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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:00

Tekno Autosports: The little team that could

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Tekno Autosports is a single-car outfit in a paddock full of larger teams. However, if its Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victory is anything to go by, it isn't holding it or its customer Holden VF Commodore back one iota.

It isn't only the Supercars arena in which Tekno is turning heads, either. The team took out the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, while November saw it claim the GT Australian Endurance Championship and third in the overall GT title.

So what is it about Tekno Autosports that allows it to keep bringing home the big wins? V8X Supercar Magazine takes an in-depth look in issue #96.

Issue #96 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on V8X Supercar Magazine issue #96.

According to its Supercars pilot Will Davison, it all comes down to "the human element".

"There is no magic in this sport, a lot of people – particularly in the larger-sized teams – go looking for the 'silver bullet' and they lose the human element," explains Davison.

"Every team is doing a great job up and down pitlane; everyone is trying to find that little edge, but a lot lose sight of that human element, working together and concentrating on some of the small details.

"People often, in such a controlled category, go searching for 'big'. For particular teams with resources and money it can be a good thing, but it can be a bad thing as they go designing and changing and the car is different every time it goes out.

"While it is hard at times (being a small team), we have the highest quality of people... and everyone is very passionate about working here and they spend the money on the right areas.

"We are obviously limited on what the team can spend, but if you look at bang for buck, I definitely think we are the best team in pitlane."

CLICK HERE to purchase the print edition of issue #96 to read the full feature.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 28-March 3
Melbourne 400 March 14-17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint April 5-7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint April 12-14
Perth SuperNight May 2-4
Winton SuperSprint May 24-26
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown June 14-16
Watpac Townsville 400 July 5-7
Ipswich SuperSprint July 26-28
The Bend SuperSprint August 23-25
ITM Auckland SuperSprint September 13-15
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 10-13
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 October 25-27
Sandown 500 November 8-10
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 22-24
   

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3944

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3873

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3433

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3153

 5

 David Reynolds

3225

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2807

 7

 Scott Pye

2608

 8

 Rick Kelly

2515

 9

 Fabian Coulthard

2477

 10

 Nick Percat

2290

 Full points table