Tickford 'actively looking' for Edwards replacement

05 Nov
Tickford Racing will tackle 2024 with a new leader amid plenty of change
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Tickford owners "actively looking" for a new leader to replace Tim Edwards

  • Edwards will depart the Ford team after nearly 20 years at the helm

  • Tickford entered Gold Coast with reshuffled engineering line-up

Tickford Racing owners are "actively looking" for a new leader to replace Tim Edwards, who will depart the Ford team after nearly 20 years at the helm.

Edwards will leave behind 19 seasons in the top spot at Tickford, having won championships and Bathurst as Team Principal and CEO.

The ex-Formula One figure is aiding team owners Rod Nash and Sven Burchartz in the recruitment process, with Team Manager Matt Roberts saying the process is well underway.

“Rod and Sven are actively looking to replace Tim,” Roberts said after Sunday’s Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 finale, with Cam Waters finishing third.

“There’s a lot of restructuring going on at the moment within the team.

“There’s a few outgoing, and people changing roles and whatnot. We’ll just focus on the job at hand. We’ll get to Adelaide and hopefully execute well like we did this weekend.”

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The Gold Coast was a continuation of what has been a second half of 2023 in flux, with an engineering reshuffle delivering results.

Chris Stuckey shifted from Declan Fraser’s car to Thomas Randle, with the 2020 Super2 champion impressing to fourth and seventh in the two races.

Fraser was engineering by Tickford engineering boss Brad Wischusen, with Sam Potter helping Waters to victory on Saturday and a podium on Sunday.

The reshuffle could be a nod to 2024, with Waters and Randle set to race for the team next year as it downscales to two cars.

James Courtney has already been confirmed at Blanchard Racing Team alongside rookie Aaron Love for the 2024 season.

When asked how Stuckey went with Randle, Roberts replied: “Really well.

“Chris is such a level-headed guy, lots of knowledge, very calm. He fits in well with the engineering line-up we’ve got.

“We’ve got a strong base and a good leader in Brad. I’ve got no issues, I’m looking forward to what might unfold next year."

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