2014–15 V8SuperTourer season

2014–15 V8SuperTourer
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Defending drivers' champion Greg Murphy.

The 2014–15 BNT NZ SuperTourers season was a motor racing championship for touring cars held in New Zealand.[1] The season started on 27 September at Taupo Motorsport Park and ended on 12 April at Pukekohe Park Raceway. All cars used a chassis built by Paul Ceprnich of Pace Innovations in Australia, and were powered by a Chevrolet LS7 7-litre engine.

Previous NZ SuperTourers seasons ran over the calendar year from January to December but in 2014, the season ran from January to April in order to align with other New Zealand championship series – for 2014–15 – that are contested over the Southern Hemisphere summer. Greg Murphy started the season as the defending drivers' champion.

Team 4 Holden driver Simon Evans wrapped up the championship in an abbreviated season which saw two sprint rounds cancelled late in the season. Evans won the Sprint trophy and shared the endurance trophy with team-mate Shane van Gisbergen.

CalendarEdit

The 2014–15 NZ SuperTourers season consisted of seven rounds when announced in April 2014,[2] but two rounds were cancelled in February 2015 as teams pulled out of the series.[3]

Details
Rnd. Event Circuit City / State Date
1 Taupo 400 Taupo Motorsport Park Taupo, New Zealand 27–28 September
2 Waikato 400 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park North Waikato, New Zealand 1–2 November
3 Fuchs 500 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 28–30 November
4 Waikato 250 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park North Waikato, New Zealand 31 January–1 February
cancelled Timaru International Motor Raceway Timaru, New Zealand 7–8 March
cancelled Mike Pero Motorsport Park Christchurch, New Zealand 21–22 March
5 Pukekohe 250 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 11–12 April

Key:

  Race forms part of the NZ SuperTourers Championship.
  Race forms part of the NZ SuperTourers Championship and the Endurance Series.

Teams and driversEdit

Season entries Endurance entries
Team No. Season driver Rounds Endurance driver Rounds
M3 Racing 1   Greg Murphy 1–3   Jack Perkins[4] 1–3
10   Richard Moore 1–3   Tim Slade 1–3
15   Paul Manuell[5] 1–3, 5   Shae Davies 1–3
Angus Fogg Racing 3   Angus Fogg 1–3   Tony D'Alberto[6] 1–3
  Tony D'Alberto 4–5
Team 4 4   Simon Evans All   Shane van Gisbergen[7] 1–3
5   Mitch Evans 4 N/A
Edgell Performance Racing 8   Tim Edgell 1–4   Steve Owen[8] 1–3
iSport Racing 9   Dominic Storey 1, 3–4   Dale Wood 1
  Nick Percat 3
Varney Motorsport 14   Shaun Varney 1–4   John Penny 1
  Andrew Waite 2–3
  Gene Rollinson 5 N/A
Andre Heimgartner Racing 22   Andre Heimgartner All   Paul Morris 1–2
  Drew Russell 3
PSR Racing 27   Chris Hanley 1–3   Daniel Gaunt[9] 1
  Gene Rollinson 2–3
Cunningham Racing 32   Mitch Cunningham All   Cameron Waters[10] 1–3
John McIntyre Racing 47   Mark Gibson 1–3   John McIntyre[11] 1–3
International Motorsport 96   Ant Pedersen 1–2   Jonny Reid 1–2

ResultsEdit

Round Date Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Round winner(s)
1 R1 27 September 2014 Taupo Motorsport Park
(Taupo)
  Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
  Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
R2 28 September 2014   Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
R3   Greg Murphy   Mitch Cunningham
  Cameron Waters
Cunningham Racing
2 R1 1 November 2014 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
(North Waikato)
  Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
  Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4   Richard Moore
  Tim Slade
R2 2 November 2014   Shane van Gisbergen   Richard Moore
  Tim Slade
M3 Racing
R3   Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
3 R1 29 November 2014 Pukekohe Park Raceway
(Pukekohe)
  Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
  Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4   Tim Edgell
  Steve Owen
R2 30 November 2014   Shane van Gisbergen   Simon Evans
  Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
R3   Shane van Gisbergen   Mitch Cunningham
  Cameron Waters
Cunningham Racing
4 R1 31 January 2015 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
(North Waikato)
  Simon Evans   Andre Heimgartner   Simon Evans Team 4   Simon Evans
R2 1 February 2015   Simon Evans   Mitch Evans   Simon Evans Team 4
R3   Andre Heimgartner   Simon Evans Team 4
7–8 March 2015 Timaru International Motor Raceway
(Timaru)
Meeting cancelled
21–22 March 2015 Mike Pero Motorsport Park
(Christchurch)
Meeting cancelled
5 R1 11 April 2015 Pukekohe Park Raceway
(Pukekohe)
  Andre Heimgartner   Andre Heimgartner   Andre Heimgartner Andre Heimgartner Racing   Simon Evans
R2 12 April 2015   Simon Evans   Tony D'Alberto Angus Fogg Racing
R3   Andre Heimgartner   Andre Heimgartner Andre Heimgartner Racing

