David Russell (born 4 January 1982) is an Australian racing driver. Russell has competed in the Repco Supercars Championship intermittently since 2003 and is now an endurance co-driver in the Pirtek Enduro Cup with Erebus Motorsport in a Holden Commodore (ZB), alongside Brodie Kostecki.

Racing career

Russell started his circuit racing career in Production Car racing, driving a Suzuki Swift in the 2000 Australian GT Production Car Championship. In 2001 he transitioned to a Proton Satria in the same entry level class of the same series. He finished runner-up in class behind the Holden Astra of Luke Youlden. Russell stayed racing Protons through to the 2004 season when he finished third in the 2004 Australian Production Car Championship. Russell then spent three years in Carrera Cup with Sherrin Motor Sport, culminating with third place in the 2008 series behind Craig Baird and Dean Fiore, which also then led to various endurance race drives in Europe and Asia with Juniper Racing and Lago Racing.

Supercars Championship

Russell raced the 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series racing a Ford Falcon (AU) with the Chance of a Lifetime team and made a single appearance at the Bathurst 1000 with Fernandez Motorsport. Russell returned to V8 Supercar racing after winning the 2008 Queensland 500 in a Sheerin Motorsport entered Ford Falcon (AU). Russell then moved into V8 Supercar full-time in 2009 with Howard Racing and finished third behind Jonathon Webb and James Moffat. 2010 was a disappointment, after moving to the team Webb won the championship with, Russell finished fifth. Staying with MW Motorsport in 2011, Russell again finished third, this time behind Andrew Thompson and Jack Perkins. Endurance drives with major teams also took place, Dick Johnson Racing in 2010 and Kelly Racing in 2011 which led to a Russell taking leadership role in Kelly Racing's 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series team, Dreamtime Racing.

Career results

Russell drove for Dreamtime Racing in the 2012 Dunlop Series
Season Series Position Car Team
2000 Australian GT Production Car Championship Class E 6th Suzuki Swift GTi John Dickinson
2001 Australian GT Production Car Championship Class E 2nd Proton Satria GTi Mycar
2002 Australian GT Production Car Championship 6th Proton Satria GTi Caltex
Australian GT Production Car Championship Class E 4th
2003 Australian Production Car Championship 3rd Proton Satria GTi Team Satria Racing
Konica V8 Supercar Series 12th Ford Falcon (AU) MoPro
2004 Australian Production Car Championship 2nd Proton Satria GTi
2006 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 6th Porsche 996 GT3 Sherrin Motorsport
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 8th Porsche 997 GT3 Sherrin Motorsport
2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Sherrin Motorsport
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 3rd Ford Falcon (BA) Howard Racing
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 5th Ford Falcon (BF) MW Motorsport
V8 Supercar Championship Series 42nd Ford Falcon (FG) Dick Johnson Racing
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 3rd Ford Falcon (BF) MW Motorsport
International V8 Supercars Championship 51st Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
Commodore Cup 20th Holden Commodore (VS) Sports Alive
2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 18th Holden Commodore (VE) Kelly Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 40th
Australian GT Championship 23rd Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 JBS
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 54th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
Australian GT Championship 34th Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 Lago Racing
2014 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 19th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 JBS Australia
International V8 Supercars Championship 36th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
Australian GT Championship 13th Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 Interlloy M Motorsport
2015 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Finance EZI
International V8 Supercars Championship 34th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
ADAC GT Masters 20th Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX Reiter Engineering
2016 Australian Endurance Championship 11th Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX Lago Racing
Intercontinental GT Challenge 13th Bentley Continental GT3 Bentley Team M-Sport
International V8 Supercars Championship 40th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 52nd Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 41st Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing
2019 Dunlop Super2 Series 22nd Holden Commodore (VF) Matt Stone Racing
2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship NC Holden Commodore (ZB) Matt Stone Racing

Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2003 Fernández Racing Ford Falcon (AU) Australia José Fernández DNF 113
2010 Tekno Autosports Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Jonathon Webb 19th 161
2011 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore (VE) Australia Todd Kelly 24th 154
2012 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE Australia Rick Kelly 15th 161
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Todd Kelly DNF 20
2014 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Rick Kelly 8th 161
2015 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Rick Kelly 16th 161
2016 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Australia Dale Wood 9th 161
2017 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro DNF 152
2018 Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X Australia Cameron Waters 23rd 148
2020 Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore (ZB) Australia Garry Jacobson DNF 62

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