Tickford Racing has confirmed James Courtney will join the team for the remainder of the 2020 Supercars Championship season with Boost Mobile backing.
Courtney will race under the Boost Mobile Racing banner in the #44 Ford Mustang once the season resumes at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 27.
The announcement comes after 23Red Racing and Will Davison confirmed their exit from the championship.
Earlier this year, Courtney signed with Team Sydney with Boost Mobile backing. However, the partnership ended shortly after the first round in Adelaide.
The 39-year-old was linked with several teams, including Erebus Motorsport to run as a wildcard entry in select rounds throughout the season.
Courtney expressed excitement over the new deal, given his previous success with the Ford brand.
“Given the way my last few months have gone, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
“From the end of February up until now, my world’s been upside down and all over the place. To come out of that situation with this opportunity, I’m very happy.
“I see a lot of potential in what we can achieve together and I’m looking forward to racing for Boost Mobile Racing and working alongside the incredibly talented team at Tickford Racing.
“To get back into a Ford is exciting as well. The last time I stepped out of a Ford I was champion, so stepping back in brings some good memories.
“It does bring you some warm feelings, I’ve obviously had some great results with Ford and coming back brings back all those fond memories.
“Hopefully we’ll create some more in the Boost Mobile Ford Mustang.”
Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards said while the demise of 23Red Racing has been difficult for the team, the signing of Courtney and Boost Mobile is welcomed.
“We were certainly put into a difficult situation last week losing 23Red Racing, but the leadership team at Boost Mobile have come up big and we are very happy to welcome Boost Mobile Racing to the Tickford family.
“To have a champion of the sport in James and a brand with the profile and passion of Boost Mobile come on board, given the circumstances you couldn’t ask for a better outcome to the scenario we were faced with.
“Looking back, the success we have accumulated over the years has come from the raw, genuine passion of our team, partners, and fans.
“Boost Mobile’s leadership exemplifies that level of commitment to the sport, and we are elated to partner with a group who provide that.”
The Supercars Championship is scheduled to resume at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 27.