Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
13
Points
1835
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.2
Average finishing Position 12.8

biography

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

Rick Kelly is one of Australia’s most high-profile V8 Supercars drivers, having tasted success at the highest level.

The Nissan driver won the 2006 V8 Supercars Championship, and he also won the Bathurst 1000 two years in a row.

Now running his own team under the Nissan Motorsport banner, 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 his older brother 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, Rick 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. Rick took a number of wins for his own team before embarking on the Nissan project.

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

latest News

Virgin Australia takes on Bathurst in new safety video

Virgin Australia cabin crew take on Jamie Whincup at Bathurst in their new onboard safety video.
05/12/2016

Kelly: Van Gisbergen is the best

2006 Supercars champ Rick Kelly rates Shane van Gisbergen as the leading driver as he seeks his maiden Supercars title
21/11/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 8 9 9
Race 2 › 14 13 12
Race 3 › 6 7 10
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 6 4 3
Race 5 › 12 25 12
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 13 14 13
Race 7 › 8 11 11
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 14 9 11
Race 9 › 7 5 9
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 5 4 7
Race 11 › 7 15 9
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 10 15 9
Race 13 › 5 15 9
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 15 21 12
Race 15 › 15 12 12
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 16 8 11
Race 17 › 14 14 11
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 7 9 11
Race 19 › 7 11 12
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 14 10 13
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 20 21 13
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 16 21 13
Race 23 › 18 17 13
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 7 7 13
Race 25 › 14 12 13
Race 26 › 11 9 13
Race 27 › 16 24 13
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 9 6 13
Race 29 › 12 22 13

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: 5.6 litre quad camshaft VK56DE naturally-aspirated V8
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
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
In Progress
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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