Tekno Autosports was an Australian motor racing team, established in the 1990s initially for the motor racing activities of Stephen Webb, and later his son Jonathon Webb. The team competes in the Supercars Championship using two Holden ZB Commodores built by Triple Eight Race Engineering. Fabian Coulthard and Garry Jacobson are the team's current drivers. At the end of 2021, the Supercars team was sold to Peter Xiberras and rebranded PremiAir Racing.

In 2016, the team won both the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000.

History

Formed originally as a Porsche team running in the Australian Porsche Cup by Steve Webb, having previously raced Kaditchas in the Australian Sports Car Championship and Ralts in the Australian Drivers' Championship. Webb raced Porsches with modest success for several seasons, moving into the Australian Nations Cup Championship, a GT based racing series, in 2000. Gradually as the 2000s progressed the team's emphasis shifted from Steve to Jonathon as he emerged through the ranks of Australian motor racers. Jonathon Webb joined the Australian Carrera Cup Championship when it was formed in 2003 and finished third in his best ever season in 2005.

V8 Supercar Development Series

For 2007, Tekno moved into the second-tier Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series and operated a Ford BA Falcon in the series with the assistance of Stone Brothers Racing. Under the racing number of #94, Webb placed fourth for the season. This relationship continued into 2008, with Webb placing third. In 2009, Tekno wound down as an operational racing team with Webb moving to the MW Motorsport team.

Supercars Championship

In 2010 Tekno entered what was then known as the V8 Supercar Championship Series with a Racing Entitlement Contract (REC) purchased from Tasman Motorsport. It linked up with veteran Queensland Ford racing team, Dick Johnson Racing with Webb racing a former Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford FG Falcon as #19.[1] Mid-season, the team attained a title sponsor, Mother Energy Drinks. David Russell joined the team for the endurance events, the Phillip Island 500 and Bathurst 1000. Sebastian Bourdais joined the team for the Gold Coast 600. At the final event of the year, the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500, the team recorded their first win, with Webb winning the rain-affected Saturday race.

Tekno severed their relationship with Dick Johnson Racing in 2011 and became an independent single car team, still utilising the #19. The team maintained the sponsorship links with Mother Energy Drinks and had their engines built by InnoV8 Race Engines. Richard Lyons was the endurance co-driver for Phillip Island and Bathurst, with Gil de Ferran joining Webb for the Gold Coast 600.

The 2012 season saw the team expand to two cars which included a move to Holden and becoming a Triple Eight Race Engineering customer.[2] Webb continued to drive the #19 car, with Michael Patrizi recruited to drive the #91 Commodore with a REC leased from Paul Morris Motorsport.[3] Scott McLaughlin and Jonny Reid were the endurance drivers for Sandown and Bathurst, with Marc Lieb and Lucas di Grassi joining Webb and Patrizi respectively on the Gold Coast. Webb finished the 2012 season in 12th Position, with Patrizi in 18th despite competing without a full-time title sponsor all year.

Michael Patrizi was replaced in 2013 with Shane van Gisbergen, in a controversial move after van Gisbergen was granted a release from his Stone Brothers Racing contract on the basis he wanted time away from the sport. Both entries acquired new sponsors, with Darrell Lea sponsoring Webb's car #19 and VIP Petfoods van Gisbergen's #97 entry. Van Gisbergen quickly established himself a race winning threat in the team's new Triple Eight constructed Holden VF Commodore taking victory at Race 2 at the 2013 Clipsal 500 and Sydney 500. Webb also won the Skycity Triple Crown event despite not winning a race over the weekend. For the newly introduced Enduro Cup, Marc Lieb returned to join Webb, with Jeroen Bleekemolen joining van Gisbergen.

