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Relationship with Frosty continues for Orrcon Steel and Metalcorp

Orrcon Steel and Metalcorp are pleased to continue links with Supercars driver Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom for the 2019 Supercars season.

Mark is the 2013 Bathurst winner and 2015 Supercar Champion Driver. He decided to leave the Tickford Racing team in December to join Holden-powered Irwin Racing in 2019.

Orrcon Steel’s longstanding sponsorship with Tickford Racing, previously ProDrive and Ford Performance Racing was not renewed at the end of the current term.

The Bend proved tricky for Tickford Racing

The inaugural Supercars event ‘The Bend’ held in South Australia’s Tailem Bend proved South Australians love their motorsport.

More than 40,000 flocked to the track to see history being made.

Mark Winterbottom’s Tailem Bend campaign started strongly finishing fifth in Race 22.

It was his first top five finish since May and after the race Frosty was pleased by the clean race.

“With P2 in practice and P6 in qualifying, it was a pretty consistent day, which for Car 5 hasn’t happened for a while, so you’ve got to take the positives out of the day,” Mark said.

Lighting up Sydney SuperNight

Sydney hosted the first Supercars Championship night race in 21 years and it delivered its fair share of fireworks.

The night race format meant teams were told not to increase the strength of their headlights to ensure they did not cause excessive glare for rivals and television cameras.

Despite visibility challenges a crowd of 33,920 were treated to a grandstand finish.

Under the lights at Sydney Motorsport Park, Chaz Mostert claimed a fifth place finish in Saturday’s Sydney SuperNight 300, his seventh top five of 2018 and fourth consecutive top six finish.

Tickford Racing caught behind in Darwin

It was a topsy-turvy weekend in the Top End as Tickford Racing struggled for pace at the Darwin Triple Crown.

As Territorians revelled in 31°C heat in Hidden Valley, the Tickford Racing team were caught behind in a hotly contested encounter.

Sunday’s redemption ride by Mark Winterbottom showed what he is capable of, turning a 24th place starting position into a 13th place finish.

Unfortunately for Frosty his disappointing qualifying result meant he was too far behind to trouble the leaders.

Promising signs for Tickford Racing in Perth

Mark Winterbottom and Cameron Waters have shown they are more than capable of matching it with the best.

Cameron Waters kicked off his Perth SuperSprint campaign with a promising second in qualifying, before dropping back to sixth during Saturday’s Race 11.

Race 12 saw the 2017 Sandown 500 Champion drop back to last at one point, before scrambling to 13th place.

Mark Winterbottom started at Barbagallo Raceway in stunning fashion.  Mark finished sixth in qualifying and backed this up with an impressive second in Saturday’s Race 11.

Adelaide 500 kerb penalty leaves Frosty fuming

There was no shortage of controversy in the opening round of the Supercars Championship in Adelaide during the first week of March.

Tickford Racing brought home a pair of top five finishes at the Adelaide 500. However Frosty was black flagged for crossing the Turn 2 kerb too many times, resulting in a pit lane penalty.

Frosty vehemently disputes the PLP issued on Lap 56 that dampened his second race of the 2018 Supercars season.

PRA Ready for Inaugural Newcastle 500

For the first time since 2008, Prodrive Racing (Australia) will conclude its racing season at a new circuit, the brand new 2.6-kilometre street course at the inaugural Newcastle 500. The PRA team will head to New South Wales hoping to end the 2017 campaign on a high note.

Chaz Mostert (#55 Supercheap Auto FG X) heads into the season’s final round with a mathematical chance to claim the series crown, and will finish no lower than fifth in the standings, guaranteeing his best career championship finish.

Friendly Fire in Auckland Spoils Waters’ Podium

Cameron Waters could face a “Frosty” reception from teammates Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert after his podium finish in Sunday’s Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe.

Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom was the standout driver for Prodrive Racing (Australia) on Saturday, finishing runner-up in Race 23, yet friendly fire on turn eight of the first lap on Sunday resulted in damage to both Winterbottom and Mostert’s Ford cars.

Waters escaped damage when he tried to overtake Winterbottom on turn eight and went on to finish third, while Mostert recovered to seventh after the incident.

PRA Aim For Sixth Win At Auckland

Heading across the Tasman Sea for its lone international event of 2017, Prodrive Racing (Australia) travels to New Zealand with plenty to gain as the Supercars season nears its conclusion. Having displayed leading pace in the previous three events - which included a pair of race wins and claiming the Pirtek Enduro Cup - PRA look to add to its tally of five race wins at Pukekohe Park this weekend at the Auckland SuperSprint.

PRA Win Enduro Cup At Gold Coast 600!

For the first time in team history, Prodrive Racing (Australia) has won the Pirtek Enduro Cup, thanks to a mighty effort by Chaz Mostert and co driver Steve Owen.

Following a third-place finish at Sandown, salvaging tenth at Bathurst, and winning Saturday’s Race 21, Mostert and Owen finished seventh on Sunday at the Gold Coast 600 to take the Enduro crown. It was the first race at the Gold Coast event in ten years to be completed without a safety car on the challenging 2.96 km street circuit.