Mark Skaife OAM (born 3 April 1967) is a retired Australian motor racing driver. Skaife is a five-time champion of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, including its predecessor, the Australian Touring Car Championship, as well as a six-time Bathurst 1000 winner. On 29 October 2008, he announced his retirement from full-time touring car racing.[1] Since retiring from driving, Skaife has worked as a commentator and presenter for the series for both the Seven Network and Fox Sports Australia.

In 2022, it was revealed that he is the Director of Motorsport for design and engineering consultancy - IEDM, which oversaw the reconfiguration of Albert Park Circuit.[2]

Biography

Skaife was born in Gosford, New South Wales, the son of touring car racer, Russell Skaife. Skaife is married to his second wife Toni and has three children: Mitch, Mia and Tilly – Mitch born from his first wife Belinda.[3] He attended Wyong High School and is a known supporter of National Rugby League club the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

In 2004, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to motor racing and charity.[4] In 2006, Skaife set a Guinness World Record with the fastest speed of 277.16 km/h (172.21 mp/h) for a production ute, driving a HSV Maloo at the Woomera Prohibited Area.[5]

Racing career

Early years

Skaife began racing karts in the 1980s in his native New South Wales, before moving to Melbourne to complete his apprenticeship under Fred Gibson.[6] His first car race was at Amaroo Park in 1984, at the wheel of a Holden Torana XU-1 sports sedan, which was partly built by his father, Russell. In 1985 Skaife joined the NSW Ford Laser Series, finishing second in the series.[7] Skaife again finished runner up in the 1986 NSW Laser Series and winning the Victorian Series of the same year. Skaife was due to compete in his maiden race at Bathurst in 1986, however his co-driver and team owner, Peter Williamson, crashed the team's Toyota Celica Supra MA61 at close to 260 km/h (162 mph) during practice with Williamson suffering a broken jaw in the crash due to the cars onboard fire extinguisher breaking free of its mountings and hitting the veteran Sydney driver in the mouth (Williamson wore an open face helmet). Subsequently, with Williamson confined to a hospital bed in Bathurst and the Supra in need of major repair, the entry was withdrawn.[8]

In 1987 Skaife won the Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship in a Gibson Motorsport prepared Nissan Gazelle,[9] before finishing 19th on Bathurst 1000 debut in same car (co-driven by Grant Jarret). The Bathurst result was somewhat controversial due to some alleged cheating during final qualifying. In 1987 Bathurst had become a round of the inaugural World Touring Car Championship and under the FIA's rules, all drivers had to qualify within 110% of the fastest time in their class and within 130% of the fastest overall time. Due to the different class structure of the WTCC compared to the ATCC, the Gazelle was in Class 2 against the BMW M3 and Alfa Romeo 75 (instead of against the 1.6 L Toyota Corolla's) and during Friday qualifying Jarret had been struggling to post the required time and it looked like the car would be a non-qualifier. After struggling for speed, during the morning session Jarret suddenly found the pace required and managed to easily qualify for the race. However, it was alleged that it had actually been Skaife, dressed in Jarret's race suit and wearing his helmet, who had actually set the time with some pointing to the fact that Skaife was nowhere to be seen in the pits when Jarret allegedly set his qualifying time (after returning to the pits the car was driven straight into the Nissan team garage in the pit paddock with the door immediately closed which only fueled the speculation). Nissan team boss Fred Gibson refuted these claims at the time but years later admitted that Skaife had indeed qualified the car as Jarret. Ironically Jarret's fastest race lap in the Gazelle (2:38.71) was actually faster than the qualifying time Skaife had set posing as Jarret (2:38.94).[10][11]

During 1988 Skaife appeared at selected touring car events in Gibson's factory Nissan squad driving the Group A Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R. He failed to finish both the Sandown 500 (diff failure when Skaife was leading on lap 94 of 129) and Bathurst 1000 alongside George Fury (the Skyline, with Fury at the wheel, had lost its fan belt at full speed on Conrod Straight instantly cooking the turbocharged engine on just lap 17).[12]

