Triple Eight boss confirms McPherson arrival

Roland Dane has confirmed   that Grant McPherson will join the team for next season

Roland Dane has confirmed that Grant McPherson will join the team for next season

Red Bull Racing Australia boss Roland Dane has confirmed that Grant McPherson has joined the squad from rivals Ford Performance Racing.

McPherson’s departure from Ford’s factory V8 Supercars outfit was announced yesterday with the long time FPR employee set to replace the departing Jeromy Moore as Craig Lowndes’ race engineer.

Moore, who has been with the Triple Eight team since its birth in Australia, is searching for a role overseas, with DTM a likely destination for the skilled engineer.

While Dane has now moved to confirm the switch, he says Moore, who told the team of his future plans earlier this year, remains a Triple Eight employee for the moment.

“He’s (Grant McPherson) joining T8, as are several other engineers,” Dane told v8supercars.com.au.

“All roles to be determined in [the] new year.”

“We are working on finding JJ (Jeromy Moore) a post overseas within our sphere of influence so he can gain international experience. Currently he’s still with T8 working hard.”

As a result of the switch, Ford Performance Racing will search for a replacement to engineer Mark Winterbottom’s Falcon for next year.

The appointment will be Frosty’s fourth engineer in as many seasons following earlier stints with James Small, who left for NASCAR at the end of 2013, and Campbell Little.

 

 

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