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Craig George Baird MNZM (born 22 July 1970) is a New Zealand racing driver.

Craig Baird
Craig Baird 2012 V8ST.jpg
Craig Baird at Hampton Downs in 2012
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born (1970-07-22) 22 July 1970 (age 49)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Supercars Record
Races172
Race wins1
Podium finishes1
Pole positions1
2016 Championship position50th (219 points)

AwardsEdit

Baird was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours 2010, for services to motorsport.[1]

Career resultsEdit

 
Baird won the 2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship in this Jet Travel Insurance entry.
 
Baird placed 8th in the 2013 Australian GT Championship driving Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz (pictured) & Porsche
Season Series Position Car Team
1991 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Swift – Toyota
1992 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Reynard 92H
1992 British Formula Two Championship 10th Reynard 90D Graham Lorrimer Motorsport
1993 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Reynard 92H
1994 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
1995 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
1996 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
1996 South African Touring Car Championship 8th BMW 318i BMW Motorsport South Africa
1997 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 320i
1997 Australian Super Touring Championship 8th BMW 320i Paul Morris Motorsport
1998 British Touring Car Championship 20th Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo Racing [2]
2000 Shell Championship Series 15th Ford AU Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 76th Holden VT Commodore
Ford AU Falcon
John Faulkner Racing
Prancing Horse Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VX Commodore Rod Nash Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 30th Holden VX Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 13th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup VIP Pet Foods [3]
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VY Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 23rd Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
2005 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2006 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup V.I.P. Petfoods Racing
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 38th Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
2006 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup V.I.P. Petfoods Racing
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VE Commodore Toll HSV Dealer Team
2007 Australian GT Championship 28th Ferrari 360 GT Consolidated Chemical Company
2007 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 52nd Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2008 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Fitzgerald Racing
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 31st Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
2008 FIA GT Championship – GT2 48th Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Juniper Racing
2008–09 New Zealand V8s 3rd Ford BA Falcon United Video Racing
2008–09 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup XXX Motorsport
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 37th Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2009–10 New Zealand V8s 1st Ford BA Falcon United Video Racing
2009–10 New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup XXX Motorsport
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 35th Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Performance
Eggleston Motorsport
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 62nd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance/ Jet Travel Insurance
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 62nd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 15th Ford FG Falcon PS Racing
2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance/ Jet Travel Insurance
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 39th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 34th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport
2013 Australian GT Championship 8th Ferrari 458 GT3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Porsche 997 GT3 R
Clearwater Racing
Erebus Motorsport
VIP Petfoods Racing
2013 V8SuperTourer Championship 12th Ford FG Falcon PS Racing
2014 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Bonaire / Wilson Security
2014 Australian GT Championship 25th McLaren MP4-12C Darrell Lea
2015 Australian GT Championship 28th Porsche 911 GT3-R
2015 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 5th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Porsche Centre Melbourne

Racing recordEdit

Complete Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 DC Points
1988 Glenn McIntyre Racing BMW 635CSi BAT WEL PUK
10
FJI NC 0

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos Pts
1998 Ford Mondeo Racing Ford Mondeo THR
1

15
THR
2

14
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
DON
1

14
DON
2

13
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

Ret
OUL
1

14
OUL
2

11
DON
1
DON
2
CRO
1

14
CRO
2

13
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

6
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

DNS
KNO
1

12
KNO
2

13
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
20th 6

Complete Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Car# Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1994 45 Diet Coke Racing BMW 318i   Brett Riley 11th 152
1997 2 BMW Motorsport Australia BMW 320i   Paul Morris DSQ 161
1997 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EL Falcon   Steven Johnson 4th 158
1999 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon   Jason Bright DNF 145
2000 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon   Simon Wills 7th 161
2001 888 Prancing Horse Racing Ford AU Falcon   Mark Noske DNF 27
2002 05 Team Brock Holden VX Commodore   Peter Brock 23rd 136
2003 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VX Commodore   Mark Porter 17th 149
2004 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VY Commodore   Mark Porter DNF 129
2005 48 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon   David Besnard 8th 158
2006 10 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon   Jason Bargwanna 10th 161
2007 16 HSV Dealer Team Holden VE Commodore   Paul Radisich DNF 137
2008 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore   Glenn Seton DNF 146
2009 22 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore   Paul Dumbrell 21st 153
2010 24 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore   Fabian Coulthard DNF 0
2011 61 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore   Fabian Coulthard DNF 13
2012 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon   Lee Holdsworth 8th 161
2013 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212   Lee Holdsworth 14th 161
2014 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212   Lee Holdsworth DNF 132
2016 9 Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore   David Reynolds 18th 148

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2007   Eastern Creek Karts P/L   Paul Morris
  Garry Holt
BMW 335i A 257 1st 1st
2008   Eastern Creek Karts P/L   Paul Morris
  Garry Holt
BMW 335i B 252 3rd 1st
2009   Wilson Brothers Racing   Lee Castle
  Rodney Forbes
Subaru Impreza WRX C 65 DNF DNF
2011   VIP Pet Foods Racing   Klark Quinn
  Tony Quinn
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R A 291 3rd 3rd
2012   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 268 3rd 3rd
2013   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 267 2nd 2nd
2014   Clearwater Racing   Matt Griffin
  Hiroshi Hamaguachi
  Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 57 DNF DNF
2015   M Motorsport   Justin McMillan
  Steven Richards
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 AP 129 DNF DNF
2016   Darrell Lea   Klark Quinn
  Tony Quinn
McLaren 650S GT3 AA 171 DNF DNF
2017   Scott Taylor Motorsports   Maro Engel
  Shane van Gisbergen
Mercedes AMG GT3 AA 283 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Year Honours 2010". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  2. ^ www.btccpages.com Retrieved on 22 August 2009
  3. ^ www.natsoft.com.au Archived 22 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 22 August 2009

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ken Smith
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
1991, 1992, 1993
Succeeded by
Greg Murphy
Preceded by
Fabian Coulthard
Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2006
Succeeded by
David Reynolds
Preceded by
John Bowe
Dick Johnson
Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
2007
(with Paul Morris & Garry Holt)
Succeeded by
Graham Alexander
Rod Salmon
Damien White
Preceded by
David Reynolds
Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2008, 2011-2013
Succeeded by
Steven Richards