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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After leading 99 laps of the Bathurst 1000 and withstanding heavy rain, fog and a stray kangaroo, Prodrive Racing Australia saw hopes of victory skip away in the final laps.
For the PRA team, this was a case of what could have been as trying conditions caused havoc on the mountain.
For Cameron Waters, lap 145 will be a moment the Sandown 500 winner would like to forget. When restarting following a safety car period, Waters’ was involved in a three-car incident, which damaged the car’s rear spoilers and resulted in a mechanical black flag.
On the heels of its third race win of 2017, Prodrive Racing (Australia’s) star studded team is ready to tackle the mountain in Australia’s greatest race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The Campbellfield-based squad has finished in the top four in each of the last six “1000s,” and looks to return to the top step of the podium after wins in the Great Race in 2013 (Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards) and 2014 (Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris).
Prodrive Racing Australia drivers’ Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway held off a late charge to register their first ever Supercars race victory at the Sandown 500.
The youngest enduro pairing in the field kept their nerve to secure Prodrive Racing’s third win of 2017. The victory was set up by a flawless ride on Saturday by Cam Waters, who rode to pole position for the fourth time in the team’s history. That form led into Sunday’s endurance event, where Waters drove the final 70 laps to lock in his first Supercars victory at just 23-years-old.
Prodrive Racing has the classic mix of youth and experience for this year’s Supercars Enduro Cup, where its four-car challenge commences this weekend at the Sandown 500. The team have won the race twice before and all three winning drivers are part of the team’s line-up this year.
Two-time winner Mark Winterbottom won his first ever Supercars race alongside Jason Bright in the 2006 edition of the race.
Chaz Mostert who was runner-up in the team’s 1-2 finish two years ago teams up with Steve Owen .
Prodrive Racing (Australia) has consolidated its driver line-up with the announcement 2015 Super2 Champion & Metalcorp Brand Ambassador Cameron Waters has signed a new deal which will see him race with the team until at least the end of the decade.
Waters, driving the #6 Monster Energy PRA Ford, is enjoying a breakout year and has earned his extension following a significant performance uplift in his second full season in the main series.
The new deal leaves Waters free to concentrate on further developing his standing in the championship.
Wild, windy conditions caused chaos for our Prodrive Racing Australia drivers at Sydney Motorsport Park last weekend. After a fifth place finish to back up Saturday’s runner-up effort, Chaz Mostert is just six points off fourth in the Supercars standings.
Far less content were Mark Winterbottom and Cameron Waters who were both hampered by technical issues.
Prodrive Racing (Australia) is preparing for a seven car assault on this weekend’s Sydney SuperSprint where it will make its final stand ahead of the Supercars endurance season.
Joining the team’s four main series entries are the Ford squads two regular Super2 entries plus an additional second-tier entry for Enduro Cup driver Richie Stanaway who is making his solo race debut.
The team won last time out with Chaz Mostert in Queensland and following a strong performance he sits fifth overall, a little more than 100 points back from third.
Prodrive Racing and Chaz Mostert finished the weekend with a 1st and a 2nd capping off Chaz’s most successful racing weekend to date. After setting a new lap record in practice Chaz kept the momentum going through the rest of the weekend.
Mark Winterbottom struggled early to find a set-up which he was happy with and despite the challenges, praised the response from his engineering team to drastically improve the car’s performance over the weekend.
Prodrive Racing Australia’s Chaz Mostert is confident the team can continue its strong form at the Ipswich SuperSprint after a promising weekend in Townsville.
Mostert, a local of the area, describes the venue as his home track and was the scene of his maiden victory in 2013. The Queenslander says that despite its uncharismatic layout, the circuit known as the Paperclip can produce some good racing.