RYCO has been named ‘Official Filtration Partner’ of the Repco Supercars Championship after working closely with the category to develop an advanced range of oil, air and fuel filters to suit its new Gen3 race cars set to debut in 2023.
The new ‘Control Parts’ will feature in all participating race cars and follows months of development and testing by RYCO in partnership with Supercars, engine builders, and race teams.
Development of the range is in direct response to the transition to the Gen3 platform, a move that aims to significantly reduce competition costs, mostly by using more affordable engines with longer maintenance intervals while still maintaining performance.
Tickford Racing operates as one of the largest teams in the Supercars Championship, running four cars in-house with drivers Cameron Waters, James Courtney, Thomas Randle and Declan Fraser.
Created as Ford Performance Racing, before running at Prodrive Racing Australia from 2014 to 2017, the team was established in December 2002 after Prodrive, the world’s largest independent automotive engineering company bought Glenn Seton Racing. In 2010, Rod Nash joined forces with the then Ford factory team and paired his Rod Nash Racing entry with Prodrive Racing, where his Ford would be run from their Campbellfield workshop. The association would eventually see Nash take control of the team by 2013. The team acquired an additional licence for 2018 to solidify a strong four-car line-up. 2019 became a refocus into a three car lineup with the fourth as a customer arrangement with 23Red racing’s Milwaukee mustang driven by Will Davison.
With a strong history of Supercars results, Tickford Racing claimed its maiden Bathurst 1000 title in 2013 at the hands of Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards in a thrilling finish, holding out to win the race by just half a second. The team then backed up the performance in 2014, with young-gun Chaz Mostert and veteran Paul Morris taking out the Bathurst crown in a stunning last-to-first performance to claim the win on the final lap. 2015 stands as the team’s best year to date, which culminated in Mark Winterbottom winning the drivers’ championship after a standout year in the new FG X.
Now owned by racing stalwarts Rod Nash and Rusty French, as well as motorsport enthusiast Sven Burchartz, Tickford Racing has not only enjoyed success in the Supercars main game but also in the Supercars development series, the Dunlop Super2 Series, winning Dunlop Super2 Series Championships with Cameron Waters in 2015 and Garry Jacobson in 2016.
Michael Clemente Motorsport (MCM) announces a change from his existing Honda Civic Type-R to a Melbourne Performance Centre (MPC) Audi RS3 for the final round, and has again partnered with RYCO for the filter brand to be the naming rights partner for the TCR Australia races at the Bathurst International. The agreement will see a fresh new and prominent RYCO livery adorning the Audi RS3 featuring the RYCO brand.