Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 23.5
Average finishing Position 20.0


Blake Smith
Casino, NSW January 1982
Outside of Racing
Extreme sports, water skiing, motocross
Personal Vehicle
Follow David Russell

Queenslander David Russell is back with Nissan Motorsport for this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup.

He teams with Simona De Silvestro, his fourth different driver in as many years, having joined Dale Wood in 2016.

Originally a gun in speedway and production car racing (in a Proton Satria, of all things), Russell won the 2002 Chance of a Lifetime competition with the prize of a drive in the 2003 Dunlop Series.

Driving an older AU Falcon, Russell still showed speed and was nominated for the Mike Kable Rookie of the Year Award after finishing 12th in the Championship.

Champion of his class in the Australian Production Car Championship two years running, Russell then turned his focus to the Porsche Carrera Cup, where he was a mainstay for the three seasons.

In 2008 he scored his first race win at Adelaide before a late season switch to Fitzgerald Racing reaped further rewards. In the end, Russell finished third in the series and moved to the Dunlop Series in 2009, where he finished third with Howard Racing.

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Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 19 › 24 18 47
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 20 › 23 23 53
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 21 › 21 16 52
Race 22 › 26 23 51

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Nissan Altima
Nissan Motorsport and Team Harvey Norman

Rick and Todd Kelly's team will again run two extra cars in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2016. Michael Caruso returns to the team in NISMO colours while Simona De Silvestro joins the team with Harvey Norman onboard.

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