For 2014, the team returned to a single car operation with the leased REC returned to Paul Morris Motorsport and van Gisbergen driving the single entry to finish second in the championship. Webb joined van Gisbergen in the Enduro Cup, and after starting from pole, the pair were leading the 2014 Bathurst 1000 in the closing stages before a starter motor failed, leaving the car stuck in the pits for several minutes. In both 2014 and 2015, van Gisbergen and Webb won one race of the Gold Coast 600. Van Gisbergen finished fourth in the 2015 championship, only adding another race win at the Sydney 500 to his Gold Coast victory.

In 2016, Will Davison replaced van Gisbergen.[4] The move brought near-immediate success, with the team winning the second round of the year, the Tasmania SuperSprint.[5] After a lean patch in the middle of the year, Davison, partnered with Webb, returned to form at the Enduro Cup. After finishing third at Sandown, at the Bathurst 1000, Davison achieved an even better result, capitalising on late drama between the race leaders to take his second Bathurst crown, despite not leading any laps, only one tenth of a second ahead of van Gisbergen.[6]

In 2020, the team will return to a two-car operation and relocate to Western Sydney.[7][8]

In January 2022 the team was sold to Peter Xiberras and rebranded PremiAir Racing.[9]

In September 2022 the company was placed in to voluntarily liquidation with tax debts to the Australian Tax Office in excess of $390,000. [10]

Endurance/GT racing

Tekno Autosports campaigned two McLaren 650S GT3 cars in the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Shane van Gisbergen, Jonathon Webb and Álvaro Parente won the race, with the sister car of Will Davison, Robert Bell and Andrew Watson finishing 9th. With a third car this relationship continued into the 2016 Australian GT Championship.

Results

Supercars Results

Car No. 19 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
2010 Jonathon Webb 19 Ford YMC
R1

