James Moffat has been signed by Tickford Racing to co-drive one of its Ford Supercars in the Pirtek Enduro Cup later this year.
Moffat had hoped to remain a full-time driver in the Supercars Championship, after having been replaced at Garry Rogers Motorsport this year by rookie James Golding.
Instead, Moffat has been snapped up for the endurance events by the Tickford team, previously known as Ford Performance Racing.
“Obviously I think it’s a great opportunity to join up with everybody at Tickford Racing, and is something I’m really looking forward to,” Moffat said.
“This all happened pretty quickly. My main focus, once it became clear to me that I wasn’t going to be able to remain full time in the championship, was to secure a co-drive that I thought put me in as good a position possible to win some of the biggest races of the year.
“It’s exciting to join what is already a pretty strong group, and I’m just really looking forward to working with everybody on the team and hopefully achieving some great results.”
Tickford Racing team principal Tim Edwards says the signing of Moffat (pictured above, left, with Tickford Racing regular Mark Winterbottom) enhanced the team’s already-strong driver stable.
“James was at the top of the list in our co-driver search,” Edwards said, “so bringing him aboard is a big tick for us. You always want a co-driver who has the right blend of pace and maturity to be quick and consistent, and we believe we’ve got that in James. He’s had plenty of experience in these cars since debuting with us all those years ago, and should make a great addition as we go after another Enduro Cup and try to get back atop the podium at Bathurst.”