Swindon Engines have appointed former Triple Eight Race Engineering man Raphael CaillÃ© as their new Managing Director, replacing Gary Dunn, the company owner.
CaillÃ©, who has spent the last decade dealing with the engines for the Vauxhall outfit in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and during his time, claimed 20 titles, drivers, manufacturers and teams.
CaillÃ© has over 15 years experience within the Motorsport industry, having worked for Citroen Sport, Sodemo, Audi Sport and Triple Eight Race Engineering is delighted to have the chance to work for Swindon Engines:
“It is an honour to take over the wheel of such a well respected name in the engine business and I am excited about the challenge ahead.”
Swindon Engines, who have won the tender for the new NGTC Regulation BTCC Engine, are also working on a GT V6 engine and shows that the company that potential for the future, something that Raphael agrees with:
“Our recent new business wins to develop and build the TOCA engine for the new BTCC cars as well as a new V6 GT race engine for a British car manufacturer prove what a strong base we have, with plenty of potential in the future.”
Swindon Engines owner, Gary Dunn, is delighted to have CaillÃ© on board:
“I am delighted to have someone of Raphael's calibre take over the running of the business”
Dunn also agrees about the potential of the company to expand, not just within the UK but over in mainland Europe as well.
“I am confident we will see Swindon Engines regain its position as one of the leading engine providers to motorsport in the UK and Continental Europe.”
The new engines built by Swindon Engines will be in the Vauxhall Vectra's of Andrew Jordan and David Pinkney in 2010. They are the first drivers to sign up for the 2 litre turbo engine.