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Recently crowned New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge champion Daniel Gaunt has today been able to finally confirm his entry in to the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, starting with this weekend’s opening round at the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix, March 24-27.
Concluding negotiations to contest the full seven round season, Gaunt will be joined by his New Zealand championship winning team Triple X Motorsport in what will become a two car team with fellow Kiwi Ant Pedersen.
“As much as it’s exciting to be entered it’s a huge relief after all the meetings with vested parties to make it work for everyone. Then to wrap up the New Zealand championship title during the negotiations made life pretty stressful – which I think is a great way to start a new season,” said the 26-year-old Kiwi.
“We’ve still got a whole lot of hard work to do but I’m looking forward to driving a brand new car,” he said of the Porsche MY11 911 GT3 Cup type 997 that he’ll be racing.
“I’d like to thank Triple X Motorsport’s Michael Morton and Shane McKillen, VnC Cocktails, the Mad Butcher and of course Bob Forbes and MPD Dairy Products in getting us to the start line just in the nick of time. We would also like to thank, Richard Giltrap, Alan Kemp and Andy Barlow for their support. It’s long been a dream to contest the Porsche Carrera Cup series and with its return to Australia it’s also a great chance to use the experience our team gained by contesting the Asian series last year with this model of car.”
“With 23 cars the competition will be fierce, although in my eyes the benchmark will still be Craig Baird. Plus the likes of Steven Richards and Mark Skaife are sure to be part of the front group for the first round. But I’m looking forward at getting amongst it and flying the flag for Triple X and New Zealand.”
Technical director Todd Bickerton and team manager Ian McNabb will be joined by head mechanic Adam Fisher as part of the Triple X crew, who’ve all been working hard to get the deal over the line with last minute negotiations.
“We very much wanted this to happen and are all over the moon that we can now go back in to Australia and have a good chance at the title with a couple of young Kiwi drivers,” said Bickerton.
Hamilton based Ant Pedersen may have to miss the opening round with the series enjoying more drivers than there are cars. Confirmed from the second round onward, the 22-year-old has similarly been chasing for an opportunity to contest the international guide-lined championship.
Defending Porsche Carrera Cup Australia champion Craig Baird MNZM continues his ties with Triple X Motorsport, but will be contesting the 2011 series with another team in a deal concluded before his New Zealand colleagues could confirm his inclusion. The series was last contested in 2008.
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