Neil Crompton

Leading Racing Driver and Media Personality

Neil Crompton is one of Australia’s leading racing drivers and best-known motor racing personalities. A motor industry favourite, off the track, his corporate activities include speaking engagements, corporate video and product presentations, launches, drive days and vehicle appreciation events.

Captivated by racing at an early age, Crompton began his successful path to professional race driving via two-wheels as a youngster in 1972 aboard a Honda mini-cycle. A champion motocross rider, he graduated from two wheels to four in 1985.

Vastly experienced, Neil Crompton has raced and tested a variety of vehicles on circuits around the world including New Zealand, England, France, the U.S.A., and Canada and around Australia.

Vehicles raced include many varieties of Production Cars, Sports Sedans, Group A Touring Cars, V8 Supercars, Super Touring Cars, Formula Holden and Formula 3000. Vehicles tested also include a Lola/Honda Indy Car, Lola/Buick Indy Lights car and a Riley & Scott Ford Sportscar.

Neil contested 345 car racing events all up, including 57 top 3 finishes, 119 top 6 finishes and 195 top 10 finishes. He has also participated in 24 major events at Mt. Panorama and often led the Bathurst Classic, winning the 12 Hour Enduro in 1994 and 2010; and scoring two third placings in the coveted Bathurst 1000k in 1992 and 1995.

Neil Crompton has represented many leading manufacturers and private teams. He was a foundation member of the Holden Racing Team in 1989 and he drove for Ford Australia at Ford Tickford Racing and 00 Motorsport. Other notable teams included the Tasman Motorsports Group in the U.S.A, Wayne Gardner Coca-Cola Racing, Mazda, Nissan and Peugeot.

Neil Crompton was also the Chief Instructor for the Australian Grand Prix Holden Celebrity Challenge on three occasions. His star pupils have included Dame Edna Everage and Clive James!

Widely acknowledged as Australia’s leading motorsport specialist commentator, Neil Crompton has worked for ESPN International (U.S.A.), ABC Television, SBS Television, Screensport (U.K.), and radio networks Triple M FM and SEN. Following a number of years as Network Ten’s motorsport expert, co-hosting and commentating on all V8 Supercar, Formula One and Champ Car events, Neil is now a senior member of the Seven Network and BigPond motorsport broadcast teams.

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