Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
30
Points
603
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 7.0
Average finishing Position 4.8

biography

Date of birth
05/04/1982 (Age 37)
Place of birth
Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
Lives
Las Vegas, United States
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Running, biking, swimming, cooking
Engineer
Ludo Lacroix (Enduro Cup)
Follow Alexandre Prémat

Frenchman Alexandre Prémat's alliance with Scott McLaughlin continues in this year's PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

Prémat won the 2016 Enduro Cup alongside Shane van Gisbergen at Triple Eight, but was lured to Shell V-Power Racing to reunite with McLaughlin in '17.

The pair had been full-time and enduro partners at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

After taking second at Sandown and a win on the Gold Coast in 2017, Prémat and McLaughlin finished third at Bathurst last year.

Garry Rogers was behind Prémat's first Supercars opportunity, naming him as a surprise replacement for the outgoing Lee Holdsworth in 2012.

Learning new cars, tracks and rivals, he was benched for that year's Gold Coast event by Rogers amid a tough run.

Prémat continued with GRM in 2013 alongside rookie McLaughlin, but slipped back to co-driving when Volvo driver Robert Dahlgren arrived one year later.

Two Enduro Cups with McLaughlin were followed by a single season with van Gisbergen in 2016, then a switch to DJR Team Penske.

Before heading down under, Prémat built an impressive resume in open-wheelers, sportscars and touring cars.

He was the 2002 French Formula Renault champion and runner-up in the Formula 3 EuroSeries in '04, when he won F3's Macau Grand Prix and Zandvoort Masters.

Fourth in GP2 followed in 2005, along with helping France win the 2005/06 A1 Grand Prix title.

Prémat also experienced Formula 1 in 2006, acting as third driver for the Spyker team at the Chinese Grand Prix.

A stint with Audi followed from 2007 to '10, in the DTM and occasionally with the German giant's sportscar program.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 1 1 26
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 1 3 26
Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 28 › 1 6 29
Race 30 › 25 9 29

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Shell V-Power Racing Team

DJR Team Penske followed its 2017 Supercars teams' championship with a hard-fought maiden title for star driver Scott McLaughlin in 2018.

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