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12 April 2012 - Issue No,4

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GREEN-LIGHT #4


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Welcome to our fourth edition of Green Light. We have just had the most incredible two weeks at JMR! Before heading south to round two of the V8SuperTourers in Christchurch, we decided to conduct a quick test at the Taupo Motorsport Park with the #47 Falcon. After going through all of the information available to us since Round 1 at Hampton Downs we had made some minor but significant changes to the car’s set-up. On Thursday 29 March we headed out in the afternoon and completed around 15 laps of the circuit. After that test we knew we were heading to Christchurch with good reason to be confident of the car’s performance. Then with the two-car transporter and merchandise trailer all packed up, we set off on our promotional tour which took us via Napier and Nelson then Christchurch. In Napier on Friday 31 March, we enjoyed a fantastic sponsor evening at City Collision Repairs with 150 guests. It was an excellent night, getting to meet the many people who support JMR and show everyone our two V8SuperTourers. The next day CCR opened their doors to the public as we showed off our full JMR set-up. With a sausage sizzle, the kids’ colouring-in competition and an amazing collection of rare cars and motor bikes including a genuine Ferrari F40, it was an awesome day. We were swamped by families keen to see the cars and bikes and we had heaps of children submitting their entries for the “Macspeed” colouring competition.


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JMR goes on tour Our transporter then headed south via Blenheim where its tractor unit was refreshed courtesy of Talley’s who let us use their new Freightliner for our South Island leg. I met the transporter in Nelson as we all got ready for Tuesday afternoon’s kids’ promo and then the sponsor evening, both held at the world-class World of Wearable Arts Centre and Classic Cars Museum. The Nelson public loved seeing the 7-litre V8SuperTourers up close, and again we had lots of children rushing to see us after school. That evening it was wonderful to welcome sponsors and supporters from around the region and thanks to everyone to helped us have another very successful function inside the Classic Cars Museum. Our cars looked right at home amongst the many and varied array of classics on display. When you visit Nelson next time be sure to visit the WOW Centre! The new truck and transporter unit headed south to Christchurch on Wednesday, receiving plenty of waves and interested looks from public along the way, arriving in very settled weather - we were in for a brilliant Easter weekend! On Thursday we started early with a visit to Ideal Electrical in Sydenham, then onto Amcor’s two sites in Hornby. Next stop was at lunch time at Blackwoods Protector with a big crowd coming through for lunch and the chance to win prizes. Our final promo for the day was at Avon City Ford with two other Ford teams of drivers Eddie Bell and Craig Baird. The fans really enjoyed seeing the cars and transporters and hearing the sound of the 7-litre engines we knew a big crowd was building for the weekend!


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JMR on-tour gallery


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Round 2 wrap-up - Powerbuilt Tools Raceway 6-8 April We had a quick bit of work to do on Friday morning, as we fitted some recently-arrived updates to the cars at Avon City Ford. Steve Richards, the team and I then headed off to the official V8SuperTourers pre-event scrutineering and autograph signing session at Bush Inn Riccarton. The crowd that had gathered to get their favourite drivers’ autographs was as big as I have ever seen in New Zealand – it was right up there in sheer numbers with similar promotions at Bathurst. Our cars and transporter drew plenty of attention and the posters were flying out the door. Then we whipped out to the circuit to set up our pit areas, catering and merchandise sites. We had an excellent set-up with three garages for the two cars and two portable buildings for merchandise and catering, thanks to Portabuild of Christchurch. On Saturday we only had one one-hour practice session to get Steve and I dialled in with the cars. Steve was driving at Ruapuna for the first time, but he was instantly on the pace. I was also comfortable on the first session and we thought our 7th place was respectable considering we did not use any new tyres. I recorded 1m 24.603 with Steve just behind on 1m 24.855. The conditions were hotter and windier for 30 minutes of qualifying early in the afternoon and, in the early stages, our times were quite slow. I was fastest until the last five minutes when Fabian Coulthard put in two flying laps to grab pole with a time of 1m 23.764, Jonny Reid was second and then me in third with 1m 24.362. Steve was only 0.4s behind but due to the intense nature of the series would grid up 12th with his best time of 1m 24.786. Come race one at 4pm - 15 laps with incredible weather and a massive crowd - I had a great start to come out of the first corner in second place. I had some pace in the first two laps then the car wasn’t handling right. We later found out that we had broken a suspension component. So I did all I could to hold off Jonny Reid for second place for the entire race and grabbed my second podium finish of the series. Steve worked away to 11th place but later that night we had found an issue with the front splitter on his car that caused him a lot of understeer. The team set about preparing the cars that night for Sunday’s two longer races.


