Electrical wiring harness systems specialist HCI Systems, which has provided wiring harnesses to Tickford Racing since 2018, has increased its partnership with the team, providing further assistance to the multi-Bathurst 1000 winning organisation via wiring loom software and IP support.
Based in the United Kingdom, HCI Systems specialises in design and manufacturing solutions for a broad variety of vehicles, including road-going, race cars, and defence vehicles. Company director Michael Tickner is looking forward to the new partnership that will see HCI Systems assist Tickford Racing to maximise the efficiency of the electrical programming in its five Ford Supercars.
“We are very excited by this partnership!” Tickner exclaimed. “We have been supplying Tickford Racing for the past 12 months so this is a great opportunity for us at HCI to work even closer with the team to share our knowledge in using Zuken E3 Series within a motorsport environment to aid the design process which in turn will streamline the manufacturing process in the supply of the highest quality electrical wiring harnesses.”
Known as a leader in the automotive and motorsport industries, HCI Systems supplies wiring harnesses to teams in Formula One, Formula E, World Rallycross, Autonomous race cars, and over half of the finishers in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, in addition to some of the world’s most prestigious automotive manufacturers. The alignment with Tickford Racing, however, is HCI’s only motorsport partnership outside of Europe, providing the Melbourne-based team a support program that is among the best in the world.
“We’re very happy to be increasing our partnership with HCI Systems,” said Tim Edwards, CEO and team principal of Tickford Racing. “As many people know we have had a number of big ticket development projects this year, aimed at stepping up the quality of our race cars and componentry. Our performance on-track this year has picked up significantly over last season, and that is largely thanks to those improvements. To further enhance our working relationship with HCI Systems will no doubt help us get the most out of our electrical components and help us as we continue to fight at the front end of the grid.”
Tickford Racing returns to Supercars competition July 5-7 at the WATPAC Townsville 400, the eighth round of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.