Australian racecar drivers

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  1. Will Power

    Will Power


    William Steven "Will" Power (born March 1, 1981) is an Australian motorsports driver who currently competes in the IndyCar Series, driving for Team Penske. He is the 2014 IndyCar champion, and as of 2015 the most successful road and street course race winner in the series' history with 19 wins tied with Scott Dixon.

  2. Jack Brabham

    Jack Brabham


    Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE (2 April 1926 – 19 May 2014) was an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name.

  3. Grant Denyer

    Grant Denyer


    Grant Denyer (born 12 September 1977) is an Australian television presenter and former motor racing driver.

  4. Adam Spence

    Adam Spence


    Adam Spence (born in New South Wales, Australia), currently residing in Australia, is the team principal of the race team RedBackRacingc. He is currently the team race driver. As a driver, Adam made his first mark in professional level motor racing in Targa New Zealand. To date has competed in four Targa Tasmania's, once in the now defunct East Coast Targa and three times in Targa New Zealand. Additional to this he has competed in many sprints, hill climbs, kart and track based events.

  5. Troy Bayliss

    Troy Bayliss


    Troy Bayliss (born 30 March 1969 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia) is a Australian motorcycle racer. During his career Bayliss won the Superbike World Championship three times, as well as the British Superbike Championship and a MotoGP race, all with Ducati. He finished his career after winning the 2008 World Superbike title. His 52 World Superbike victories are second only to Carl Fogarty.

  6. Marcos Ambrose

    Marcos Ambrose


    Marcos Ambrose (born 1 September 1976) is an Australian racing driver. He drives the No. 17 Ford FG X Falcon for DJR Team Penske in the V8 Supercar series. He won the series' championship in 2003 and 2004.

  7. Frank Gardner

    Frank Gardner


    Frank Gardner (1 October 1931 – 29 August 2009) was a racing driver from Australia. Born in Sydney, he was best known as a Touring car racing and Sports car racing driver but he was also a top flight open wheeler driver. He was European F5000 champion, and participated in nine World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 11 July 1964. He scored no championship points. Gardner also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races and his results included a third placing at the 1965 Mediterranean Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Pergusa in Sicily, fourth in the 1965 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch and third in the 1971 International Gold Cup at Oulton Park. He participated each year in the open wheeler Tasman Series held in New Zealand and Australia during the European winter, and shared the grids with the likes of Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt.

  8. Alan Jones (racing driver)

    Alan Jones (racing driver)


    Alan Stanley Jones MBE (born 2 November 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers' Champion and the second Australian to do so following triple World Champion Sir Jack Brabham. He competed in a total of 117 Grands Prix, winning 12 and achieving 24 podium finishes. In 1978 Jones won the Can-Am championship driving a Lola.

  9. John Martin (racing driver)

    John Martin (racing driver)


    John Martin is an Australian professional racing driver. Martin has been racing in European based open-wheel series since 2006. In that time Martin has had a wide experience of open-wheel racing having driven in various national and international series driving Formula Ford, Formula 3, A1 Grand Prix and Formula Renault 3.5. For the past two season Martin has raced for several teams in the football inspired series Superleague Formula. Martin has long been associated with the British Alan Docking Racing team having raced with them in a variety of formulae for four of the five years he has been racing in Europe. In 2012 Martin will again race with ADR, racing an Oreca 03 sports car in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

  10. Paul Hawkins (racing driver)

    Paul Hawkins (racing driver)


    Robert Paul Hawkins (12 October 1937 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – 26 May 1969 at Oulton Park, Cheshire, England) was an Australian motor racing driver. The son of a racing motorcyclist-turned-church minister, Hawkins was a capable single-seater driver but really made his mark as an outstanding sports car competitor driving Ford GT40s and Lola T70s. In 1969 Hawkins was included in the FIA list of graded drivers, an elite group of 27 drivers who by their achievements were rated the best in the world.

  11. James Courtney

    James Courtney


    James Courtney (born 29 June 1980 in Penrith, New South Wales) is an Australian racing driver who competes in the V8 Supercar Championship. He won the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series driving for the Dick Johnson Racing Ford team. Courtney has driven for the Holden Racing Team since the 2011 season.

