Chaz Mostert has led the way for Tickford Racing in the Supercars Championship for the last two seasons.
He has finished fifth and sixth in the standings, claimed a PIRTEK Enduro Cup and taken four of the team's five race wins across that period.
Now, with Mark Winterbottom's departure, Mostert becomes the team's longest-serving driver in 2019.
A prolific karter and 2010 Australian Formula Ford Champion, Mostert's links date back to his time in the Dunlop Super2 Series.
Mostert made his Super2 debut at Bathurst in 2010 with Miles Racing, then switched to what was then Ford Performance Racing late in the '11 season.
He narrowly missed the 2012 title, finishing third to Scott McLaughlin and Scott Pye largely due to points penalties, and was loaned out to Dick Johnson Racing to make his main game debut in ’13.
A maiden victory came in just his 15th Supercars start with a stellar lights-to-flag win at Queensland Raceway that year.
There was room at FPR for Mostert to return in 2014, his two wins that year including a maiden Bathurst triumph with Paul Morris.
There was a twist at Mount Panorama 12 months later, though, when Mostert – second to Winterbottom in the championship at the time – crashed heavily in qualifying.
Mostert was left with a broken leg, wrist and knee complications and missed the rest of the season, but claimed pole position on his return at Adelaide in 2016.
While he couldn’t add to his win tally that year, Mostert was one of the standout drivers in 2017, taking three victories and remaining in title contention until the Newcastle finale.
Winning the PIRTEK Enduro Cup along the way with Steve Owen, Mostert ultimately took a career-best fifth in the championship.
Tickford's fortunes took a downturn in 2018 but Mostert continued to grow in stature and grabbed its only win.
Beyond Supercars, he has branched out into GT racing in recent years with BMW, a relationship sparked by strong Bathurst 12 Hour performances.