Ashley Daniel Walsh (born 11 January 1988) is an Australian racing driver who currently drives for Brad Jones Racing as a co-driver alongside Jack Smith in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Karting

Walsh was a dual Australian Karting Champion in 2003 at his local Ipswich Kart Track driving a Tony Kart. He won the Junior Clubman and Junior Piston Port categories. He also won the 2004 Australian CIK Karting Championships in a Trulli Kart. Walsh took up motor racing in 1999 by racing karts at the Ipswich Kart Club.

Formula Racing

Walsh was part of the CAMS Rising Stars program for 2007 when he was runner-up in the 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship whilst racing for Borland Racing Developments. In 2008 Walsh competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup (WEC) for Hitech Junior. Walsh finished 4th in the 2010 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship.[1] Walsh only competed in limited races in 2009, including the final two rounds of the Australian Formula Ford Championship. Walsh was also the Rookie Driver for Australia in the A1 Grand Prix Series.[2][3]

Touring Cars

In February 2011 he finished 16th in the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour driving a Ryan McLeod run HSV VXR Turbo and then moved into the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series with the newly expanded Miles Racing. Walsh moved to Matt Stone Racing for the 2012 Dunlop Series and immediately achieved regular top-five finishes.

Walsh contested the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship for Erebus Motorsport in a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG before and including the 2015 ITM 500 Auckland, after which he was dropped in favour of experienced drivers Dean Canto and Alex Davison. He contested the 2016 Enduro Cup with Tim Slade at Brad Jones Racing, finishing 7th at Bathurst despite dropping two laps down early in the race with a brake fire.

Career results

Walsh placed second in the 2013 Dunlop Series driving this Ford Falcon (FG) for Matt Stone Racing
Season Series Position Car Team
2003 Australian National Sprint Kart Championship Junior Clubman 1st Tony Kart Tony Kart
Australian National Sprint Kart Championship Junior Piston Port 1st
2004 Australian CIK Karting Championships 1st Trulli – Parilla
Asia-Pacific Championship ICA 31st
2005 Queensland Formula Ford Championship 5th Van Diemen RF01 Ford CAMS Rising Star
2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Van Diemen RF06 Ford VIP Petfoods
2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship 2nd Spectrum 011B Ford CAMS Rising Star
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup 19th Tatuus – Renault Hitech Junior
2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season 8th † Ferrari A1 - Ferrari V8 A1 Team Australia
2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship 11th Mygale SJ08A Ford Muzz Buzz
2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship 4th Spectrum 012 – Ford CAMS Rising Star
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 27th Ford Falcon (BF) Miles Racing
2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 7th Ford Falcon (BF) Matt Stone Racing
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 2nd Ford Falcon (FG) Matt Stone Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 51st Dick Johnson Racing
V8SuperTourers Championship 24th Holden Commodore (VE) MPC Motorsport
2014 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 3rd Ford Falcon (FG) Matt Stone Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 48th Dick Johnson Racing
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 25th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport
2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia 6th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
International V8 Supercars Championship 34th Holden Commodore (VF) Brad Jones Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 56th Holden Commodore (VF) Brad Jones Racing
Australian GT Championship 3rd Audi R8 LMS Melbourne Performance Centre
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 43rd Holden Commodore (ZB) Brad Jones Racing
2019 Dunlop Super2 Series 9th Holden Commodore (VF) Matt Stone Racing
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 45th Holden Commodore (ZB) Brad Jones Racing

† Team result

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008–09 Australia NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR

PO
MYS
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR

PO
NZL
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

PO
RSA
FEA

PO
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
8th 36

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2011 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Gerard McLeod
HSV VXR Turbo E 227 16th 3rd
2017 Australia Miedecke Stone Motorsport Australia George Miedecke
Australia Tony Bates
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 AAM 75 DNF DNF
2018 Australia Superbarn Supermarkets Australia James Koundouris
Australia Theo Koundouris
Australia Duvashen Padayachee
Audi R8 LMS AAM 269 10th 1st

Supercars Championship results

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon (FG) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COA
R13
COA
R14
COA
R15
COA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
QLD
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
WIN
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SAN
Q

Ret
SAN
R28

Ret
BAT
R29

15
SUR
R30

19
SUR
R31

16
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
51st 225
2014 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon (FG) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
WIN
R7
WIN
R8
WIN
R9
PUK
R10
PUK
R11
PUK
R12
PUK
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
BAR
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
TOW
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
QLD
R25
SMP
R26
SMP
R27
SMP
R28
SAN
Q

23
SAN
R29

5
BAT
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

DSQ
SUR
R32

DSQ
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
PHI
R35
SYD
R36
SYD
R37
SYD
R38
48th 222
2015 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ADE
R1

20
ADE
R2

8
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

22
SYM
R6

21
BAR
R7

17
BAR
R8

18
BAR
R9

22
WIN
R10

22
WIN
R11

15
WIN
R12

22
HID
R13

21
HID
R14

20
HID
R15

Ret
TOW
R16

22
TOW
R17

23
QLD
R18

18
QLD
R19

Ret
QLD
R20

22
SMP
R21

25
SMP
R22

16
SMP
R23

21
SAN
Q

19
SAN
R24

19
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

19
SUR
R27

DSQ
PUK
R28

20
PUK
R29

21
PUK
R30

24
PHI
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
25th 769
2016 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PHI
R6
PHI
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

16
SAN
R20

16
BAT
R21

7
SUR
R22

11
SUR
R23

8
PUK
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
35th 468
2017 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (VF) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
WIN
R9

PO
WIN
R10

PO
HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
QR

21
SAN
R19

DSQ
BAT
R20

PO
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
55th 0
2018 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

PO
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19

PO
QLD
R20

PO
SMP
R21
BEN
R22
BEN
R23
SAN
QR

7
SAN
R24

15
BAT
R25

17

21

C
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
NEW
R30
NEW
R31
43rd 270
2019 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13
WIN
R14
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
BEN
R21
BEN
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

8
SUR
R27

17
SAN
QR

23
SAN
R28

13
NEW
R29
NEW
R30
45th 266

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Tim Blanchard 15th 161
2014 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Scott Pye DNF 70
2015 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 Australia Jack Le Brocq DNF 135
2016 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (VF) Australia Tim Slade 7th 161
2017 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore VF Australia Tim Slade
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
9th 161
2018 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) Australia Tim Slade 17th 160
2019 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Tim Slade DNF 0

‡Walsh was entered as a co-driver to Slade but withdrew and was replaced with Heimgartner.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/#/a1gp/news/kyalami-practice-1-times/?v=2&s=1&q=ashley%2Bwalsh&i=3 Retrieved Motorsport.com 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/#/a1gp/news/sepang-practice-1-times-2008-11-21/?v=2&s=1&q=ashley%2Bwalsh&i=4 Retrieved Motorsport.com 11 June 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2015
Succeeded by