International Trucks has announced it has joined forces with one of the leading Supercar teams in the form of Tickford Racing, the team formerly called Prodrive Racing and will be the team’s official transport provider from this year on.

As part of the three-year sponsorship Tickford Racing has taken delivery of two International ProStar prime movers which will transport the Campbellfield-based team to Supercars rounds across Australia.

“We’re excited to partner with International and bring them aboard the team,” said Tickford managing director Rod Nash.

“There is a freshness about them that’s very appealing, and they have been very keen to work with us. We are very much looking forward to having their ProStar vehicles leading us from race-to-race this season and beyond.

“What Iveco is doing with International is similar to what we have been doing with Tickford and now Tickford Racing, in bringing a beloved brand back into the Australian market,” Nash continued. “That common mentality should make it a very positive partnership for both parties.”

Representatives of Iveco Australia, the parent company of International, are equally as enthusiastic to bring International Trucks to Supercars events, which commences with the Adelaide 500 that runs March 1-4.

“Iveco Australia is thrilled to be partnering with Tickford Racing in the Supercar arena over the next three years as the team’s official race car transporter,” said Iveco Australia Managing Director, Michael Jonson.

“As the distributor of the International Truck brand in Australia, we see many benefits in aligning ourselves with a high profile and professional racing outfit such as Tickford.

“Supercars is the dominant form of motorsport in Australia and the two International ProStar trucks will be highly visible around the racetracks of Australia. We look forward to an exciting relationship with Tickford Racing.”