Angus Fogg Racing has enrolled Australian based Paul Forgie as their Engineer for the 2015/2016 NZ Touring Car season.
Forgie will bring his wealth of experience to the Fogg outfit who will be looking to take away some solid results from the first round of the 2015/16 BNT NZ Touring Cars Championship which starts at tomorrows Ssangyong Super Racing Weekend at Taupo.
Forgie is not new to the NZ Touring Car scene after successfully engineering Greg Murphy to his 2013 and 2014 V8 SuperTourer titles. Although his more impressive feats include back to back V8 Supercars titles with Marcos Ambrose in 2003 and 2004.
While Fogg has previously, for the most part, engineered his PropertyTutors Commodore on his own, however with the increased competition in the new series he thought an experience engineer was needed.
“The one vital ingredient we’ve been missing to date is an experienced race engineer to lead the team. When you look at Paul’s history he is not only good at tuning race cars, he’s great at tuning drivers too,” says Fogg.
“I’ve been racing touring cars for 20 years, and with the raft of young talent coming into the series, I believe it’s more important than ever to gain an edge through engineering. I’ve mostly engineered the car myself for years, but when you are running at this level, driving and engineering should definitely be separated. Plus the setup and data analysis is SO crucial for these cars, which is obviously why I’ve brought Paul on board.”
“I’m really looking forward to debating setups and changes with Forgie. I’ve known Paul for years, and he’s not only good at what he does, he’s also a bloody good sort! Relationships are so important in this game and I have no doubt he’ll fit in really well with me and the team.”
Forgie says he is looking forward to tuning the car with the new freedom on the suspension.
“It’s great to be joining Angus and the team. I’m looking forward to fine tuning the PropertyTutors Commodore to make the most of the new Dunlop SportMaxx Tyres with Foggy behind the wheel. There’s also some more suspension freedoms to get on top of to get the jump on the rest of the teams,” says Forgie.