Veteran engineer joins Team Sydney

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 25/06/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

Team Sydney has confirmed the recruitment of veteran engineer Chris Stuckey to work alongside Alex Davison.

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The move comes ahead of the return to racing at this weekend’s BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint, and follows engineer changes for Jack Le Brocq and Bryce Fullwood; Team 18 has also now confirmed head of engineering Phil Keed will operate directly on Scott Pye's car.

Stuckey brings considerable experience to the revamped squad, having spent more than a decade in the sport across a number of teams.

Prior to starting 2020 at Triple Eight on their Dunlop Super2 Series program, Stuckey had stints at Tony D’Alberto Racing, Brad Jones Racing, Erebus Motorsport, Dick Johnson Racing, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, Team 18 and Kelly Racing.

Nathan Leech will continue engineering Chris Pither in the Coca-Cola-backed sister Commodore.

“We’ve done a little bit of shuffling but to be honest we were quite a streamlined group anyway so it hasn’t changed a lot,” Team Sydney owner Jonathon Webb told Supercars.com.

“We have put on some more full-time staff as well. Chris is going to work with Alex; we had a young guy working with him before.

“I sort of chatted to Chris a little bit last year and I guess it didn’t match at the time but now it all just came together for us so he’s going to be a good addition for us for the remainder of the year.

“That plus some other staff additions, we’re stronger again than we’ve been in a long time.”

Having replaced James Courtney post-Adelaide, only for the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 to be cut short, 40-year-old Davison will finally get to make his Team Sydney race debut this weekend.

“He can’t wait,” Webb added.

“He was obviously excited to be part of the Grand Prix and just as he was getting in the groove with adrenalin and everything was running high, all of a sudden it was time to head home.

“He’s had a bit more time in the car this week tweaking seating and pedal positions and all those little things so that when we’re on track on Saturday, he hits the ground running and feels like home and feels like part of the group, which he is obviously entrenched in now.”

The BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint marks Davison’s first solo Supercars event since filling in for LDM at Eastern Creek in 2017.

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