8
YMC
R2

18
BHR
R3

14
BHR
R4

16
ADE
R5

15
ADE
R6

15
HAM
R7

13
HAM
R8

10
QLD
R9

10
QLD
R10

12
WIN
R11

26
WIN
R12

11
HDV
R13

24
HDV
R14

13
TOW
R15

16
TOW
R16

9
PHI
QR

18
PHI
R17

6
BAT
R18

19
SUR
R19

8
SUR
R20

16
SYM
R21

18
SYM
R22

16
SAN
R23

20
SAN
R24

9
SYD
R25

1
SYD
R26

10
13th 1852
2011 YMC
R1

20
YMC
R2

6
ADE
R3

14
ADE
R4

11
HAM
R5

Ret
HAM
R6

12
BAR
R7

20
BAR
R8

15
BAR
R9

23
WIN
R10

24
WIN
R11

12
HID
R12

22
HID
R13

16
TOW
R14

21
TOW
R15

Ret
QLD
R16

26
QLD
R17

20
QLD
R18

22
PHI
QR

13
PHI
R19

18
BAT
R20

13
SUR
R21

9
SUR
R22

13
SYM
R23

21
SYM
R24

9
SAN
R25

11
SAN
R26

16
SYD
R27

Ret
SYD
R28

4
21st 1493
2012 Holden ADE
R1

23
ADE
R2

DNS
SYM
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

9
HAM
R5

19
HAM
R6

13
BAR
R7

14
BAR
R8

21
BAR
R9

20
PHI
R10

7
PHI
R11

7
HID
R12

9
HID
R13

15
TOW
R14

19
TOW
R15

8
QLD
R16

Ret
QLD
R17

Ret
SMP
R18

9
SMP
R19

17
SAN
QR

9
SAN
R20

10
BAT
R21

6
SUR
R22

2
SUR
R23

14
YMC
R24

10
YMC
R25

9
YMC
R26

EX
WIN
R27

7
WIN
R28

7
SYD
R29

4
SYD
R30

6
12th 1987
2013 ADE
R1

8
ADE
R2

10
SYM
R3

10
SYM
R4

11
SYM
R5

7
PUK
R6

10
PUK
R7

11
PUK
R8

8
PUK
R9

18
BAR
R10

16
BAR
R11

22
BAR
R12

19
COA
R13

7
COA
R14

4
COA
R15

4
COA
R16

9
HID
R17

4
HID
R18

6
HID
R19

4
TOW
R20

22
TOW
R21

12
QLD
R22

26
QLD
R23

15
QLD
R24

14
WIN
R25

20
WIN
R26

24
WIN
R27

22
SAN
QR

23
SAN
R28

13
BAT
R29

12
SUR
R30

10
SUR
R31

17
PHI
R32

18
PHI
R33

18
PHI
R34

Ret
SYD
R35

2
SYD
R36

23
12th 1901
2016 Will Davison ADE
R1

11
ADE
R2

9
ADE
R3

15
SYM
R4

3
SYM
R5

1
PHI
R6

16
PHI
R7

9
BAR
R8

4
BAR
R9

10
WIN
R10

6
WIN
R11

17
HID
R12

4
HID
R13

4
TOW
R14

5
TOW
R15

11
QLD
R16

7
QLD
R17

17
SMP
R18

21
SMP
R19

26
SAN
QR

10
SAN
R20

3
BAT
R21

1
SUR
R22

16
SUR
R23

13
PUK
R24

10
PUK
R25

6
PUK
R26

8
PUK
R27

13
SYD
R28

7
SYD
R29

8
5th 2589
2017 ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

13
SYM
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

DNS
PHI
R5

9
PHI
R6

Ret
BAR
R7

8
BAR
R8

5
WIN
R9

5
WIN
R10

9
HID
R11

13
HID
R12

11
TOW
R13

19
TOW
R14

8
QLD
R15

17
QLD
R16

Ret
SMP
R17

12
SMP
R18

12
SAN
QR

25
SAN
R19

12
BAT
R20

14
SUR
R21

20
SUR
R22

14
PUK
R23

12
PUK
R24

23
NEW
R25

9
NEW
R26

9
15th 1659
2018 Jack Le Brocq ADE
R1

20
ADE
R2

22
MEL
R3

20
MEL
R4

22
MEL
R5

22
MEL
R6

21
SYM
R7

10
SYM
R8

5
PHI
R9

20
PHI
R10

18
BAR
R11

16
BAR
R12

9
WIN
R13

15
WIN
R14

17
HID
R15

18
HID
R16

Ret
TOW
R17

22
TOW
R18

18
QLD
R19

21
QLD
R20

10
SMP
R21

9
BEN
R22

16
BEN
R23

18
SAN
QR

20
SAN
R24

22
BAT
R25

15
SUR
R26

16
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28

22
PUK
R29

23
NEW
R30

19
NEW
R31

18
19th 1673
2019 ADE
R1

20
ADE
R2

21
MEL
R3

20
MEL
R4

20
MEL
R5

15
MEL
R6

23
SYM
R7

22
SYM
R8

22
PHI
R9

20
PHI
R10

20
BAR
R11

20
BAR
R12

22
WIN
R13

20
WIN
R14

20
HID
R15

Ret
HID
R16

21
TOW
R17

23
TOW
R18

14
QLD
R19

22
QLD
R20

23
BEN
R21

21
BEN
R22

25
PUK
R23

21
PUK
R24

23
BAT
R25

17
SUR
R26

13
SUR
R27

13
SAN
QR

24
SAN
R28

19
NEW
R29

Ret
NEW
R30

17
22nd 1277
2020 James Courtney ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

15
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
23rd 794
Alex Davison ADE
R1

