​Our Journalist Team

Richard Bailey – Site Founder & Chief Editor

Richard is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of  MotorsportM8. His interest in F1 was sparked at the age of six, when he watched the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix, and he proudly claims not to have missed a race ever since.

An avid owner of over 500 Formula 1 books and 30+ F1-themed tattoos, Richard look beyond the headlines and specialises in examining how the sport affects (and is affected by) politics, commercial and business influences, technological innovation and the environment.

Having founded the website in 2009, Richard has quickly become a widely-respected member of the Formula One paddock in bringing you, the readers, the inside stories from motorsport around the world.

Richard Bailey

Geoff Burke – Site Co-founder, Media Director & Journalist

While Richard is largely front-of-house in name and overall output, much of MotorsportM8’s incredible success is actually at the hands of Geoff, whose idea it was to kick off the entire website to begin with.

His interest in motorsport was sparked relatively recently in 2008, and a year later he and Richard co-founded a little blog which has since become one of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest motorsport websites.

Geoff is an extremely active figure on the site as one of our news journalists, as well as running the website’s various social media channels.

Geoff Burke

George Hitchens – Photographer

Melbourne-based George Hitchens is a professional freelance motorsport, automotive and event photographer.

Since joining MotorsportM8 in 2014, George’s stunning photographs have graced the pages of our website. He has a unique ability to cover events and commissions in a creative and artistic manner, using natural light and colour to their maximum effect in creating the most dramatic images.

In addition to his motorsport work, George freelances through his own business, Ignite Image, providing commissioned work services and more personal photography.

George Hitchens

Jordan Mulach – Supercars Championship Journalist

Jordan has been writing for publications since he was 15.

After attending his first race (rather, practice session) at the Canberra 400 in 2002, he’s been hooked on motorsports ever since.

Multiple Australian Grands Prix and Bathurst 1000 visits as both a fan and journalist have done plenty to reinforce his love for anything fast and with wheels.

In addition to his contributing work for MotorsportM8, Jordan also provides radio services for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has worked as an intern with the Plus500 Brumbies.

Jordan Mulach

Mitch Timms – Formula E Championship Journalist

Mitch’s first real taste of motorsport came when he attended the Lakeside Raceway round of the 1994 Australian Touring Car Championship. From that point as a six-year-old he was hooked, and a career in motorsport beckoned.

Mitch has been fortunate to work in the Australian motorsport industry since 2005 whilst studying a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

After graduating in 2013, he has moved to a role as a Supercars Championship Design Engineer. It is this passion for all things technical that has drawn him to the new FIA Formula E championship, which he covers exclusively for MotorsportM8.

Mitch Timms

​Contributing & Guest Writers

Keegan Bennett – Japanese Motorsport Journalist

Keegan Bennett has been exclusively covering the Japanese Super GT and Super Formula Championships for MotorsportM8 since 2019.

Elle Haus – Contributing Writer

Elle Haus is a Formula 1 Journalist from Melbourne, the home of the Australian Grand Prix. She regularly contributes to a number of FIA accredited websites and publications.

A seasoned media and communications professional, Elle entered the world of sports journalism to combine her love of writing with her passion for motorsport.

Paul Healy – Supercars Championship Writer

Paul Healy has been supporting MotorsportM8’s coverage of the Australian Supercars Championship since 2019.