20 Jan 2010

Winterbottom signed with Ford until 2013

7:00 am on 20 January 2010

V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom has re-signed with Ford Performance Racing until the end of the 2013 championship.

The move comes despite a disappointing year for the team in 2009, with Winterbottom failing to win a race until the SuperGP event in October and teammate Steven Richards only managing two podium finishes.

After a slow start to the year Winterbottom performed well enough in the season-ending Sydney 500 to secure fifth place in the drivers championship, but he'll be aiming to improve that this year.

Winterbottom has also teamed up with engineer Campbell Little for the 2010 campaign, who has guided Marcos Ambrose, Russell Ingall and Jamie Whincup to V8 Supercar titles.