Tekno Autosports was established in the early 2000s initially for the motor racing activities of Stephen Webb, and later his son Jonathon Webb.
Originally set up as a Porsche team, the team then moved into the second-tier Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series and then as a satellite third team operation, linking up with veteran Ford racing team, Dick Johnson Racing for Webb’s first run in the V8 Supercars Championship.
The team made the switch to Holden in 2012, fielding two Triple Eight Race Enginering Commodore chassis’. That relationship still continues into 2014, but the team have scaled back to one car with Jonathon Webb stepping down from full-time driving to concentrate on his Tekno Performance road car business and the sale of the Paul Morris REC to Dick Johnson Racing. The #19 Tekno REC has been changed to #97 to ensure Shane Van Gisbergen can continued with his preferred plate.
Team Principal: Jonathon Webb
Chassis: Holden Commodore VF
Drivers’ Championships: 0
2013 Championship: 4th
Team Tekno V.I.P. Petfoods
#97. Shane van Gisbergen
Born: 9 May 1989
V8 Supercars Debut: Oran Park 2007
V8 Supercars Championship – 4th 2011
Toyota Racing Series – 2nd – 2010
New Zealand Formula Ford Champion – 2006
PIRTEK Enduro Cup Co-Driver: