Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
23
Points
1266
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 21.1
Average finishing Position 19.8

biography

Engineer
Wally Storey and Tony Woodward
Origins
Melbourne, Vic; June 30, 1987
Resides
Melbourne, Vic
Status
Girlfriend, Kirsty
Outside of Racing
AFL (Essendon), snowboarding, tennis
Personal Vehicle
Holden Cruze
Follow Tim Blanchard

Second-generation driver Tim Blanchard shifts to Brad Jones Racing for 2016 in the V8 Supercars championship. 

A former karting champion, Blanchard enjoyed many successes in state and national level Formula Ford, before going one step further with the Sonic team in 2007 to win the Australian championship.  He moved to the United Kingdom in 2008, where he finished runner-up in the British Formula Ford Championship and won a number of races throughout the season.

Blanchard made his V8 Supercar debut in 2010, behind the wheel of an ex-Craig Lowndes Falcon for Sonic Motor Racing, finishing the season runner-up to Steve Owen. He also claimed the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for the best first-year V8 Supercar driver earning him an endurance drive alongside Greg Murphy.

He continued to race full-time in the Dunlop Series and remained part of the enduro line-up until he received the call up to drive the #7 Commodore of Todd Kelly for the final rounds of 2012.

Blanchard stepped into the Championship as a full-time driver in 2013 with Dick Johnson Racing, but a difficult season saw Blanchard leave the team at the end of the year.

After pairing with Russell Ingall in LDM’s Commodore for the 2014 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, Blanchard returned to the category as a full-time driver for the developing squad last season.

latest News

Blanchard to make call on driving future

New REC holder will decide on 2018 plans around the enduros
7 Days ago

Blanchard confirms 2017 drive

Tim Blanchard purchases REC to race under as he takes on team owner role
02/12/2016

Season Progress

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

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: NRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Team CoolDrive

Team CoolDrive joins the Brad Jones Racing stable in 2016 after two years operating alongside Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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