Dale Wood will join forces with Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) for the upcoming Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia season which will see the squad add a third car to their line-up.
The new partnership came about during this past off season after taking note of EBM’s entry into the Australian motorsport scene at the beginning of 2021, Dale explained.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining EBM. From the outside looking in last year, I thought they hit the ground running with a very slick operation. I am looking forward to bringing my supporters over to EBM and hopefully we can share some great success together.”
Wood is set to enter his fifth Carrera Cup Australia campaign alongside Callum Hedge and Ryan Suhle who will both be in their maiden Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship season.
Australian EBM Team Manager, Ben Jenkins, is excited about the wealth of knowledge Wood will add to the team.
“The experience Dale can and will bring to our team is immense. It’s great to have him onboard as it will be a huge benefit for our young drivers to learn from someone with the level of knowledge Dale has. If you look back to the last full season of racing in 2019, Dale pushed Jordan Love all the way to the finish line for the overall championship. We know he will be in it until the very end. As a team we are proud to have Dale on board. We’ve grown from fielding one car to three within 12 months because people can see through our past results what we can offer them.”
Wood brings along with him to EBM, a great amount of support and backing from his sponsors.
“I’ve got some truly great supporters behind me, with global companies like Timken, to small family owned companies like GB Galvanizing and Delta Floorworld. With having such a diverse group of supporters its always nice to all come together and put a great looking car on track.”
When designing his 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (Type 992), Dale explained he’s kept with his orange and black theme that he has had for the past two years.
“I am always very proud to present a nice-looking car. I’ve had a similar look for the car over the past two years. We’ve revised the livery, but I think the new car looks so good that you don’t actually have to do much for it to look great”.
Team Owner, Earl Bamber, is looking forward to the added strength Wood brings to EBM for this season.
“We are super excited to have Dale Wood join EBM. He brings a lot of professionalism through his background not only in Carrera Cup but also in Supercars. He really is a welcome addition to the team. To be able to field three Pro cars in 2022 is going to be a challenge for us, but I think it will also bring us a lot of understanding as it will help us learn more about the new car when we get to go racing.”