TICKFORD RACING – TRUCK ASSIST LIVERY TRIBUTE
25 February, 2021
Tickford Racing will mark its 250th Supercars Championship event with a tribute livery aboard the No. 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang driven by Jack Le Brocq at this weekend’s Mount Panorama 500. Le Brocq’s Mustang will feature the Falcon insignia that adorned the team’s cars during its Ford Performance Racing era from 2003-2014, with the signage placed on the No. 5 Ford which the team has operated since its inception over 18 years ago.
Tim Edwards, CEO and Team Principal of Tickford Racing, praised the amended look on Car 5, which gives a nod to the team’s roots that formed the foundation of the now-championship winning program.
“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. 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. 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.”
Truck Assist Racing driver Jack Le Brocq enters his second year at the main game level with Tickford Racing, and provided his thoughts on carrying this tribute as he steps into the No. 5 Truck Assist Mustang in 2021.
“It’s unreal, honestly,” Le Brocq said. “Car 5 is pretty well synonymous with Tickford in this category, so to drive the No. 5 Ford is special is its own right, and to carry the Falcon on the back at Bathurst is really cool. I still remember when I was younger, watching Supercars races and the No. 5 car fighting for wins with that same Falcon livery, so it’ll be really exciting to take the Truck Assist Mustang out on track on Friday and be a part of it all.”
The Mount Panorama 500 kicks off the 2021 Supercars season with twin 250-kilometre races at the famed Bathurst circuit across the February 26-28 weekend.