Alex Premat drops out of the Bathurst 1000

Asia's Tech News Daily

The US-based Frenchman will miss the Great Race for a second year running, his latest Tickford deal dashed once again by complications with Australia’s closed border.

© Tickford Alex Premat, Tickford Racing

The news comes despite Tickford having previously been confident that it could manage the border process, as well as decreasing restrictions for overseas arrivals into New South Wales due to increasing vaccination coverage.

According to the team it was a lack of flights that was the primary complication with getting Premat into Australia.

Premat will now have to wait until at least 2022 to have a shot at defending the Bathurst 1000 crown he won with Scott McLaughlin at Dick Johnson Racing in 2019.

Tickford’s Super2 driver Zak Best (below) will effectively replace Premat in the extended driver line-up.

“I was really looking forward to coming back to Bathurst this year, so I am sad to say I won’t be making the trip to race with Tickford in 2021,” said Premat.

“Unfortunately, between commitments I have in the US and difficulties with travelling into Australia, we couldn’t put things together and make it work, which is a shame. But I’ll be cheering on the team from home and hopefully next year I can finally come back to Bathurst.”

© Provided by Autosport  

Tickford CEO Tim Edwards added: “It’s of course very disappointing that we’ve had to park Alex again this year.

“We only came to that decision recently, and even with the prospect of changes to international travel into New South Wales, organising flights is very challenging, so we’ve decided to remain committed to the path and give Zak the opportunity to step up into that seat.

“He’s done an excellent job for us in Super2 and obviously knows the team and the cars pretty well so he’s certainly earned the opportunity, and we think he’ll do a great job for us.”

Tickford has now formally locked in its full Bathurst line-up, with Best set to slot in alongside Jack Le Brocq in what will be his last race for the Ford team.

James Moffat and Cam Waters will team up for the first time in what is Moffat’s fourth Bathurst start with Tickford.

Thomas Randle, who will join Tickford in a full-time seat next season, will partner James Courtney in the Boost Mobile-backed entry.

“Moff is incredibly quick at Bathurst and has obviously driven for us for several years now, [and] Thomas is of course on his way to a full-time seat and has been very strong this year himself, so we’re very happy with our driver pairings and the teams we’ve put together for Bathurst,” said Edwards.

“I’ve said it before, these days at Bathurst you need drivers who are both fast and reliable, and I think all three of our cars are very well balanced for this year’s race.”

Tickford will head to Mount Panorama looking for a third Bathurst crown to add to its successes in 2013 (Mark Winterbottom/Steve Richards) and 2014 (Chaz Mostert/Paul Morris).

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


The post-COVID world: an investment outlook for 2022

The recovery in 2021 has been driven by unprecedented government funding and pent-up consumer demand, but it has also been hindered by the emergence of new, more transmissible virus strains. ... Read more »

I'm A Celebrity fans are all saying the same thing about this year's trials as Storm Barra approaches camp

I'M A Celebrity fans are convinced they have spotted an intentional trend in this year's trials after series has been hit by two storms. Eagle-eyed viewers have noted how all ... Read more »

France added to red list effective Dec. 10, 2021

Flag of France The Inter-Agency Task Force on Wednesday has placed France on the Philippines’ red list, effective December 10 to 15, amid the threat of the Omicron variant of ... Read more »

US hails Gambian elections after Barrow victory

© afp The Gambia The United States has given its approval to The Gambia’s presidential elections, hailing the victory of incumbent Adama Barrow after a ballot in which it said ... Read more »

‘They just didn't care': woman who lost her mum on day of No 10 party

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: PA At 1.20am on 18 December last year, Jackie Green got a call from the hospital where her 86-year-old mother, Beryl Harris, had contracted ... Read more »

The night Charles Barkley's Hall of Fame career ended: 'God doesn't make mistakes'

Charles Barkley sat on a training table in the visitors’ locker room, his left knee wrapped in ice, and began to cry as he talked to his wife on the ... Read more »

Boris Johnson apologises for Downing Street video but insists no Christmas party was held – PMQs live

