Daniel Gaunt

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Daniel Gaunt
Nationality New Zealander
Born (1985-02-27) 27 February 1985 (age 34)
Auckland, New Zealand
Supercars Record
Car number11
Current teamKelly Racing
Series championships0
Races26
Race wins0
Podium finishes0
Pole positions0
2011 Championship position48th (219 points)

Daniel Gaunt, born 27 February 1985, in Auckland, is a New Zealand racing driver.

Formula Racing[edit]

After rising through the ranks of New Zealand Formula Ford, which included a third-place finish in the 2002 New Zealand Grand Prix, Gaunt moved to Australia, competing in the Formula 4000 category and winning the 2003 Australian Drivers' Championship. With Formula 4000 collapsing, the title did not lead anywhere and Gaunt returned to New Zealand. After a win in the 2004 Lady Wigram Trophy driving a Dallara F3, Gaunt moved on to compete in the inaugural Toyota Racing Series, finishing third in the final standings.[1] A season in Champ Car Atlantics followed with the Paul Newman owned Newman/Wachs Racing. After single race as the back-up driver for A1 Team New Zealand Gaunt returned to New Zealand Gaunt won the 2006 Toyota Racing Series title.

Sedan Racing[edit]

Drives in 2008 proved slim with guest drives in Toyota Racing Series, Australian Carrera Cup and a late season drive with Team Kiwi Racing in V8 Supercars. Over the 2008/09 NZ motor racing summer season Gaunt competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge with the XXX Motorsport team, finishing 3rd overall and then stepped up to a full-time drive for McElrea Racing in the Australian Fujitsu Development Series. From there he was recruited by Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport to drive in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series but was replaced mid season. In 2011 he is driving for Stone Brothers Racing satellite team James Rosenberg Racing for the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2001 New Zealand South Island Formula Ford 1st
2003 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Reynard 92D Holden
Reynard 96D Holden
Reynard 94D Holden
Pure Power Racing
Ralt Australia
2005 Toyota Racing Series 4th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota
2005–06 Toyota Racing Series 1st Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota
2006 Champ Car Atlantic Championship 24th Swift 016.a Mazda-Cosworth Newman/Wachs Racing
Indy Pro Series 31st Dallara IPS Infiniti Brian Stewart Racing
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series 1st Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 54th Ford BF Falcon Team Kiwi Racing
2008-09 Toyota Racing Series 15th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 5th Ford BF Falcon McElrea Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 41st Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 34th Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
2011 Australian GT Championship 13th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
Mosler MT900 GT3
Vodka O Racing
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S Triple X Motorsport
Melbourne Performance Centre
International V8 Supercars Championship 48th Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing
2012 South Island Endurance Series 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Paul Kelly Motor Company
V8SuperTourer Championship 14th Ford FG Falcon Tasman Motorsports Group
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 4th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Rusty French Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 50th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2013 South Island Endurance Series 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R Paul Kelly Motor Company
V8SuperTourer 6th Ford FG Falcon Tasman Motorsports Group
PS Racing
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 11th Holden VE Commodore
Ford FG Falcon
Eggleston Motorsport
Evans Motorsport Group
International V8 Supercars Championship 50th Nissan Altima Nissan Motorsport
2014 Australian Carrera Cup Championship - Porsche 991 GT3 Cup McElrea Racing
Australian GT Championship - GT Trophy Class 5th Lamborghini Gallardo (LP 520) Team JJ Racing
2015 Australian Carrera Cup Championship - Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Tony Bates Racing
Australian GT Championship - GT Trophy Class 11th Audi R8 LMS
2014-15 V8SuperTourers 29th Ford Falcon (FG) PSR Racing
2016 Australian Production Car Series 32nd Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X Melbourne Performance Centre
Australian GT Championship 17th Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
McLaren 650S GT3
Keltic Racing
2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia 22nd Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Bulk Motorworks
Australian GT Championship 24th Audi R8 LMS Melbourne Performance Centre
2018 Australian GT Championship 8th Audi R8 LMS Audi Sport Customer Racing

Champ Car Atlantic[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2006 Newman Wachs Racing United States
LBH
20
United States
HOU
DNS
Mexico
MTY
15
United States
POR
8
United States
CLE1
22
United States
CLE2
21
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
SJO
United States
DEN
Canada
MTL
United States
ROA
24th 22

Complete Indy Lights results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2006 Brian Stewart Racing United States
HMS
United States
STP1
United States
STP2
United States
INDY
United States
WGL
United States
IMS
United States
NSH
United States
MIL
United States
KTY
United States
SNM1
14
United States
SNM2
9
United States
CHI
31st 38

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team New Zealand NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

BEI
SPR

BEI
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

SHA
SPR

PO
SHA
FEA

PO
GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

2nd 93

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Final Pos Points
2008 Team Kiwi Racing Ford BF Falcon ADE ECK HAM PTH SAN HDV QLD WIN PHI BAT SUR BHR SYM
26
OPK
26
54th 112
2009 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
HAM
R3
HAM
R4
WIN
R5
WIN
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
TOW
R11
TOW
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
PHI
Q

21
PHI
R17

17
BAT
R18

19
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
PHI
R21
PHI
R22
PTH
R23
PTH
R22
SYD
R23
SYD
R24
41st 213
2010 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

22
YMC
R2

24
BHR
R3

26
BHR
R4

23
ADE
R5

18
ADE
R6

25
HAM
R7

19
HAM
R8

17
QLD
R9

17
QLD
R10

18
WIN
R11

25
WIN
R12

19
HDV
R13

26
HDV
R14

28
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
PHI
R17
BAT
R18
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SAN
R23
SAN
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
34th 539
2011 James Rosenberg Racing Ford FG Falcon YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
WIN
R10

PO
WIN
R11

PO
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14

PO
TOW
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
QLD
R18

PO
PHI
Q

21
PHI
R19

24
BAT
R20

12
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
48th 219
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
PHI
R10

PO
PHI
R11

PO
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14

PO
TOW
R15

PO
QLD
R16

PO
QLD
R17

PO
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q

24
SAN
R20

20
BAT
R21

19
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
50th 177
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COTA
R13
COTA
R14
COTA
R15
COTA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
QLD
R22

PO
QLD
R23

PO
QLD
R24

PO
WIN
R25

PO
WIN
R26

PO
WIN
R27

PO
SAN
Q

19
SAN
R28

20
BAT
R29

15
SUR
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

10
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
50th 228

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2009 Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon (FG) New Zealand John McIntyre 19th 160
2011 James Rosenberg Racing Ford Falcon (FG) Australia Tim Slade 12th 161
2012 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore (VE) Australia Karl Reindler 19th 161
2013 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima (L33) Australia Michael Caruso 25th 147

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Bullet Profile: Daniel Gaunt". Black Bullets website. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Will Power
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
2003
Succeeded by
Neil McFadyen
Preceded by
Brent Collins
Toyota Racing Series
Champion

2005–06 & 2006–07
Succeeded by
Andy Knight
Preceded by
Hamad Al Fardan
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2007
Succeeded by
Andy Knight
Preceded by
Andy Knight
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
2009
Succeeded by
Earl Bamber