Burgess Joins Team 18 as Team Principal
The Supercars world is abuzz with news of a major personnel change, as renowned engineer, Ludo Burgess, is set to join Team 18 as their new Team Principal. The squad, which already boasts a strong driver lineup in the form of David Reynolds and Mark Winterbottom, is eager to benefit from Burgess’ expertise and experience.
Burgess’s arrival at Team 18 marks a reunion with Charlie Schwerkolt, the team’s owner. The duo previously enjoyed a successful partnership at Dick Johnson Racing, where they guided James Courtney to championship success in 2010. With such a formidable track record, the expectations for Team 18 are soaring.
Set to begin his role on 1st February 2024, Burgess’s addition to the team has generated much excitement within the Supercars community. Known for his exceptional engineering prowess, he is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and strategic insights to help propel Team 18 to new heights.
This move also signifies Burgess’s departure from the Supercars organisation, a decision that is sure to be felt across the industry. Having garnered a reputation for his technical acumen and ability to achieve success on the track, Burgess leaves behind a lasting legacy in the sport.
The joining of forces between Burgess, Schwerkolt, and the formidable pairing of Reynolds and Winterbottom has undoubtedly created a new-look driver lineup for Team 18. With their combined expertise and ambition, the team hopes to leave a mark on the Supercars landscape, aiming for nothing short of victory.
As the Supercars community eagerly awaits the start of the 2024 season, all eyes will be on Team 18 and the impact Burgess’s arrival will have on their performance. With the championship-winning engineer now at the helm, it will be fascinating to see the progress and transformation of this dynamic team.