Tony Ricciardello

Tony Ricciardello, (born 19 March 1979), is a multiple-championship winning Australian race car driver.

Tony Ricciardello
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Tony Riciardello in 2009
NationalityAustralian
Born (1979-03-19) 19 March 1979 (age 41)[1]
Perth, Western Australia
Australian Sports Sedan Series career
Years active1998–2009, 2011
TeamsRicciardello Racing
Best finish1st in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
Previous series
2001,03,06,09–10
2003
V8 Supercars Championship

Konica V8 Supercar Series
Championship titles
1998–99, 2001–02Australian Sports Sedan Championship

Son of Sports Sedan racer and team owner Basil Ricciardello, Tony was brought up into the Western Australian racing scene. He eventually replaced Brian Smith as the driver of the Ricciardello Racing, Chevrolet V8 powered, space-frame constructed, Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV bodied Sports Sedan in the national series. Ricciardello has won the national series seven times, the all-time record for the category, and has finished inside the top three positions in each of the thirteen series which he contested. Ricciardello is one of just two drivers to win a title seven times in the same class of Australian bitumen-surface circuit racing.

Ricciardello has also raced in the V8 Supercar category. He contested a number of races with Britek Motorsport in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series and has spent several seasons as a co-driver in the two annual two-driver endurance races. In 2010 Ricciardello contested his first full season in V8 Supercars, driving the #16 Holden VE Commodore for Kelly Racing in the Championship. The relationship did not continue into 2011 and Ricciardello returned to the Sports Sedans category, winning the 2011 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series.

Career resultsEdit

 
The Holden VE Commodore driven by Tony Ricciardello in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series.
 
The Alfa Romeo GTV of Tony Ricciardello at Mallala Motor Sport Park for the opening round of the 2011 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series
Season Series Position Car Team
1998 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
1999 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2000 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2001 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
Shell Championship Series 57th Holden VX Commodore Imrie Motor Sport
Rod Nash Racing
2002 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2003 Australian Sports Sedan Championship 3rd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet B & M Ricciardello
Konica V8 Supercar Series 17th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 63rd Holden VX Commodore John Faulkner Racing
2004 Tranzam Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2005 Tranzam Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2006 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 34th Ford BA Falcon Britek Motorsport
2007 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2008 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 47th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2011 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2012 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2013 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 2nd Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTVChevrolet Ricciardello Racing
2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo GTV B&M Ricciardello Motors
2015 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo GTV B&M Ricciardello Motors
2016 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 1st Alfa Romeo GTV Ricciardello Racing

Complete Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1999 Tomas Mezera Motorsport Holden VT Commodore   Tomas Mezera DNF 41
2001 Rod Nash Racing Holden VX Commodore   Rod Nash DNF 62
2003 Holden Young Lions Holden VX Commodore   Dale Brede DNF 72
2006 Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon   José Fernández 16th 159
2009 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore   Mark McNally 17th 160
2010 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore   Taz Douglas 22nd 158

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tony Ricciardello Drover Profile Archived 16 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from www.sportssedans.com.au