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Old 7 Jun 2013, 01:19 (Ref:3258770)   #1
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Kiwi racers overseas

Just thought I'd start a new thread on what our kiwi cousins are doing successfully or unsuccessfully overseas.

We have so much talent pouring out of this country and heading to Europe etc and some are doing some exceptional things.

We all know about Mitch Evans success in GP2 so far, but I thought I would start this thread with some news on Nick Cassidy....

http://www.speedcafe.co.nz/2013/06/0...t-for-t-sport/

Please add to this thread with any relevant discussion you have and also any good news (or bad news if so be it) for our guys overseas flying the kiwi flag.

I also see that Chris van der Drift is doing some amazing things as is Jono Lester
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 07:40 (Ref:3258829)   #2
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And of course our very own world champion back in the seat this year, i will be watching this with interest.
And no doubt he can do it again i am sure

http://haydenpaddon.com/news?news=108
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 07:54 (Ref:3258834)   #3
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And of course our very own world champion back in the seat this year, i will be watching this with interest.
And no doubt he can do it again i am sure

http://haydenpaddon.com/news?news=108
awfully kind of Hayden to nip away early, gives the rest of the NZRC teams a chance to catch up !!
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 07:56 (Ref:3258835)   #4
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Ah yes of course. I wonder when we'll see him in wrc?

we seem to have a kiwi in most disciplines from what I can tell

and aint that the truth joe re: your comment above. I wonder if mr.mason is happier when hayden is racing overseas?
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 08:12 (Ref:3258836)   #5
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There was a time when it was the other way around!

What's Earl Bamber and Richie Stanaway up to these days?

Jono Lester gets to race a flash SLS in Japan, Wade Cunningham seems to drive more historics than Indy these days. Brendon Hartley is building a good career in sports cars.
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 08:40 (Ref:3258846)   #6
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And there's some more names courtesy of Swedish Brick that are doing great things.

I remember a few years back that Brendon Hartley was to be the next big thing, and F1 looked on the cards. Is he still a test/reserve driver for Mercedes?

I guess that now Mitch is in the limelight, some of the others just get forgotten, which is sad.

And this is the point of this thread. Anyone who is 'in the know' should post in this thread about news relating to our kiwi stars, so we can all be kept up to date with progress etc, and be proud of our guys doing great things
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 08:46 (Ref:3258849)   #7
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Yeah Brendon still does sim work with Merc from time to time.
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Old 7 Jun 2013, 09:21 (Ref:3258857)   #8
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Not only Kiwi Driving talent overseas, don't forget all the kiwis behind the scenes
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Agreed nistfan, and maybe this thread should just be called 'Kiwis overseas'? (mods? - it even rhymes!)

Must say though, I don't normally get into bikes but I always try to watch the TT. I have really enjoyed watching kiwi Bruce Anstey this past week and his success on the Isle
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Nick Cassidy is also trying to forge a European path too
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What's Earl Bamber and Richie Stanaway up to these days?
Both are racing Porsches now. With Earl doing well in Carrera Cup Asia and Richie leading the rookie standings of Porsche Supercup in Europe. Undoubtedly the most competitive Porsche cup in the world.
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I remember a few years back that Brendon Hartley was to be the next big thing, and F1 looked on the cards. Is he still a test/reserve driver for Mercedes?
Didn't live up to the hype in F3 and F1's never really looked likely. Turned up in ELMS at Silverstone earlier this year and was blindingly fast in qualy, especially in the wet. Spent the race hitting things and getting penalised IIRC. Shame, clearly a fast driver, needs to sort his racecraft. Excellent at being interviewed, though. I suspect his long term future may end up being more media related.
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Didn't live up to the hype in F3 and F1's never really looked likely. Turned up in ELMS at Silverstone earlier this year and was blindingly fast in qualy, especially in the wet. Spent the race hitting things and getting penalised IIRC. Shame, clearly a fast driver, needs to sort his racecraft. Excellent at being interviewed, though. I suspect his long term future may end up being more media related.
Hi Woolley,

You may be right long term, but in the mean time Brendon has a very well paying contract with Mercedes as their main Simulator pilot, and from what his mentor, PJ, tells me is extremely well thought of in that roll. I do know for a fact that he has to get Mercedes position to do any racing on the side because we tried to get him into an V8 Supertourer as an endurance driver last year, however he was unable to get the necessary release so it didnt happen.

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What's Earl Bamber and Richie Stanaway up to these days?

Jono Lester gets to race a flash SLS in Japan, Wade Cunningham seems to drive more historics than Indy these days. Brendon Hartley is building a good career in sports cars.
Introducing Earl Bamber

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