V8 Supercars – Tekno Secures McLaughlin for 2012 Enduro’s

February 1, 2012

V8 Supercars

Tekno Autosports has secured the services of Gold Coast based 18-year-old Scott McLaughlin to co-drive alongside Jonathon Webb for the forthcoming 2012 Endurance Events.

McLaughlin, the youngest ever V8 Supercar Development Series race winner, will line up alongside Webb in the #19 Tekno Autosports Commodore for September’s Sandown 500 and October’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

On the back of his fourth place finish in 2011, McLaughlin will this year also contest his third V8 Supercar Development Series campaign driving his Fujitsu Racing machine, as well as the New Zealand SuperTourer Title.

Tekno Team Manager Bruce Jenkins is thrilled with the appointment.

“I’ve been keeping a close eye on Scott for a couple years now and think he is a genuine star of the future.  His results to date, particularly at such a young age speak for themselves and he brings excitement and enthusiasm to the team which is what we are about.”

“We have undergone some exciting changes in the last twelve months and we’ve set high expectations for ourselves in 2012.  Our move to a two car Holden team is evidence of this and I have no doubt that Scott will play an integral role in how we place in the Enduro’s this season.”

McLaughlin, is equally enthusiastic about joining such a dynamic team.

“In early 2009 Bruce engineered me in WA when I was competing in a handful of Formula Ford events in order to close out my CAMS license.  When he arrived to head up Tekno last year we started talking again, then earlier this year Bruce and I met for bit of a chat and we’ve been exploring the co-driving role ever since.  In addition to the planned expansion to two cars, when it became clear that it was alongside Webby, I jumped at the chance to partner him.

“The whole Tekno team are currently working through a big program of change and it’s exciting to think I will be driving alongside a former V8 Supercar race-winner – and also in a Triple Eight-built Commodore.  Webby and I are a similar size, which is important, and the team are going to give me every chance to get right up to speed during the year – I couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to have my first run.”

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