Courtney confident ahead of full Tickford campaign

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 02/02/2021
  • By James Pavey

A confident James Courtney is looking forward to a full campaign with Tickford Racing in 2021.

Courtney, whose 2021 livery was released on Tuesday, joined the team midway through the 2020 season after he left Team Sydney.

His maiden season with the team was highlighted by a second place at Hidden Valley in August.

The 2010 champion finished 13th in the 2020 standings, and registered 13 top 10 finishes in 25 starts.

On Tuesday, Tickford unveiled renders of Courtney's 2021 scheme, with Boost Mobile returning to back the #44 Ford Mustang.

"I'm really looking forward to the 2021 season, especially with the slick new look on the Boost Mobile Mustang," the 40-year-old said.

"Even with all the craziness of last year I really enjoyed getting to know everyone at Tickford, and getting to raise a trophy again at Darwin was really special.

"Having a full off-season to properly prepare gives me a lot of confidence heading into 2021."

Courtney is currently on the longest active winless streak in the series, having not won a race since 2016.

With Tickford downscaling to three cars in 2021, the team will have a narrowed focus at the track with fewer cars to run.

That could pay dividends for Courtney as he bids to return to the front of the grid.

"Not having to worry about learning the car or getting familiar with the team, just a full focus on achieving results, which is really exciting," he said.

"I can't wait to hit the track with the Boost Mobile Racing crew and hopefully score some more silverware."

Courtney will make his competitive return at the Repco Mt Panorama 500 across February 26-28. Tickets are on sale now.

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