Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
17
Points
630
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.1
Average finishing Position 14.5

biography

Engineer
George Commins
Origins
Mildura, Victoria; January 17, 1983
Resides
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Camping, wind surfing, wake boarding, dirt bikes
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Patrol
Follow Rick Kelly

Rick Kelly has tasted success at the highest level in Supercars – as both a driver and team owner.

The now-Nissan driver won the 2006 V8 Supercars Championship, as well as the Bathurst 1000 two years in a row.

Running his own team under the Nissan Motorsport banner with older brother Todd, Kelly is hoping to not only take his team to the top, but bring his own racing fortunes back to the forefront.

After beginning in karts and following in the wheel tracks of Todd in Formula Ford, Rick clinched the Australian Drivers Championship in 2001 and made his V8 Supercar debut in the same year for Kmart Racing.

Stepping into the Holden Young Lions program, Kelly was Rookie of the Year in 2002 and took over Todd's seat at Kmart Racing for the following season, culminating his first of two back-to-back Bathurst 1000 wins.

In 2006 he was in true championship form and his consistency was unbeatable. Despite only winning one individual race all season, Kelly took the title in controversial circumstances after a last race clash with Craig Lowndes at Phillip Island.

Kelly continued under the Walkinshaw Racing umbrella in 2007 and 2008 before Kelly Racing was formed. He took a number of wins for his own team before embarking on the Nissan project.

In 2015, Kelly earned four podium finishes, including a strategic fuel race at the Gold Coast 600 and third in the final race of the season.

2016 was a tougher year, though strong performances at Winton and Hidden Valley in Darwin added to his tally of top five finishes.

latest News

Rick Kelly determined to take positives

'You’ve just got to focus on the things you can control’
17/06/2017

New Nissan required after Kelly write-off

Nissan Motorsport accelerates new car builds after Symmons Plains shunt
13/04/2017

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 8 5 5
Race 2 › 19 17 9
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 3 › 14 16 9
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 5 › 16 16 18
Race 6 › 10 9 17
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 15 14 17
Race 8 › 9 15 17
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 7 15 16
Race 10 › 11 14 16
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 11 › 1 28 15
Race 12 › 12 10 18

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE:
Sengled Racing and carsales Racing

Todd and Rick Kelly will again lead the factory Nissan Motorsport team as it enters its fourth year in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Next Event
Watpac Townsville 400
In Progress
Next
Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Soft Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
2.860km
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