Mark Winterbottom starts a whole new chapter in his Supercars career in 2019, after leaving Tickford Racing for Team 18.
Winterbottom has only ever raced a Ford Supercar, including in the Dunlop Super2 Series, but his change of teams also includes crossing the brand divide to drive a Holden.
He joins Charlie Schwerkolt's revamped, IRWIN-backed outfit after 13 seasons with what is now Tickford.
That stint was headlined by a Bathurst victory with Steven Richards in 2013 and a Supercars title two years later.
Winterbottom arrived as a 24-year-old in 2006 when the team was the factory-backed Ford Performance Racing and has been one of the most-consistent drivers in the field since.
He first gained Ford support in 2001 when he won its Kart Stars program and progressed from karts to Formula Ford, in the Victorian State series initially.
After finishing runner-up in the national series in 2002 he graduated to Supercars, winning the Super2 Series in a Stone Brothers Racing AU Falcon as a rookie.
In a 2004 move up to the main game with Larkham Motor Sport, Winterbottom impressed despite modest surroundings, joining the factory Ford team after two seasons and remaining a frontrunner ever since.
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