Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
28
Points
643
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 14.8
Average finishing Position 14.0

biography

Date of birth
25/05/1983 (Age 36)
Place of birth
Sydney, NSW
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Wife, Danielle, with kids Lola and Mila
Outside of Racing
Football, golf, movies
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Michael Caruso steps back to co-driving duties in 2019, after 11 full-time Supercars seasons.

He joins Tickford Racing to partner Cameron Waters in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

Caruso started out in karting at the age of 11, winning countless titles before stepping up to Formula Ford and Formula 3.

The Sydneysider’s attention turned to Supercars in 2004, finishing second in the Dunlop Super2 Series in ’07 to secure a step up to the main game with Garry Rogers Motorsport the following season.

A best Bathurst result of third with Lee Holdsworth and maiden race win at Hidden Valley came in 2009, with Caruso leaving to join Nissan Motorsport as it entered Supercars in ’13.

In Caruso’s second season in the Altima, he took the package into the top 10 of the championship for the first time, with 10th in the standings.

He matched that result in 2016, another victory at Hidden Valley his and Nissan’s second in Supercars.

Caruso was the lead Nissan in the 2017 standings in 13th, then 18th in his troubled final full-time campaign before splitting with Kelly Racing.

In mid-2019 he returned to Garry Rogers Motorsport briefly, deputising for the injured Richie Stanaway.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 24 22 28
Race 18 › 24 9 27
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 20 › 20 20 26
Race 19 › 22 17 25
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 3 20 26
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 4 4 26
Race 27 › 8 5 26
Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 28 › 15 8 26
Race 30 › 13 21 25

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Monster Energy Racing

Established in December 2002 after UK giant Prodrive bought Glenn Seton Racing, this championship and Bathurst-winning Ford squad now operates as Tickford Racing.

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