ADE
R2

MEL
R3

MEL
R4

MEL
R5

MEL
R6

SMP1
R7

Ret
SMP1
R8

17
SMP1
R9

21
SMP2
R10

20
SMP2
R11

23
SMP2
R12

20
HID1
R13

16
HID1
R14

17
HID1
R15

24
HID2
R16

18
HID2
R17

22
HID2
R18

20
TOW1
R19

18
TOW1
R20

22
TOW1
R21

20
TOW2
R22

13
TOW2
R23

19
TOW2
R24

15
BEN1
R25

22
BEN1
R26

20
BEN1
R27

18
BEN2
R28

22
BEN2
R29

DNS
BEN2
R30

DNS
BAT
R31

12
2021 Fabian Coulthard BAT
R1

14
BAT
R2

22
SAN
R3

21
SAN
R4

17
SAN
R5

20
SYM
R6

21
SYM
R7

Ret
SYM
R8

13
BEN
R9

20
BEN
R10

Ret
BEN
R11

17
HID
R12

Ret
HID
R13

16
HID
R14

13
TOW
R15

21
TOW
R16

Ret
TOW2
R17

Ret
TOW2
R18

21
TOW2
R19

20
SYD1
R20

11
SYD1
R21

23
SYD1
R22

Ret
SYD2
R23

17
SYD2
R24

14
SYD2
R25

19
SYD3
R26

16
SYD3
R27

17
SYD3
R28

22
SYD4
R29

21
SYD4
R30

NC
BAT
R31

19
24th 936

Car No. 22 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
2012 Michael Patrizi 91 Holden ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

BAR
R9

PHI
R10

PHI
R11

HID
R12

HID
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

SMP
R18

SMP
R19

SAN
QR

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

SUR
R23

YMC
R24

YMC
R25

YMC
R26

WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

18th 1397
2013 Shane Van Gisbergen 97 ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

