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Brisbane-based self-proclaimed “championship contenders” Team Sydney reckon they’ve finally come up with a cure to the dreaded Teknovirus that has plagued the outfit since Shane van Gisbergen left back in 2015.
Speaking from their Yatala base on the ‘outskirts’ of Sydney, just a short 900km drive from Sydney Motorsport Park, team boss Jono Webb told The Waterton Sports Chronicle the breakthrough had come despite the Melbourne race meeting being cut short unexpectedly.
“We thought we had contained the issue going into the Adelaide 500 weekend, but then James (Courtney) put it in the wall and we realised the virus was back.” explained Webb.
“From there it spread to Chris’ (Pither) side of the garage and we quickly found ourselves the standard two seconds off the pace.”.
Webb told this reporter it was after analysing some data when the team arrived back at their Brisbane-based Sydney factory that they realised it was going to be “quite a challenge” to win the championship if Courtney kept putting the car in the fence every time he drove it.
“So we made the decision to put James in self-isolation indefinitely, which seemed to have immediate results because Alex (Davison) managed to get through four sessions on day 1 at the Melbourne 400 without writing off the car, which was nice.” Jono explained.
The team is now preparing to test the cure at the next actual race meeting, whenever that might be.