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.
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.
A long-time friend, Geoff’s interest in motorsport was sparked only 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.
Jason Goodacre – Features Writer
Sydney born and bred Jason Goodacre has loved all kinds of motorsport since he was young. When the Australian networks started broadcasting races on TV in the 1980s, his lifelong passion for the sport started.
Jason lives and breathes F1; watching, reading and collecting all he can. He has been to 6 Grand Prix; 5 at Albert Park plus Malaysia. For 4 years he co-hosted an F1 video podcast on YouTube. He is now active on F1 social media via Twitter and blogs.
Elle Haus – Formula 1 Journalist
Elle Haus is a Formula 1 Journalist from Melbourne, the home of the Australiam 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.
When she isn’t following the F1 travelling circus, the part-time tropical traveller can be found enjoying cocktails by the beach at an exotic location.
Luke McCullough – Formula 1 Journalist
Hailing from the city of Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, Luke has a huge passion for Formula 1 and his goal is to pursue a full-time career in motorsport journalism. He was accepted into Deakin University to study sports journalism.
Luke cut his teeth as a journalist with the Geelong Advertiser newspaper supporting its sports coverage alongside being a local TV presenter.
Luke will principally support MotorsportM8’s Formula 1 coverage.
Jordan Mulach – Formula 1 & Supercars Journalist
Barely 20 years young and proudly hailing from Canberra, 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. Three Australian Grand Prix visits and seven trips to the Bathurst 1000 (three to-date as a journalist) have done plenty to reinforce his love for anything fast and with wheels.
Between completing his sports media studies at the University of Canberra, Jordan can also be found competing in the growing iRacing scene.
Ahmad Shallouf – Formula 2 Journalist
We doubt that there’s another international motorsport website in the world that can boast to have a Syrian-based journalist among its ranks, but MotorsportM8 is proud to wear that badge.
Ahmad is a motorsport nut and has been part of our team since 2015 when he joined as a features writer, before graduating full-time to exclusively cover the GP2 Series (now FIA Formula 2) Championship for us, as well as supporting our Formula 1 news coverage.
When he’s not following the motorsport championships around the world, Ahmad is part of the brave generation of young Syrians making a different in his homeland by studying medicine at Tishreen University in Lattakia.
Mitchell Timms – Formula E Journalist
Originally from the Central Coast of New South Wales, but growing up in Brisbane from age three, 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 knew that a career in motorsport was what he wanted to do – and did everything in his power to attend as many events as possible, including several Gold Coast CART/IndyCar races.
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, where he worked alongside our own Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
After graduating in 2013, he has moved to a role as a V8 Supercar 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.
At the age of 16, Yassmin Abdel-Magied founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on enabling young people to work together for the implementation of positive change within their communities.
Born in Sudan and moving to Australia at the age of two, she graduated top of her university year in 2011 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), and was a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Dean’s Excellence scholarship.
In 2007 Yassmin was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community. In 2010 she was the Young Queenslander of the Year and in 2011 a finalist for Young Australian of the Year – a feat she unprecedentedly repeated in 2015.
Yassmin joined the MotorsportM8 team in 2014 and secured FIA international level media accreditation for us the following year. In 2015, she published her memoir, Yassmin’s Story, which is now on sale in its second edition.
Melbourne-based Josh Kruse has been a sports junkie since he was a child. When he wasn’t kicking footy, cycling or training, Josh also indulged in his other huge passion: motorsport.
Whether its touring cars or Formula 1, Josh’s passion is all-consuming to the point that he is currently completing his sports journalism degree at La Trobe University in the hope of breaking full-time into the field.
Josh worked as a journalist with MotorsportM8 from 2012-2016, principally covering Formula 1 and the GP2 Series, before securing a permanent role with CRASH.NET. He subsequently joined Scuderia Toro Rosso’s media team as a Press Officer.