In 1989 Skaife made four ATCC starts as third driver in the Gibson Nissan team, starring in the wet at Winton on the way to fifth place. He paired with Jim Richards for endurance races, winning Sandown 500 before taking his first Bathurst 1000 podium in the Group A Nissan Skyline HR31 with third place.[13]

Between 1991 and 1993 Skaife won 3 consecutive Australian Drivers Championships (ADC), earning 3 CAMS Gold Stars. In 1991& 1992 he was driving the Spa 003, switching to the Lola T91/50 for 1993 each run by Gibson Motorsport.[14]

Australian Touring Car Championship ATCC (1990–2001)

Skaife at the 1992 Oran Park ATCC round

1990 – Graduates to full-time drive with Nissan team following retirement of Fury. Finishes 14th in ATCC having switched from HR31 to R32 GT-R model Skyline midseason. Finishes 18th at Bathurst alongside Richards having suffered mechanical problems. Sustains back injury after rolling GT-R in Australian Grand Prix support race.[15]

1991 – Wins three ATCC rounds, including his maiden victory at Round 3 at Wanneroo, WA.[16] Skaife scores more points than any other driver during the season, but loses title to Jim Richards under drop-worst-round rules. Takes dominant Bathurst 1000 win (with Richards) in record total time, in the Nissan GT-R R32, which was the first Japanese car to win Bathurst. Also records a Bathurst DNF after driving the team's second car late in the race under cross-entering rules.

1992 – Wins four ATCC rounds on his way to the championship. Takes second Bathurst 1000 win with the GT-R R32 as the race was red flagged due to wet conditions.[17]

1993 – Stays with Gibson team during switch from Nissan GT-R R32 to Holden Commodore VP under new Group 3A rules. Finishes sixth in ATCC after failing to win a round. Takes second at Bathurst alongside Richards following a race-long duel with eventual winners Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford. Competes in FIA Touring Car World Cup at Monza with Nissan Castrol Racing, finishing 35th.

1994 – Wins four rounds (including first three in succession) on his way to a second ATCC title. Finishes second (with Richards) in first Sandown 500 start in five years. Crashes out early in wet conditions at Bathurst.

1995 – Misses opening ATCC round after enormous pre-season testing crash ahead of the Winfield Triple Challenge at Eastern Creek.[18] Eventually finishes sixth in points standings with one round win driving the Holden Commodore VR. Leads Bathurst 1000 comfortably before mechanical trouble strikes nearing half distance.

1996 – Gibson team scales down to one car for ATCC following end of tobacco advertising.[19] Finishes ninth in points with best round result of third. Records 13th in Sandown 500 (with Gary Waldon and Mark Noske) and seventh at Bathurst (with John Cleland).

1997 – Competes in just five of 10 ATCC rounds in the Holden Commodore VS as funding issues continue at Gibson team. Ends season 13th after best round result of third. Drives Lister Storm alongside Julian Bailey and Tommy Erdos in Le Mans 24 Hours, but fails to finish following mechanical issues. Makes first appearance with Mobil Holden Racing Team driving alongside Peter Brock in Sandown 500, scoring pole and finishing 12th. Again on pole at Bathurst but retires from the race while leading.

1998 – First full season with HRT, signed to replace Peter Brock, finishing third in ATCC without winning a round. Teams with Craig Lowndes in new VT model Commodore at Sandown to finish second. Pair show dominant form at Bathurst but finish just sixth after tyre issues.

1999 – Wins six rounds of Shell Championship Series (the most of any driver) but again finishes third in points in the Holden Commodore VT. Teams with Paul Morris for endurance races, recording 22nd in new Queensland 500 event (after being delayed by accident damage) and third at Bathurst.

2000 – Wins four rounds, including Clipsal 500 Adelaide and Queensland 500, on way to Shell Championship Series title. Seals championship with sixth place alongside Craig Lowndes in Bathurst finale.

