Rick Kelly

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Rick Kelly
Rick Kelly 2009.jpg
Rick Kelly signing autographs in 2009
Nationality  Australian
Born 17 January 1983 (1983-01-17) (age 34)
Mildura, Victoria
Supercars Record
Car number 15
Current team Nissan Motorsport
Series championships 1 (2006)
Races 475
Race wins 12
Podium finishes 55
Pole positions 10
2016 Championship position 13th (1,835 pts)

Rick Kelly (born 17 January, 1983) is an Australian professional racing driver currently competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, driving the No. 15 Nissan Altima for Nissan Motorsport. Previously, he drove for the HSV Dealer Team with whom he won the Bathurst 1000 alongside Greg Murphy in 2003 and 2004.[1] In 2006, Kelly extended his success by winning the V8 Supercar Championship for the HSV Dealer Team.[2] His older brother Todd Kelly is also a racing driver who won the Bathurst 1000 in 2005. His parents John and Margaret Kelly formed Kelly Racing in 2009 with Rick and Todd Kelly as lead drivers.[3]

2006 Supercar Championship[edit]

In 2006, Kelly won the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series after being one of the most consistent performers throughout the season. The victory, however, was not without its share of controversy. Despite not winning a single round overall (though he did win an individual race), or scoring a pole position in any individual race, Kelly entered the final round of the series at Phillip Island seven points ahead of his nearest competitor, Craig Lowndes, (who had won four rounds) due to consistent high points finishes in all twelve of the previous 2006 rounds.

Coming into the third and final race of the round, Lowndes had managed to pull back the deficit to be even on points with Kelly, meaning that the driver out of the two who finished first would clinch the championship. Two laps into the final race, Kelly collided with Lowndes, who then slid into Todd Kelly. Damage to Lowndes car resulted in him finishing 29th, whereas Rick Kelly finished 18th and was awarded the series title despite not having won a single round.[4][5]

Charitable work[edit]

Kelly has joined other publicly known figures in support of the "Oscar's Law" campaign, a protest against the factory farming of companion animals. The campaign is named after a neglected dog found in central Victoria, Australia, and was launched in 2010. The list of supporters includes Kate Ceberano (singer), Jon Stevens (singer) and Sia (musician).[6] Kelly not only appears on the campaign's website, but he has also promoted the campaign on his Twitter account.[7]

Career results[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship 2nd Stealth Van Diemen RF94 Ford
2001 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Reynard 94D Holden Birrana Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 47th Holden VX Commodore K-Mart Racing Team
Holden Racing Team
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Holden VX Commodore Holden Young Lions
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Holden VX Commodore K-mart Racing Team
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Holden VY Commodore K-mart Racing Team
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Holden VZ Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 1st Holden VZ Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 4th Holden VE Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 7th Holden VE Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 8th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 6th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 14th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 14th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 13th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 9th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 13th Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport

Supercars Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Pos. Pts
2001 K-Mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 51 PHI
R1
PHI
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
CAN
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
BAR
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
CAL
R16
CAL
R17
CAL
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
QLD
R21

Ret
WIN
R22
WIN
R23
BAT
R24

14
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
47th 308
Holden Racing Team 255 SAN
R28

Ret
SAN
R29

22
SAN
R30

7
2002 Holden Young Lions Holden VX Commodore 02 ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

