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.

Team Car No Driver Rounds
Auto Motion Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 5 Monaco Walter Grubmuller 1 - 3
New Zealand Andrew Higgins 4 - 6
40 New Zealand Mark Munro 1 - 5
Motorsport Talent Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 7 New Zealand Ben Harford All
Oakley Estates Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 8 New Zealand Kim Crocker All
Karcher Racing Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 9 New Zealand Matthew Hamilton All
10 New Zealand Fiona Hamilton All
Ken Smith Racing Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 11 New Zealand Ken Smith All
Wynn's Racing Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 20 New Zealand Wade Cunningham 1 - 4, 6
Chris Pither Motorsport Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 22 New Zealand Chris Pither All
EPR Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 26 New Zealand Tim Edgell All
GVI Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley All
Brent Collins Motorsport Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 44 New Zealand Brent Collins All
International Motorsport Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 47 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt All
Victory Motor Racing Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 50 New Zealand James Cressey All
Spurdle Motorsport Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 76 New Zealand Duane Spurdle All
Ben Crighton Racing Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 87 New Zealand Ben Crighton All
Knight Motorsport Toyota Tatuus TT104ZZ 97 New Zealand Andy Knight All


Rnd Date Venue Winner
1 January 8–9 Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru New Zealand Brent Collins
2 January 15–16 Teretonga Park, Invercargill New Zealand Chris Pither
3 January 22–23 Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park, Christchurch New Zealand Matthew Hamilton
4 February 19–20 Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding New Zealand Brent Collins
5 April 2–3 Manfeild Autocourse, Feilding New Zealand Andy Knight
6 April 16–17 Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe New Zealand Daniel Gaunt