2005 Toyota Racing Series

2005 Toyota Racing Series
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The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier "open-wheeler" motorsport category. The series includes races for every major trophy in New Zealand circuit racing including the New Zealand Motor Cup and the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. The cars are also the category for the New Zealand Grand Prix - one of only two races in the world with FIA approval to use the Grand Prix nomenclature outside Formula One.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2005 Toyota Racing Series. All teams used Tatuus TT104ZZ chassis with Toyota engine.

Team No. Driver Rounds
Auto Motion 5   Walter Grubmuller 1–3
  Andrew Higgins 4–6
40   Mark Munro 1–5
Motorsport Talent 7   Ben Harford All
Oakley Estates 8   Kim Crocker All
Karcher Racing 9   Matthew Hamilton All
10   Fiona Hamilton All
Ken Smith Racing 11   Ken Smith All
Wynn's Racing 20   Wade Cunningham 1–4, 6
Chris Pither Motorsport 22   Chris Pither All
EPR 26   Tim Edgell All
GVI 28   Brendon Hartley All
Brent Collins Motorsport 44   Brent Collins All
International Motorsport 47   Daniel Gaunt All
Victory Motor Racing 50   James Cressey All
Spurdle Motorsport 76   Duane Spurdle All
Ben Crighton Racing 87   Ben Crighton All
Knight Motorsport 97   Andy Knight All

CalendarEdit

Rnd Venue Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Timaru International Motor Raceway
(Timaru, Canterbury)
8–9 January   Brent Collins   Brent Collins   Brendon Hartley GVI
R2   Brent Collins   Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
R3   Andy Knight   James Cressey Victory Motor Racing
2 R1 Teretonga Park
(Invercargill, Southland)
15–16 January   Wade Cunningham   Wade Cunningham   Wade Cunningham Wynn's Racing
R2   Brent Collins   Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
R3   Brent Collins   Wade Cunningham Wynn's Racing
3 R1 Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park
(Christchurch, Canterbury)
22–23 January   Ben Harford   Matthew Hamilton   Matthew Hamilton Karcher Racing
R2   Matthew Hamilton   Matthew Hamilton Karcher Racing
R3   Brent Collins   Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
4 R1 Manfeild Autocourse
(Feilding, Manawatu District)
19–20 February   Brendon Hartley   Brendon Hartley   Brendon Hartley GVI
R2   Brendon Hartley   Brendon Hartley GVI
R3   Wade Cunningham   Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
5 R1 Manfeild Autocourse
(Feilding, Manawatu District)
2–3 April   Andy Knight   Ben Harford   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R2   Daniel Gaunt   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R3   Ben Harford   Ben Harford Motorsport Talent
6 R1 Pukekohe Park Raceway
(Pukekohe, Auckland Region)
16–17 April   Daniel Gaunt   Daniel Gaunt   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R2   Wade Cunningham   Daniel Gaunt International Motorsport

Drivers' StandingsEdit

Pos. Driver TIM TER RUA MAN MAN PUK Points
1   Brent Collins 1 2 2 1 15 3 942
2   Andy Knight 11 4 5 3 1 2 904
3   Daniel Gaunt 4 3 4 12 3 1 874
4   Brendon Hartley 2 8 6 2 4 6 861
5   Chris Pither 12 1 10 5 2 5 782
6   Matthew Hamilton 5 5 1 10 12 9 755
7   Ben Harford 6 6 14 4 5 4 748
8   James Cressey 3 14 9 8 10 7 601
9   Wade Cunningham 7 7 3 7 14 589
10   Ben Crighton 9 10 12 6 6 13 563
11   Ken Smith 13 11 11 16 7 10 493
12   Tim Edgell 8 17 8 14 13 8 475
13   Kim Crocker 14 9 7 9 16 16 468
14   Fiona Hamilton 16 12 13 17 14 15 398
15   Duane Spurdle 15 15 16 13 8 11 367
16   Mark Munro 17 16 17 15 9 221
17   Andrew Higgins 11 11 12 220
18   Walter Grubmuller 10 13 15 200
Pos. Driver TIM TER RUA MAN MAN PUK Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

ReferencesEdit

toyotaracing.co.nz