Disc Brakes Australia partners with Tickford Racing in Australian Supercars
Disc Brakes Australia is proud to announce its new partnership with Australian Supercars outfit Tickford Racing ahead of the 2021 season. DBA will feature prominently on all three Tickford Ford Mustangs and will be the team’s official Brake Partner.
“We’re excited increasing our involvement in motorsport, working closely with the drivers and the whole team at Tickford Racing” says Phillip Joseph, General Manager – Operations at DBA. “Particularly Cam Waters, who will be sporting the DBA colours in 2021, had an incredible season last year, coming second in the overall championship and at Bathurst. We believe the team’s professionalism and commitment to success make this partnership a great fit for our brand.”
It is a reunion of sorts between the two companies. “This collaboration is a continuation of our history as an engineering partner and manufacturer for Tickford performance cars, which started back in the 1990s and saw DBA supply the brake rotors for the Falcon TE50, amongst others.” Mr Joseph says. “More broadly, it also underlines our long-standing commitment to Supercars, the pinnacle of Australian motor racing.”
Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards welcomes DBA as the team’s newest addition. “We are delighted to welcome DBA into the Tickford family” Edwards says. “Like us, DBA is a leader in their industry with decades of hard work behind the scenes. Their desire to remain on the cutting edge is no different from our own as a race team. This is why they lead the industry with technical innovations and numerous awards to their credit. In a year that many of us are looking to embrace Australia, it is exciting to join forces with an Australian brand that has gained worldwide recognition, and we’re looking forward to achieving success together in 2021.”
Along with support of the race team, Tickford and DBA will also explore opportunities to include DBA brake pads and rotors in future Tickford vehicle enhancement packages. “An exciting part of this partnership is the opportunity to build on our historic engineering and manufacturing relationship and work towards putting DBA products into the road cars we work on” Edwards adds. “DBA offers a variety of premium braking products that are in line with the premium quality vehicle enhancements we provide, so we see a lot of potential here for the future.”
The 2021 Supercars season begins at the Mount Panorama 500, February 26-28.
About Tickford Racing
Tickford Racing operates as one of the largest teams in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, running three cars in-house with drivers Cameron Waters, Jack Le Brocq and James Courtney.
Created as Ford Performance Racing, before running as Prodrive Racing Australia from 2014 to 2017, the team was established in December 2002 when Prodrive bought local outfit Glenn Seton Racing. In 2010, Rod Nash Racing joined forces with the then Ford factory-backed team, before eventually taking full control in 2013.
With a strong history of Supercars results, Tickford Racing claimed its maiden Bathurst 1000 title in 2013 and then backed up the performance in 2014. 2015 stands as the team’s best year to date, which culminated in Mark Winterbottom winning the drivers’ championship.