Team(s): TEKNO Woodstock Racing
Team Principal: Jonathon Webb
Chassis: Holden Commodore VF
Drivers ‘Championships: –
Tekno Autosports was established in the early 2000s initially for the motor racing activities of Stephen Webb, and later his son Jonathon Webb.
Originally set up as a Porsche team, the team then moved into the second-tier Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series and then as a satellite third team operation, linking up with veteran Ford racing team, Dick Johnson Racing for Webb’s first run in the V8 Supercars Championship.
The team made the switch to Holden in 2012, fielding two Triple Eight Race Enginering Commodore chassis’. That relationship still continues into 2017, but the team scaled back to one car with the sale of the Paul Morris REC to Dick Johnson Racing and team boss Jonathon Webb stepping down from full-time driving to concentrate on his Tekno Performance road car business.
The small privateer team has excelled in the COTF generation and showed genuine pace in 2014 with Shane van Gisbergen finishing second in the championship, the highest placing of a single driver team since Glenn Seton in 1997. Van Gisbergen starred again in 2015 with the Triple Eight Race Engineering customer team, finishing fourth in the championship rankings, but departed for Triple Eight in 2016, with Will Davison filling his seat in 2016, bringing further experience and hunger to the single-car outfit.
It only took Davison two rounds to notch up his first win with Tekno Autosports, taking the lead in the dying stages at Symmons Plains. A competitive season was highlighted by a Bathurst 1000 win, Davison’s second and Webb’s first. Webb became the first person to win the Bathurst 1000 and 12 Hour in the same year, both as a driver and team owner.
Davison stays on at Tekno Autosports for 2017 with new sponsor Woodstock coming on board.