2001 – Takes four round wins, including the Bathurst 1000 alongside Tony Longhurst, to claim Shell Championship Series title. Secures crown at penultimate event in Pukekohe – the first championship round to be held outside of Australia, driving the Holden Commodore VX.[20]

V8 Supercars Championship Series (2002–2008)

Skaife at the 2008 Ipswich 400

2002 – Enjoys dominant V8 Supercars Championship Series victory in the Holden Commodore VX, having won seven of the 13 rounds, including the first five in succession. Season highlights also include a fourth triumph in the Bathurst 1000,[21] partnered by former teammate Jim Richards, and a second Clipsal 500 trophy.

2003 – Wins Clipsal 500 and Sandown 500 (alongside Todd Kelly) on his way to third in the championship in the Holden Commodore VY. Announced as new owner of Holden Racing Team mid-season following earlier collapse of founding owner Tom Walkinshaw Racing.[22] Finishes eighth at Bathurst alongside Todd Kelly after late-race mechanical black flag for loose bodywork while running second. At the final race of the season at Eastern Creek Skaife and Russell Ingall were involved in a race incident in which both drivers were later fined by race officials. Both drivers also had points deducted, which left Skaife finishing the year in sixth place in the championship.[23]

2004 – Fails to win a championship round for the first time in six years. Finishes season 12th in points with a best round result of second at Oran Park. Out of contention early at Bathurst with mechanical trouble (teamed with Todd Kelly).

2005 – Wins fifth Bathurst 1000 crown driving the Holden Commodore VZ, this time teamed with Todd Kelly.[24] Records fifth place in V8 Supercars Championship Series.

2006 – Finishes only 16th in V8 Supercars Championship Series despite seven wins. Crashes out of Bathurst 1000 on opening lap after enduring mechanical issues while starting from pole position (teamed with Garth Tander).[25]

2007 – Records eighth in V8 Supercars Championship Series with one round win, driving the Holden Commodore VE – finishing behind teammate Kelly in the standings for the fourth consecutive year. Misses Sandown 500 due to appendix surgery before crashing out of Bathurst 1000 in closing stages. Transfers partial ownership of HRT back to Tom Walkinshaw. Skaife reached 200 championship round starts in the final event of 2007.[26]

2008 – Joined at HRT by the then reigning champion Garth Tander. Wins L&H 500 at Phillip Island alongside Garth Tander. Finishes 12th in Bathurst 1000 after mid-race crash. Confirms 2008 will be final season as full-time driver following Gold Coast event.[27] Ends season 14th in points with a 27th place round result in Oran Park finale.[28] Announces sale of remainder of HRT to Walkinshaw.[29]

V8 Supercars Championship Series – Endurance Races (2009–2011)

Following Skaife's retirement from full-time driving, he announced that he would compete in the V8 Supercars endurance races for 2009,[30] an arrangement that he continued into 2010 and 2011.[31] This was a highly successful venture which gave Skaife further wins at Philip Island in 2010 & 2011 and his final Bathurst victory in 2010.

2009 – Skaife teams with Greg Murphy at Tasman Motorsport for endurance races, finishing 11th in Phillip Island 500 and fourth in Bathurst 1000.

2010 – Skaife joins TeamVodafone to win Phillip Island 500[32] and Bathurst 1000 alongside Craig Lowndes.[33]

2011 – Skaife continues as an endurance-only driver in V8 Supercars Championship for third consecutive year. Teams with Lowndes to score second consecutive Phillip Island 500 victory[34] before placing second in Bathurst 1000. Skaife announced on 17 October 2011, that he will retire as an endurance racer in order to take up the role as Chairman of the newly formed V8 Supercars Commission.[35]

Mark Skaife ends his driving career with 482 race starts, 90 race wins, 42 event wins, 41 pole positions and 5 drivers championships.

