Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
14
Points
1387
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 12.4
Average finishing Position 12.8

biography

Date of birth
20/05/1981 (Age 38)
Place of birth
Sydney, NSW
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married, Renee, with kids Oliver and Austin
Outside of Racing
Riding the Harley, wake surfing, keeping fit
Personal Vehicle
Holden Commodore
Engineer
Phil Keed
Follow Mark Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom starts a whole new chapter in his Supercars career in 2019, after leaving Tickford Racing for Team 18.

Winterbottom has only ever raced a Ford Supercar, including in the Dunlop Super2 Series, but his change of teams also includes crossing the brand divide to drive a Holden.

He joins Charlie Schwerkolt's revamped, IRWIN-backed outfit after 13 seasons with what is now Tickford.

That stint was headlined by a Bathurst victory with Steven Richards in 2013 and a Supercars title two years later.

Winterbottom arrived as a 24-year-old in 2006 when the team was the factory-backed Ford Performance Racing and has been one of the most-consistent drivers in the field since.

He first gained Ford support in 2001 when he won its Kart Stars program and progressed from karts to Formula Ford, in the Victorian State series initially.

After finishing runner-up in the national series in 2002 he graduated to Supercars, winning the Super2 Series in a Stone Brothers Racing AU Falcon as a rookie.

In a 2004 move up to the main game with Larkham Motor Sport, Winterbottom impressed despite modest surroundings, joining the factory Ford team after two seasons and remaining a frontrunner ever since.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 16 9 9
Race 2 › 24 6 6
Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 10 12 10
Race 4 › 10 11 11
Race 5 › 11 13 12
Race 6 › 7 6 10
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 1 4 9
Race 8 › 4 6 7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 16 21 10
Race 10 › 19 17 10
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 21 18 10
Race 12 › 15 15 11
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 6 9 11
Race 14 › 17 22 11
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 13 17 12
Race 16 › 10 12 12
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 10 9 11
Race 18 › 18 NC 14
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 16 15 13
Race 20 › 17 10 14
OTR SuperSprint ›
Race 21 › 3 4 12
Race 22 › 9 23 14

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
IRWIN Racing

New faces, new colours and a new chassis – a revamped Team 18 tackles the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2019.

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