Following a character-building Easter weekend, TEKNO will field car #19 at this week’s WD40 Phillip Island SuperSprint.
A 125km/h, 46g impact in Race 3 at last weekend’s Symmons Plains round had many doubting TEKNO would field “Lola” at Phillip Island a fortnight later.
With their dedicated crew and the support of Triple 8 Race Engineering the TEKNO team were able to return the Bathurst winning Holden Commodore to its former glory.
To ensure no shortcuts were taken, TEKNO enlisted PACE INNOVATIONS to undertake the repair of the chassis.
Working on shifts around the clock, PACE were able to turn the car #19 chassis around in 5 days.
TEKNO Brand Manager Chris McCormack is confident the long hours that the team put in will send Davison to the top of the field for the remainder of the season.
“You never want to see your car in a crash of this severity, but it is humbling to see the support from people within the motorsport community and the sheer singlemindedness of our small team to get the car back on track. Without sounding arrogant, we never considered not having the car available for Phillip Island.”
“Triple 8 and PACE have been instrumental in having the car ready for Phillip Island. Their involvement also gives us complete confidence that the car is ready to return to the top end of the field in the remainder of 2017.“
TEKNO left no stone unturned in getting the car ready, the crew even forgoing any Easter celebrations to ensure the truck was packed for departure Tuesday night.
The quick turnaround between Symmons Plains and Phillip Island left the team with no choice but to work day and night to finish the rebuild.
TEKNO would like to thank all those who sent messages of support and dropped in to provide a brief distraction during some very long days.