Tickford Racing confirms Jacobson’s exit

Tickford Racing confirms Jacobson’s exit
January 19, 2018 | 11:21 am | Author: Steven Wright

Following a victorious 2016 and a disappointing 2017, Garry Jacobson will not be part of Tickford Racing’s Dunlop Super2 lineup, the team confirms.

Jacobson enjoyed a championship winning year in 2016, winning four races on course a championship victory which he tried to defend the following year.

He struggled to repeat that performance last year, which included some stunning performances in the Pirtek Endurance Cup when he paired up with now-retired Jason Bright.

His plans for 2018 is not yet known but one thing is confirmed that he won’t return to Tickford Racing this year.

“It’s been a tricky year at times, we could get it right some days, and others I just couldn’t get in sync with the car,” Jacobson said last year.

“Still, I really admire the work the Prodrive team has put in, so a massive thanks to them. A massive thanks for giving me the opportunity to run the #1,”

“I wore it with pride, and the opportunity to co-drive with Jason Bright in the enduros. It’s been a pretty special year for me, so I’m looking forward to the next step in my career.”

Tickford Racing’s team principal Tim Edwards thanks Jacobson’s for two years with a team, which inculded a championship win.

“We’d like to thank Garry for his time and contributions to our program the past two seasons,” Edwards added.

“He always gave us tremendous effort and focus, and it showed on the track, most notably in his Super2 championship in 2016.”

“We determined it was best for both his young career and our future prospects to part ways at this time, but he has a bright future ahead of him, and we look forward to seeing him at the track.”

While the team also mentions that the other Tickford Racing Super2 driver Josh Kean will not return either.

The opening round of the Dunlop Super2 Series starts in Adelaide, March 1-4.