Mostert, currently in his seventh season with the Ford team, said he was ‘fully pumped to keep the consistency going’.

“I have been at the team for quite a few years now and I honestly feel they are one of the top outfits so it is definitely the place I want to be,” he said.

“They’ve shown their loyalty to me in the early years and we’ll use the next few seasons to build on and achieve bigger and better things like going for Bathurst wins and championships.

“It is also great to have Supercheap Auto staying with me as we’ve built up a very close relationship and enjoyed a fair bit of success together. There’s plenty more to come and I am glad they are along for the ride.”

Tickford Racing Team Principal, Tim Edwards was pleased both Mostert and Supercheap Auto will continue their successful partnership with the team.

“We are delighted to be continuing with Chaz and Supercheap Auto until at least the end of 2019 as it locks in a key part of our structure and provides everyone in the team with a lot of confidence,” Edwards said.

“Chaz’s colleagues enjoy working with him, as do our commercial partners and he is adored by members and fans alike so we know this news will be welcomed by all.”

Edwards said that what has made Mostert a ‘true star’ was the way he came back from the injuries he sustained in his horror Bathurst crash in 2015.

“Chaz has enjoyed a strong level of success since entering the category but I think the thing that has made him a true star of our sport is the way he has rebuilt himself since his accident.

“Those moments are always a crossroads and while it was a very tough time, I believe the experience has made him a better driver and a more mature person.

“This has also helped with his role with Supercheap Auto. He has embraced the role as their ambassador and they’ve welcomed him into their business which has proved positive for all involved.”