Tickford Racing launches Bathurst 1000 documentary

The promo cover for ‘More Than A 1000’

A documentary following the trials and tribulations of Tickford Racing’s coronavirus affected season is set to air next month.

More Than A 1000, produced by Infocus Media in collaboration with Supercars Media, provides an insight into the chaos of 2020 which left Victorian teams on the road for more than 100 days.

Never-before-seen footage will form the lion’s share of the documentary that focuses on Tickford Racing and its journey leading up to the Bathurst 1000.

The team temporarily based itself out of Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast and undertook a four-week run of events across Darwin and Townsville.

“The 2020 season was exhausting for everyone in and associated with the team, but the resilience shown by the team through that period was incredible,” said Tickford Racing team boss Tim Edwards said.

“Not just by those on the road, but the guys and girls back in Victoria, the partners and families of the team, our sponsors and members, everyone stepped up to keep the wheels turning, sometimes literally.

“But even with all the challenges we faced and hurdles we had to clear, we turned up every weekend with fast cars and gunning for wins, it was really a special time.

“And to go to Bathurst with most of us having spent the last three months living out of hotels, and truly believing we can win the thing, it’s a great testament to the team we have here, and the spirit of all the teams who kept the show on the road.”

The team went on to claim runner-up honours at The Mountain with Cameron Waters and Will Davison at the helm of the Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang.

“Bathurst is always unforgettable, but 2020 was certainly its own beast,” Edwards added.

“To capture all that in the way we have is incredibly special, and is something we’ll all look back on and remember just how crazy it was and just how well everyone worked.

“The fans will love it and I think it will remind our team what a job they did to do what we did that year.

“Most importantly it will get us pumped for this year’s ‘1000,’ and having another crack at that top step.”

The documentary will premiere March 20 at 18:00 (AEDT) via Foxtel following coverage of the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint.

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