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As the fallout from James Courtney’s sudden exit from TEKNO, sorry “Team Sydney”, continues to lightly coat the Supercars landscape, and with no news from the team themselves, The Waterton Sports Chronicle has just completed a full Woman’s Day style investigation into the goings on at the secretive team’s Sydney compound.
As we reported last week, it seems the extreme levels of toxicity in the environment at the team may have been behind James Courtney pulling the ejection lever after just one weekend, and remaining driver Chris Pither hastily donning a hazmat suit.
Following a lengthy investigation between breakfast and morning smoko, this reporter can reveal that the cause of the toxicity might be a return of the deadly “Teknovirus” that plagued the team for years following Shane van Gisbergen’s exit at the end of 2015. The development will not be well-received by team boss Jono Webb, who was confident they had eradicated the virus when the NSW government gave them millions of dollars to move to Sydney last year.
Head of Supercars Paulie the Parity Pelican told this reporter it was “somewhat likely” the team might miss the Melbourne GP round in a couple of weeks as quarantine measures were put in place to stop the spread of Teknovirus via toxic team members.
“We’re working with TEKNO, sorry, “Team Sydney” on containment measures at the moment. The last thing we want is the toxic environment spreading to other teams.” explained the seabird.
The situation further complicates an already tricky scenario for Jono Webb, with all the half-decent drivers apparently not keen to take the seat vacated by James Courtney, while the exit of Boost Mobile leaves Jono with no credit on his phone to call even the not half-decent ones.