Earl Bamber

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Earl Bamber
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Euroseries 3000
GP2 Asia Series
A1 Grand Prix
Int. Formula Master
Australian Formula Three
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Formula V6 Asia
Toyota Racing Series
Formula BMW Asia
New Zealand Formula Ford
South Island Formula Ford
Championship titles
2006
2013
Formula BMW Asia
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Earl Anderson Bamber[1] (born 9 July 1990 in Wanganui, New Zealand) is a motor racing driver and commentator from New Zealand.

Career[edit]

As a young rookie driver Bamber demonstrated race driving talent when progressing through karts and minor single seater series, and in 2008 was ranked sixth highest future star in the world by the internationally recognised website driverdb.com.[2]

Bamber was the 2006 Formula BMW Asia champion,[3] and in 2008, also won the Imola round of the European Formula Masters series.[4]

Bamber drove for A1 Team New Zealand in the opening round of the 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix season after impressing the team during rookie seasons in 2007–08 and during pre-season testing with the new Powered by Ferrari car.[5] He was second in the sprint race at Circuit Park Zandvoort behind Team Malaysia,[6] and third in the feature race behind Team France and Team Malaysia.[7]

Bamber was a commentator at the 2009 Donington Superleague Formula round.

In 2010, among other driving outings, he raced in the Toyota Racing Series for Triple X Motorsport car. He claimed six victories, including the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix held at Manfeild as he finished runner-up in the championship for a second time, three points behind Mitch Evans.

He rejoined the Superleague Formula commentating team from the start of the 2010 season.

In 2013 Bamber competed in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and on his first attempt Bamber managed to clinch the title from Martin Ragginger by 19 points. Earl also took part in the Hungary round of the 2013 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup finishing 15th. Through winning the Asian leg of Porsche's one make series Bamber had the opportunity with the winner from the other Carrera Cup's to take part in testing the new 991 Porsche Cup Car as well as a variety of other tests including car feedback, media training as well as fitness tests with the winner receiving 200,000 Euro to compete in next years Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

In 2014 Bamber has already tasted success in endurance racing after winning the Bathurst 12 Hour in Class B with Grove Racing in a MY11 Porsche GT3 Cup car, racing alongside car owner and Carrera Cup Australia regular Stephen Grove, and Supercup rival Ben Barker. Bamber has confirmed that he will be back to defend his 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia crown racing for LKM Racing, as well as contesting the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup driving for Fach Auto Tech, the team he raced with in selected Supercup rounds in 2013. In conjunction to this, Bamber will also race in the rounds of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland that don't clash with his Carrera Cup Asia, or Supercup duties.

Racing record[edit]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2005–06 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 4th Van Diemen RF93 Ford
2006 Formula BMW Asia 1st Mygale FB02 BMW Team Meritus
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series 7th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Team Meritus
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship 10th Tatuus FRV6 Renault Team Meritus
2007–08 Toyota Racing Series 2nd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota International Motorsport
2008 Formula V6 Asia 2nd Tatuus FRV6 Renault Team Meritus
2008 Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz Team BRM
2008 International Formula Master 15th Tatuus N.T07 Honda ADM Motorsport
2008–09 Toyota Racing Series 12th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Earl Bamber Racing
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series 14th Dallara GP2/05 Renault Team Meritus
2008–09 A1 Grand Prix 7th Ferrari A1 08 A1 Team New Zealand
Super Nova Racing
2009 International Formula Master 18th Tatuus N.T07 Honda ADM Motorsport
2009 Euroseries 3000 11th Lola B05/52 Zytek TP Formula
2010 Toyota Racing Series 2nd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Triple X Motorsport
2010 Superleague Formula 7th Panoz DP09B Menard F.C. Porto
Reid Motorsport
2010–11 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge New Zealand 15th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Triple X Motorsport
2011 Toyota Racing Series 15th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota M2 Competition
2011 Superleague Formula 7th Panoz DP09B Menard New Zealand
Reid Motorsport
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Nexus Racing
Porsche Supercup NC Porsche 997 GT3 Cup FACH Auto Tech
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 1st Porsche 991 GT3 Cup LKM Racing
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland NC Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 75 Motorsport
Porsche Supercup NC Porsche 991 GT3 Cup FACH Auto Tech

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007–08 New Zealand NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

CHN
SPR

PO
CHN
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

PO
AUS
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

2nd 93
2008–09 NED
SPR

2
NED
FEA

3
CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

MYS
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

6
NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

RSA
SPR

8
RSA
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
7th 36

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Qi-Meritus Mahara CHN
FEA

6
CHN
SPR

2
UAE
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

7
QAT
FEA

QAT
SPR

MAL
FEA

MAL
SPR

BHR
FEA

BHR
SPR

14th 8

Formula V6 Asia results[edit]

Year Team MAL1
Malaysia
MAL2
Malaysia
IND
Indonesia
JAP
Japan
CHN
China
Points Pos
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2008 TPC Team QI-Meritus 2* 1* 7 2 1* 1* 1* 1* 105 2

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2013 FACH Auto Tech ESP
MON
GBR
GER
HUN
15
BEL
ITA
UAE
2
UAE
5
NC 0
2014 FACH Auto Tech ESP
1
MON
9
AUT
6
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
3
BEL
1
ITA
USA
USA
1st* 107*

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Germany results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Pts
2014 Team75 Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 HOC
1

3
HOC
2

1
OSC
1

DNF
OSC
2

5
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

17
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

2
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

1
NÜR
1

DNS
NÜR
2

DNS
LAU
1

-
LAU
2

-
SAC
1

-
SAC
2

-
HOC
1

-
HOC
2

-
2nd* 128*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Earl". earlbambermotorsport.com. Earl Bamber. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Black Bullet Profile: Earl Bamber". nzmotorsport.co.nz. Retrieved 6 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "World Final Entry List Announced". motorsport.com. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "JD Motorsport clinches title as Bamber wins race". formulamaster.net (motorsport.com). 22 September 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zandvoort: Earl Bamber To Race For New Zealand". motorsport.com. 28 September 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Zandvoort: Series sprint race report". motorsport.com. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Zandvoort: Feature race report". motorsport.com. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Salman Al Khalifa
Formula BMW Asia
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Jazeman Jaafar
Preceded by
Daniel Gaunt
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2010
Succeeded by
Mitch Evans
Preceded by
Alexandre Imperatori
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Champion

2013
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