Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
8
Points
2020
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.3
Average finishing Position 9.6

biography

Date of birth
14/09/1988 (Age 31)
Place of birth
Adelaide, South Australia
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Training, Go karting, fitness
Personal Vehicle
Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45
Engineer
Andrew Edwards
Follow Nick Percat

Nick Percat enters his third season with Brad Jones Racing in 2019 after finishing a career-best 10th in the championship last year.

Percat joined BJR in 2017 and finished an inconsistent campaign 19th in the points, but grabbed a pair of podiums to shade team-mate Tim Slade in the standings in '18.

The Albury squad is now home for the South Australian, who won the Bathurst 1000 on debut in 2011 alongside Garth Tander at the Holden Racing Team.

Signed by Walkinshaw Racing in 2007, Percat won the Australian Formula Ford Championship two years later by breaking Steven Richards’ record for most race wins.

He progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2010 and finished fourth, earning the ’11 endurance drive that etched his name in the history books, becoming the first rookie winner in 30 years.

Percat remained part of HRT’s endurance line-up while racing in Super2 until the end of 2012.

In 2013, Percat moved to the Porsche Carrera Cup and finished second, stacking up a record number of poles and fastest laps.

He also substituted for HRT's injured James Courtney in Supercars' season-ending Sydney 500 before receiving the full-time call-up in 2014.

Percat’s debut Supercars season included a second at Sydney Motorsport Park and third at the iconic Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

He rounded out the year 12th and the highest-placed rookie, but it was a difficult end when Racing Entitlement Contract holder James Rosenberg elected to sell up, leaving Percat without a drive.

A lifeline arrived through Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the next two seasons.

While some times were tough – Percat missed the final two rounds of 2015 due to a blood infection – he was able to give team boss and good friend Lucas Dumbrell his first ever Supercars race win in Adelaide and a podium at Bathurst in ’16.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 8 7 7
Race 2 › 6 5 5
Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 8 14 6
Race 4 › 14 15 9
Race 5 › 4 8 8
Race 6 › 13 10 8
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 12 8 10
Race 8 › 16 7 9
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 14 9 6
Race 10 › 12 10 7
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 7 7 8
Race 12 › 9 10 8
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 17 7 8
Race 14 › 11 9 7
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 11 13 7
Race 16 › 25 15 8
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 11 8 7
Race 18 › 13 19 8
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 11 8 9
Race 20 › 8 9 9
OTR SuperSprint ›
Race 21 › 19 8 8
Race 22 › 6 4 8
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 23 › 10 12 8
Race 24 › 10 4 8
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 8 14 8

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Freightliner Alliance & 7-Eleven Mobil Racing

Brad Jones Racing is the only regionally-based Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team, the family-owned outfit working out of Albury near the New South Wales and Victorian border.

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