New Zealand Titles

The New Zealand Grand Prix
 

The title "Grand Prix" has been in existence since the very early days of Motorsport in the world. In New Zealand this premier New Zealand race was recognised in 1950 on the Ohakea Air Force Base circuit. It recommenced as our annual event in 1954 at Ardmore, another airfield circuit, and finally moved onto a permanent race track in 1963 at Pukekohe, where it remained until 1992 with the exception of the 1974 year being held in Christchurch at the Wigram Airfield as part of the Commonwealth Games.

The Motorsport Association of New Zealand Executive, in 1992, decided that this premier event should be open to other permanent circuits in New Zealand to host, hence the later years showing Manfeild and Ruapuna.

During the 1996 to 1998 period there was no contest for this event due to the demise of a New Zealand based premier single seater class.

However, in November 1998, in conjunction with MotorRace New Zealand Ltd, arrangements were concluded to restructure the Grand Prix based on a field of the Australian Formula Holden class thereby reintroducing the premier open wheel single seater class and providing the extra progression stage for the competitors. With the demise of Formula Holden as a NZ Championship at the conclusion of the 2000/01 season the title was allocated to the Formula Ford class with which it remained for four seasons.  The introduction of the Toyota Racing Series saw the title re-allocated in the 2005/06 season to this NZ Championship.

Grand Prix Winners

 

OHAKEA CIRCUIT

 

MANFEILD CIRCUIT

1950

John McMillan (NZ) - Jackson Special

1992

Craig Baird (NZ) - Reynard 92H

 

 

1993

Craig Baird (NZ) - Reynard 92H

 

ARDMORE CIRCUIT

1994

Greg Murphy (NZ) - Reynard 90D

1954

Stan Jones (Aust) - Maybach Special

1995

Brady Kennett (NZ) - Reynard 91D

1955

Prince B. Bira (Thailand) – Maserati

 

 

1956

Stirling Moss (GB) - 250F Maserati

 

RUAPUNA PARK

1957

Reg Parnell (GB) - 3.5L Ferrari

1998

Simon Wills (NZ) - Reynard 94D

1958

Jack Brabham (Aust) - Cooper 2L

1999

Simon Wills (NZ) - Reynard 94D

1959

Stirling Moss (GB) - Cooper 2.5L

 

 

1960

Jack Brabham (Aust) - Cooper 2.5L

 

PUKEKOHE CIRCUIT

1961

Jack Brabham (Aust) - Cooper 2.5L

2000

Andy Booth (NZ) - Reynard 94D

1962

Stirling Moss (GB) - Cooper 2.5L

 

 

 

 

 

TERETONGA PARK

 

PUKEKOHE CIRCUIT

2002

Fabian Coulthard (NZ) - Van Diemen

1963

John Surtees (GB) - Lola 2.7L

 

Stealth RF94

1964

Bruce McLaren (NZ) - Cooper 2.5L

2003

Jonathan Reid (NZ) - Van Diemen

1965

Graham Hill (GB) - Brabham 2.5L

 

Stealth RF94

1966

Graham Hill (GB) - BRM 2 L

2004

Ken Smith MBE (NZ) - Van Diemen

1967

Jackie Stewart (GB) - BRM 2.2L

 

Evo2

1968

Chris Amon (NZ) - Ferrari 2.4L

2005

Simon Gamble (NZ) - Spectrum 010

1969

Chris Amon (NZ) - Ferrari 2.4L

2006

Hamad Al Fardan (Bahrain) - Toyota

1970

Frank Matich (Aust) - McLaren M10A 5L

 

Tatuus TT104ZZ

1971

Niel Allen (Aust) - McLaren M10B 5L

2007

Daniel Gaunt (NZ) – Toyota Tatuus

1972

Frank Gardner (Aust) - Lola T300 5L

 

TT104ZZ

1973

John McCormack (Aust) - Elfin 5L

 

 

 

WIGRAM AIRFIELD

 

MANFEILD CIRCUIT

1974

John McCormack (Aust) - Elfin 5L

2008

Andy Knight (NZ) - Toyota Tatuus

 

 

 

TT104ZZ

 

PUKEKOHE CIRCUIT

2009

Daniel Gaunt (NZ) - Toyota Tatuus

1975

Warwick Brown (Aust) - Lola T332

 

TT104ZZ

1976

Ken Smith (NZ) - Lola T332

2010

Earl Bamber (NZ) - Toyota Tatuus

1977

Keke Rosberg (Finland) - Chevron B34

 

TT104ZZ

1978

Keke Rosberg (Finland) - Chevron B34

2011

Mitchell Evans (NZ) - Toyota Tatuus

1979

Teo Fabi (Italy) - March 79

 

