Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
24
Points
1277
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 21.1
Average finishing Position 20.6

biography

Date of birth
30/06/1987 (Age 31)
Place of birth
Melbourne, Victoria
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Snowboarding, AFL
Personal Vehicle
Holden Cruze
Engineer
Wally Storey and Tony Woodward
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Second-generation driver Tim Blanchard combines his love of racing with team ownership, under the guidance of experienced team bosses Brad and Kim Jones.

Blanchard purchased the Racing Entitlement Contract underpinning his car for 2017 with a view to running his own show in the future, when he retires from full-time Supercars racing.

The continuity of a third season with Brad Jones Racing is a positive for Blanchard, sharing the garage with former Formula Ford rivals Tim Slade and Nick Percat.

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 V8 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 LDM’s Commodore for the 2014 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, Blanchard returned full-time for the developing squad in ’15 before nabbing the third seat at BJR in ’16.

latest News

Top 10 crashes of 2018

This year’s memorable moments included several big hits
28/12/2018

Q&A: Blanchard opens up on big decision

Blanchard explains decision to step back and his ambitions as a team owner
31/10/2018

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
2018 Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 22 NC 26
Race 2 › 26 23 26
2018 Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 23 23 26
Race 4 › 18 21 25
Race 5 › 21 11 23
Race 6 › 21 20 23
2018 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 26 20 23
Race 8 › 25 16 23
2018 WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 23 21 22
Race 10 › 25 23 22
2018 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 24 26 25
Race 12 › 11 24 24
2018 Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 19 24 25
Race 14 › 20 18 25
2018 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 19 19 24
Race 16 › 21 18 24
2018 Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 25 24 24
Race 18 › 23 24 25
2018 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 26 23 26
Race 20 › 27 22 26
2018 Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 25 16 25
2018 OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 13 15 24
Race 23 › 23 21 24
2018 RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 19 19 23
2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 22 18 23
2018 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 17 17 23
2018 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 28 › 23 12 23
Race 29 › 15 26 23
2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 ›
Race 30 › 13 26 23
Race 31 › 19 22 24

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE:
Team CoolDrive

Tim Blanchard remains in the third Brad Jones Racing car, underpinned by the Racing Entitlement Contract he secured for the 2017 season.

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