LIVE – Updated at 12:19 Latest updates: Boris Johnson says he understands fury over leaked video but insists no rules were broken. Johnson says No 10 will cooperate with any ... Read more »

Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north

© Reuters/FREDY RODRIGUEZ Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north By Maytaal Angel, Gustavo Palencia and Sofia Menchu EL LAUREL, Honduras/LA LAGUNETA, Guatemala (Reuters) – The four sons ... Read more »

Panel with links to Mary Queen of Scots bought for nation in ‘attic sale'

© Provided by PA Media Conservators are working on the panels (National Museums Scotland/PA) Armorial panels with links to Mary Queen of Scots which were found hidden in castle attics ... Read more »

Snippets from UK: Whistle-blower's Account of Britain's Afghan Evacuation Effort Rings Alarm Bells

© Provided by News18 Snippets from UK: Whistle-blower’s Account of Britain’s Afghan Evacuation Effort Rings Alarm Bells Litany of disasters: The testimony from the whistle-blower at the British Foreign Office ... Read more »

About Last Night: Bolts beat Habs in final three minutes

© Provided by The Gazette Montreal Canadiens defenseman Kale Clague (43) strains to tip the puck away during second period in Montreal on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. The decimated Montreal ... Read more »

Tesco slash 25% Christmas jumpers in-store for a limited time only

Tesco has slashed the price of its Christmas jumpers by 25%, so you can stock up on festive woolly classics without breaking the bank. The supermarket has discounted Christmas jumpers ... Read more »

Berkeley Group sees house sales reach pre-pandemic levels but selling prices drop and Taylor Wimpey's boss quits

© Provided by This Is Money MailOnline logo Housebuilder Berkeley Group has upped its annual profit outlook after seeing sales levels reach pre-pandemic levels amid surging demand from buyers. The ... Read more »

Cardamom worth Rs 72 lakh recovered, accused held

Cardamom worth Rs 72 lakh recovered, accused held Cardamom worth Rs 72 lakh was recovered by the Delhi Police and the accused involved was also arrested. On November 27, the ... Read more »

Norway introduces 10-person limit on gatherings in homes due to Covid rise

© Alexander Zemlianichenko Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov is heading to Oslo (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) The Norwegian government is introducing a 10-person limit for gatherings at private homes to counter ... Read more »

Here's what people searched for on Google in 2021

If 2020 was defined by a spike in people frantically Googling for everything related to the coronavirus, this year saw the old standards of sports and entertainment make a resurgence ... Read more »

I'm a 40-year-old mum & proof OnlyFans isn't just for Love Islanders – men can't get enough of my ‘Aunty Val' character

CLUTCHING a freshly baked quiche and donning a pair of large round spectacles, Aunty Val welcomes her “darlings” into her floral 90s-inspired living room. It doesn’t sound like your average ... Read more »

Heathrow and Gatwick: The countries cracking down on Brits entering including Spain, France, USA and Portugal

Omicron cases surged to 437 across the UK in the latest update, with 101 further infections of the new coronavirus variant being reported since the day before, according to the ... Read more »

Lord Denham, long-serving and effective Chief Whip in the Lords under Margaret Thatcher – obituary

Lord Denham – Alamy Stock Photo The 2nd Lord Denham, who has died aged 94, was an urbane and effective Chief Whip in the Lords throughout Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, personifying ... Read more »

Scholz replaces Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

The Associated PressNew elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds his letter of appointment presented by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a reception at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. ... Read more »

Women less likely to make decisions on household budgets regardless of employment: Study

© Provided by Business Today Women less likely to make decisions on household budgets regardless of employment: Study Women’s decision-making in households is strongly associated with their participation in the ... Read more »

Tiada apa disembunyi dalam kontrak 5G Ericsson, kata menteri

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Annuar Musa, berkata Ericsson antara empat penyedia peralatan rangkaian yang menyerahkan cadangan akhir untuk projek 5G. (Gambar Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: ... Read more »

Kieron Dyer's story about Graeme Souness telling Craig Bellamy ‘I'l knock you out' is wild

