In his rookie year, Nick claimed six race wins and second in the championship. The highest placing of any rookie.

Nick Percat started racing karts at the age of seven. He progressed into car racing in 2005, at the age of 16, competing in Formula Ford in South Australia. In 2006, Nick raced Aussie Racing cars, his first attempt at racing in front of the Supercar teams. In his rookie year, Nick claimed six race wins and second in the championship – the highest placing of any rookie. In October 2006, Nick was approached by Tom Walkinshaw and placed on a contract with the iconic Holden Racing team. Nick was supported by Walkinshaw Racing throughout 2007–2014. During this time, Nick progressed through Formula Ford in 2007–2009, winning the Australian championship in 2009 and re-writing many records along the way.

2010 Nick made his debut into Supercar racing, competing for Jay Motorsport. During his rookie year he scored seven podiums and was promoted to a factory run Walkinshaw racing car for 2011, supported by Coates Hire.

In May 2011, the Holden Racing team announced Nick would be partnering Garth Tander for the endurance races at Phillip Island and Bathurst. Nick was a rookie to Bathurst in Supercars. In the 2011 Bathurst 1000, Nick became the first rookie in 23 years to win the largest motor race in Australia. It was also the closest finish in the history of the race.

2016

2016 Nick claimed his first solo Supercar win. This win came in front of his home crowd in Adelaide, at the Clipsal 500. In torrential conditions, Nick drove his LD Motorsport car to top spot by race end. This was LD Motorsport’s first race win. At the Bathurst 1000, Nick finished third, giving LD Motorsport its first Bathurst 1000 podium. Nick finished the season strongly at the Coates Hire Sydney 500 by qualifying in the top 10 shootout. This was LD Motorsport’s first top 10 shootout.

2014

2014 Nick made his debut into the main Supercar series with Walkinshaw Racing. His car continued to be supported by Coates Hire. Nick instantly made a big impact in the Supercar scene securing two podiums, second at Sydney Motorsport Park and third at Bathurst 1000.
On the 24th of December 2014, it was announced that Nick would contest the V8 Supercars 2015 season with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport after Walkinshaw Racing failed to find the necessary budget to run Nick’s car. This was the end of Nick’s contract with Walkinshaw Racing, which began in 2006.

2013

2013 Nick Moved into the Porsche Carrera Cup with the backing of Coates Hire. With no seats available in the Supercar championship, Nick looked to Porsche to prove he had what it took in another category. Nick took the Porsche grid by surprise by claiming pole position on debut and re-setting the Clipsal 500 Porsche lap record in the process. In 2013, Nick went on to claim five round wins, multiple pole positions and five lap records, to finish a hard-fought second in the championship behind Porsche legend Craig Baird.

2012

2012 Nick continued in the Development Supercar series with Walkinshaw racing and Coates Hire support. He also retained his drive with the Holden Racing team alongside Tander. The 2012 Development Supercar series was a battle between Nick, Scott Mclaughlin, Chaz Mostert and Scott Pye. All four drivers were racing for factory teams that dominated the season in one of the tightest battles the DVS series has seen. Mclaughlin, Pye and Mostert secured drives in the main Supercar series for 2013.

NickPercat

COATES HIRE AMBASSADOR
SUPERCARS DRIVER

  • Nationality: Australian
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Born: September 14, 1988
  • Hometown: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Lives: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Interests: I enjoy karting and cycling. Also I spend a bit of time with my 2 chocolate Labradors, Douglas and Nelson.
  • Vehicle: 2017 AMG CLA45 Mercedes

FunFacts

NICK'S FAVOURITE

  • RACER: Growing up it was Michael Schumacher. In the current era it is Sebastian Vettel
  • RACETRACK: Bathurst
  • CAR: 991 Porsche GT3 RS
  • TV SHOW: Seinfeld
  • VIDEO GAME: iRacing on my simulator or Call of Duty
  • MOVIE: Anchorman or any comedy
  • ACTOR: Will Ferrell
  • FOOD: Smashed Avo on toast
  • DRINK: Mango smoothy from my local cafe!

CareerStats

2009
CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN
FORMULA FORD

2011
CHAMPION BATHURST 1000

2013
PORSCHE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
RUNNER UP PORSCHE CARRERA CUP

2014
DEBUT INTO SUPERCARS
2ND SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK
3RD BATHURST 1000

2016
CHAMPION CLIPSAL 500
3RD BATHURST 1000

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