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver No. TAU HMP PUK HMP PUK Pen. Pts.
1   Simon Evans 4 1 1 3 1 8 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 80 1609
2   Andre Heimgartner 22 3 3 7 3 3 7 7 5 7 2 Ret 3 1 Ret 1 30 1340
3   Tony D'Alberto 3 7 7 9 10 7 8 5 2 Ret 3 Ret 5 3 1 3 0 1155
4   Shane van Gisbergen 4 1 1 3 1 8 1 1 1 3 80 1102
5   Paul Manuell 15 6 8 8 6 5 6 9 8 6 6 3 5 0 1019
6   Tim Slade 10 2 6 5 5 1 2 3 11 8 0 973
7   Tim Edgell 8 DNS 9 10 9 9 4 2 6 2 7 3 6 0 962
8   Richard Moore 10 2 6 5 5 1 2 3 11 8 0 951
9   Jack Perkins 1 Ret 2 6 2 2 3 6 3 4 0 944
10   Mitch Cunningham 32 8 10 1 8 10 10 Ret Ret 1 5 4 Ret 5 5 6 60 938
11   Greg Murphy 1 Ret 2 6 2 2 3 6 3 4 0 934
12   John McIntyre 47 4 5 4 7 4 5 8 7 10 0 882
13   Mark Gibson 47 4 5 4 7 4 5 8 7 10 0 874
14   Shae Davies 15 6 8 8 6 5 6 9 8 6 0 836
15   Steve Owen 8 DNS 9 10 9 9 4 2 6 2 0 834
16   Angus Fogg 3 7 7 9 10 7 8 5 2 Ret 0 737
17   Cameron Waters 32 8 10 1 8 10 10 Ret Ret 1 0 707
18   Paul Morris 22 3 3 7 3 3 7 0 634
19   Shaun Varney 14 11 Ret 13 12 Ret 12 DNS 9 9 8 5 7 0 622
20   Jonny Reid 96 5 4 2 4 6 9 0 615
21   Dominic Storey 9 10 Ret 12 4 4 5 6 Ret 4 0 612
22   Ant Pedersen 96 5 4 2 4 6 9 0 598
23   Chris Hanley 27 9 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 Ret 20 594
24   Gene Rollinson 27
14
11 11 11 10 10 Ret 4 4 4 20 553
25   Andrew Waite 14 12 Ret 12 DNS 9 9 10 315
26   Nick Percat 9 4 4 5 0 314
27   Drew Russell 22 7 5 7 0 284
28   Mitch Evans 5 4 2 2 0 245
29   Daniel Gaunt 27 9 11 11 0 237
30   Dale Wood 9 10 Ret 12 0 141
31   John Penny 14 11 Ret 13 0 134
Pos. Driver No. TAU HMP PUK HMP PUK Pen. Pts.
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 position
Italics - Fastest lap

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Introducing BNT NZ SuperTourers – new name, same spectacular track action". V8SuperTourer. V8SuperTourers New Zealand Ltd. 5 September 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 V8SuperTourer Calendar". v8st.co.nz. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ "BNT NZ SuperTourers Cancels South Island Events". V8SuperTourer. V8SuperTourers New Zealand Ltd. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Murphy and Perkins aim to build on successful partnership". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 31 August 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. ^ "PAUL MANUELL ON HUNT FOR V8ST CO-DRIVER". Speedcafe (Press release). 18 August 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  6. ^ "D'Alberto Joins Fogg For NZST Enduros". Motornews.co.nz (Press release). CRC Industries New Zealand Limited. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Van Gisbergen confirms co-drive with Simon Evans". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 27 August 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Edgell Secures Ace Co-Driver". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 16 September 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  9. ^ "From Lamborghini to a Fast Ford". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 11 September 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Trans-Tasman partnership in BNT NZ SuperTourers". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 9 September 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Refreshed McIntyre raring to race". NZ SuperTourers (Press release). 5 September 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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