Since the team's inception, Castrol has always worked hand in hand to maximise team performance on-track. The list of achievements during the 15 year Castrol/Tickford Racing partnership includes several memorable Bathurst and Drivers’ Championship performances.
In 2019 Tickford Racing and Castrol embark on a new challenge to extract the true engine performance of the Ford Mustang.
Cameron Waters is a young rising star in the Supercars Championship and in his fourth year with Tickford Racing.
Waters, who is 24 years old, has proved he is a champion in the making after taking to the top step of the podium at the Sandown 500 in 2017.
During his debut season in the main game in 2016, Waters earnt himself the Mike Kable Young-Gun Award for his standout performance which he scored after taking an empathic pole position in Perth, two fourth place finishes at the Adelaide 500 and then at the Bathurst 1000.
The Victorian was just 17 years-of-age when he debuted at Bathurst, becoming the youngest ever driver to start the Bathurst 1000. He made history as well that year when he became the youngest Australian Formula Ford champion.
Waters was able to skyrocket through the junior tiers, with a single season in Super2 before being called up as Jack Perkins’ co-driver at Tickford Racing during their endurance campaign in 2014.
The very next year, Waters then filled in for now teammate Chaz Mostert, who was sidelined due to a horrific accident at Bathurst.
Tickford Racing then signed Waters as a full-time driver for the 2016 season.
Waters will pilot the #6 Castrol EDGE-oiled Tickford Racing Ford Mustang in 2019.
Holdsworth is a hardened racer with over 14 years of Supercars experience under his belt and is the latest signing for Tickford Racing.
The 36-year-old made his Super2 debut in 2004 with Robert Smith Racing, which aided in an endurance race campaign and a drive in the season finale at Eastern Creek.
Holdsworth continued with Robert Smith Racing in 2006 in the development series while contesting the Supercars endurance campaign with Holden's Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM). The team then recruited him full time in the Supercars main game in the following year.
During his time at GRM, Holdsworth racked up 14 podiums including a win in Oran Park in 2007 and at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2010.
Holdsworth then made the switch to Ford, signing with Stone Brothers Racing where he finished the season points in eighth position.
The following year, Stone Brothers evolved into Erebus Motorsport and Holdsworth found himself behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Debuting that new car, Holdsworth managed to steer the German marque into a win at Winton Raceway the next year.
Holdsworth’s journey to Tickford Racing took a pit stop by Holden's Charlie Schwerkholt Racing in 2015.
Holdsworth will steer the #5 Tickford Racing Castrol EDGE oiled Ford Mustang in 2019.
Will Davison is a seasoned Supercars competitor and brings with him a wide range of experience. Davison comes to Tickford Racing as part of the 23Red Racing customer deal that will have Tickford provide support for the plucky single-car team.
23Red Racing made their Supercars debut with Davison at the wheel in 2018 and were consistently able to punch above their weight, scoring seven top ten finishes.
A Bathurst 1000 winner twice over, Davison is a highly experienced and respected wheelman.
Davison’s cross-disciplinary skill was certainly a part of their debut success. Davison was an open-wheeler star in the early 2000’s, making the journey out to Europe where he was able to hold his own in British Formula Renault and British Formula 3.
In 2004, Davison came back to Australia and was called up for the Supercars
Davison represented Australia in the A1GP in 2005, pitted against some of the most highly respected open-wheeler names from across the world.
He received his first call up for a full-time Supercars driver in 2006 for Dick
Johnson Racing. Davison has driven for multiple teams over his career including Holden Racing Team, Ford Performance Racing (which is now Tickford Racing), Erebus Motorsport and Tekno Autosports. Davison will drive the #23 Castrol EDGE-oiled 23Red Racing Ford Mustang in 2019.