Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
30
Points
222
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 2.0
Average finishing Position 5.0

biography

Date of birth
03/08/1985 (Age 35)
Place of birth
Hornsby, NSW
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Partner, Dani
Outside of Racing
Cycling, fitness, training
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After 11 full-time campaigns in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, 2020 brings a different role for Tim Slade, scoring the opportunity to co-drive with Shell V-Power Racing star Scott McLaughlin.

Slade spent the previous four seasons with Brad Jones Racing, with eighth in the standings in 2016 also including his first victories at Winton.

He finished 11th in the points the next two years, before enduring a difficult run to 15th in 2019.

The South Australian had shifted from Walkinshaw Racing at the end of 2015 amid the team’s decision to downsize.

After limited campaigns in Formula Ford and Formula 3, Slade got a full season in the former in 2006 and made it count, finishing second in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

He progressed to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2007, and the following year ran his own car to claim the Privateers’ Cup and a race win at Wakefield Park.

Slade’s persistence captured the attention of Supercars team owner Morris, and he was rewarded with a full-time drive in 2009, scoring top 10 results in the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.

A shift to Stone Brothers Racing in 2010 yielded further improvements, Slade finishing 16th before taking his first podium finish in ’11 en-route to ninth.

What remains a career best of fifth followed in 2012, before the Ford squad transformed into Erebus Motorsport with the challenging Mercedes package.

Slade then spent the 2014 and ’15 seasons in Walkinshaw Racing Commodores, adding four podiums to his tally before joining BJR.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 31 › 2 5 30

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Shell V-Power Racing Team

DJR Team Penske has established itself as a powerhouse of the sport in the past three years.

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