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The most successful driver in Australian touring car history
Categories: Motivational Speakers, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Mark Skaife is Australia’s most successful touring car driver, his enviable reputation was created over three decades of dynamic action. Mark won five touring car championships and six Bathursts.
He remains the most successful driver in Australian touring car history surpassing the late Peter Brock’s record of 37 championship round victories.
Like many professional racing drivers, Mark’s career began in Karts in 1981 before progressing to race cars in 1984. He was just 17.
In 1987 he began a long association with Gibson Motorsport, which resulted in two Touring Car Championships, two Bathurst wins and three Australian Drivers (Gold Star) titles in open wheelers.
Mark joined the Holden Racing Team in 1997 and proved his dominance on the touring car series, winning the Australian Touring Car Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002, winning the prestigious Bathurst 1000 in 2001, 2002, 2005 and in 2007 he surpassed Peter Brock’s long standing record of 37 wins with his victory at Eastern Creek.
Other than his involvement with HRT, he has a busy schedule that includes being part of HSV’s Product Development Committee as well as being involved with track design and safety.
Skaife announced his retirement from full-time racing in 2008 but continues to remain a dominant figure with HRT and the sport and will continue to drive on a regular basis.
His reduced driving commitments and experience as an accomplished businessman allow Mark to continue his excellent work in the media and as a sought after motivational speaker.
In 2017, Mark was inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
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