Media career

Skaife at the launch of the Sydney 500 in 2009

Skaife joined the Seven Network following his full-time retirement. He became a co-commentator for the V8 Supercars series alongside Neil Crompton and Matthew White, continuing in this position until Seven lost the rights after the 2014 season. In 2015, with the broadcast rights moving to a shared deal between Fox Sports and Network Ten, Skaife joined Fox Sports. He took on a presenter role, without commentating, and also co-hosted their V8 Supercars television series ‘’Inside Supercars’’.[36] From 2016, Skaife returned to the commentary box as a commentator, whilst retaining his presenting roles at Fox Sports. Skaife has four books published to as of 2020:

  • Diary of a Champion (2002)
  • The Racing Years (2009)
  • Life In The Fastlane (2010)
  • The Complete Illustrated Autobiography (2020)

Career results

Season Series Position Car Team
1985 New South Wales Laser Series 2nd Ford Laser Tyretown Racing
1986 New South Wales Laser Series 2nd Ford Laser Tyretown Racing
Victorian Laser Series 1st
1987 Australian Touring Car Championship 17th Nissan Gazelle Peter Jackson Nissan Racing
Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship 1st
1989 Australian Touring Car Championship 9th Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R Nissan Motorsport Australia
1990 Australian Touring Car Championship 14th Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Nissan Motorsport Australia
Australian Drivers' Championship 3rd Spa FB001 Holden Skaife Racing P/L
1991 Australian Touring Car Championship 2nd Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Motorsport Australia
Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Spa FB003 Holden Gibson Motorsport
1992 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Winfield Team Nissan
Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Spa FB003 Holden Winfield Racing
FIA Formula 3000 International Championship 29th Reynard 92D Mugen Honda 3001 International
1993 Australian Touring Car Championship 6th Holden VP Commodore Winfield Racing
Aurora AFX AMSCAR Series 1st
Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Lola T91/50 Holden
Touring Car World Cup 35th Nissan Primera eGT Nissan Castrol Racing
1994 Australian Touring Car Championship 1st Holden VP Commodore Gibson Motorsport
1995 Australian Touring Car Championship 6th Holden VR Commodore Gibson Motorsport
Australian Drivers' Championship 7th Lola T93/50 Holden Gibson Motorsport
1996 Australian Touring Car Championship 9th Holden VR Commodore Gibson Motorsport
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 13th Holden VS Commodore Gibson Motorsport
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 3rd Holden VS Commodore Holden Racing Team
1999 Shell Championship Series 3rd Holden VT Commodore Holden Racing Team
2000 Shell Championship Series 1st Holden VT Commodore Holden Racing Team
2001 Shell Championship Series 1st Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 1st Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 3rd Holden VY Commodore Holden Racing Team
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Holden VY Commodore Holden Racing Team
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 5th Holden VZ Commodore Holden Racing Team
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 16th Holden VZ Commodore Holden Racing Team
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 14th Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VE Commodore Tasman Motorsport
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 33rd Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 29th Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 21st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche Cars Australia

Complete World Touring Car Championship results

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1987 Australia Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Gazelle MNZ JAR DIJ NUR SPA
BNO SIL BAT
19
CLD WEL FJI NC 0

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1992 United Kingdom 3001 International SIL
PAU
CAT
PER
HOC
NÜR
SPA
ALB
NOG
16
MAG
Ret
NC 0

Supercars Championship results

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

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
1987 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Gazelle CAL
R1
SYM
R2
LAK
R3
BAR
R4
ADE
R5
SUR
R6
SAN
R7

12
AMA
R8
ORA
R9
17th 9
1989 Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R AMA
R1
SYM
R2
LAK
R3
BAR
R4
MAL
R5

5
SAN
R6

10
WIN
R7

3
ORA
R8

10
9th 22
1990 Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R AMA
R1

Ret
SYM
R2
PHI
R3

DNS
WIN
R4

Ret
LAK
R5

6
MAL
R6

Ret
WAN
R7

Ret
ORA
R8

8
14th 9
1991 Nissan Motorsport Australia Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R SAN
R1

2
SYM
R2

2
WAN
R3

1
LAK
R4

2
WIN
R5

2
AMA
R6

3
MAL
R7

1
LAK
R8

4
ORA
R9

1
2nd 132
1992 Winfield Team Nissan Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R AMA
R1

