Craig Baird

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Craig Baird
Craig Baird 2012 V8ST.jpg
Craig Baird 2012 Hampton Downs V8ST
Nationality New Zealander
Born (1970-07-22) 22 July 1970 (age 44)
Hamilton, New Zealand
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 4
Current team Erebus Motorsport
Races 84
Round Wins 0
Podium finishes 1
Race Wins 1 (Phillip Island 2000)
Pole positions 1 (Winton 2004)
2013 Championship position 32nd (240 points)

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

Awards[edit]

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

Career results[edit]

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
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

Racing record[edit]

Complete Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(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 results[edit]

(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 12 Hour results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 Australia Eastern Creek Karts P/L Australia Paul Morris
Australia Garry Holt
BMW 335i A 257 1 1
2008 Australia Eastern Creek Karts P/L Australia Paul Morris
Australia Garry Holt
BMW 335i B 252 3 1
2009 Australia Wilson Brothers Racing Australia Lee Castle
Australia Rodney Forbes
Subaru Impreza WRX C 65 DNF DNF
2011 Australia VIP Pet Foods Racing Australia Klark Quinn
United Kingdom Tony Quinn
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R A 291 3 3
2012 Australia Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Indonesia Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 268 3 3
2013 Australia Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Indonesia Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 267 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Year Honours 2010". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  2. ^ www.btccpages.com Retrieved on 22 August 2009
  3. ^ www.natsoft.com.au Retrieved on 22 August 2009

External links[edit]

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
David Reynolds
Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2008, 2011-2013
Succeeded by
incumbent