Michael Caruso (racing driver)


Michael Caruso (racing driver)
Michael Caruso
V8 Supercar Record
Nationality Australia Australian
Car # 34
Current team Garry Rogers Motorsport
Series Championships 0
Races 45
Round Wins 0
Podium finishes 3
Race Wins 1
Pole positions 0
2010 Championship position 11th (2004 pts)

Michael Caruso (born 25 May 1983, in Sydney, Australia), is an Australian professional racing driver. Starting as a driver of go-karts at age 11,[1] he began driving with Formula Ford in 2001. He moved to Formula Three in 2002 and won the Australian Formula 3 title in 2003. With offers to move to FIA Formula 3000 in Europe, he chose to join the Holden Young Lions team in V8 Supercars for 2004. After a poor start he quit the team. In 2005 he did the first few rounds of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, before moving to Europe to be test and reserve driver for the Astromega F3000 team.

2006 he returned to Australia and raced in the V8 Supercar Development Series with Jim Morton's Decina Team finishing 4th. 2007 he was runner-up in the Fujitsu V8 Development series again with Jim Morton's Ford Rising Star Program. He has made 3 V8 Supercars starts, one with Brad Jones team at Bathurst in 2006 and two with WPS in 2007. 2008 marks his first full season in V8 Supercars switching from Ford to Holden with Garry Rogers Motorsport replacing Dean Canto. In 2009 in race 10, at Hidden Valley Raceway, Caruso won his first ever V8 Supercars race.

Career results

Season Series Position Car Team
1997 Queensland Junior Kart Championship 1st  ? - Yamaha Caruso Racing
1997 Victorian Junior Kart Championship 1st  ? - Yamaha Caruso Racing
1997 Australian Junior Intercontinental A Title 1st Caruso Racing
1997 North American Junior Intercontinental A Title 1st Caruso Racing
1998 Queensland Intercontinental A Title 1st Caruso Racing
2000 Victorian Formula A Kart Title 1st Jim Morton
2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship 23rd Spectrum 06 - Ford Caruso Racing
2002 Australian Formula 3 Championship 5th Dallara F301 - Alfa Romeo Caruso Racing
2002 Victorian Road Racing Championship 1st Dallara F301 - Alfa Romeo Caruso Racing
2003 Australian Formula 3 Championship 1st Dallara F301 - Alfa Romeo Caruso Racing
2003 Australian Drivers' Championship 11th Reynard 94D - Holden Ralt Australia
2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series 24th Holden VX Commodore Holden Young Lions
2005 Australian Drivers' Championship 5th Dallara F301 - Alfa Romeo Caruso Racing
2006 V8Supercar Development Series 4th Ford BA Falcon Decina Racing
2007 V8Supercar Development Series 2nd Ford BA Falcon Ford Rising Stars Racing
2008 V8Supercar Championship Series 18th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 11th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 11th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport

References

  • Conrod Profile [1]
  • Speedsport [2]
  • NMD [3]
  • V8 X article [4]

External links


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