3
AMA
R2

1
SAN
R3

3
SAN
R4

2
SYM
R5

3
SYM
R6

3
WIN
R7

1
WIN
R8

1
LAK
R9

2
LAK
R10

7
EAS
R11

3
EAS
R12

2
MAL
R13

1
MAL
R14

1
WAN
R15

7
WAN
R16

11
ORA
R17

2
ORA
R18

1
1st 234
1993 Winfield Racing Team Holden VP Commodore AMA
R1

2
AMA
R2

2
SYM
R3

16
SYM
R4

6
PHI
R5

9
PHI
R6

11
LAK
R7

13
LAK
R8

13
WIN
R9

Ret
WIN
R10

8
EAS
R11

Ret
EAS
R12

5
MAL
R13

1
MAL
R14

2
WAN
R15

1
WAN
R15

1
ORA
R18

11
ORA
R18

Ret
6th 87
1994 Gibson Motorsport Holden VP Commodore AMA
R1

1
AMA
R2

1
SAN
R3

1
SAN
R4

1
SYM
R5

1
SYM
R6

1
PHI
R7

2
PHI
R8

3
LAK
R9

4
LAK
R10

4
WIN
R11

3
WIN
R12

2
EAS
R13

2
EAS
R14

3
MAL
R15

2
MAL
R15

1
BAR
R18

Ret
BAR
R18

9
ORA
R19

Ret
ORA
R20

Ret
1st 285
1995 Gibson Motorsport Holden VR Commodore SAN
R1

SAN
R2

SYM
R3

13
SYM
R4

10
BAT
R5

4
BAT
R6

1
PHI
R7

11
PHI
R8

6
LAK
R9

7
LAK
R10

6
WIN
R11

Ret
WIN
R12

7
EAS
R13

3
EAS
R14

1
MAL
R15

Ret
MAL
R16

5
BAR
R17

7
BAR
R18

4
ORA
R19

4
ORA
R20

Ret
6th 149
1996 Gibson Motorsport Holden VR Commodore EAS
R1

6
EAS
R2

Ret
EAS
R3

DNS
SAN
R4

5
SAN
R5

3
SAN
R6

2
BAT
R7

7
BAT
R8

6
BAT
R9

9
SYM
R10

Ret
SYM
R11

7
SYM
R12

5
PHI
R13

15
PHI
R14

Ret
PHI
R15

Ret
CAL
R16

6
CAL
R17

8
CAL
R18

8
LAK
R19

8
LAK
R20

Ret
LAK
R21

7
BAR
R22

7
BAR
R23

6
BAR
R24

4
MAL
R25

3
MAL
R26

10
MAL
R27

Ret
ORA
R28

6
ORA
R29

6
ORA
R30

3
9th 177
1997 Gibson Motorsport Holden VS Commodore CAL
R1

4
CAL
R2

4
CAL
R3

12
PHI
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
SAN
R7

3
SAN
R8

4
SAN
R9

4
SYM
R10
SYM
R11
SYM
R12
WIN
R13

8
WIN
R14

Ret
WIN
R15

DNS
EAS
R16

12
EAS
R17

8
EAS
R18

18
LAK
R19
LAK
R20
LAK
R21
BAR
R22
BAR
R23
BAR
R24
MAL
R25

Ret
MAL
R26

DNS
MAL
R27

8
ORA
R28
ORA
R29
ORA
R30
13th 166
1998 Holden Racing Team Holden VS Commodore SAN
R1

7
SAN
R2

6
SAN
R3

8
SYM
R4

2
SYM
R5

2
SYM
R6

2
LAK
R7

19
LAK
R8

9
LAK
R9

7
PHI
R10

1
PHI
R11

2
PHI
R12

21
WIN
R13

