With a new Sporting Director, NIO goes on with its journey in Formula E, aiming to continue the success obtained in Mexico City.
It was announced today that Barry Mortimer had been appointed as NIO’s Sporting Director. This will add to Mortimer’s current role as the team’s Performance Programme Director and Operations Director.
He has been linked with the team since Season 3, and has a wealth of experience in the world of motor racing.
“I am very proud to be accepting the title of Sporting Director for the NIO Formula E Team and adding to my continuing role of Performance Programme Operations Director”, he expressed.
Apart from his motorsport duties, Mortimer has been involved in the running of the EP9, one of the company’s production vehicles.
“I would like to thank Gerry Hughes and the NIO Family once again for their continued support and I’m confident that our evolving structure will strengthen the NIO Formula E Team and help to achieve its goals and targets”, he added.
“This appointment further demonstrates our desire to build solid foundations for the future of the NIO Formula E Team as we continue to mature as an organisation. As such, I wish Barry every success in this new role; a role that I know he will relish”, conveyed the team’s Head of Performance Gerry Hughes.
It is unknown to Just Electric whether Mortimer will be working as the Sporting Director in this weekend’s Punta del Este ePrix.
The team visits Uruguayan soil aiming to continue with their success obtained in Mexico City earlier this month. NIO currently sits 8th in the standings, with Oliver Turvey now in P9 after scoring his first podium in the fully-electric championship, and Luca Filippi in P20.
Photo courtesy of NIO.