TEKNO Autosports left the Tasmania Microsoft Office 365 with four top ten finishes across a challenging three race weekend.
The 2.7km long Symmons Plains raceway played host, with the introduction of the new 60/60 super sprint format.
This format saw Saturday’s 50-lap race split into two 25-lap affairs, with no pit stops making outright speed on the soft tyres of utmost importance.
Team TEKNO Darrell Lea’s driver Jonathon Webb and engineer Geoffrey Slater spent Friday practice perfecting the set-up on the #19 Holden Commodore.
Whilst never 100% happy with his car’s balance, Jonathon managed to gain two top-ten results, whilst qualifying 12th, 11th and 7th for the weekend’s three races. This consistency has solidified Jonathon’s place in the top ten of the V8 Supercars Championship points table.
“We worked on the car all weekend, and it felt great on Sunday, but we didn’t really have an advantage in any one aspect, which is what you need to pass at Symmons Plains,” said Jonathon.
“We’ll keep working at it though, turn it around and hopefully we’ll have the speed in New Zealand.”
Shane’s weekend was equally consistent, with two top-ten finishes, and is now 9th in the Championship points.
“They were three uneventful races, I tried to save my tyres to challenge at the end, but we just didn’t have the speed to pass. Positives are that I stayed out of trouble and we got good points. We’ll turn it around and I’ll get another go back home in NZ next weekend!” said Shane.
The V8 Supercars Championship continues at the ITM 400 at Pukekohe, New Zealand this weekend, April 12-14.