Tekno Autosports has secured highly experienced engineer Campbell Little to oversee Will Davison’s 2017 Supercars campaign.
Little is making his debut in Tekno colours at this weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour, where Davison is sharing a McLaren with factory drivers Jonny Kane and Ben Barnicoat.
Tekno moved to sign Little after long-time staffer Geoff Slater, who is working with Scott Taylor Motorsport at Bathurst, decided to move on at the end of 2016.
The Jonathon Webb owned team has also welcomed former Triple Eight man Adam Reardon as data engineer, replacing Jarrod Bowles following his move to Formula E midway through last year.
Tekno adds to Little’s list of previous Supercars teams that includes Triple Eight, Prodrive, Stone Brothers/Erebus, Dick Johnson Racing and most recently Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
“Geoff was with us since the opening of Tekno and had been a huge asset to the business,” Webb told Supercars.com.
“But it was time for a change and after he left we had a good chat with Campbell and he seemed to be a good fit.
“He’s obviously a knowledgeable guy and been around the sport a long time and has a heap of experience.
“It’s great to have Campbell and Adam here at Bathurst this weekend working together ahead of the Supercars season.”
Although not previously assigned directly to his car, Little worked with Davison at both Prodrive and Erebus and is looking forward to a new challenge with the single-car Tekno outfit.
“I think the biggest thing for us is making the most of the association Tekno has with Triple Eight,” Little told Supercars.com.
“I still know most of the people at Triple Eight and we need to work as closely as we can with them in the pitstops and those sorts of things.
“It’s going to be a tough year, there’s a lot of people stepping up, so we’ve got to as well.”
Davison and Little will try and build their driver-engineer bond while also coming to terms with Dunlop’s new construction control tyre, which is being tipped to shake-up the Supercars pecking order.
“I think the timing is quite good to have a fresh set of eyes come into the team,” Davison told Supercars.com.
“Quite a bit will change and none of us will have preconceived ideas on how it should be, how we should be setting up or how we should be driving on it.
“It’s going to be who thinks on their feet the quickest and adapts.
“We don’t design the car and our luxury is we can focus on some of the smaller details.
“If the cars do need to be redesigned we might be a little bit further behind than the ones that redesign it, but we’ll just do the fine tuning and hopefully we can get it into that window quicker than the others.”