Anthony Tratt (born November 3, 1965) is a professional racing car driver who grew up in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background

Tratt showed an interest in motorsport from when he was a youngster, at the age of just 10 years, via the Seton family. He would jump in the truck with Barry Seton, Russell and Mark Skaife and it was that which gave him his “first taste” for the sport.

As he grew older, Tratt was given the opportunity to build a Porsche. He explains: “Once you’ve raced anything and racing is in your system it’s hard not to do it, so after a while I got bored of just helping out. At the time, a friend of ours was building a Porsche Cup car, so I helped him out. In the end the guy who owned it wasn’t able to race it, so I was asked to have a go. My first race was at Adelaide and we won. They thought that was pretty good, so I was allowed to race again.”[1]

Racing career

Tratt has been racing with Paul Little since the early 1990s when they both raced Porsches. Towards the end of that decade they had built up an affiliation in which Little ran his own V8 team and Tratt was the driver. Tratt's full-time career in V8 began in 1997 at the Wayne Gardner Racing in the Coke Team. Together with Paul Stokell he drove the second car, with Neil Crompton and Wayne in the lead car.

In 1998 Stokell and Tratt began leasing cars, from which point on they began their own team. During these years Tratt competed against the big teams that had two cars and given that his team was small – composed mostly of volunteers – he was proud to ultimately be only six-tenths off the fastest times.

Tratt's final full-time V8 race was the 2005 Supercars Championship Series at Phillip Island. But he had an accident at the Hayshed. In 2006 he came back for the endurance races partnering with Tony D’Alberto in the HSV Dealer Team and that race ended with a crash at Reid Park. He also competed in the Carrera Cup, coming in at Number 8.

Career results

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Poles Wins Podiums F.Laps Points Position
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship Paul Little Racing 13 0 0 0 0 23 34th
1999 Shell Championship Series Paul Little Racing 13 0 0 0 0 163 46th
2000 Shell Championship Series Paul Little Racing 29 0 0 0 0 22 63rd
2001 Shell Championship Series Paul Little Racing 27 0 0 0 0 1065 26th
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series Paul Little Racing 21 0 0 0 0 321 31st
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series Paul Little Racing 21 0 0 0 0 678 31st
Australian Nations Cup Championship 9 0 0 0 1 92 10th
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series Paul Little Racing 26 0 0 0 0 1047 23rd
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series Paul Little Racing 30 0 0 0 0 511 31st
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series HSV Dealer Team 2 0 0 0 0 170 53rd
Australian Carrera Cup Championship Greg Murphy Racing 24 0 0 0 0 390 9th

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Drivers Position Laps
1997 Wayne Gardner Racing Holden Commodore VS Australia Peter Bradbury
Australia Paul Stokell
DNF 16
1998 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon EL Australia Robert Jones
Australia Garry Waldock
DNF 47
1999 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon AU Australia Alan Jones DNF 147
2000 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon AU Australia Alan Jones DNF 150
2001 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon AU Australia Alan Jones 15th 158
2002 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon AU Australia Paul Stokell 12th 160
2003 Paul Little Racing Ford Falcon BA Australia Paul Stokell DNF 106
2004 Paul Little Racing Holden Commodore VY Australia Tomas Mezera 18th 157
2005 Paul Little Racing Holden Commodore VY Australia Tony Evangelou DNF 92
2006 HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ Australia Tony D'Alberto DNF 93

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Tratt". Speed Cafe. Retrieved 12 February 2015.