James Courtney will race with Coca-Cola backing in the 2020 Supercars Championship season, it has been revealed as the series made its official launch in Sydney today.

The 2010 series champion was one of the key players in the driver market movements and called time on his long association with Walkinshaw Andretti United to move to the newly formed Team Sydney by TEKNO operation.

The outfit, co-owned by former full-time driver Jonathon Webb, will operate from a temporary headquarters at Sydney Motorsport Park following a relocation from the Gold Coast.

It will run two Holden ZB Commodores built by Triple Eight Race Engineering, with Courtney steering the team’s traditional #19 entry.

“Today, Team Sydney has unveiled the beginning of our 2020 campaign with Coca-Cola Amatil as a new partner,” read a post on the squad’s Facebook page.

“Team Sydney continues to focus on building as we release the first of our two liveries.

“Further announcements will follow, including the driver of car #22.”

It is expected that 2018 Super2 Championship winner Chris Pither will get the other seat.

Coca-Cola Amatil is no stranger to Australian touring car racing, having last provided naming rights sponsorship to former 500cc motorcycle world champion Wayne Gardner’s car in the 1999 V8 Supercars Championship Series.

What is not clear is whether the Coca-Cola backing is for the full season or a limited number of rounds.

The first round of the 2020 Supercars Championship season, the Adelaide 500, takes place on 21-23 February.

Image via Supercars Championship

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