TICKFORD Racing is set to reach a major milestone when the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship gets underway.
The season-opening Repco Mount Panorama 500 will mark the team’s 250th championship round start.
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The outfit now known as Tickford Racing was originally created for the 2003 season as Ford Performance Racing when UK-based motorsport powerhouse Prodrive bought out Glenn Seton Racing.
Craig Lowndes, Glenn Seton and David Besnard were its foundation drivers, and the three-car lineup represented FPR in its championship debut at the opening round of the 2003 season, the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
After competing as FPR and then Prodrive Racing Australia, the team adopted the Tickford Racing moniker for 2018 to align with the vehicle personalisation automotive brand with which it shares a common ownership group.
The team’s 249 round starts to date have resulted in 551 race starts, a championship victory for Mark Winterbottom in 2015 plus a pair of Bathurst 1000 victories in 2013 and 2014.
In total, the team has amassed 74 championship race victories (fourth on the all-time list) and 86 pole positions (fourth all-time) – Cam Waters earnt the most recent of each at The Bend and Mount Panorama respectively in the final rounds of 2020.
Coincidentally, Waters and Will Davison’s second placing in last year’s ‘Great Race’ marked the team’s 250th championship round podium; Tickford is just the third team in ATCC/RSC history to reach that tally.
In honour of the milestone, this week’s edition of the V8 Sleuth Podcast looks back at the team’s history.
Tim Edwards, the squad’s long-time Team Principal, joins the podcast to chat about his arrival at the team in 2005, its highs, its lows, its changing names and fortunes – and its biggest ‘superfan’!
Listen to the full episode below!