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Patrizi joins expanded Tekno Autosports

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Michael Patrizi will return to the main game in 2012 alongside Jonathon Webb in the expanded Tekno Autosports team, although their sponsorship package is yet to be finalised.

It seems likely that Mother energy drink will not re-sign with the team, although Sinopec, supporters of Patrizi, is expected as title sponsor for the team's new recruit.

Tekno will instead run a unique livery for Sandown pre-season test this Saturday (see Patrizi’s design above and Webb’s below) that incorporates QR (Quick Response) Codes in the design.

According to the team, “Fans have the opportunity to scan the code featured on the race cars using their smartphone and register to win a prize package including tickets to the Armor All Gold Coast 600, flights and accommodation for two.”

Patrizi will campaign the #91 entry leased from Paul Morris Motorsport (PMM), with the team running Triple Eight built Commodores formerly used by PMM, having switched from Ford in the off-season.

“I am thrilled to have secured the drive with Tekno alongside Jonathon for the season,” says Patrizi. 

“The team has big plans both on and off the track this year, particularly transitioning into a two-car Holden team. I’m stoked to be given the opportunity to be a part of such an exciting team.”

Following an open-wheel racing career that included stints in Europe, North America and Asia, Patrizi arrived in V8 Supercars in 2008 in the Ford Rising Stars Racing entry before joining Paul Cruickshank Racing the following season.

For the last two seasons he was endurance co-driver with Dean Fiore at Triple F Racing, finishing fifth in the Carrera Cup Championship last season.

“Michael brings with him a wealth of experience having been involved in competitive racing for many years throughout Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia from an early age,” says Tekno Team Manager Bruce Jenkins.

“He demonstrated that he has the professionalism, attitude and enthusiasm to step into V8’s and importantly he is the right fit for our team.”

Tekno will test at Queensland Raceway today where Webb will drive his first laps in a Holden Commodore.


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