FALCON RETURNS FOR TICKFORD’S 250TH!

TICKFORD Racing will celebrate its 250th Supercars Championship round start at the Repco Mount Panorama 500 with a nod to the team’s roots.

The rear quarters of Jack Le Brocq’s #5 Truck Assist Mustang will sport the Falcon insignia that was displayed on the team’s cars during its early days as Ford Performance Racing.

The Falcon motif last made a cameo appearance on a Tickford car at Bathurst in 2018, when the team celebrated the end of the nameplate’s stint in the category before being replaced by the current Mustang.  

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The launch of FPR in 2003. Pic: an1images.com / Justin Deeley

Tickford boss Tim Edwards says it’s special to run the Falcon insignia on car #5 – a number the team inherited from Glenn Seton Racing when it was taken over to create FPR in 2003.

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“This weekend is a pretty special milestone for us, and it’s very special to add the Falcon to Car 5 for this event,” Edwards said.

“Thinking back, it’s pretty incredible how far this team has come, being essentially built from scratch in late 2002.

Jack Le Brocq moves into the #5 entry this season. Pic: Supplied

Tickford boss Tim Edwards says it’s special to run the Falcon insignia on car #5 – a number the team inherited from Glenn Seton Racing when it was taken over to create FPR in 2003.

“It took a few years to get our cars to the front regularly, but once we did we’ve been there pretty consistently ever since.

“The Falcon is a nice tribute to those early days and building the foundation of what we have today: 74 race wins, 86 poles, 250 podiums, a championship, two Bathurst wins, the list goes on.  

The Falcon logo on the Truck Assist Mustang. Pic: Supplied

“Obviously we’ve achieved a lot in our time; we’ve created a lot of fond memories on and off the track thanks to so many great people: drivers, crew, sponsors, and fans.

“We’d certainly like to create another this weekend, and there’s no better place to do it than at Bathurst, we’ll have our eyes on the prize as always.”

Tickford will this year run three Mustangs in the Repco Supercars Championship, fielding Le Brocq alongside Cameron Waters and James Courtney.

It also continues to run a single Falcon FG X in the Dunlop Super2 Series, recruiting Zak Best for the 2021 season.

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