2005 Toyota Racing Series

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2005 Toyota Racing Series
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The Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand's premier "open-wheeler" motorsport category. The series includes races for every major trophy in New Zealand circuit racing including the New Zealand Motor Cup and the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. The cars are also the category for the New Zealand Grand Prix - one of only two races in the world with FIA approval to use the Grand Prix nomenclature outside Formula One.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers have competed during the 2005 Toyota Racing Series. All teams used Tatuus TT104ZZ chassis with Toyota engine.

Team No. Driver Rounds
Auto Motion 5 Monaco Walter Grubmuller 1–3
New Zealand Andrew Higgins 4–6
40 New Zealand Mark Munro 1–5
Motorsport Talent 7 New Zealand Ben Harford All
Oakley Estates 8 New Zealand Kim Crocker All
Karcher Racing 9 New Zealand Matthew Hamilton All
10 New Zealand Fiona Hamilton All
Ken Smith Racing 11 New Zealand Ken Smith All
Wynn's Racing 20 New Zealand Wade Cunningham 1–4, 6
Chris Pither Motorsport 22 New Zealand Chris Pither All
EPR 26 New Zealand Tim Edgell All
GVI 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley All
Brent Collins Motorsport 44 New Zealand Brent Collins All
International Motorsport 47 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt All
Victory Motor Racing 50 New Zealand James Cressey All
Spurdle Motorsport 76 New Zealand Duane Spurdle All
Ben Crighton Racing 87 New Zealand Ben Crighton All
Knight Motorsport 97 New Zealand Andy Knight All

Calendar[edit]

Rnd Venue Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Timaru International Motor Raceway
(Timaru, Canterbury)
8–9 January New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Brendon Hartley GVI
R2 New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Andy Knight New Zealand James Cressey Victory Motor Racing
2 R1 Teretonga Park
(Invercargill, Southland)
15–16 January New Zealand Wade Cunningham New Zealand Wade Cunningham New Zealand Wade Cunningham Wynn's Racing
R2 New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Wade Cunningham Wynn's Racing
3 R1 Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park
(Christchurch, Canterbury)
22–23 January New Zealand Ben Harford New Zealand Matthew Hamilton New Zealand Matthew Hamilton Karcher Racing
R2 New Zealand Matthew Hamilton New Zealand Matthew Hamilton Karcher Racing
R3 New Zealand Brent Collins New Zealand Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
4 R1 Manfeild Autocourse
(Feilding, Manawatu District)
19–20 February New Zealand Brendon Hartley New Zealand Brendon Hartley New Zealand Brendon Hartley GVI
R2 New Zealand Brendon Hartley New Zealand Brendon Hartley GVI
R3 New Zealand Wade Cunningham New Zealand Brent Collins Brent Collins Motorsport
5 R1 Manfeild Autocourse
(Feilding, Manawatu District)
2–3 April New Zealand Andy Knight New Zealand Ben Harford New Zealand Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R2 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt New Zealand Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Ben Harford New Zealand Ben Harford Motorsport Talent
6 R1 Pukekohe Park Raceway
(Pukekohe, Auckland Region)
16–17 April New Zealand Daniel Gaunt New Zealand Daniel Gaunt New Zealand Andy Knight Knight Motorsport
R2 New Zealand Wade Cunningham New Zealand Daniel Gaunt International Motorsport

Drivers' Standings[edit]

Pos. Driver TIM TER RUA MAN MAN PUK Points
1 New Zealand Brent Collins 1 2 2 1 15 3 942
2 New Zealand Andy Knight 11 4 5 3 1 2 904
3 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 4 3 4 12 3 1 874
4 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 2 8 6 2 4 6 861
5 New Zealand Chris Pither 12 1 10 5 2 5 782
6 New Zealand Matthew Hamilton 5 5 1 10 12 9 755
7 New Zealand Ben Harford 6 6 14 4 5 4 748
8 New Zealand James Cressey 3 14 9 8 10 7 601
9 New Zealand Wade Cunningham 7 7 3 7 14 589
10 New Zealand Ben Crighton 9 10 12 6 6 13 563
11 New Zealand Ken Smith 13 11 11 16 7 10 493
12 New Zealand Tim Edgell 8 17 8 14 13 8 475
13 New Zealand Kim Crocker 14 9 7 9 16 16 468
14 New Zealand Fiona Hamilton 16 12 13 17 14 15 398
15 New Zealand Duane Spurdle 15 15 16 13 8 11 367
16 New Zealand Mark Munro 17 16 17 15 9 221
17 New Zealand Andrew Higgins 11 11 12 220
18 Monaco Walter Grubmuller 10 13 15 200
Pos. Driver TIM TER RUA MAN MAN PUK Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

toyotaracing.co.nz