How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star
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How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

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His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Hidden Valley, 2015. Nick Percat limped his LD Motorsport Holden back to the pits, its driver’s side door peeled back like the lid on a tin of sardines. The pile-up he’d been caught up with had actually been triggered by Will Davison getting into the back of Andre Heimgartner, but the last thing Percat had seen was a windscreen full of Jamie Whincup. And he was not happy with the then-six-time Supercars champion.

Before he got back to the lane, Percat pressed the radio button and delivered a now iconic burn levelled at Whincup: “How has that bloke won anything?”

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