Winner of what is now known as the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2000 and 2005, Dean Canto has been a Supercars regular for the best part of two decades.
He has been a co-driver at Prodrive since 2008, joining the team following two full-time seasons at Garry Rogers Motorsport
Canto co-drove The Bottle-O entry from 2010-2015, finishing second at Bathurst in 2012 with David Reynolds, just 0.3s of winner Jamie Whincup.
The pair won at the Gold Coast in 2014, but with Reynolds’ shift to Erebus in 2016, Canto moved into Mark Winterbottom's car for the first time - a combination that continues in 2017.
Sadly, last year's enduros were a disaster for the pair, with Canto crashing in the wet at Sandown before brake failure struck while Winterbottom was at the wheel at Bathurst.
When he is not racing Supercars, Canto runs a performance driving school as well as undertaking driver coaching and TV and film work.