Australia-born Farrell holds a top level racing CV that includes jobs such as Chief Engineer at BAR-Honda F1 team and Director of Engineering for the Subaru World Rally Championship programme during his time at Prodrive.
Amongst Farrell’s duties will be to race engineer the team’s Chevrolet Cruze WTCC cars driven by James Nash and Alex MacDowall.
Richard Coleman, Chief Executive of Bamboo-engineering commented: “The appointment of Steve is a major coup, attracting such an experienced F1 and WRC stalwart is testament to the strength and breadth of the new look of our team. I have said this year is going to be big for us and working with Steve and colleagues of his calibre means this season is going to be one to remember.”
Steve Farrell said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Bamboo. I have been talking to Richard for a while and the time is now right to make the move. Richard runs a tight ship and from what I have seen so far the strength and breadth of his team is excellent. Plus with great hardware and top drivers, we’ll be sure to make our mark this year.”