International races forward for Tickford

A pair of new International ProStar prime movers has joined Supercars race team, Tickford Racing, for transporting the team's race cars.

The partnership will see the ProStars – one sleeper cab, the second an extended cab – hauling the team’s B-double transporters.

Both of the trucks feature the Cummins X15 engines producing 550hp 410 kW / 1,850 lb-ft variant (2,508 Nm) and are coupled to Eaton’s UltraShift Plus 18-speed automated manual transmission.

One of the vehicles also features the optional ‘ADEPT’ package, which utilises load, speed and grade sensing software, making minor adjustments to speed, power and transmission gear selection to take advantage of vehicle momentum for better fuel economy.

Both trucks are dressed with additional chrome, checker plate and polished alloy trimmings along with additional auxiliary lighting.

Tickford Racing co-owner, Rod Nash, said the team was excited to partner with International.

“There is a freshness about International that’s very appealing, and they have been very keen to work with us,” Nash said.

“We are very much looking forward to having ProStar vehicles leading us from race to race this season and beyond.”

Iveco Australia Marketing Manager, Darren Swenson, said there are some strong synergies between the Tickford Racing and International brands.

“International was relaunched into the Australian market in 2017 after a hiatus of several years. Similarly Tickford was once a household name in motorsports – both were much loved brands and are now back and ready to perform.”

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