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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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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table