Le Brocq replaces Mostert at Tickford
By Tom Howard
Thursday 28th November, 2019 - 6:00am
Tickford Racing has confirmed Jack Le Brocq will replace Chaz Mostert at the team for the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Alongside the confirmation, popular automotive retailer Supercheap Auto has also signed a new deal with the squad.
Le Brocq had long been expected to join the Ford squad after spending the last two seasons driving for Tekno Autosports.
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He will join Cameron Waters, Lee Holdsworth and Will Davison (23Red Racing) at the Campbellfield outfit next year.
It will not be Le Brocq’s first time racing for Tickford, as the Melbourne native competed for the team in 2016, finishing second in the Dunlop Super2 Series.
That year the Victorian also ran as a co-driver role with Waters in the Monster Energy Ford Falcon FGX, the duo posting a best finish of fourth at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Le Brocq is eagerly anticipating the opportunity after a difficult 2019 with Tekno in outdated machinery that yielded a best result of 13th in both legs of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be coming back to Tickford Racing, and am very excited to be driving the Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang in 2020,” said Le Brocq.
“To have an opportunity with one of the sport’s top teams is amazing, and to be partnered with Supercheap Auto is a great honour.
“My first two years in the championship have been a rollercoaster at times, but I’ve learned heaps and can’t wait to apply it all to the Ford Mustang next year.
“Tickford has had a great 2019 season, and I certainly want to add to that in 2020, so we’ll be head down this off-season to get me up to speed when we hit the track in Adelaide.”
Tickford boss Tim Edwards has high hopes for Le Brocq, drawing comparisons with one of its former drivers, Mark Winterbottom.
“We’re very excited to have Jack coming aboard, and are delighted to have re-signed Supercheap Auto as a naming rights partner,” said Edwards.
“Jack is someone we’re well familiar with and have followed for a long time. We enjoyed working with him in Super2 so to bring him back into the fold at the main game level is really positive for the both of us.
“Our fans will remember back in 2005 we signed a young Mark Winterbottom who had a tough first two years in the championship, and that turned out quite well.
“We see similar potential in Jack, we know he has ability in the car, and with the right people and resources we believe he can run up the front, and we look forward to providing that in 2020.”
Le Brocq’s first race in a Tickford Mustang will arrive at the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 season opener from February 20-23.