The 2018 Supercars Championship grid is finally complete. TEKNO Autosports has confirmed that it has Jack Le Brocq to drive its #19 Holden ZB Commodore, while also securing the leadership services of Adrian Burgess.
Le Brocq (pictured centre, flanked by team owner Jonathon Webb and team principal Burgess) has long been tipped to join the Queensland-based squad following its split with Will Davison.
The 25-year-old has spent the last four years racing in the second-tier Super2 Championship – finishing inside the top-three in the championship standings in three of those seasons – while making occasional outings as a co-driver in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to begin my Supercars ‘main game’ career with Tekno,” said Le Brocq.
“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.”
The day-to-day running of the team will be overseen by former F1 team principal and ex Holden Racing Team boss Burgess, who makes his full-time return to the championship.
The Englishman was made the scapegoat for Walkinshaw Racing’s downturn in form in 2017 and fired by the team last May. He joined TEKNO in a consultancy role during the Pirtek Enduro Cup, and has now been awarded a full-time role.
“It’s the right time for me and for Tekno,” Burgess added.
“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.”
The team is expected to reveal its new livery and sponsorship partners in the coming weeks.
Image via TEKNO Autosports
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