Kostecki grabs Tickford seat as Le Brocq leaves


October 11, 2021

By Maciej Hamera

Jake Kostecki has been announced to leave his current team, Matt Stone Racing, and join Tickford Racing for 2022.

With a third driver confirmed in their four-car line up, with Cameron Waters also heavily rumoured to resign, Tickford Racing’s line up for 2022 is in its final stages.

With a multi-year deal signed, Kostecki is enthusiastic about working with his new team, one which shares a successful history within the sport.

"I’m obviously really excited to be joining Tickford Racing next season,” Kostecki said.

“It’s a team that has a lot of heritage and has had a lot of success in the past."

"I’m really thankful for the opportunity Tim [Edwards, CEO and Team Principal] and the team have given me, and I’m really looking forward to getting together with them and getting to work.”

Kostecki is aware of the equipment he will have at his disposal as well as the calibre of the drivers in the Ford squad in 2022, however he still relishes the opportunity to learn and progress with the team.

"To this point I’m still pretty fresh in the series," the 21-year-old explained.

"I haven’t done a full season yet so I know there’s a big challenge ahead, but I’m really keen to learn as much as I can from the team and my team mates."

"To have three team mates and some really good drivers around me, as well as all the knowledge and experience the team at Tickford have, I’m excited to soak up all of that and see where we can go."

"Knowing how successful the team has always been I know I’ll have all the tools to be competitive, I’d really like to get into the top 10 in those first few rounds and then try and progress from there."

"I’m sure it’ll take a lot of work but I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and can’t wait to get stuck into it.”

The announcement comes at the expense of Jack Le Brocq who currently doesn’t have a seat on the 2022 grid however the idea of Le Brocq taking Kostecki’s seat at Matt Jones Racing has been raised.

Le Brocq was complimentary of the efforts by the team over the years as well as making clear that he still plans to finished 2021 off on a high.

"I want to thank Tickford for the opportunity to work with them these last two years," Le Brocq said.

"We’ve had some success together and I have learned a lot."

"I look forward to finishing off the season with them strongly, and moving to new opportunities in 2022.”

Tickford Racing CEO Tim Edwards discussed the success shared over the years with Edwards also looking forward to a strong end to their 2021 campaign.

"Jack has been a real pleasure to work with over the years,” Edwards said.

"We’ve enjoyed memorable successes on track together, and some great times off of it, so we’ll miss having him around the team."

"As a young driver we helped climb the ladder to Supercars, it was really rewarding to see him win his first race in one of our cars last year."

"We have genuinely enjoyed working with Jack over the years, and we look forward to finishing the year strong together before wishing him well in the next chapter of his career.”

Image credit: Supercars

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