Renowned V8 Supercars engineer Campbell Little has joined Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport ahead of this weekend’s Pirtek Enduro Cup opener, the Wilson Security Sandown 500.
Little will oversee operations for the Repair Management Australia entry of Russell Ingall and Tim Blanchard across the three endurance events, providing support to the team’s lead engineer Brendan Hogan.
Having enjoyed success with Stone Brothers Racing and Ford Performance Racing, Little will bring a wealth of experience to the privateer outfit.
Little was drafted in by FPR to engineer Mark Winterbottom’s Falcon for the Sydney Motorsport Park 400 last month as cover for the absent Grant McPherson, having left his post as sporting director of Dick Johnson Racing in July.
“We’re really excited to have Campbell join our team,” said Lucas Dumbrell.
“He has so much experience and will be a great asset for Brendan, Russell and Tim in these three long-distance events.”
Added Little: “I have worked with both Russell at SBR and Tim at DJR and FPR, so I think I can help get the best out of the drivers and I hope I can make a difference for LDM and the guys.
“Everyone is enthusiastic and there is some great talent in the team.
“For me, it will be interesting being the first time for 20 years I have worked with a Holden and I will need to get my head around other peoples engineering ideas and concepts, different engines and aero.”
The squad has meanwhile engaged the services of Noonan Race Engineering for Sandown, which is overseeing the running of the team’s existing KRE powerplant.
NRE adds LDM to its existing V8 Supercars client Brad Jones Racing.
“It’s great to have Jamie (Noonan) on board,” said Ingall, who previously worked with Noonan at Paul Morris Motorsports.
“I have the highest regard for his work and have history seeing his business develop from an almost one-man band to a very successful engine building facility and probably one of the best in Australia.”
Ahead of this weekend’s Sandown 500, the team also unveiled a new livery showcasing Repair Management Australia’s parent company OPS Gateway.