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SBR's final driver confirmed

 

Shane van Gisbergen’s kiwi roommate, Daniel Gaunt has been confirmed as SBR’s final driver in their 2009 enduro season line-up

Currently contesting in the Fujistu V8 Supercar Series under the McElrea Racing entry, Gaunt is the second co-driver confirmed beside fellow Kiwi John McIntyre for this year’s L&H Phillip Island 500 and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 endurance events.
 
Twenty-four year old Gaunt got his first taste of V8 Supercars last year when he made his debut for Team Kiwi Racing driving the black Falcon in the final two events of the season, Symmons Plains and Oran Park. Daniel currently races a SBR BF chassis in the Fujistu V8 Supercar Series and recently scored his first podium result, finishing 3rd overall at this year’s Sandown event.

The two-time New Zealand Grand Prix Trophy winner is thrilled to be confirmed as the fourth driver in SBR’s 2009 campaign.

“I grew up watching Bathurst so it’s pretty exciting to think that now I am actually going to be competing in it myself and racing against some of my childhood heroes!
 
“Shane [van Gisbergen] and I spend a lot of time racing each other on the simulator at home, now it’s the real deal and we will actually get to race against one another."


DRIVER STATS

D.O.B: 27/02/1985
Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
Resides: Gold Coast, QLD
Height: 172cms
Weight: 67kgs

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS/RESULTS

2009  
Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series
Championship Standing 5th – 744 Points (Current)
Best Finish –Townsville, Race 3 - 2nd Place
Best Result – Sandown 3rd overall

New Zealand Grand Prix Winner

2008   
Battery Town Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
2nd Daniel Gaunt - 679 Points

2007   
Toyota Racing Series Champion
1st Daniel Gaunt - 9 Race Wins

New Zealand Grand Prix Winner
Lady Wigram Trophy Winner

A1GP Rookie Driver

2006   
Toyota Racing Series Champion
1st Daniel Gaunt - 7 Race Wins

International Series Trophy Winner

2005   
Toyota Racing Series - 3rd Overall

2004
Formula 3, Lady Wigram Trophy Winner

2003   
Formula Holden Champion
Australian Drivers Champion/ Gold Star Winner

2002   
Formula Ford New Zealand Grand Prix - 3rd Overall

2001   
South Island, New Zealand Formula Ford Champion


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