TT104ZZ

1980

Steve Millen (NZ) - Ralt RT1

2012

Nick Cassidy (NZ) – Toyota Tatuus

1981

Dave McMillan (NZ) - Ralt RT1

 

TT104ZZ

1982

Roberto Moreno (Brazil) - Ralt RT4

2013

Nick Cassidy (NZ) – Toyota Tatuus

1983

David Oxton (NZ) - Ralt RT4

 

TT104ZZ

1984

Davy Jones (USA) - Ralt RT4

2014

Nick Cassidy (NZ) – Toyota Tatuus

1985

Ross Cheever (USA) - Ralt RT4

 

TT104ZZ

1986

Ross Cheever (USA) - Ralt RT4

 

 

1987

Davy Jones (USA) - Ralt RT4

 

 

1988

Paul Radisich (NZ) - Ralt RT4

 

 

1989

Dean Hall (USA) - Swift/Cosworth

 

 

1990

Ken Smith MBE (NZ) - Swift/Cosworth

 

 

1991

Craig Baird (NZ) - Swift/Toyota

 

 

 
 

Rally of New Zealand
 

The Rally of New Zealand Event was established in 1969. Amongst its aims were to become the flagship event for both rallying in New Zealand and throughout the world. Apart from 1974 when a national fuel crisis dictated that it was inappropriate to organise the event this presitigious event has been held annually.

Winners

Year

1st Driver

2nd Driver

Car

1969

Grady Thompson

Rick Rimmer

Holden Monaro

1970

Paul Adams

Don Fenwick

BMW 2002

1971

Bruce Hodgson

Mike Marshall

Ford Cortina-Lotus

1972

Andrew Cowan

Jim Scott

BLMC Mini 1275GT

1973

Hannu Mikkola

Jim Porter

Ford Escort RS 1600

1974

Event not held

 

 

1975

Mike Marshall

Arthur McWatt

Ford Escort RS 1800

1976

Andrew Cowan

Jim Scott

Hillman Avenger

1977

Fulvio Baxxhelli

Francesco Rossetti

Fiat Abarth 131

1978

Russell Brookes

Chris Porter

Ford Escort RS

1979

Hannu Mikkola

Arne Hertz

Ford Escort RS

1980

Timo Salonen

Seppo Harjanne

Datsun 160J

1981

Jim Donald

Kevin Lancaster

Ford Escort RS

1982

Bjorn Waldegard

Hans Thorszelius

Toyota Celica

1983

Walter Rohrl

Christian Geistdorfer

Lancia Rally

1984

Stig Blomqvist

Bjorn Cederberg

Audi Quattro

1985

Timo Salonen

Seppo Harjanne

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

1986

Juha Kankkunen

Juha Pironen

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16E2

1987

Franz Wittmann

Jorg Pattermann

Lancia Delta HF 4W

1988

Josef Haider

Ferdinand Hinterleitner

Opel Kadett GSI

1989

Ingvar Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Mazda 323 4WD

1990

Carlos Sainz

Luis Moya

Toyota Celica GT-Four

1991

Carlos Sainz

Luis Moya

Toyota Celica GT-Four

1992

Carlos Sainz

Luis Moya

Toyota Celica GT-Four

1993

Colin McRae

Derek Ringer

Subaru Legacy RS

1994

Colin McRae

Derek Ringer

Subaru Impreza 555

1995

Colin McRae

Derek Ringer

Subaru Impreza 555

1996

Richard Burns

Robert Reid

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III

1997

Kenneth Eriksson

Staffan Parmander

Subaru Impreza 555

1998

Carlos Sainz

Luis Moya

Toyota Corolla WRC

1999

Tommi Makinen

Risto Mannisenmaki

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6

2000

Marcus Gronholm

Timo Rautiainen

Peugeot 206 WRC

2001

Richard Burns

Robert Reid

Subaru Impreza WRC 2001

2002

Marcus Gronholm

Timo Rautiainen

Peugeot 206 WRC

2003

Marcus Gronholm

Timo Rautiainen

Peugeot 206 WRC

2004

Petter Sollberg

Philip Mills

Subaru Impreza WRC 2004

2005

Sébastien Loeb

Daniel Elena

Citroen Xsara WRC

2006

Marcus Gronholm

Timo Rautianen

Ford Focus RS WRC 06

2007

Marcus Gronholm

Timo Rautianen

Ford Focus RS WRC 07

2008

Sébastien Loeb

Daniel Elena

Citroen C4

2009

Event not held due to the FIA policy of alternating WRC events.

2010

Jari-Matti Latvala

Mikka Anttila

Ford Focus WRC

2011

Event not held due to the FIA policy of alternating WRC events.

2012

Sébastien Loeb

Daniel Elena

Citroen DS3