© GiveMeSport p1fmct30af12ul17i36lctld1bjut.jpg Graeme Souness is one of British football’s most famous hard-men. Even now, at the age of 68, you wouldn’t want to mess with the Sky Sports pundit. ... Read more »

Twiggy reveals how she quit her comfort zone - and you can, too

Dame Twiggy says it’s scary to leave your comfort zone – but worth doing. (REUTERS/Neil Hall) We're none of us getting any younger – and as we get a little ... Read more »

Cricket-Pakistan sweep Bangladesh series with 13 wickets on final day

DHAKA (Reuters) – Pakistan bowlers claimed 13 wickets on a frenetic final day to win the second test against Bangladesh by an innings and eight runs to complete a 2-0 ... Read more »

Van de Beek snub as Rangnick offers hope to eight Man Utd players

© PA Images Donny van de Beek watches other players during a warm-up Ralf Rangnick says he is looking forward to seeing some of the lesser used members of his ... Read more »

Although Shriram Properties has solid future prospects, Omicron may mess things in the near term

© Shriram Properties Although Shriram Properties has solid future prospects, Omicron may mess things in the near term Shriram Properties’ IPO opened subscription for investors on Wednesday and will close ... Read more »

Autistic four year old ‘banned for life' from US airline after mask exemption row

The father of an autistic four-year-old says he and his son have been “banned for life” by a US airline after he tried to prove his son was medically exempt ... Read more »

Don't Look Up: Jennifer Lawrence was in ‘absolute misery' while filming with Leonardo DiCaprio

© Getty Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of Don’t Look Up – Getty Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed she was in “absolute misery” while filming Don’t Look Up ... Read more »

Red Bull schlägt sich selbst - Power Ranking GP Saudi-Arabien

© xpb Mercedes hat im vorletzten Rennen des Jahres seine Führung verteidigt. Es ist aber immer noch knapp. Vor allem weil Red Bull oft unter Wert geschlagen wird. Der Zweite ... Read more »

Instagram's plans for course correction amid US govt backlash

© Provided by Business Today Instagram’s plans for course correction amid US govt backlash Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is going to testify before a Senate committee hearing titled “Protecting Kids ... Read more »

Alasdair Gold: Conte backs rarely-used player behind the scenes at Spurs, he's now a big fan

© Provided by Transfer Tavern Tottenham, Sessegnon, Conte, Gold, Lilywhites Writing for, reliable reporter Alasdair Gold has made a behind-the-scenes claim involving Antonio Conte and young defender Ryan Sessegnon. ... Read more »

Rs 1.5 to Rs 180: This penny stock turned into a multibagger in one year

© Provided by Business Today Rs 1.5 to Rs 180: This penny stock turned into a multibagger in one year Stock of Flomic Global Logistics has rallied nearly 11,664% in ... Read more »

Voices: Christmas party loophole or not – Boris Johnson is on his way out

The morning after the night before … and not a minister is to be seen in the media. Radio silence. The Saj has pulled out. The only stirring in the ... Read more »

Tadhg Furlong named in World Rugby's Dream Team of the Year

© Dan Sheridan INPHO Ireland tighthead Tadhg Furlong. LEINSTER AND IRELAND tighthead Tadhg Furlong has been named in World Rugby’s ‘Dream Team of the Year’, revealed this morning by the ... Read more »

10 Of The Most Streamed 2021 K-Pop Songs On Spotify Philippines

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines There’s no doubt that K-pop has become one of the most well-loved genres around the world. It was a favorite since the early 2000s—back when ... Read more »

UK will give ‘defensive support' to Ukraine amid warnings it is ‘weeks' from war

The Government is considering “defensive support” for Ukraine amid warnings that the country may be “weeks away” from war with Russia. Foreign Office minister Vicky Ford told MPs that any ... Read more »

Boris Johnson tells public to stop focusing on ‘Xmas party' scandal

Boris Johnson has apologised for a video showing Downing Street staff laughing about a lockdown-busting Christmas party. Boris Johnson has apologised for the “offence caused” by the Christmas party at ... Read more »

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team ends deal with Grenfell firm

The Mercedes Formula One team has ended its sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower after outrage from bereaved and survivors and the UK ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic