Tickford's chief pilot was additionally his solely winner this yr, a elegant race on the Gold Coast, probably the most uncommon highlights of this tough yr. staff of 4 Ford automobiles.
Regardless of a extremely rated roster of drivers, Mostert was additionally the one Tickford rider to be within the high 10 total. He completed sixth season, whereas former sequence champion Mark Winterbottom languished in 12th place, Cam Waters solely 16th and high-profile rookie Richie Stanaway within the 25th.
Whereas the transfer to the silhouette of the Mustang for 2019 has supplied a ray of optimism to followers of Blue Oval, Mostert warned that the change of panels wouldn’t assure a change of fortune in Tickford .
Whereas Scott McLaughlin gained the title with the growing old Falcon FG-X aero, Mostert says that Tickford's difficulties are usually not restricted to direct assist.
"We have been ready for or on the lookout for aerodynamics from the FG-X to the Mustang," he advised Motorsport.com.
"There are nonetheless lots of huge fundamentals that should be improved – you must go forward – the blokes within the pitlane don’t get into the identical state of affairs subsequent yr. with the identical issues, they search to make issues higher and quicker.
"For ourselves, we should attempt to remedy our huge weaknesses we had this yr and as we enter the yr extra rapidly and stronger. "
It’s important to go ahead.The Tickford mantra throughout the off season, Mostert figuring out the shortage of progress as the principle downside of the Crew this yr.
He admits that the staff was "blinded" by the enhancements made by the opposite groups within the grid. Solely since his victory over the Gold Coast and on the rostrum in New Zealand that he started to understand actual progress in his n personal storage
"It was a tough yr for all the staff. We have been a bit blinded by our efficiency at first of the yr, "he stated.
" It’s a must to have a look at the championship as an entire and see how properly some folks have taken benefit of their out -season within the subsequent yr. It's not as if we have been incorrect, we simply need to be left behind, if it is smart.
"What we did earlier than was similar to [to 2017] however the competitors intensified, that is an important factor.
" The engineers needed to recuperate their modern caps The drivers needed to relearn how one can drive the automobiles somewhat in a different way to extract the velocity, and the staff effort was a protracted yr to the purpose the place we began to progress somewhat bit. "
Tickford was supplied with the essential panels of his first accomplished Mustang, the aero-dependent components to observe following the present official aerodynamic checks.
The Crew will line up 4 Mustangs subsequent season, with Mostert and Waters caught and Will Davison to hitch the group in a brand new technical take care of 23Purple Racing.
It has not been confirmed but whether or not Stanaway will stick with the staff for a second season, with Lee Holdsworth and Jack Le Brocq being tied to his seat, ought to he separate?