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Driver Profile

Michael Briggs
Proton Impian 2006, Car No. 10

2006 will see the return of Michael Briggs to the team fold. Undoubtedly the most successful Touring Car driver in the history of the South African Touring Car racing, the native South African has notched 120 race starts in his career.

His record includes the most race wins with 28, the most top-three finishes with 61, the most pole positions with 16 poles and most importantly, his two wins out of the six South African Touring Car Championships.

Michael joined Team PETRONAS in 1996 and had a hand in the development of the late Hairol Azmi Buntat. He was also the mentor to the late Hairol, who went on to win the 1999 Malaysian Supercar Championship.

Michael has also hand a hand in the development and mentorship of both Fariqe Hairuman and Mashlino Buang, shaping both drivers to be top Touring Car drivers.



Michael Briggs

Date of Birth

24 July 1966


Port Elizabeth, South Africa


South African

Marital Status


Career Highlights


2004 -2005

- Driver Trainer


- Merdeka Millennium Endurance (Nissan Pulsar 1600) – 7th overall and 4th overall in Class O


- Asian Touring Car Championship Malaysian Rounds – 2 class podiums


- Asian Touring Car Championship Malaysian Rounds – 4 class wins


- Malaysian Supercar Championship (Mazda RX7) - winner


- Malaysian Supercar Championship (Mazda RX7) – 2nd overall


- South Africa Touring Car Championship (BMW) – 5th overall

1996 - 1997

- Numerous race wins for Team PETRONAS in Malaysia


- South African Touring Car Championship – Winner


- South African Touring Car Championship (Opel Astra) – Runner-up


- South African Touring Car Championship (Opel Astra) – Winner


- South African Formula GTi Championship - Winner

1989 - 1990

- 2-times winner of the South African Castrol Six-hours Endurance Race

1987 - 1992

- 5-times winner of the South African Group N Championship (Opel Kadett)

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