Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
12
Points
1476
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 13.7
Average finishing Position 14.6

biography

Engineer
Steven Todkill
Origins
Sydney, NSW; May 25, 1983
Resides
Melbourne, Vic
Status
Wife, Danielle
Outside of Racing
Football, golf, movies
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Patrol
Follow Michael Caruso

After earning the Nissan Altima’s first win since 2013 in Darwin last year, Michael Caruso continues on with Nissan Motorsport factory-backed #23 car.

Caruso equalled his best championship finish in a Nissan last year, coming home 10th and achieving a number of highlights including the Hidden Valley victory and qualifying for the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout at Bathurst for the first time in his Supercars career.

Caruso started out in karting at the age of 11, winning countless titles. He stepped up to Formula Ford and Formula 3 before turning his attention to V8 Supercars racing in 2004. He competed in the Development Series, finishing second in the 2007 title before moving to the main series with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

He earned his best ever Bathurst finish with the squad, landing on the podium teamed up with good friend Lee Holdsworth in 2009 and remained with the team until the opportunity with Nissan in the Car of the Future phase in 2013. 

In just his second season in the Altima, Caruso finished 10th in the championship – not only was he the highest placed of the four Nissan drivers, it was the first time the marque had finished in the top 10 in the new era of Supercars racing.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 14 11 11
Race 2 › 12 22 16
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 3 › 24 13 16
Race 4 › 13 16 17
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 5 › 18 5 11
Race 6 › 9 10 12
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 20 18 13
Race 8 › 17 19 13
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 17 13 12
Race 10 › 15 29 17
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 11 › 22 16 17
Race 12 › 15 19 18
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 13 › 10 15 16
Race 14 › 11 13 16
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 15 › 8 15 17
Race 16 › 22 29 19
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 17 › 11 6 18
Race 18 › 6 7 17
Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 19 › 11 20 16
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 20 › 13 6 12
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 21 › 4 5 12
Race 22 › 9 15 12

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE:
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.

Next Event
ITM Auckland SuperSprint
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Practice 1
Format
International SuperSprint
Hard Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
2.910km
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