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Not to be confused with Tasman Motorsport, a V8 Supercar team.

Tasman Motorsports Group is a former racing team that was owned by Steve Horne, a long-time motorsport figure who spent most of his career in the United States. Its lead driver is championship winning New Zealander, Daniel Gaunt.

Previously the team was an American-based open-wheel racing team that competed in the Indy Lights series and, most notably, the CART series from 1995 to 1998. Tasman was one of the first teams to successfully field a Honda powered entry. Honda had entered CART the prior year with Rahal-Hogan Racing, with very little success.

In the team's first and only Indianapolis 500 in 1995, Tasman driver Scott Goodyear led the race with 10 laps to go, but was subsequently black-flagged for passing the pace car while it was still on the track at the end of a caution period and relegated to 14th place. André Ribeiro captured the team's first win and Honda's first in CART later that season at the New Hampshire International Speedway.

The following season, Ribeiro won a pair of races and teammate Adrian Fernández won once. They finished eleventh and twelfth in points respectively. However, in 1997, the team's Lola chassis were clearly off the pace and Ribeiro switched to Reynards midway through the season.

The team pared back to a single car in 1998 and hired rookie Tony Kanaan — who captured the Indy Lights championship for Tasman the previous season — to drive. Kanaan finished ninth in points with a best finish of third, winning the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year award. However, the team lost its LCI sponsorship and 1998 would be its last season in the US.

Former CART driversEdit

Racing resultsEdit

CART FedEx Championship Series resultsEdit

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

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos Pts
1995 MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Reynard 95i Honda HRX V8t
Honda HRH V8t
F   Scott Goodyear 24 14 12 14 32nd 1
  André Ribeiro 31 21 23 26 12 11 18 25 18 14 4 13 27 21* 27 1* 23 26 17th 38
1996 MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
Lola T96/00 Honda HRH V8t F   André Ribeiro 31 16 1 8 27 12 4 8 24 7 20 21 1* 8 19 21 19 11th 76
  Adrián Fernández 32 11 14 23 6 10 DNS 11 4 12 6 1 20 6 13 8 11 12th 71
1997 MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
Lola T97/00
Reynard 97i
Honda HRR V8t F   André Ribeiro 31 12 6 14 26 15 10 26 25 13 14 3 23 10 22 10 4 17* 14th 45
  Adrián Fernández 32 13 11 11 23 26 8 24 27 10 17 14 26 23 12 19 23 3 18th 27
1998 MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Reynard 98i Honda HRK V8t F   Tony Kanaan 21 18 6 5 9 27 24 17 8 4 14 22 11 8 4 18 3 3 7 19 9th 92

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