff, so I hope to be able to bring my experience working with other professional teams around the world to achieve strong results for the team.
“It’s interesting to be back in the Supercars squad. This is truly one of the toughest racing series in the world with quality competition and we know that Scott and Mark can fight right with the best of them.
“I’m looking forward to starting work with the team this weekend at Winton and working to achieve great things in the future.”
Team owner Charlie Schwerkolt was delighted to welcome Beasley to the team.
“It’s an exciting time to welcome Bruin Beasley as a team manager moving forward in Team 18,” Schwerkolt said.
“His experience managing successful teams in different categories in Australia and around the world will support our staff here in Team 18 as we strive to take our performance to the next level.
“Sure, this year has been a take-off and a downturn for us with a couple of incidents that have halted our progress, but we’ve seen glimpses of strong results when put it all together and we know the drivers in our stable are able to compete at the forefront of this championship.
“We look forward to Bruin’s arrival because we want to get to the ground in Winton.”
Team pilots 18 Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pai now occupy 12th and 18th in the championship, respectively.
The latter will be hoping for improvement this weekend in Winton, after his car was badly damaged in an incident involving Jack Le Brock at Wanneroo Raceway.
The Super Car Championship returns this weekend with the Winton SuperSprint May 21-22.
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