PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jamie Whincup driver the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden celebrates after winning Race 32 for the Phillip Island SuperSprint, which is part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on November 21, 2015 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Six and all-time V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has beaten esteemed international competition to be named’s top touring car driver in the world.

The 33-year old Red Bull driver has recorded four Bathurst 1000 wins alongside his championships, and was credited as the world’s best in an article published over the weekend.

Whincup edged equal second placer getters Jose Maria Lopez of the World Touring Car Championship and Mattias Ekstrom of DTM for the number one honour.