DNS
PHI
R3

20
PHI
R4

5
EAS
R5

13
EAS
R6

22
EAS
R7

25
HDV
R8

12
HDV
R9

DNS
HDV
R10

DNS
CAN
R11

Ret
CAN
R12

Ret
CAN
R13

Ret
BAR
R14

17
BAR
R15

20
BAR
R16

13
ORA
R17

8
ORA
R18

15
WIN
R19

7
WIN
R20

13
QLD
R21

Ret
BAT
R22

4
SUR
R23

22
SUR
R24

Ret
PUK
R25

7
PUK
R26

5
PUK
R27

3
SAN
R28

Ret
SAN
R29

5
16th 574
2003 K-mart Racing Team Holden VX Commodore 15 ADE
R1

9
ADE
R1

24
PHI
R3

11
EAS
R4

9
WIN
R5

11
BAR
R6

10
BAR
R7

9
BAR
R8

4
HDV
R9

14
HDV
R10

7
HDV
R11

18
QLD
R12

9
ORA
R13

24
SAN
R14

3
BAT
R15

1
SUR
R16

5
SUR
R17

7
PUK
R18

8
PUK
R19

13
PUK
R20

5
EAS
R21

25
EAS
R22

10
8th 1675
2004 K-mart Racing Team Holden VY Commodore ADE
R1

12
ADE
R2

6
EAS
R3

1
PUK
R4

7
PUK
R5

4
PUK
R6

5
HDV
R7

6
HDV
R8

1
HDV
R9

21
BAR
R10

4
BAR
R11

2
BAR
R12

4
QLD
R13

15
WIN
R14

2
ORA
R15

30
ORA
R16

9
SAN
R17

5
BAT
R18

1
SUR
R19

21
SUR
R20

25
SYM
R21

1
SYM
R22

2
SYM
R23

Ret
EAS
R24

5
EAS
R25

Ret
EAS
R26

15
6th 1793
2005 HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

15
ADE
R2

9
PUK
R3

16
PUK
R4

Ret
PUK
R5

15
BAR
R6

14
BAR
R7

16
BAR
R8

15
EAS
R9

31
EAS
R10

14
SHA
R11

Ret
SHA
R12

16
SHA
R13

Ret
HDV
R14

9
HDV
R15

5
HDV
R16

3
QLD
R17

15
ORA
R18

5
ORA
R19

6
SAN
R20

4
BAT
R21

16
SUR
R22

9
SUR
R23

5
SUR
R24

6
SYM
R25

3
SYM
R26

4
SYM
R27

2
PHI
R28

4
PHI
R29

4
PHI
R30

3
8th 1630
2006 HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

2
ADE
R2

3
PUK
R3

12
PUK
R4

10
PUK
R5

7
BAR
R6

7
BAR
R7

11
BAR
R8

14
WIN
R9

10
WIN
R10

4
WIN
R11

4
HDV
R12

2
HDV
R13

10
HDV
R14

5
QLD
R15

7
QLD
R16

4
QLD
R17

2
ORA
R18

3
ORA
R19

13
ORA
R20

2
SAN
R21

2
BAT
R22

2
SUR
R23

6
SUR
R24

4
SUR
R25

1
SYM
R26

3
SYM
R27

5
SYM
R28

4
BHR
R29

4
BHR
R30

28
BHR
R31

5
PHI
R32

5
PHI
R33

4
PHI
R34

18
1st 3308
2007 HSV Dealer Team Holden VE Commodore 1 ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

