Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
8
Points
2242
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 9.0
Average finishing Position 10.8

biography

Date of birth
17/01/1983 (Age 35)
Place of birth
Mildura, Victoria
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Married, Elysia, with child Lex
Outside of Racing
Camping, wind surfing, wake boarding, dirt bikes
Personal Vehicle
Nissan Patrol
Engineer
George Commins
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Rick Kelly has tasted success at the highest level in Supercars – as both a driver and team owner.

The now-Nissan driver won the 2006 Supercars Championship, to go with back-to-back Bathurst 1000 victories with Greg Murphy in ’03 and ’04.

Running his own team under the Nissan Motorsport banner with older brother Todd, Kelly is hoping to not only take his squad to the top, but bring his own racing fortunes back to the forefront.

After beginning in karts and following in the wheel tracks of Todd in Formula Ford, Rick clinched the Australian Drivers Championship in Formula Holden in 2001 and made his Supercars debut in the same year for Kmart Racing.

Stepping into the Holden Young Lions program, Kelly was Rookie of the Year in 2002 and took over Todd's seat at Kmart Racing for the following season, culminating with his first Bathurst wins.

In 2006 he was in true championship form and his consistency was unbeatable.

Despite only winning one individual race all season, Kelly took the title in controversial circumstances after a last-race clash with Craig Lowndes at Phillip Island.

Kelly continued under the Walkinshaw Racing umbrella in 2007 and ’08 before Kelly Racing was formed.

In Holdens, he took three wins for the team in 2011, before it welcomed Nissan to the championship in ’13.

While progress with the Altima has been hard-earned, Kelly remains a strong contender in Supercars.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 7 23 23
Race 2 › 16 14 19
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 17 17 18
Race 4 › 12 13 18
Race 5 › 16 17 17
Race 6 › 17 26 19
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 14 15 19
Race 8 › 13 11 18
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 5 2 16
Race 10 › 4 3 13
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 26 14 14
Race 12 › 5 10 13
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 4 1 11
Race 14 › 3 4 8
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 4 6 8
Race 16 › 1 5 8
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 10 15 8
Race 18 › 3 7 8
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 4 13 8
Race 20 › 6 9 7
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 4 6 8
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 4 2 6
Race 23 › 9 17 7
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 8 8 7
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 14 11 8

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: V8
Castrol Racing and Plus Fitness Racing

Nissan Motorsport enters its sixth Supercars season with the Altima in 2018, keen to regroup from a trying ’17.

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