21 Feb 2019

In Skaife won the Australian 2. Nissan Motorsport , Erebus Motorsport. Finishes second with Richards in first Sandown start in five years. Skaife returned to 2 in but promptly won the title and that returned Richards to 2 for before the Gibson team lost cigarette sponsorship and slimmed down to one car for Skaife. Erebus Motorsport, Tim Slade part ways end of season. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Retrieved 16 May Skaife returned to 2 in but promptly won the title and that returned Richards to supeecar for before the Gibson team lost cigarette sponsorship and slimmed down to one car for Skaife.

First up we’ve elected to focus in on the 2 and it’s two big teams, Gibson Motorsport and the Holden Racing Team, and one driver – Mark Skaife – msrk have effectively had the lion’s share of use of that racing number for over the last 25 years.

Ironically Jarret’s fastest race lap in the Gazelle 2: Skaife used it for two seasons, including winning the championship his first with HRT in In the old days where there wasn’t a company involving the competitors running the sport as AVESCO was, now known as V8 Supercarsnumbers were more of a random element with drivers having different numbers at different events.

The six-time Bathurst winner and five-time V8 Supercar Champion will complete his two-year tenure as the inaugural Commission Chairman following this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst Skaife is married to wife Toni with three children: Registration Sign in Facebook connect.


June Learn how and when to remove this ,ark message. But how and why is it that today’s V8 Supercars Championship teams and drivers have the numbers they have? Nissan MotorsportErebus Motorsport. Two years earlier David Brabham had achieved the same feat as top rookie in the 2 car.

Views Read Edit View history. It was Bailey’s Roadways-built and prepared Commodore that he and Allan Grice drove to victory at Bathurst in before Grice adopted the 2 in and then again in when he appeared in an FAI Commodore at Bathurst.

Retrieved 29 October Stay In The Know. This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat Crashes out early in wet conditions at Bathurst. However, it was alleged that it had actually been Skaife, dressed in Jarret’s race suit and wearing his helmet, who had actually set the time with some pointing to the fact that Skaife was nowhere to be seen in the pits when Jarret allegedly set his qualifying time after returning to the pits the car was driven straight into the Nissan team garage in the pit paddock with the door immediately closed which only fueled the speculation.

Subsequently, with Williamson confined to a hospital bed in Bathurst and the Supra in need of major repair, the entry was withdrawn. Retrieved 19 September Triple Eight Race Engineering. Peter Jackson Nissan Racing. Retrieved from ” https: Erebus Motorsport, Tim Slade part ways end of season.

What’s in a Number: The Number 2

Crashes out of Bathurst on opening lap after enduring mechanical issues while starting from pole position teamed with Garth Tander. Skaife, the inaugural Chairman of the Commission, further announced that he would not contest the election and declared the Chairman’s role vacant following the V8 Supercars AGM.


In line with the corporate governance of V8 Supercars, Commission Chairman Mark Skaife announced mar that elections would be held for the Chairman and Independent Member positions in accordance with the constitution. He continues to be a major asset for the sport in this role.

Having overseen the introduction of the next generation V8 Supercar and the entry of Nissan, Erebus Motorsport V8 and Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in ; Skaife will continue to play an integral role within the business.

Previous article Erebus Motorsport V8 achieves reliability milestone. Just as numbers separate the winner from the runner-up in terms of seconds and positions, they also give identities to teams and drivers in all levels of the sport.

Mark Skaife: Bathurst and V8 Supercars champ talks learning to drive

Winner of the Australian Drivers’ Championshipand In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Mark Skaife ends his driving career with race starts, 90 race wins, 42 event wins, 41 pole positions and 5 drivers championships. V8 Supercar Championship Series.