Brad Jones Racing
Tim Blanchard moves to Albury based outfit Brad Jones Racing for his third full year in V8s.
Blanchard, a second-generation racer and former karting champion, came through the ranks of the Victorian Formula Ford series in 2005. He stepped up to the national championship in 2006 and won it with Sonic Motor Racing the following year.
In 2008, Blanchard moved overseas to contest the British Formula Ford Championship and won several races, but returned to Australian in 2009 lacking funds to continue in the UK.
Blanchard resumed with Sonic Motor Racing in 2010 to race in the Development Series, winning at Townsville. His talent behind the wheel earned him the Mike Kable Young Gun award.
His impressive debut season also caught the attention of Paul Morris Motorsport, which enlisted him as Greg Murphy?s co-driver for Phillip Island.
In 2011 he moved onto MW Motorsport for DVS and joined David Reynolds for the endurances at Kelly Racing and again in 2015.
His consistent performances also saw Blanchard stand in for Todd Kelly when he was sidelined for the final four events of the year after shoulder surgery.
In 2013, Blanchard secured a full-time main game drive at Dick Johnson Racing, where he recorded consistent results throughout the season, and his best Bathurst 1000 result of 15th.
A restructure at DJR saw Blanchard without a drive the following year, and he signed with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport as co-driver to Russell Ingall.
He then joined the emerging team fulltime in 2015 when it expanded to two cars, ahead of his move to BJR this
Bathurst 1000 Stats
Debut: 2011 (with David Reynolds)
Poles: 0 (Best Qual 7th 2011 with David Reynolds)
Best Result: 15th (2013 with Ash Walsh)
2010, Paul Morris Motorsports, Holden Commodore VE, 60th
2011, Kelly Racing, Holden Commodore VE, 40th
2012, Jack Daniel?s Racing, Holden Commodore VE, 32nd
2013, Dick Johnson Racing, Ford Falcon FG, 26th
2014, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, Holden Commodore VF, 43rd
2015, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, Holden Commodore VF, 21st
ATCC/V8 Supercar Championship Series Stats
Debut: 2010, Phillip Island (Rd 9)
Event Starts: 40
Race Starts: 90
Race Wins: 0
Other Career Highlights
2007 Australian Formula Ford Champion
2010 Mike Kable Young Gun Award