Courtney commits to Tickford with multi-year deal


October 08, 2021

By Maciej Hamera

James Courtney has been confirmed to stay with the Tickford Racing organisation for 2022 and beyond.

After joining the team in the middle of 2020, Courtney has signed a new ‘multi-year’ contract extension which will allow his to stay with Tickford for the foreseeable future.

With Thomas Randle in the second seat, the Courtney announcement is allowing Tickford’s line up for next year to take shape, with Cameron Waters also being widely rumoured to stay with the team after his strong form this season.

Happy with the stability regarding his future, Courtney expressed his excitement for remaining with the team and the good rapport he has achieved with the Tickford Racing squad.

"It’s awesome to get this deal done with Tim [Edwards] and the team, and I’m very excited to be sticking around with the boys and girls at Tickford," the 41-year-old said.

"We’ve got a really good team dynamic going and we’ve had some strong results on track since I joined the team a year and half ago.”

"No doubt we want to do even better when we go back racing later this month, but I’m really enjoying working with the team and driver group at Tickford, and it’s a really nice feeling heading into the rest of the year knowing my future’s taken care of.”

"It’s great to sort everything out and get that out of the way, which allows us to really go after the back half of this season, and hopefully take home a bunch of silverware to build our momentum for 2022."

Tim Edwards, CEO of Tickford Racing, was also pleased to keep Courtney in the team. Valuing his experience, Edwards cites Courtney’s feedback as a key asset in the future development cycle of the new Gen3 Ford Mustang.

"James has been a great addition to the team since he’s come on board and we’re delighted to be going around again with him in a multi-year agreement," Edwards said.

"He’s been a great source of insight for our engineers and an excellent sounding board for his team mates since he joined our program, he’s fit in with the whole team really well and has driven some great races for us.”

"We’re more than happy to keep him around. In addition to all that, we expect his feedback will be particularly valuable as we transition to and develop the Gen3 Ford Mustang, which certainly excites both of us quite a bit.”

"We’re looking forward to seeing JC’s continued contributions to the team across the rest of this season, and are very excited to see what we can accomplish together in the future."

Currently Courtney sits ninth in the driver standings with Tickford Racing occupying third in the teams’ championship as the series heads to Sydney Motorsport Park for the restart of the 2021 season.

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