2007–08 Toyota Racing Series

2007–08 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2007–08 Toyota Racing Series was the fourth running of the Toyota Racing Series. 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 2008 New Zealand Grand Prix, which was held as the third race of the Manfeild Autocourse round, - 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 are competing during the 2007–08 Toyota Racing Series.

Team Car Car # Driver

CalendarEdit

Round Venue Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
2007
1 R1 Pukekohe Park Raceway 2-4 November   Andy Knight   Andy Knight   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R2   Nic Jordan   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R3   Earl Bamber   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
2008
2 R1 Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park 4-6 January   Ben Harford Auto Motion
R2   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R3   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
3 R1 Manfeild Autocourse 11-13 January   Earl Bamber   Matt Halliday   Daniel Gaunt International Motorsport
R2   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R3   Nelson Hartley   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
4 R1 Taupo Motorsport Park 18-20 January   Ben Harford   Matt Halliday   Ben Harford Auto Motion
R2   Michael Burdett   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R3   Dominic Storey   Ben Harford Auto Motion
5 R1 Manfeild Autocourse 15-17 February   Earl Bamber   Nelson Hartley   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R2   Andy Knight   Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R3   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
6 R1 Timaru International Motor Raceway 29 February-2 March   Andy Knight   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R2   Ben Harford   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R3   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
7 R1 Teretonga Park 7-9 March   Michael Burdett   Earl Bamber   Michael Burdett Motorsport Solutions
R2   Ben Harford   Ben Harford Auto Motion
R3   Earl Bamber   Michael Burdett Auto Motion
NC R1 Hamilton Street Circuit 18-20 April   Earl Bamber   Andrew Waite   Earl Bamber Team Meritus
R2   Earl Bamber   Earl Bamber Team Meritus

ResultsEdit

Pos. Driver R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Points
1   Andy Knight 225 155 184 135 142 201 188 1230
2   Earl Bamber 108 142 173 195 210 225 154 1207
3   Ben Harford 144 209 105 183 141 78 135 995
4   Michael Burdett 108 82 126 121 97 150 217 901
5   Nic Jordan 201 99 78 121 108 129 99 835
6   Mitch Cunningham 121 67 74 122 126 145 148 803
7   Dominic Storey 129 103 114 105 42 163 136 792
8   Christina Orr 103 105 98 69 139 84 63 661
9   Ken Smith 112 82 78 64 108 106 102 652
10   Hamish Cross 114 69 111 117 77 69 69 626
11   Nelson Hartley 84 103 97 154 187 625
12   Ben Crighton 117 96 81 80 63 59 106 602
13   Sam MacNeill 148 106 116 101 110 581
14   Nathan Antunes 36 84 106 103 90 103 42 564
15   Matt Halliday 169 181 67 417
16   Daniel Gaunt 96 142 238
17   Mark Munro 111 103 214
18   Michael Pickens 76 42 74 192
19   Kristján Einar 72 52 50 174
20   Daynom Templeman 106 64 170
21   Matthew Hamilton 127 127

ReferencesEdit

toyotaracing.co.nz