Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
38
Points
132
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 17.0
Average finishing Position 13.0

biography

Date of birth
30/06/1987 (Age 33)
Place of birth
Melbourne, Victoria
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Outside of Racing
Snowboarding, AFL
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Second-generation driver Tim Blanchard stepped back from full-time driving in 2019 to focus on overseeing his Brad Jones Racing-run entry. 

After contesting the PIRTEK Enduro Cup last year with Nick Percat, he shuffles within the BJR camp to join Macauley Jones in steering his own CoolDrive car at Bathurst in 2020.

Blanchard purchased the Racing Entitlements Contract underpinning his car for 2017 with a view to running his own show in the future.

All up, he completed five full-time seasons as a driver and three with BJR, prior to returning to co-driver status.

A karting champion, Blanchard won the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2007, then finished second in the British Championship the following season.

Blanchard made his Supercars debut in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2010, behind the wheel of an ex-Craig Lowndes Falcon for Sonic Motor Racing, finishing as runner-up to Steve Owen.

He claimed the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for the best first-year Supercar driver, and made his main game co-driving debut at Phillip Island alongside Greg Murphy.

The Victorian paired Super2 and enduro campaigns in 2011 and ’12, then filled in for an injured Todd Kelly in the final rounds of ’12.

Blanchard stepped into Supercars as a full-time driver in 2013 with Dick Johnson Racing, but left at the end of a difficult season.

After pairing with Russell Ingall in Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport's Commodore for the 2014 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, Blanchard returned full-time for LDM in ’15 before nabbing the third seat at BJR in ’16.

latest News

Blanchard on Bathurst reunion, CoolDrive future

Team CoolDrive owner pleased with Jones progress
08/10/2020

Blanchard reunites with Jones

All 24 regular cars now have Bathurst co-drivers locked in
22/09/2020

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 31 › 17 13 38

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Team CoolDrive & SCT Logistics 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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