THE 2018 Supercars grid is squared away with Tekno confirming Jack Le Brocq will race for the reformed squad this year.
The 25-year-old rookie replaces Will Davison at the Bathurst-winning outfit, bringing with him an impressive array of success in the Super2 Series with 11 race wins across the past three seasons.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to begin my Supercars ‘main game’ career with TEKNO”, says Le Brocq.
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“I am very excited to be making my Supercars Championship start with Adrian Burgess joining the team, alongside a brand new ZB Commodore to drive, it’s a dream come true.”
“This is a massive opportunity and I will work hard to maximise it.”
Le Brocq’s graduation from Super2 completes a five-driver crop of rookies for the 2018 season, joining James Golding, Richie Stanaway, 2017 Super2 champion Todd Hazelwood, and Anton De Pasquale in the main game.
Burgess, formerly of Walkinshaw, Triple Eight and Dick Johnson Racing, was appointed group principal of the Jonathon Webb-owned squad in the off-season after first working with the team in an advisory capacity midway through 2017.
The other key change is that Le Brocq will slip behind the wheel of a brand new Holden ZB Commodore for 2018 that has been built by Tekno at Triple Eight with the team’s support.
“It’s the right time for me and for TEKNO,” Burgess said.
“We have put in place the right mix of skills and equipment to be properly competitive and I am quietly confident our 2018 campaign will surprise a few people.”
“There’s a bunch of young guys entering the Supercars championship this season, and we believe Jack has what it takes to lead the rookies and challenge the best of them.”
“It’s an exciting time for all of us and we are confident TEKNO will be a team to follow.”
After a difficult season which saw Tekno slip into the mid-pack from challenging for race wins, Webb is excited at the prospects of the season ahead.
“TEKNO are committed to re-establishing ourselves as the team to watch in 2018 and beyond. We have invested heavily in new personnel and a new Supercar, to ensure TEKNO has the best possible opportunity to succeed,” Webb said.
“Commercially, our program has come together too … we’ll have plenty to talk about in the coming weeks.”
CORRECTION: The initial article and post referred to the car as being Tekno-built without Triple Eight support. This has now been amended.