Fogg and Gaunt shakedown V8ST cars & confirmed for Round 4 30 May 2012
- Red Ribbon for Blue in World Cup Opener Living
- Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting News
- Language expert to lecture at the University of Auckland News
- ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes Sport
- Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast Living
- Sky TV signs conditional deal to renew rugby rights Sport
- More parents resolving their differences out of court News
- Keep road safety in mind this Labour Weekend News
- IGIS Advisory Panel members appointed News
- Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord signed News
Two of New Zealand’s finest drivers officially joined the new V8 SuperTourer series today, when current NZV8 champion Angus Fogg and Tasman Motorsport’s Daniel Gaunt undertook successful shakedown testing of their new V8 SuperTourers at Hampton Downs ahead of this weekend’s fourth round.
Remarkably, Fogg’s car was built in ten days with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach by him and his mechanics. Tasman Motorsports had longer to build their car, but getting out in time for the final round of the sprint half of the championship still represents a considerable achievement.
It brings the size of the new field to 18 cars and with Fogg and Gaunt in the hot seats, confirms the V8 SuperTourer series is now the premier V8 class in New Zealand motorsport when it comes to driving talent as well as car lap times.
“I want to thank everyone, it’s been an incredible two weeks” said Fogg. The new car – a Holden V8ST - will be backed by Hydraulink along with Property Tutors, Supercharge Batteries, Segedins Auto Spares, Moselle Panel & Paint, Porter Group, iSign it and PPG.
Gaunt will be running a Ford Falcon V8ST for Tasman Motorsports Group, one of the biggest names in US motor sport and run by Kiwi Steve Horne. Gaunt tested Greg Murphy’s car earlier in the season and is delighted to be behind the wheel of the Tasman car.
“The car looks just amazing,” he said. “The attention to detail on the finishing of it is a real credit to the team. Everything has had an awful lot of TLC put into it and I’m really excited about getting out there on Friday to carry on with the initial set-up. It’s going to be a great weekend and I’m very, very happy to be a part of it.”
The new cars, drivers and teams hit the big time on Friday at 1pm at the North Waikato circuit when the SuperTourers will have their first two hour practice session of the weekend. Tickets and further information are available by going to www.v8st.co.nz or by searching for SuperTourers on the Eventfinder web site.
24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more
24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more
24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more
24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more
24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more
15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more
24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more
24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more
25 Oct 2014 Sport
The Black Sticks Women have won 1-0 against the USA, setting up a series decider in the final test tomorrow at the Trust House... more
24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more
24 Oct 2014 Opinion
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more
23 Oct 2014 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more
24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more
24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more