Opposite Lock will sponsor James Courtney's #5 Ford Mustang when the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship gets underway. Pic: Tickford Racing

JAMES Courtney will carry the colours of Opposite Lock when the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship gets underway this weekend.

The four-wheel drive accessories chain has taken primary sponsorship of the 2010 series champion’s #5 Tickford Racing Ford, the new livery revealed on the eve of the opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

It’s a sponsorship that is an extension of Tickford’s relationship with Bapcor, the parent company of Opposite Lock, which began last year.

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“It’s great to be back getting ready for a new season, and fantastic to have Opposite Lock joining the team on the No. 5 Mustang,” Courtney said.

“On the race track we try and keep it on the black stuff, but I enjoy going off road with the kids away from the track so it’s great to have the support of a team that’s passionate about four-wheel driving.

“I’m really looking forward to this one, obviously a new season is always exciting, but I feel really settled in with the team at the moment.”

Pic: Tickford Racing

Courtney is entering his third year with Tickford Racing after joining it one round into the 2020 season.

After being sponsored by Boost Mobile for the past two seasons, Courtney’s car appeared in plain black colours at the Victorian teams’ pre-season test day last Tuesday.

“We had a positive test day last week which is a good boost of confidence heading into the first race of the year,” Courtney said.

Pic: Tickford Racing

“The car looks great, and we’ll do our best to make the team at Opposite Lock proud this weekend.” Practice for the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight gets underway on Friday afternoon.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.