2008–09 Toyota Racing Series

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2008–09 Toyota Racing Series
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The 2008–09 Toyota Racing Series was the fifth running of the Toyota Racing Series. 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 2009 New Zealand Grand Prix, which was held as the third race of the Manfeild Autocourse round, – one of only two races in the world with FIA approval to use the Grand Prix nomenclature outside Formula One.

Mitch Cunningham won the championship by over 100 points ahead of Sam MacNeill and Michael Burdett; finishing as the round winner in three of the six meetings.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers are competing during the 2008–09 Toyota Racing Series. All drivers compete in Tatuus TT104ZZ chassis.

Team No Driver Rounds
European Technique 1 New Zealand Andy Knight 4
5 Australia Scott Pye All
47 Australia Nathan Antunes 1–3
50 China Adderly Fong 2–3
Earl Bamber Racing 2 New Zealand Earl Bamber 4
Giles Motorsport 8 United Kingdom Will Stevens 2–4
9 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen All
14 New Zealand Keeley Pudney 1–5
28 United Kingdom William Buller 2–4
32 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham All
Ken Smith Motorsport 11 New Zealand Ken Smith 5–6
Motorsport Solutions 19 New Zealand Sam MacNeill All
69 New Zealand Alastair Wootten All
74 New Zealand Michael Burdett All
89 New Zealand John Whelan All
John McIntyre Racing 25 New Zealand John McIntyre 4
Triple X Motorsport 47 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 5
Andrew Waite 48 New Zealand Andrew Waite 4–5
TRS Lites Entries
Mitch Evans 4 New Zealand Mitch Evans
Chris Cox 12 United Kingdom Chris Cox

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
2008
1 R1 28–30 November Powerbuilt Raceway at Ruapuna Park Australia Scott Pye New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Michael Burdett Motorsport Solutions
R2 Australia Nathan Antunes Australia Nathan Antunes European Technique
R3 Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye European Technique
2009
2 R1 9-11 January Timaru International Motor Raceway Australia Scott Pye New Zealand Michael Burdett United Kingdom William Buller Giles Motorsport
R2 Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye European Technique
R3 Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye European Technique
3 R1 16-18 January Teretonga Park New Zealand Mitch Cunningham Australia Nathan Antunes Australia Nathan Antunes European Technique
R2 Australia Scott Pye New Zealand Mitch Cunningham Giles Motorsport
R3 United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom William Buller Giles Motorsport
4 R1 23-25 January Manfeild Autocourse New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Sam McNeill New Zealand Mitch Cunningham Giles Motorsport
R2 United Kingdom William Buller New Zealand Michael Burdett Motorsport Solutions
R3 New Zealand Michael Burdett New Zealand Mitch Cunningham Giles Motorsport
5 R1 27 February-1 March Manfeild Autocourse New Zealand Daniel Gaunt New Zealand Daniel Gaunt New Zealand Earl Bamber Earl Bamber Racing
R2 New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Daniel Gaunt Triple X Motorsport
R3 New Zealand Earl Bamber New Zealand Daniel Gaunt Triple X Motorsport
6 R1 13-15 March Pukekohe Park Raceway New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Michael Burdett Motorsport Solutions
R2 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Michael Burdett Motorsport Solutions
R3 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham New Zealand Mitch Cunningham Giles Motorsport
NC R1 17-19 April Hamilton Street Circuit New Zealand Richie Stanaway New Zealand Richie Stanaway New Zealand Richie Stanaway Giles Motorsport
R2 Australia Nathan Antunes New Zealand Richie Stanaway Giles Motorsport
  • NC – The Hamilton event is not part of the Toyota Racing Series Championship.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver RUA TIM TER TAU MAN PUK Points
1 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham 188 181 209 225 126 181 1110
2 New Zealand Sam MacNeill 162 147 157 163 166 194 989
3 Australia Scott Pye 142 204 180 120 91 158 895
4 New Zealand Michael Burdett 114 159 117 180 159 150 879
5 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen 148 120 148 127 39 150 732
6 New Zealand Alastair Wootten 90 114 95 81 136 157 673
7 New Zealand John Whelan 129 111 99 114 96 45 594
8 New Zealand Keeley Pudney 133 99 88 58 124 502
9 United Kingdom Will Stevens 166 142 183 491
10 United Kingdom William Buller 170 159 138 467
11 Australia Nathan Antunes 184 87 120 391
12 New Zealand Earl Bamber 209 209
13 China Adderly Fong 88 102 190
14 New Zealand Andrew Waite 85 81 166
15 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt 150 150
16 New Zealand Ken Smith 87 42 129
17 New Zealand John McIntyre 111 111
18 New Zealand Andy Knight 89 89
Pos. Driver RUA TIM TER TAU MAN PUK Points

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