Courtney locked in at Tickford for 2021

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 17/10/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

James Courtney and backer Boost Mobile will remain part of the Tickford Racing fold in 2021.

The team has announced an extension of the deal that was put together in unusual circumstances in May, as a replacement for 23Red Racing and Will Davison.

Courtney and Boost had started the year at Team Sydney, splitting with the squad following the Adelaide 500 and then snapping up the opportunity at the Ford squad.

“This year’s been an absolute rollercoaster with all that’s gone on, but to end up here at Tickford thanks to Boost Mobile has been amazing, and to continue this relationship into 2021 is just fantastic,” Courtney said.

“I’ve developed great relationships with the boys on my car, the team has been super welcoming since day one, and fortunately we’ve been able to score some strong results on track, too.

“I really couldn’t have asked for a better place to be, and the partnership has been great for Boost as well.

“I guess the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ so it makes sense for all of us to keep the party going.” 

Tickford Racing CEO Tim Edwards praised Courtney’s efforts this year, highlighted by four top-five finishes since the partnership began.

“When you look at the way this all came together, it’s quite impressive what James and the Boost Mobile crew have been able to accomplish,” Edwards said.

“In reality, he still hasn’t had a single test day with us, but has fit right in with the team and the car extremely well.

“With a proper chance to prepare for a full season, we’re both confident there will be much more to come from JC and the Boost Mobile Mustang in 2021.

“To continue on with Boost in itself is tremendous, obviously they jumped onboard at a critical time for our team, and it’s paid dividends for everyone.

“Our partnership is going from strength to strength, and points to more successes on and off the track in 2021.

Courtney is teamed with rookie Broc Feeney for this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with the #44 Mustang earning a slot in today’s Top 10 Shootout with ninth in Friday qualifying.

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