1
BAR
R3

2
BAR
R4

2
BAR
R5

3
PUK
R6

3
PUK
R7

3
PUK
R8

1
WIN
R9

3
WIN
R10

3
WIN
R11

3
EAS
R12

3
EAS
R13

2
EAS
R14

4
HDV
R15

2
HDV
R16

2
HDV
R17

2
QLD
R18

7
QLD
R19

16
QLD
R20

6
ORA
R21

2
ORA
R22

15
ORA
R23

15
SAN
R24

2
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

7
SUR
R27

16
SUR
R28

6
BHR
R29

4
BHR
R30

12
BHR
R31

8
SYM
R32

6
SYM
R33

5
SYM
R34

Ret
PHI
R35

5
PHI
R36

8
PHI
R37

10
4th 552
2008 HSV Dealer Team Holden VE Commodore 15 ADE
R1

8
ADE
R2

6
EAS
R3

4
EAS
R4

6
EAS
R5

2
HAM
R6

2
HAM
R7

6
HAM
R8

4
BAR
R29

6
BAR
R10

6
BAR
R11

5
SAN
R12

7
SAN
R13

12
SAN
R14

17
HDV
R15

9
HDV
R16

9
HDV
R17

6
QLD
R18

8
QLD
R19

Ret
QLD
R20

13
WIN
R21

10
WIN
R22

6
WIN
R23

5
PHI
Q

1
PHI
R24

7
BAT
R25

20
SUR
R26

Ret
SUR
R27

6
SUR
R28

5
BHR
R29

9
BHR
R30

22
BHR
R31

20
SYM
R32

19
SYM
R33

9
SYM
R34

8
ORA
R35

9
ORA
R36

4
ORA
R37

1
7th 2430
2009 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

10
ADE
R2

10
HAM
R3

7
HAM
R4

14
WIN
R5

4
WIN
R6

7
SYM
R7

11
SYM
R8

27
HDV
R9

15
HDV
R10

4
TOW
R11

7
TOW
R12

Ret
SAN
R13

24
SAN
R14

13
QLD
R15

14
QLD
R16

10
PHI
Q

30
PHI
R17

5
BAT
R18

8
SUR
R19

12
SUR
R20

9
SUR
R21

20
SUR
R22

9
PHI
R23

3
PHI
R24

2
BAR
R25

7
BAR
R26

16
SYD
R27

9
SYD
R28

Ret
8th 2162
2010 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

10
YMC
R2

4
BHR
R3

9
BHR
R4

4
ADE
R5

23
ADE
R6

6
HAM
R7

8
HAM
R8

6
QLD
R9

8
QLD
R10

7
WIN
R11

18
WIN
R12

4
HDV
R13

14
HDV
R14

9
TOW
R15

15
TOW
R16

13
PHI
Q

1
PHI
R17

4
BAT
R18

16
SUR
R19

14
SUR
R20

6
SYM
R21

14
SYM
R22

25
SAN
R23

7
SAN
R24

8
SYD
R25

3
SYD
R26

7
8th 2347
2011 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

13
YMC
R2

19
ADE
R3

12
ADE
R4

2
HAM
R5

1
HAM
R6

6
BAR
R7

9
BAR
R8

16
BAR
R9

12
WIN
R10

4
WIN
R11

17
HID
R12

1
HID
R13

20
TOW
R14

7
TOW
R15

13
QLD
R16

4
QLD
R17

4
QLD
R18

17
PHI
Q

6
PHI
R19

8
BAT
R20

22
SUR
R21

7
SUR
R22

5
SYM
R23

14
SYM
R24

12
SAN
R25

1
SAN
R26

9
SYD
R27

10
SYD
R28

12
6th 2358
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

11
SYM
R3

19
SYM
R4

16
HAM
R5

5
HAM
R6

12
BAR
R7

9
BAR
R8

20
BAR
R9

19
PHI
R10

6
PHI
R11

Ret
HID
R12

Ret
HID
R13

23
TOW
R14

8
TOW
R15

20
QLD
R16

12
QLD
R17

25
SMP
R18

17
SMP
R19

15
SAN
Q

6
SAN
R20

12
BAT
R21

15
SUR
R22

8
SUR
R23

11
YMC
R24

27
YMC
R25

12
YMC
R26

9
WIN
R27

13
WIN
R28

19
SYD
R29

6
SYD
R30

11
14th 1894
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

11
ADE
R2

14
SYM
R3

20
SYM
R4

23
SYM
R5

16
PUK
R6

12
PUK
R7

7
PUK
R8

10
PUK
R9

15
BAR
R10

26
BAR
R11

16
BAR
R12

18
COA
R13

6
COA
R14

8
COA
R15

9
COA
R16

8
HID
R17

5
HID
R18

25
HID
R19

12
TOW
R20

12
TOW
R21

20
QLD
R22

13
QLD
R23

21
QLD
R24

9
WIN
R25

14
WIN
R26

22
WIN
R27

Ret
SAN
R28

16
BAT
R29

19
SUR
R30

11
SUR
R31

6
PHI
R32

20
PHI
R33

13
PHI
R34

8
SYD
R35

9
SYD
R36

18
14th 1754
2014 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

6
ADE
R2

11
ADE
R3

5