1
SYM
R3

7
SYM
R4

12
SYM
R5

9
PUK
R6

4
PUK
R7

6
PUK
R8

2
PUK
R9

11
BAR
R10

9
BAR
R11

7
BAR
R12

6
COA
R13

26
COA
R14

5
COA
R15

5
COA
R16

3
HID
R17

2
HID
R18

8
HID
R19

6
TOW
R20

17
TOW
R21

3
QLD
R22

12
QLD
R23

17
QLD
R24

11
WIN
R25

13
WIN
R26

5
WIN
R27

5
SAN
QR

14
SAN
R28

12
BAT
R29

11
SUR
R30

2
SUR
R31

Ret
PHI
R32

7
PHI
R33

3
PHI
R34

10
SYD
R35

3
SYD
R36

1
5th 2508
2014 ADE
R1

3
ADE
R2

16
ADE
R3

3
SYM
R4

11
SYM
R5

11
SYM
R6

7
WIN
R7

2
WIN
R8

20
WIN
R9

12
PUK
R10

2
PUK
R11

5
PUK
R12

1
PUK
R13

4
BAR
R14

25
BAR
R15

19
BAR
R16

20
HID
R17

3
HID
R18

7
HID
R19

2
TOW
R20

5
TOW
R21

4
TOW
R22

3
QLD
R23

10
QLD
R24

4
QLD
R25

10
SMP
R26

1
SMP
R27

1
SMP
R28

7
SAN
QR

2
SAN
R29

6
BAT
R30

16
SUR
R31

1
SUR
R32

5
PHI
R33

24
PHI
R34

17
PHI
R35

5
SYD
R36

6
SYD
R37

2
SYD
R38

1
2nd 2781
2015 ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

13
ADE
R3

2
SYM
R4

4
SYM
R5

8
SYM
R6

3
BAR
R7

4
BAR
R8

24
BAR
R9

14
WIN
R10

8
WIN
R11

5
WIN
R12

23
HID
R13

12
HID
R14

5
HID
R15

4
TOW
R16

10
TOW
R17

20
QLD
R18

4
QLD
R19

Ret
QLD
R20

21
SMP
R21

20
SMP
R22

5
SMP
R23

4
SAN
QR

4
SAN
R24

3
BAT
R25

8
SUR
R26

1
SUR
R27

5
PUK
R28

2
PUK
R29

5
PUK
R30

9
PHI
R31

4
PHI
R32

9
PHI
R33

7
SYD
R34

2
SYD
R35

6
SYD
R36

1
4th 2712
2020 Chris Pither 22 ADE
R1

ADE
R2

MEL
R3

C
MEL
R4

C
MEL
R5

C
MEL
R6

C
SMP1
R7

SMP1
R8

SMP1
R9

SMP2
R10

SMP2
R11

SMP2
R12

HID1
R13

HID1
R14

HID1
R15

HID2
R16

HID2
R17

HID2
R18

TOW1
R19

TOW1
R20

TOW1
R21

TOW2
R22

TOW2
R23

TOW2
R24

BEN1
R25

BEN1
R26

BEN1
R27

BEN2
R28

BEN2
R29

BEN2
R30

BAT
R31

20th 866
2021 Garry Jacobson BAT
R1

Ret
BAT
R2

20
SAN
R3

20
SAN
R4

20
SAN
R5

19
SYM
R6

20
SYM
R7

19
SYM
R8

24
BEN
R9

24
BEN
R10

14
BEN
R11

Ret
HID
R12

18
HID
R13

Ret
HID
R14

18
TOW
R15

20
TOW
R16

19
TOW2
R17

18
TOW2
R18

17
TOW2
R19

17
SYD1
R20

17
SYD1
R21

22
SYD1
R22

21
SYD2
R23

20
SYD2
R24

23
SYD2
R25

12
SYD3
R26

15
SYD3
R27

24
SYD3
R28

18
SYD4
R29

22
SYD4
R30

NC
BAT
R31

14
22nd 1003

Bathurst 1000 results

Year No. Car Drivers Position Laps
2010 19 Ford Falcon FG Australia Jonathon Webb
Australia David Russell
19th 161
2011 19 Ford Falcon FG Australia Jonathon Webb
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
13th 161
2012 19 Holden Commodore VE Australia Jonathon Webb
New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
6th 161
91 Holden Commodore VE Australia Michael Patrizi
New Zealand Jonny Reid
DNF 19
2013 19 Holden Commodore VF Australia Jonathon Webb
Germany Marc Lieb
12th 161
97 Holden Commodore VF New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
11th 161
2014 97 Holden Commodore VF New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
16th 158
2015 97 Holden Commodore VF New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Jonathon Webb
8th 161
2016 19 Holden Commodore VF Australia Will Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
1st 161
2017 19 Holden Commodore VF Australia Will Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
14th 159
2018 19 Holden Commodore ZB Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
15th 161
2019 19 Holden Commodore ZB Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
17th 160
2020 19 Holden Commodore ZB Australia Alex Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
12th 161
22 Holden Commodore ZB New Zealand Chris Pither
Australia Steve Owen
16th 159
2021 19 Holden Commodore ZB New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Jonathon Webb
19th 156
22 Holden Commodore ZB Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Dylan O'Keeffe
14th 161

Supercars Championship drivers

The following is a list of drivers who have driven for the team in the Supercars Championship, in order of their first appearance. Drivers who only drove for the team on a part-time basis are listed in italics.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Third DJR entry for Webb finalised
  2. ^ Webb confirms switch to Holden in 2012
  3. ^ "Patrizi joins expanded Tekno Autosports". V8X Magazine. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Davison Joins Tekno". V8Supercars. 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (3 April 2016). "Davison wins after late drama at Symmons". Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  6. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (9 October 2016). "Davison/Webb win controversial Bathurst 1000". Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Courtney wants Perkins for Team Sydney". Supercars Championship. 5 November 2019.
  8. ^ "teamSYDNEY w JC". Tekno Autosports.
  9. ^ PremiAir Racing Officially Purchase Team Sydney Auto Action 13 January 2022
  10. ^ Herrero, Daniel (22 September 2022). "Webb's Tekno in liquidation owing $390,000". Speedcafe. Retrieved 23 September 2022.