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PremiAir appoints veteran Supercars team manager

PREMIAIR Racing has landed an off-track win with the recruitment of Stephen Robertson as its team manager.

PremiAir has had vacancies in its management structure since splitting with inaugural team manager Dan Ensor before the 2022 Auckland SuperSprint, and team principal Matt Cook after this year’s Darwin Triple Crown.

PremiAir owner Peter Xiberras took on a more hands-on role following Cook’s departure and now he’ll have crucial support from Robertson.

Born in Scotland and raised in South Africa, Robertson spent two years as a mechanic/data engineer in DTM before moving to Australia and becoming part of Triple Eight’s Supercars success story.

He spent nine full seasons (2004-12) with Triple Eight, including time as team manager.

Robertson has since had had a stint as Supercars sporting and technical manager, and most recently as Grove Racing’s project manager with a particular focus on their Gen3 build.

His switch to PremiAir, which will begin at the Sandown 500 next month, comes with Grove Racing’s blessing.

“Stephen has been a great contributor to our team over the past 12 months,” said David Cauchi.

“This is a great opportunity for Steve and we wish him all the best for this new challenge.”

Robertson voiced his excitement at the opportunity with Gold Coast-based PremiAir, which runs two Nulon Camaros.

“Peter and I actually spoke about the possibility back when he was in the process of buying the team initially, and now the timing has lined up nicely for me to make the move back to Queensland and work with the team,” he said.

The #31 Nulon Camaro of James Golding. Pic: Supplied

“I have been watching with interest how the team has been developing over the past 18 months and I am looking forward to getting in there, putting myself out there, and trying to bring home the results.

“Nothing happens overnight of course, but we will be working hard on seeing where we can improve and building on things.

“In getting ready to do so, it is great to have the backing of Peter who is so enthusiastic in everything that he is doing and is really passionate about pushing for that win and to see the team do well. Having that driving force is always a plus.”

Xiberras added: “Stephen is undeniably an expert in his field and he knows the sport of Supercars inside and out,.

“While the timing didn’t work out the first time we talked about Stephen coming onboard with us, the stars have aligned this time around and we couldn’t be happier to have him joining our team.

“We have made a lot of strides forward in the last year and a half and we have a lot more to come, and we are confident with Stephen’s experience at the helm as team manager that we have the ingredients required to really make our mark.”

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