Shah on Track for T86RS Return After Miracle Rebuild

The #29 Toyota 86 driven by Andrew Shah and prepared by Tekworkx Motorsport is in a race against time to return for the next round of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park, but the team appears to be winning the battle.

Shah was involved in a vicious crash early in race two at the previous round of the series, which ended his weekend early and left the Tekworkx team with a monster rebuild to perform in the three weeks between rounds.

To complicate matters, Tekworkx are a Gold Coast based team who, thanks to border restrictions, cannot return to their workshop to work on the car. The team’s personnel are also scattered across the two states with a number of crew members still north of the border. In a stroke of good fortune and sportsmanship, Tigani Motorsport have enabled the Tekworkx crew to utilise their Sydney-based workshop.

“With our team being split between our Gold Coast workshop and Sydney, we’re very thankful that Nathan from Tigani Motorsport has helped with the rebuild and allowed us to use his workshop,” said team owner, Rob Woods.

“It was never going to happen without Tigani Motorsport and the alliance Tekworkx has with them, we can’t thank them enough.

“We have one of our mechanics on his way down from the Gold Coast, to assist in putting the car back together. The car will return from the panel shop this Friday, then we’re on track to have Andrew back in the car for the next round. It’s quite a miracle, considering the extent of the damage.

“Finally, we can’t thank Dave and the team at Parramatta Smash Repairs for preforming the almost impossible, getting all the panel work done, it has been a big effort,” concluded Woods.

The next round of the Toyota 86 Series will be at the Beaurepairs Sydney SuperNight from November 19-21 before the season concludes at the Bathurst 1000.