Team SYDNEY sign Bathurst-winning engineer to support Coulthard
Repco Supercars Championship
Following news this morning that Fabian Coulthard will race for Team SYDNEY in 2021, the Eastern Creek-based outfit also announced the appointment of Dr Geoffrey Slater as Team Manager -Technical.
Slater previously led Team Sydney (as Tekno Autosports) through a five-year tenure that included victory at Bathurst with Will Davison and Jonathon Webb in 2016.
Over recent years subsequent roles have included leading Kostecki Brothers Racing in the Dunlop Super2 Series and a stint in the USA in 2019 for BMW in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's GT Le Mans class.
On his return to the Repco Supercars Championship, Slater said:
“Joining Team SYDNEY and returning to the TEKNO family is a great fit – I am happy to be home.
“The vision and plan the Webb’s, Fabian and I have built for the team is an exciting prospect.
“Behind the scenes Team SYDNEY are working in conjunction with the Australian Racing Drivers' Club [ARDC] and local Sydney educational institutions; having completed my PhD in Wollongong the opportunity to play a part in educating the engineers of the future is an interesting and unique challenge.”
Jonathon Webb – Managing Director TEKNO said of today’s major announcements of Coulthard and Slater joining the team for 2021:
“I’d like to thank Local Legends and our Sponsor partners for their continued support and involvement in the Team SYDNEY project.
“I am excited to announce Fabian Coulthard is joining Team SYDNEY, his vast experience will enhance our efforts in moving forward within our extremely competitive Championship.
“I’d like to welcome Dr Geoffrey Slater back to the Team SYDNEY TEKNO family in the position of Team Manager - Technical.
“Geoffrey has been a pivotal player in the development of TEKNO since its inception in 2011. With Geoffrey, TEKNO achieved multiple race wins including the 2016 Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12hr, as well as placing second in the 2014 Supercars Championship with Shane Van Gisbergen.
“Geoffrey’s recent accolades include 2020 Rolex 24hr Daytona win, 2020 Michelin Endurance Championship win and 2nd in 2020 WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with factory BMW GTLM team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.”