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Kostecki's other slice of history in 2023

Supercars
16 Dec
In a year of firsts, Brodie Kostecki put his stamp on the history books
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  • Brodie Kostecki took #99 numberplate to maiden title

  • #1 has the most championships with 14; #17 has eight wins

  • #2 behind with five; six numbers have three championships

This year, Brodie Kostecki clinched a maiden drivers' title, with the Erebus Motorsport driver carrying the #99 numberplate to victory.

The 2023 championship was the first for the #99 numberplate, and the third championship numberplate to feature a ‘9’.

The #9 was carried to victory by Allan Moffat in 1973 and 1976, before Russell Ingall ended his title wait with the number in 2005.

Shane van Gisbergen, who battled Kostecki for the 2023 crown, carried his signature #97 to his three championships in 2016, 2021 and 2022.

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Kostecki will defend his title in 2024 with the #1, which has been carried to a record 14 championships in Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars history.

The #1 has won 188 of the championship's 1148 races since its 1960 inception. However, the 2018 Sandown 500 was the last win for the number.

The last championship win for the #1 was with Whincup in 2014.

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Kostecki wasn't the first to score a race win with the #99, which has been carried by Erebus since 2017. Anton De Pasquale won in Darwin with the #99 during the 2020 season, which was his first Supercars victory.

Second on the titles list is the iconic #17, which was carried to five championships by Dick Johnson, and three by Scott McLaughlin.

The #99 became the 22nd different number to have won a championship, with #14 winning multiple titles.

Behind the #1 and #17 is the #2, which has recorded five titles, three by Mark Skaife.

Numbers which have won ATCC/Supercars titles

#

Instances

Year/s

1

14

1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1977, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

17

8

1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1989, 2018, 2019, 2020

2

5

1975, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000

4

3

1965, 1970, 2003

7

3

1962, 1971, 1979

9

3

1973, 1976, 2005

15

3

1996, 1998, 2006

88

3

2008, 2011, 2017

97

3

2016, 2021, 2022

05

2

1978, 1980

5

2

1964, 2015

18

2

1995, 2010

30

2

1993, 1997

71

2

1960, 1963

3

1

1987

8

1

1974

10

1

1986

16

1

2007

34

1

1961

43

1

1983

62

1

1985

76

1

1972

99

1

2023

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