6
WIN
R14

5
WIN
R15

2
MAL
R16

DSQ
MAL
R17

DSQ
MAL
R18

8
BAR
R19

2
BAR
R20

2
BAR
R21

3
CAL
R22

2
CAL
R23

5
CAL
R24

C
HDV
R25

2
HDV
R26

DNS
HDV
R27

9
ORA
R28

2
ORA
R29

2
ORA
R30

2
3rd 768
1999 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore EAS
R1

1
EAS
R2

1
EAS
R3

2
ADE
R4

10
ADE
R5

Ret
BAR
R6

2
BAR
R7

8
BAR
R8

17
PHI
R9

1
PHI
R10

1
PHI
R11

2
HDV
R12

7
HDV
R13

7
HDV
R14

5
SAN
R15

1
SAN
R16

1
SAN
R16

2
QLD
R18

4
QLD
R19

4
QLD
R20

11
CAL
R21

2
CAL
R22

1
CAL
R23

2
SYM
R24

2
SYM
R25

1
SYM
R26

1
WIN
R27

8
WIN
R28

6
WIN
R29

11
ORA
R30

1
ORA
R31

1
ORA
R32

1
QLD
R33

22
BAT
R34

3
3rd 1656
2000 Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore PHI
R1
PHI
R2
BAR
R3
BAR
R4
BAR
R5
ADE
R6
ADE
R7
EAS
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
CAN
R14
CAN
R15
CAN
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
WIN
R20
WIN
R21
WIN
R22
ORA
R23
ORA
R24
ORA
R25
CAL
R26
CAL
R27
CAL
R28
QLD
R29

SAN
R30
SAN
R31
SAN
R32
BAT
R33

1st 1570
2001 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore PHI
R1
PHI
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
CAN
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
BAR
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
CAL
R16
CAL
R17
CAL
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
QLD
R21

WIN
R22
WIN
R23
BAT
R24

PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SAN
R28
SAN
R29
SAN
R30
1st 3478
2002 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore ADE
R1

1
ADE
R2

1
PHI
R3

2
PHI
R4

1
EAS
R5

1
EAS
R6

1
EAS
R7

1
HDV
R8

2
HDV
R9

1
HDV
R10

1
CAN
R11

1
CAN
R12

13
CAN
R13

1
BAR
R14

1
BAR
R15

Ret
BAR
R16

7
ORA
R17

1
ORA
R18

1
WIN
R19

4
WIN
R20

9
QLD
R21

Ret
BAT
R22

1
SUR
R23

24
SUR
R24

Ret
PUK
R25

1
PUK
R26

Ret
PUK
R27

Ret
SAN
R28

5
SAN
R29

2
1st 2227
2003 Holden Racing Team Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1

