Pierluigi Orsi Garry Rogers Motorsport

Red Bull Racing engineer Pierluigi Orsi will be leaving the championship-winning Formula 1 team for a senior post in V8 Supercars with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

The 33-year-old Colombian will leave his post when his contract runs out in September.

The move is a homecoming in many ways for Orsi, who worked for GRM for six years before achieving a berth in F1, starting out as a cadet engineer before working his way up the team’s technical ranks.

“He left to work with Red Bull Racing, then over the last six or eight months we spoke and he indicated he wanted to come back home,” GRM team principal Garry Rogers told BigPondSport about his newest signing.

“He got married in Australia in January, and that’s when we decided we’d do a deal and away we went.”

It is expected that Orsi will kickstart his role with GRM after the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October.

[Image via Cromos and Zimbio]

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