Longest active winless streaks in Supercars

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 19/01/2021
  • By James Pavey

Of the 24 full-time drivers on the 2021 Supercars grid, 14 are race winners.

By virtue of his season-ending Bathurst victory in 2020, Shane van Gisbergen is the category's most recent winner.

However, four of his rivals have gone more than 100 races without a win, with one failing to win a race in almost five years.

Many drivers are approaching personal milestones in 2021, but nearly half the field will be aiming to clinch a maiden win.

Four drivers will make their full-season debuts this year, with 10 full-time drivers on the 2021 grid yet to win a race.

Andre Heimgartner, who made his main game debut in 2014, has the most starts of current drivers on the grid (152) without winning a race.

Behind him, Todd Hazelwood (94), Macauley Jones (81), Garry Jacobson (66), Jack Smith (40), Bryce Fullwood (36), Jake Kostecki (18) and Zane Goddard (15) are drivers with winless starts recorded in double figures.

The new Erebus drivers for 2021, Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki, combine for just 16 championship race starts.

Ahead of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, Supercars.com lists the longest active winless streaks for full-time drivers.

Zero races: Shane van Gisbergen (2020 Bathurst, Race 31)

Last year's Bathurst 1000 also doubled as the 2020 season finale, which was won by Shane van Gisbergen and co-driver Garth Tander. It was van Gisbergen's 40th career win and first on the mountain.

1 race: Cameron Waters (2020 The Bend, Race 30)

Cameron Waters' Tailem Bend breakthrough was also his maiden solo victory, and the most recent of the Ford Mustang GT's 37 wins.

6 races: Fabian Coulthard (2020 The Bend, Race 25)

Fabian Coulthard's stunning Tailem Bend win, which Supercars.com chose as the best race of 2020, was the Kiwi's last in Shell colours before he shifted to Team Sydney for 2021.

11 races: Jamie Whincup (2020 Townsville, Race 20)

Jamie Whincup's 122nd career win came in Townsville, where the seven-time champion logged a record 11th win at the Reid Park circuit.

18 races: Anton De Pasquale (2020 Darwin, Race 13)

Dick Johnson Racing-bound Anton De Pasquale broke his duck in Darwin, claiming his one and only win for Erebus over two years after his debut.

19 races: Jack Le Brocq (2020 Sydney Motorsport Park, Race 12)

Jack Le Brocq's maiden race win came over five years after his main game debut, with the Tickford driver emerging on top in a thrilling Sydney battle.

20 races: Nick Percat (2020 Sydney Motorsport Park, Race 11)

Nick Percat won two races across the Sydney double-header in 2020, with the Brad Jones Racing driver dominating Race 11 of the 2020 season at the Eastern Creek venue.

54 races: Chaz Mostert (2019 Albert Park, Race 5)

Chaz Mostert couldn't quite clinch a win for new team Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2020, with the 2014 Bathurst winner's last victory coming with Tickford at Albert Park in 2019.

59 races: David Reynolds (2018 Newcastle, Race 31)

David Reynolds' final two seasons with Erebus were winless, with the Kelly Grove Racing-bound driver's last of his seven career wins coming on the Newcastle streets in 2018.

85 races: Scott Pye (2018 Albert Park. Race 5)

Scott Pye's sole race win came in fading light at Albert Park, with the victory also Walkinshaw Andretti United's most recent visit to the top step.

119 races: Mark Winterbottom (2016 Auckland, Race 26)

Former Ford hero Mark Winterbottom is one of Supercars' most decorated drivers, but he has gone more than four years without a victory, with his 38th and most recent win coming in New Zealand.

124 races: Will Davison (2016 Bathurst, Race 21)

When he returns to Dick Johnson Racing in 2021, Will Davison will look to add a 20th career win and first since his stunning 2016 Bathurst triumph alongside Jonathon Webb at Tekno Autosports.

134 races: Tim Slade (2016 Winton, Race 11)

It's been a long time between drinks for Blanchard Racing Team recruit Tim Slade, with 134 races passing since he claimed consecutive wins for Brad Jones Racing at Winton in 2016. His personal streak is 108 winless starts, having missed out on a full-time drive in 2020.

143 races: James Courtney (2016 Adelaide, Race 2)

Tickford veteran James Courtney holds the longest active winless streak, having started 143 races since his Adelaide victory for the Holden Racing Team in 2016. The 2010 series champion had his car on rails on the streets, holding off Jamie Whincup in a Race 2 thriller.

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