2
ADE
R1

1
PHI
R3

6
EAS
R4

19
WIN
R5

6
BAR
R6

2
BAR
R7

1
BAR
R8

23
HDV
R9

1
HDV
R10

2
HDV
R11

3
QLD
R12

Ret
ORA
R13

3
SAN
R14

1
BAT
R15

8
SUR
R16

3
SUR
R17

3
PUK
R18

7
PUK
R19

2
PUK
R20

1
EAS
R21

7
EAS
R22

Ret
3rd 1817
2004 Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

17
EAS
R3

22
PUK
R4

16
PUK
R5

Ret
PUK
R6

19
HDV
R7

14
HDV
R8

9
HDV
R9

7
BAR
R10

1
BAR
R11

15
BAR
R12

9
QLD
R13

Ret
WIN
R14

28
ORA
R15

1
ORA
R16

2
SAN
R17

23
BAT
R18

14
SUR
R19

24
SUR
R20

13
SYM
R21

Ret
SYM
R22

Ret
SYM
R23

3
EAS
R24

18
EAS
R25

7
EAS
R26

2
12th 1294
2005 Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

3
PUK
R3

3
PUK
R4

4
PUK
R5

5
BAR
R6

1
BAR
R7

29
BAR
R8

6
EAS
R9

7
EAS
R10

7
SHA
R11

3
SHA
R12

1
SHA
R13

23
HDV
R14

2
HDV
R15

2
HDV
R16

26
QLD
R17

12
ORA
R18

16
ORA
R19

30
SAN
R20

2
BAT
R21

1
SUR
R22

3
SUR
R23

3
SUR
R24

2
SYM
R25

25
SYM
R26

12
SYM
R27

9
PHI
R28

15
PHI
R29

10
PHI
R30

8
5th 1754
2006 Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

Ret
PUK
R3

1
PUK
R4

5
PUK
R5

1
BAR
R6

1
BAR
R7

18
BAR
R8

1
WIN
R9

5
WIN
R10

17
WIN
R11

3
HDV
R12

1
HDV
R13

28
HDV
R14

6
QLD
R15

21
QLD
R16

1
QLD
R17

27
ORA
R18

Ret
ORA
R19

1
ORA
R20

23
SAN
R21

26
BAT
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

25
SUR
R24

21
SUR
R25

Ret
SYM
R26

16
SYM
R27

Ret
SYM
R28

Ret
BHR
R29

7
BHR
R30

19
BHR
R31

4
PHI
R32

3
PHI
R33

6
PHI
R34

11
16th 2036
2007 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

14
ADE
R2

7
BAR
R3

3
BAR
R4

3
BAR
R5

2
PUK
R6

10
PUK
R7

6
PUK
R8

9
WIN
R9

21
WIN
R10

17
WIN
R11

26
EAS
R12

1
EAS
R13

1
EAS
R14

3
HDV
R15

1
HDV
R16

5
HDV
R17

5
QLD
R18

2
QLD
R19

8
QLD
R20

17
ORA
R21

1
ORA
R22

20
ORA
R23

Ret
SAN
R24

BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

17
SUR
R27

8
SUR
R28

Ret
BHR
R29

7
BHR
R30

18
BHR
R31

21
SYM
R32

7
SYM
R33

4
SYM
R34

4
PHI
R35

2
PHI
R36

5
PHI
R37

7
8th 379
2008 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

9
ADE
R2

17
EAS
R3

6
EAS
R4

14
EAS
R5

5
HAM
R6

18
HAM
R7

23
HAM
R8

12
BAR
R9

2
BAR
R10

Ret
BAR
R11

DNS
SAN
R12

10
SAN
R13

18
SAN
R14

22
HDV
R15

25
HDV
R16

8
HDV
R17

18
QLD
R18

5
QLD
R19

10
QLD
R20

9
WIN
R21

12
WIN
R22

Ret
WIN
R23

DNS
PHI
Q

15
PHI
R24

1
BAT
R25

12
SUR
R26

16
SUR
R27

16
SUR
R28

14
BHR
R29

Ret
BHR
R30

17
BHR
R31

Ret
SYM
R32

25
SYM
R33

24
SYM
R34

15
ORA
R35

Ret
ORA
R36

Ret
ORA
R37

12
14th 1644
2009 Tasman Motorsport Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