  12. Norm Beechey

    Norm Beechey


    Norm Beechey was an Australian race car driver, given the nickname "Stormin Norman". To some, he was the closest thing Holden had to a star racing driver, before Peter Brock. Beechey competed in the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1963 to 1972 winning the title in 1965 driving a Ford Mustang and in 1970 at the wheel of a Holden Monaro. Along the way, he won seven round wins, and one pole position. His championship win in 1970 was the first victory by a Holden driver in the Australian Touring Car Championship.

  13. Wayne Gardner

    Wayne Gardner


    Wayne Michael Gardner AM (born 11 October 1959 in Wollongong, New South Wales) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and touring car racer. His most notable achievement was winning the 1987 500 cc Motorcycle World Championship, becoming the first Australian to win motorcycling's premier class. His success on the world motorcycle racing circuit earned him the nickname The Wollongong Whiz.

  14. Ryan Briscoe

    Ryan Briscoe


    Ryan Briscoe (born 24 September 1981) is an Australian professional racing driver from Sydney who has raced open wheel and sports cars in Europe and America.

  15. Charlie Cox (racing)

    Charlie Cox (racing)


    Charlie Cox (born 10 June 1960), a motorcycling commentator, was brought up in the Sydney suburb of Gymea.

  16. Frank Matich

    Frank Matich


    Frank Matich (born 25 January 1935-11 May 2015) was an Australian racing car driver. A highly successful motor racing competitor in the 1960s and 70s, Matich built his own range of Matich sports cars and open wheel cars, mainly to support his own career, but some cars found success with other drivers. In these and other makes he won five Tasman Series races, two Australian Grands Prix, the 1972 Australian Drivers' Championship and a number of other Australian motor racing titles.

  17. Mike Burgmann

    Mike Burgmann


    Michael Burgmann (3 June 1947 – 5 October 1986) was a Sydney accountant and racing car driver who was involved in a fatal accident at the 1986 James Hardie 1000 race held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. At the time of his death, Burgmann was the accountant for the Australian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC), who were the promoters of the Bathurst 1000, as well as the owners and promoters of Amaroo Park in Sydney.

  18. Allan Moffat

    Allan Moffat


    Allan George Moffat, (born 10 November 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an Australian racing driver known for his four wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the Sandown 500 and his four wins in the Bathurst 500/1000. Moffat was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 1999.

  19. Bob Morris (racing driver)

    Bob Morris (racing driver)


    Robert Morris (born 4 October 1948) is an Australian former racing driver. Morris was one of the leading touring car drivers during the 1970s and continued racing until 1984. Morris won Australia's premier Touring car race, the Bathurst 1000 in 1976. He also won the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1979. Morris was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 2004.

  20. Gregg Hansford

    Gregg Hansford


    Gregory John "Gregg" Hansford (8 April 1952 – 5 March 1995) was an Australian motorcycle and touring car racer.

  21. Ed Ordynski

    Ed Ordynski


    Ed Ordynski (born 21 July 1957) is an Australian former rally driver. He served as Chairman of the Australian Rally Commission (ARCom)in 2007.

  22. David Walker (racing driver)

    David Walker (racing driver)


    David Walker (born 10 June 1941 in Sydney) is an Australian former racing driver who drove for Lotus in the 1971 and 1972 Formula One World Championships.

  23. Garth Tander

    Garth Tander


    Garth Tander (born 31 March 1977 in Perth, Western Australia) is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver. Since 1998 Tander has been a competitor in touring car racing series V8 Supercar Championship Series. He was the 2007 series champion for the HSV Dealer Team and is a three-time winner in Australia's most prestigious motor race, the Bathurst 1000. Since 2008 Tander has raced with the Holden Racing Team.

  24. Ian Geoghegan

    Ian Geoghegan


    Ian "Pete" Geoghegan, (26 April 1940 – 19 November 2003) was an Australian race car driver, known for a quick wit and natural driving skills. Sometimes referred to as "Pete" Geoghegan, he was one of the iconic characters of the 1960s and 1970s Australian motor racing scene. His older brother Leo was also an accomplished driver and the brothers often shared a car in endurance events.

  25. Tim Schenken

    Tim Schenken


    Timothy "Tim" Theodore Schenken (born 26 September 1943) is a former racing driver from Sydney, Australia. He participated in 36 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 16 August 1970. He achieved one career podium at the 1971 Austrian Grand Prix, and scored a total of seven championship points. He did however have two non-championship race podiums – he finished third in the 1971 BRDC International Trophy and third in the 1972 International Gold Cup.

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