Tickford Racing has confirmed the expected signing of Jake Kostecki, who will join the team in 2022 on a multi-year deal.
As first reported by Speedcafe.com, Kostecki will leave Matt Stone Racing to join Tickford Racing in place of Jack Le Brocq.
It is expected that Le Brocq will join Matt Stone Racing in an actual swap.
Kostecki’s signature comes days after Supercars champion James Courtney was announced in 2010 on a new deal.
With Thomas Randle confirmed earlier this year, it leaves only one seat without accounting, though it is expected to go Cameron Waters.
“I’m obviously really excited to take part in Tickford Racing next season,” Kostecki said.
“It’s a team that has a lot of heritage and has had great success in the past, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity, Tim [Edwards, team principal] and the team has given me and I’m really looking forward to getting with them and getting to work. ”
Kostecki is in the middle of his first Repco Supercars Championship season as a full-time with Matt Stone Racing.
Last year, he drove part-time as part of a SuperLite record in Yatala clothing and shared a Holden ZB Commodore with Zane Goddard.
For Kostecki, the move to Tickford Racing and into a Ford Mustang brings a set of new opportunities.
“Until now, I’m still pretty fresh in the series,” Kostecki said.
“I have not done a whole season yet, so I know there is a big challenge ahead, but I am really keen to learn as much as possible from the team and my teammates.
“To have three teammates and some really good drivers around me, as well as all the knowledge and experience the team at Tickford have, I am excited to soak it all up and see where we can go.
“Knowing how successful the team has always been, I know I have all the tools to be competitive.
“I really wanted to get in the top 10 in the first few rounds and then try to get on from there.
“I’m sure it’s going to take a lot of work, but I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and can’t wait to get stuck in it.”
Kostecki is currently a straight No. 19 in the drivers’ championship with teammate Goddard.