Round 2 North Island Endurance Series Pukekohe

It was mixed fortunes for IMS at the last round of the North Island Endurance Series.

Brock had a race to forget with an altercation with the wall ended his race very early, after showing solid pace through the weekend

It was better fortunes for Simon and James and they moved their car up to 6th place overall and 3rd in class.

Car Porsche 997 Car Toyota 86
Driver #1 James Kirkpatrick Driver #1 Brock Gilchrist
Driver #2 Simon Sceats Qualifying Result 23rd
Qualifying Result 12th Qualifying in Class 5th
Over All Race Result 6th Over All Race Result DNF
Class Race Result 3rd Class Race Result DNF

Round 1 North Island Endurance Championship Hampton Downs

 

Car Audi R8 Ultra Car Porsche 997 Car Toyota 86
Driver #1 Neil Foster Driver #1 James Kirkpatrick Driver #1 Brock Gilchrist
Driver #2 Jonny Reid Driver #2 Simon Sceats Qualifying Result 11th
Qualifying Result 4th Qualifying Result 9th Over All Race Result 13th
Over All Race Result 5th Over All Race Result 8th Class Race Result 3rd
Class Race Result 2nd Class Race Result 5th

 

Challenging Weather Conditions for New Zealand Endurance Champs at Pukekohe

Testing weather conditions for New Zealand Endurance Championship saw have a spin off the track while in contention for the lead, the spin would prove costly as it ended his race early.

The GTR had a stunning run of pace early running as high as 4th over all at early in the race and comfortably leading their class, until lap 60 where the gearbox failed, costing them the race.

The Audi driven by Neil, and Jonny battled there way throughout the race to bring the car back up to 5th by the end of the race.

Car Audi R8 LMS Car Audi R8 Ultra Car Nissan GTR
Driver #1 Andrew Fawcet Driver #1 Neil Foster Driver #1 Stephen Farmer
Driver #2 Gene Rolleston Driver #2 Jonny Reid Driver #2 Dean Farmer
Qualifying Result 1st Qualifying Result 3rd Driver #3
Race Result DNF Race Result 5th Qualifying Result 8th
Race Result DNF

IMS WIN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

International Motorsport drivers Neild Foster and Jonny Reid have clinched a very close overall championship vitory in the 3 hour North Island Endurance Championship. The points race came down to the last few laps with the IMS Audi R8 and Ferrari 458 finishing 3rd and 1st respectively putting the cars equal on points for the championship. It was decided that the result would remain a tied championship victory for the International Motorsport Audi team!

The International Motorsport custom built Nissan GTR finished a dominating run to clinch the Class 1 victory in the 3 hour race! A very impressive season saw the GTR finish 6th overall and 1st in class in the North Island Championship.

Matt Whittaker has commanded an impressive performance to win the North Island 1 Hour Championship. Clinching 2 victories and a 2nd place throughout the championship.

IMS WIN NTH ISLAND ENDURANCE SERIES RND 2

International Motorsport drivers Neil Foster and Jonny Reid have clinched the 3 Hour endurance win in the last minutes of the race at Hampton Downs. It was a close battle all race long between the Audi and the Ferrari, starting in very wet conditions and drying as the race went on. With under 10 minutes remaining Jonny Reid passed the Ferrari for the lead and maintained a 2 second gap to the chasing Ferrari until the end of the race.
The Nissan GTR driven by International Motorsport drivers Stephen Farmer, Dean Farmer and Tim Martin won Class 1 in the 3 hour event.
Matt Whittaker in the Porsche 991 had a dominating drive to win the 1 hour race in extremely wet conditions. Starting from pole, Matt lead the race gaining a healthy lead before the pitsop. The race finally finishing under safety car with Matt leading the pack.

Second place in the New Zealand Endurance Championship.

International Motorsport runner-up in Waikato

Audi Sport customer racing team International Motorsport achieved a podium finish in the New Zealand Endurance Championship at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in Waikato. In the one-hour race, Neil Foster piloted an Audi R8 LMS ultra from third position on the grid and finished runner-up in the overall race results.