Larkham forms V8 Supercar customer division

Australian V8 Supercar team Larkham Motor Sport in Ormeau, QLD, has established a 'customer' division whose first client is Thexton Motor Racing. A new team formed following David Thexton's purchase of Paragon Motorsport, TMR has moved into a factory next door to LMS. It will run independently with its own franchise, personnel and equipment, but LMS will supply and service its engines, gearboxes and other components

Larkham forms V8 Supercar customer division

The arrangement has assisted an expansion by LMS to a two-car team in 2003. General manager Adam Perry explained: "Expanding our operation to include a customer has allowed us to improve our business, and our race team. We've been able to further invest in infrastructure, equipment and personnel to a level that would otherwise have been unattainable. Our team has grown from nine full-time employees last year to the current level of 20. In 2003, we'll be servicing a minimum of seven engines, six gearboxes and 15 differential units, along with a multitude of other components."

LMS is looking to further expand its operation to provide a similar service to other V8 Supercar and Konica Series competitors.

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