Gold Coast based team Tekworkx Motorsport have unveiled plans for a brand new state of the art workshop to help facilitate the team’s expansion and growing requirements.
The move to a new facility has become necessary after the team has outgrown their current facility in Molendinar. Currently, Tekworkx operate in three national categories with a fleet of cars competing in 2022.
In Toyota 86 competition, the team field three full time entries for up and coming talent with a fourth car expected to join the national series mid-season. The team also has a well-established Porsche program with two cars in Carrera Cup and two entries in Sprint Challenge.
“We are looking at expanding our number of competing cars, we have an order for a new MARC Car that is expected to arrive mid-year and are also looking at purchasing a GT car of which brand has not been decided, there are also plans in place to increase our numbers in some of our current categories,” said team owner Rob Woods.
“At the moment we basically have cars stored in another factory unit within the complex of our current location, which works, but I want to have everything in one facility.”
The new workshop will be a standalone building situated on an 1800sq/m block of land at Upper Coomera. Tekworkx have benefited from the ability to completely design a new building which accommodates all of the team’s current and future requirements.
The 950m2 building will have the capability to house the team’s transporter within the workshop area, allowing for easy access to load and unload whenever required. For the time being in the team’s outgoing workshop the transporter has to be kept off site.
Some of the purpose built areas within the new building that the team will benefit from include a simulator and driver training area, a fully equipped gym, a team boardroom, a complete fabrication area and the potential installation of an in-house dyno facility.
“This development is one that will greatly improve our capabilities as a race team, being able to operate out of a brand new workshop and office designed from the ground up to be purpose fit for a race team.
“We will still be based on the Gold Coast, in fact we’re moving just about 15 minutes from our current location. The workshop is only going to be five minutes from the M1 motorway so the access is great, and it will allow our transporter to get straight on the motorway and head south or north off to events,” concluded Woods.
It’s expected that development on the new facility will conclude at the end of July, with the team beginning their move between locations as soon as viable.