Fraser responds to Tickford exit amid reshuffle

20 Dec
Declan Fraser remains "hungrier than ever to win" despite his exit from Tickford Racing
  • Declan Fraser remains "hungrier than ever to win” amid Tickford exit

  • Fraser left out of 2024 drive after Tickford downscaled to two cars

  • Queenslander now set for hunt for enduro co-drive

Declan Fraser remains "hungrier than ever to win” despite his exit from Tickford Racing, which left him out of a full-time Supercars drive for 2024.

Fraser, the 2022 Dunlop Super2 Series champion, joined Tickford in 2023 alongside Cam Waters, James Courtney and Thomas Randle.

Tickford will downscale to two cars for 2024, with Waters and Randle leading the team’s charge next season.

Shortly after the Tickford announcement, 2010 series champion Courtney confirmed his signing with the expanded Blanchard Racing Team alongside rookie Aaron Love.

It left Fraser on the sidelines, with the Queenslander finishing 24th in his rookie campaign in 2023.

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"It comes with no shock that I formally announce Tickford Racing and myself will be going separate ways in 2024,” Fraser posted to social media. 

"Thank you to the team for taking a punt on bringing another young guy into the category and to Cam, JC and Tom for welcoming me in all year.

"It’s been a very tough initiation into the sport and I am devastated that due to the decision made by the team to go to two cars next year, I won’t be able to continue to build my skills and career in a full time capacity for 2024."

The 2024 grid was finalised earlier this week, with Jaxon Evans signing on as Jack Smith's replacement at Brad Jones Racing.

Fraser is now set to secure a co-drive in the 2024 enduros ahead of a bid to return full-time in 2025.

It was in an enduro wildcard, with Triple Eight and Craig Lowndes, that Fraser made his name in 2022, with the then Super2 title contender finishing eighth in the Great Race.

"A massive thank you to all the sponsors for their belief in me this year and I hope to get you all back on the grid soon," the 23-year-old continued.

"Trust me when I say, I am hungrier than ever to win and I will be back."

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