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Webbs sell Team Sydney to PremiAir Hire

Team Sydney sold to PremiAir Hire.

13 January 2022

The Webb family, led by Jonathon Webb, has sold Team Sydney, formerly Tekno Autosports, to PremiAir Hire managing director Peter Xiberras.

PremiAir Hire sponsored the #22 Team Sydney entry in 2021, taking over the team following its ill-fated rebranding and move to become a New South Wales-based team. 

“Kobe and I are grateful that Peter Xiberras and PremiAir Hire will continue to build Team Sydney within the Supercars championship,” said Webb.

“We are thankful for the support and friendships we have welcomed over the past 12 years of racing – significantly Tony Quinn, Triple Eight, KRE, ARDC, Steve Hallam, Dr. Geoffrey Slater, Mick Shortus (our first employee who remained with us for our entire Supercars journey), and many more.

“Thank you to our drivers, crew, and families. We look forward to seeing what the 2022 season brings for all involved – all the best.”

The two-car Holden team campaigned Garry Jacobson and Fabian Coulthard in 2021, running ex-Triple Eight Race Engineering ZB Commodores, with the drivers finishing in 22nd and 24th in the championship standings respectively.

PremiAir will be without technical guru Doctor Geoffrey Slater when it takes over the team, with Slater joining Walkinshaw Andretti United to engineer new recruit Nick Percat.

The Webb family entered Supercars with a satellite car at Dick Johnson Racing in 2010, before setting up its own team and running as Tekno Autosports from 2011.

Tekno Autosports had success with Shane van Gisbergen winning races from 2013 to 2015, with the team claiming victory in the Bathurst 1000 with Will Davison and Webb in 2016. 

The team struggled for results in the following seasons with a rebrand to Team Sydney and proposed move to New South Wales from Queensland failing to pay dividends, finishing as the last multi-car team in the championship standings in 2021.