Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
38
Points
342
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 14.3
Average finishing Position 12.0

biography

Place of birth
24 September 1980, Sydney, NSW
Lives
Adelaide, South Australia
Status
Married - two sons
Outside of Racing
Mountain bike riding, tennis, spending time with the family
Personal Vehicle
Ford Territory
Engineer
Brendan Hogan (Enduro Cup)

The winner of what is now known as the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2000 and '05, Dean Canto has been a Supercars regular for the best part of two decades.

He has been a co-driver at Tickford Racing since 2008, joining the team following two full-time seasons at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

Canto has now co-driven the Ford squad's Bottle-O entry since 2010, with Paul Dumbrell, David Reynolds and most-recently Mark Winterbottom.

With Reynolds, Canto finished second at Bathurst in 2012 and took a Supercars victory at the Gold Coast two years later.

This PIRTEK Enduro Cup is Canto's third alongside 2015 Supercars champion Winterbottom, the pair finishing sixth in their first trip to Mount Panorama but failing to finish the last two years.

Canto was the winner of the maiden Super2 Series in 2000, then known as V8 Lites, in a privately-run EL Falcon.

Between main game stints with Briggs Motorsport/Triple Eight and GRM, he became its first two-time winner five years later, with Dick Johnson Racing.

When he is not racing Supercars, Canto runs a performance driving school as well as undertaking driver coaching and TV and film work.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 17 17 44
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 19 12 39
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 7 7 38

Vehicle detail

Ford Falcon FG X
ENGINE: V8
The Bottle-O Racing Team and Supercheap Auto Racing

Established in December 2002 after UK giant Prodrive bought Glenn Seton Racing, the four-Ford squad becomes known as Tickford Racing in 2018.

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