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Meet the Team

MR Tuning boasts an incredibly talented and experienced team of people who make us one of the most respected and well known performance tuning workshops in Australia.

Daniel Deighton

In addition to his role steering the MR Tuning ship, Dano is '#1 Mechanic' for Fraser Ross’s McLaren 650S in the Australian GT Championship.

He is a McLaren GT trained race tech and has worked as a race mechanic in NZ, Asia and Australia for over 15 years with notable success in Carrera Cup and V8 Supercars among numerous other racing achievements. He has racing in his blood with his dad Chris racing F1 powerboats back in the day.

He was the first full time race mechanic to join MR back in 2009. Since then has been the lead mechanic in MR's Mini Challenge, GT3 Cup Challenge, Carrera Cup, McLaren AGT program and has recently been promoted to manager of MR Tuning. His role includes collaboration with the MR Group’s first Asian collaboration, ‘MR Tuning Asia’ in Singapore.

Andy McElrea

Andy is the Managing Director of McElrea Holdings Group of companies. He is a qualified automotive engineer and accomplished race car driver in his own right with multiple racing titles to his name and has worked for race teams in NZ, England, Europe and America.

After completing his apprenticeship in New Zealand Andy moved into car sales working his way up to 'Sales Manager' at a local dealership in Christchurch.

In 1994 he moved to Auckland as the National Sales and Marketing Manager of NZ 'Autocar' magazine before moving to California where he worked for 6 years as the manager of a highly specialized division for a leading automotive tuning company Stillen.

Adrian Furness

Originally from New Zealand Adrian has diverse mechanical and motorsport experience including his most recent role as #1 Mechanic at DJR Team Penske.

He is a valued member of the team and aside from his mechanical skills he brings his dry sense of humour to the table which makes our working days all the more enjoyable.

Aside from his regular on-site mechanical duties he is sometimes called-upon to do track support with McElrea Racing as well as being in charge of the MR Tuning workshop whenever Dano is away.

Daniel Lawler

A proud Aussie, Daniel has always had a keen interest in all things automotive and grew up tinkering with anything that had wheels or an engine.

He completed his apprenticeship with Holden and has experience in European and performance car workshops and will be very much at home at MRT as part of our professional team completing a variety of repairs on a wide range of vehicles.

Daniel is particularly interested in engine building, ECU and dyno-tuning, and is excited about his future with the company.