New Zealand driver Richie Stanaway and Tickford Racing have parted methods after a surprising rookie Supercars season.

Stanaway completed 25th in his first full season within the championship, regardless of beginning the year with excessive hopes after his Sandown 500 victory in 2017 as a co-driver for Cam Waters.

The 27-year-old had only one prime 10 end at Winton in Might and Tickford introduced on Monday the pair had mutually agreed to cancel the ultimate year of his contract with the previous Ford manufacturing facility team.

“This determination is mutual, as team and driver consider it’s best to half methods presently,” Tickford stated in an announcement.

“We expect extremely of Richie and want him properly within the subsequent chapter of his profession.”

It is unsure what future plans Stanaway, a former New Zealand Formulation Ford champion, has for 2019.

Stanaway’s departure is the second large title to depart Tickford in latest weeks.

Veteran Mark Winterbottom introduced earlier than the season-ending Newcastle 500 his partnership with the team was over after 13 years.

Winterbottom will be part of Charlie Schwerkolt’s single-car Irwin Racing Holden team in 2019.

Tickford has Waters and former Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert nonetheless on its books and says it’ll announce its full 2019 driver line up in “coming weeks”.

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