Walkinshaw Andretti United has signed Doctor Geoffrey Slater as engineer for new recruit Nick Percat in 2022.
Slater joins the Bathurst-winning team from Team Sydney, where under its former guise as Tekno Autosports he also won the Great Race as engineer in 2016.
Slater moved to the USA in 2018, working with the BMW factory-backed Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, before returning to Supercars with Team Sydney in 2021.
Percat joins the Holden team after moving from Brad Jones Racing in the off-season, driving the #2 entry alongside Chaz Mostert in the #25.
“I’m really excited to be joining Walkinshaw Andretti United, and to be working with Nick in 2022,” said Slater.
“It’s a fantastic time to be joining the team after such an impressive finish to the season, but also to be starting alongside Nick in his return is great, it means we can both familiarise ourselves together, and understand the ins and the outs of the team.
“There’s no doubt Nick is one of the top talents in the sport, and in speaking to the rest of the team, the motivation is clearly there to continue to improve which excites me. I’m looking forward to what 2022 holds.”
Walkinshaw Andretti United also confirmed Adam De Borre will continue on as Mostert’s engineer in 2022.
“It’s fantastic to have someone of Geoff’s calibre joining us for 2022, and I’m really excited about what he can add to our team, and also what he can achieve alongside Nick,” said team principal Bruce Stewart.
“It will be great to see the rapport he and Nick will build together, as we work towards the opening round of the season.
“Importantly, it’s another step in the right direction for us as a team and the journey that we are on over the past few seasons, so to have someone with the talent of Geoff as a part of our engineering team, working alongside Nick, is going to be exciting to see.”