Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway parts ways with Supercars team after horrid 2018

Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway is looking for a new home for next year's Supercars championship after parting ways with his 2018 team.

Stanaway and Tickford Racing announced in a statement today they had agreed to go their separate ways for 2019.

"Tickford Racing and Richie Stanaway have elected to terminate their partnership," the statement said.

"This decision is mutual, as team and driver believe it is best to part ways at this time. Despite a challenging 2018 Supercars season, we think highly of Richie and wish him well in the next chapter of his career."

The 27-year-old's season was difficult to say the least, finishing inside the top 10 just once this year to finish 25th in the Driver's Championship - a stark contrast to the battle for the title between fellow Kiwis Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen.

Stanaway wasn't shy about expressing his frustrations through the year either, saying his Ford FG X Falcon wasn't going anywhere near quick enough to be competitive.

"I just feel like I haven’t had a fast car under me, for whatever reason. I know that there’s still a bit left in me, but a lot of it has been in the car for whatever reason," he said.

Tickford said they plan to announce their driver line-up for 2019 in a few weeks.

OTR SuperSprint event 11 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Tailem Bend, South Australia. Australia.
August 26th 2018
Richie Stanaway. Source: Supplied

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