Mark Skaife

$5,000-$10,000
Victoria, Australia
Arguably one of Australia's leading drivers of the 90's and part of the Holden Racing Team, Mark Skaife has an enviable reputation surrounded with success. In 2001 Mark succeeded in clenching his 2nd Championship for the Holden Racing Team, and 4th overall.
As many professional racing drivers, Mark's career began in karts in 1981 before progressing to racing car activities in 1984 - aged 17. In 1987 he began a long association with Gibson Motorsport, which resulted in three Touring Car Championships, two Bathurst wins and three Australian Drivers (Gold Star) titles in open wheelers.

Mark joined HRT in 1997, co-driving with Peter Brock for his last two events, then contested a full series with HRT in 1998. In 1999 Mark enjoyed a most successful season, winning 6 out of the 13 rounds of the series, which would have in past years secured the Championship, however finish 3rd. In 2000 he won his first Championship in a HRT Commodore.

Skaife is probably one of the busiest professional racing car drivers off the track, with a heavy schedule of team and personal sponsor commitments as well as being part of HSV's Product Development Committee and the HSV Skaife Drive-Ability driver training program. Mark represents AVESCO on track safety, design and had much input to the creation of the circuit for the Canberra street race.

A perfectionist, Mark is dedicated to constantly improving the performance of the teams racing Commodore, working constantly with his data and engineering people at the workshop, during testing and at race meetings to ensure his Holden Racing Team Commodore is always competitive.
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