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Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) is pleased to announce Isuzu Trucks as an official sponsor of Tickford Racing for the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

The Isuzu Trucks sponsorship of Tickford Racing comes in association with NTI Truck Assist, and marks the second year of IAL’s involvement in the Supercars Championship.

Pictured, from left to right: IAL Marketing and Advertising Manager, Sam Gangemi; IAL Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, John Walker

IAL Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, John Walker, said that it’s shaping up to be an exhilarating race season for Isuzu Trucks and Tickford Racing.

“It’s fantastic to back Tickford Racing and driver Lee Holdsworth, a highly respected driver on the circuit and a team with a proud history and pedigree in Supercars racing,” Mr Walker said.

“We’re excited to be supporting the Tickford team in 2020 and we’re expecting some red-hot competition out on the track.”

Tickford Racing, as it’s known today, was first established as Ford Performance Racing in 2002, and the team won the championship in 2015 with driver Mark Winterbottom.

[Caption] Lee Holdsworth and the Ford Mustang

The 2020 season sees driver Lee Holdsworth in the number 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang looking at another first-class season, with the intent to build on the top 10 finish secured in 2019.

With news that Lee is keen to get the race calendar underway and the Mustang sporting a striking paint scheme, race fans can expect the team to set a cracking pace.

“The car has come off great, and if it drives half as well as it looks I think we’ll be in for a really good year.

“Our 2019 was very solid, especially in the back half of the season. Sammy (Scaffidi, engineer) and I have gelled really well working together, and I believe we can carry our speed from the end of last year into the new season. I’m really excited to get into it,” said Holdsworth.

Mr Walker also noted the connection between Isuzu’s loyal customer base and the Supercars championship.

“A lot of our truck customers hold a pretty close interest in the Supercars championship and it’s a great way for us to get out there and be a part of something that’s near and dear to many of our operators and the wider Isuzu family,” Mr Walker said.

“And with Isuzu’s sponsorship we’ll also bring the latest news and exclusive access to the goings-on and behind-the-scenes action to the Isuzu Trucks community.”

The Supercars circuit opens with the Superloop Adelaide 500, which will run from 20 to 23 February 2020. Following that, the race continues in Melbourne with the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400, from 12 to 15 March.



Watch the full launch video here.