TEKNO has come away from the Sucrogen Townsville 400 with another podium finish in the bag, in a weekend where even better results went begging. In a return to an endurance racing format, where pit stop strategy is all-important, the Sucrogen Townsville 400 would provide emotional highs and lows for the entire TEKNO Autosports team. Friday Practice saw Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods’ Shane van Gisbergen and Team TEKNO Darrell Lea’s Jonathon Webb participating in only two practice sessions, whilst they searched for a solid race set-up. In what has become a Friday staple, varying tyre quality across the field made it very difficult to gauge where the cars would end up come qualifying. Another practice session on Saturday morning with mixed tyres [...]
Date: July 05 -07 Circuit Length: 2.85km Driver's Results: Jonathon Webb Race 20 Position: 22nd Race 21 Position: 12th Driver's Results: Shane Van Gisbergen Race 20 Position: 17th Race 21 Position: 3rd Event Highlights:SVG scores the Armor All Pole Position award, and a podium placing in Race 21.
The weekend’s racing at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas brought high temperatures, clear skies and a fantastic podium for Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods’ Shane van Gisbergen in the final race of the weekend. Both van Gisbergen and Team TEKNO Darrell Lea stablemate, Jonathon Webb, had strong pace across the entire weekend at the Formula One facility in the Texan capital. The pace was clear from the opening of practice on Friday, with van Gisbergen topping the time sheets in session three, and being solidly in the top ten all day. Webb tuned the car across the day to end up fourth fastest in practice. The boys were upbeat following their speed in practice, with Jonathon was pretty [...]