HAM
R3

HAM
R4

WIN
R5

WIN
R6

SYM
R7

SYM
R8

HDV
R9

HDV
R10

TOW
R11

TOW
R12

SAN
R13

SAN
R14

QLD
R15

QLD
R16

PHI
Q

21
PHI
R17

11
BAT
R18

4
SUR
R19

SUR
R20

SUR
R21

SUR
R22

PHI
R23

PHI
R24

BAR
R25

BAR
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

31st 372
2010 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

YMC
R2

BHR
R3

BHR
R4

ADE
R5

ADE
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

QLD
R9

QLD
R10

WIN
R11

WIN
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

TOW
R15

TOW
R16

PHI
R17

1
BAT
R18

1
SUR
R19

SUR
R20

SYM
R21

SYM
R22

SAN
R23

SAN
R24

SYD
R25

SYD
R26

33rd 560
2011 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

YMC
R2

ADE
R3

ADE
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

BAR
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HID
R12

HID
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

QLD
R18

PHI
R19

1
BAT
R20

2
SUR
R21

SUR
R22

SYM
R23

SYM
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

29th 532

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year No. Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
1986 77 Australia Peter Williamson Toyota Australia Peter Williamson Toyota Celica Supra B DNS DNS
1987 60 Australia Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Australia Grant Jarrett Nissan Gazelle 2 138 19th 7th
1988 15 Australia Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Australia George Fury Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R A 17 DNF DNF
1989 2 Australia Nissan Motorsport Australia New Zealand Jim Richards Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R A 160 3rd 3rd
1990 1 Australia Nissan Motorsport Australia New Zealand Jim Richards Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 1 146 18th 16th
1991 1 Australia Nissan Motorsport Australia New Zealand Jim Richards Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 1 161 1st 1st
2 Australia Drew Price
Australia Garry Waldon
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 135 DNF DNF
1992 1 Australia Winfield Team Nissan New Zealand Jim Richards Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R A 143 1st 1st
1993 1 Australia Winfield Racing Team New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VP Commodore A 161 2nd 2nd
1994 2 Australia Winfield Racing New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VP Commodore A 39 DNF DNF
1995 1 Australia Winfield Racing New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VR Commodore 65 DNF DNF
1996 2 Australia Gibson Team Sega United Kingdom John Cleland Holden VR Commodore 159 7th 7th
1997 05 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Peter Brock Holden VS Commodore L1 52 DNF DNF
1998 1 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VT Commodore OC 159 6th 6th
1999 2 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Paul Morris Holden VT Commodore 161 3rd 3rd
2000 1 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VT Commodore OC 161 6th 6th
2001 1 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Tony Longhurst Holden VX Commodore 161 1st 1st
2002 1 Australia Holden Racing Team New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VX Commodore 161 1st 1st
2003 1 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VY Commodore 161 8th 8th
2004 2 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VY Commodore 159 14th 14th
2005 2 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VZ Commodore 161 1st 1st
2006 2 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Garth Tander Holden VZ Commodore 0 DNF DNF
2007 2 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore 149 DNF DNF
2008 1 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore 160 12th 12th
2009 51 Australia Tasman Motorsport New Zealand Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore 161 4th 4th
2010 888 Australia Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore 161 1st 1st
2011 888 Australia Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore 161 2nd 2nd

Complete Sandown endurance results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
1986 Australia Peter Williamson Toyota Australia Peter Williamson Toyota Celica Supra B 125 10th 10th
1987 Australia Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Australia Grant Jarrett Nissan Gazelle C 121 10th 1st
1988 Australia Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Australia George Fury Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R A 94 DNF DNF
1989 Australia Nissan Motorsport Australia New Zealand Jim Richards Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R A 161 1st 1st
1994 Australia Winfield Racing New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VP Commodore V8 161 2nd 2nd
1995 Australia Winfield Racing New Zealand Jim Richards Holden VR Commodore 155 8th 8th
1996 Australia Gibson Team Sega Australia Gary Waldon
Australia Mark Noske
Holden VR Commodore 138 13th 13th
1997 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Peter Brock Holden VS Commodore 150 12th 12th
1998 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VT Commodore OC 147 2nd 2nd
2003 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VY Commodore 141 1st 1st
2004 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VY Commodore 133 23rd 23rd
2005 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Todd Kelly Holden VZ Commodore 161 2nd 2nd
2006 Australia Holden Racing Team Australia Garth Tander Holden VZ Commodore 149 26th 26th

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
1997 United Kingdom Newcastle United Lister United Kingdom Julian Bailey
Brazil Thomas Erdos
Lister Storm GTL GT1 77 DNF DNF

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Overall
position
Class
position
2017 Australia BMW Team SRM Germany Timo Glock
Australia Russell Ingall
Australia Tony Longhurst
BMW M6 GT3 Class A – GT3 Pro 134 DNF DNF

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Sporting positions
Preceded by Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
1991, 1992 and 1993
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
1991 and 1992
(with Jim Richards)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship
1992
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Australian Touring Car Championship
1994
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the V8Supercar Championship Series
2000, 2001 and 2002
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2001 and 2002
(with Tony Longhurst and Jim Richards)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Clipsal 500
20022003
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2005
(with Todd Kelly)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2010
(with Craig Lowndes)
Succeeded by
Records
Preceded by
Peter Brock
37 wins
(19732004)
Most ATCC round wins
42
(19872011),
38th win at the 2007 Eastern Creek round of the V8 Supercar Championship
Succeeded by
Craig Lowndes
49 wins
(1996 – present)