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

24
SYM
R6

20
WIN
R7

20
WIN
R8

18
WIN
R9

14
PUK
R10

20
PUK
R11

17
PUK
R12

15
PUK
R13

8
BAR
R14

19
BAR
R15

22
BAR
R16

14
HID
R17

17
HID
R18

22
HID
R19

9
TOW
R20

14
TOW
R21

19
TOW
R22

18
QLD
R23

11
QLD
R24

5
QLD
R25

15
SMP
R26

6
SMP
R27

9
SMP
R28

14
SAN
R29

13
BAT
R30

8
SUR
R31

19
SUR
R32

9
PHI
R33

8
PHI
R34

8
PHI
R35

11
SYD
R36

5
SYD
R37

14
SYD
R38

7
13th 1921
2015 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

15
ADE
R2

6
ADE
R3

7
SYM
R4

14
SYM
R5

16
SYM
R6

14
BAR
R7

9
BAR
R8

8
BAR
R9

20
WIN
R10

7
WIN
R11

2
WIN
R12

11
HID
R13

3
HID
R14

21
HID
R15

13
TOW
R16

16
TOW
R17

16
QLD
R18

16
QLD
R19

13
QLD
R20

17
SMP
R21

6
SMP
R22

12
SMP
R23

15
SAN
R24

10
BAT
R25

16
SUR
R26

9
SUR
R27

2
PUK
R28

14
PUK
R29

11
PUK
R30

17
PHI
R31

17
PHI
R32

8
PHI
R33

6
SYD
R34

7
SYD
R35

8
SYD
R36

3
9th 2154
2016 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

9
ADE
R2

13
ADE
R3

7
SYM
R4

4
SYM
R5

Ret
PHI
R6

14
PHI
R7

11
BAR
R8

9
BAR
R9

5
WIN
R10

4
WIN
R11

15
HID
R12

15
HID
R13

15
TOW
R14

21
TOW
R15

12
QLD
R16

8
QLD
R17

14
SMP
R18

9
SMP
R19

11
SAN
R20

10
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

21
SUR
R23

17
PUK
R24

7
PUK
R25

12
PUK
R26

9
PUK
R27

24
SYD
R28

6
SYD
R29

Ret
13th 1835
2017 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1

5
ADE
R2

17
SYM
R3

SYM
R4

PHI
R5

PHI
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

HID
R11

HID
R12

TOW
R13

TOW
R14

QLD
R15

QLD
R16

SMP
R17

SMP
R18

SAN
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

SUR
R22

PUK
R23

PUK
R24

NEW
R25

NEW
R26

9th* 165*

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Jennings (11 October 2004). "Murphy and Kelly go back-to-back at Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "2006 V8 Supercar Championship Final Points". V8 Supercars Australia. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Jack Daniel's teams up with Kelly Racing". Holden Motorsport. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  4. ^ McKay, Peter (11 December 2006) Kelly emerges in dramatic finale
  5. ^ Stanford, James (11 December 2006); Stewards reject Lowndes' appeal; The Herald Sun
  6. ^ "Home". Oscar's law. Oscar's Law. 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Rick Kelly (24 August 2011). "Get on board to help stop puppy farms and the sale of puppy's in pet shops.". Rick Kelly Twitter account. Twitter. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Simon Wills
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
2001
Succeeded by
Will Power
Preceded by
Mark Skaife
Jim Richards
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2003, 2004
(with Greg Murphy)
Succeeded by
Mark Skaife
Todd Kelly
Preceded by
Russell Ingall
Winner of the V8 Supercar Championship Series
2006
Succeeded by
Garth Tander
Preceded by
Jamie Whincup
Winner of the Clipsal 500
2007
Succeeded by
Jamie Whincup