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Round 2 wrap-up cont... Sunday’s crowd was the biggest we’ve seen at Ruapuna for over a decade. Our merchandise sales set a record for any event we have sold at over the past six years and we’ve signed and given away 2,500 posters in just two rounds! Before race two – 20 laps - we made slight adjustments to both cars. Steve was happy with his car and moved forward again to place 9th. I started on the front row of the grid for the first time in V8SuperTourers and predictably at Ruapuna, that was the worst place to be going into the first turn. Reid and Craig Baird both passed me by turn three, and although I had better pace than the race before, I still needed more. I figured that if I stayed in fourth I would be able to start in third for the final race on the inside of the track. That’s where I finished. The feature race for each V8SuperTourer round carries more points than the two preliminary races. The team made small changes to #47 and #556 cars for the final race, as we both looked for a little more speed. Fabian Coulthard had dominated the weekend’s racing with two wins from the front. I knew if I could get past him at the start that I could hold him off. The start was hectic; we were four-wide at the first corner with me on the inside of Coulthard, Baird and Reid. I came out of the first corner with the lead and then drove some of the most intense laps of my driving career to win our first ever V8SuperTourers race! The changes we made to our car had worked and we were able to hold off Fabian when the pressure was on. I would rate that as the best-ever sprint race victory of my career and the team, fans and sponsors at the track were naturally delighted to see our car win (except the Murphy and Coulthard fans...). This win was the direct result of team work and perseverance. Steve also made some great gains with his car speed and finished seventh with a fastest lap just 0.2s behind mine. So, we now also have the series’ lead and that has given us all a big lift. The CRC #556 Car is ninth in the points and, with a little bit of lady luck on its side, will soon score podium finishes. On Sunday night V8SuperTourers’ technical team judged that a suspension arm on the #47 car was an incorrect length. They deducted 50 points from my total, but I still lead the championship from Jonny Reid by 19 points. We are appealing the decision and will know next week if we can get the points back. At each and every round of this inaugural season of V8SuperTourers we face uncharted waters, so the team that makes the least mistakes over the whole season will win the title. We are building a fantastic team spirit and, now that we have the pack chasing us, our attention to detail will naturally continue to improve. See you all at “mighty Manfeild” in just a fortnight’s time.


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Race results: Round 2 Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Christchurch

Saturday, 7 April Qualifying Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

No. 51 2 47 27 93 10 96 99 5 22 23 556 12 69 15 66

Name Fabian Coulthard Jonny Reid John McIntyre Craig Baird Scott McLaughlin Richard Moore Ant Pedersen Kayne Scott Andy Knight Andre Heimgartner Andy Booth Steven Richards Geoff Emery Eddie Bell Paul Manuell Colin Corkery

Best time 1:23.764 1:24.054 1:24.362 1:24.416 1:24.432 1:24.498 1:24.507 1:24.544 1:24.608 1:24.631 1:24.659 1:24.786 1:24.814 1:24.884 1:25.089 1:25.465

In lap 16 12 13 7 14 14 15 14 9 6 16 15 17 14 15 9

Best speed Diff 143.116 142.623 0.290 142.102 0.598 142.011 0.652 141.984 0.668 141.873 0.734 141.858 0.743 141.796 0.780 141.689 0.844 141.650 0.867 141.603 0.895 141.391 1.022 141.345 1.050 141.228 1.120 140.888 1.325 140.268 1.701


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Race results: Round 2 Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Christchurch Saturday, 7 April Race 1, 15 laps Pos No. Name 1 51 Fabian Coulthard 2 47 John McIntyre 3 2 Jonny Reid 4 27 Craig Baird 5 96 Ant Pedersen 6 99 Kayne Scott 7 23 Andy Booth 8 22 Andre Heimgartner 9 12 Geoff Emery 10 10 Richard Moore 11 556 Steven Richards 12 5 Andy Knight 13 66 Colin Corkery 14 15 Paul Manuell 15 69 Eddie Bell Not classified (75% = 11 Laps) DNF 93 Scott McLaughlin

Laps 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

Total time Diff Best time 21:30.261 1:25.167 21:33.848 3.587 1:25.548 21:34.022 3.761 1:25.378 21:34.133 3.872 1:25.371 21:36.077 5.816 1:25.645 21:36.304 6.043 1:25.438 21:37.121 6.860 1:25.367 21:37.695 7.434 1:25.506 21:41.483 11.222 1:25.626 21:41.895 11.634 1:25.697 21:42.498 12.237 1:25.715 21:42.875 12.614 1:25.243 21:49.518 19.257 1:25.934 21:49.658 19.397 1:25.414 22:05.109 34.848 1:25.804

In lap 5 5 2 6 8 6 7 11 8 10 13 3 7 15 5

Best speed 140.759 140.132 140.411 140.422 139.973 140.312 140.429 140.201 140.004 139.888 139.859 140.633 139.502 140.352 139.714

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Race results: Round 2 Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Christchurch Sunday, 8 April Race 2, 20 laps Pos No. Name 1 51 Fabian Coulthard 2 2 Jonny Reid 3 27 Craig Baird 4 47 John McIntyre 5 99 Kayne Scott 6 96 Ant Pedersen 7 93 Scott McLaughlin 8 23 Andy Booth 9 556 Steven Richards 10 69 Eddie Bell 11 15 Paul Manuell 12 10 Richard Moore 13 22 Andre Heimgartner 14 12 Geoff Emery Not classified (75% = 15 Laps) DNF 5 Andy Knight DNF 66 Colin Corkery

Laps 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Total time Diff 31:32.262 31:33.993 1.731 31:34.366 2.104 31:35.589 3.327 31:38.089 5.827 31:39.437 7.175 31:39.994 7.732 31:40.083 7.821 31:41.201 8.939 31:41.586 9.324 31:42.840 10.578 31:44.102 11.840 31:45.541 13.279 31:47.742 15.480

Best time 1:24.754 1:25.296 1:25.198 1:25.323 1:25.245 1:25.406 1:25.078 1:25.538 1:25.772 1:25.555 1:25.732 1:25.907 1:25.692 1:25.863

In lap 13 3 8 6 6 8 3 17 17 5 18 19 6 4

Best speed 141.445 140.546 140.708 140.501 140.630 140.365 140.906 140.148 139.766 140.120 139.831 139.546 139.896 139.618

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Race results: Round 2 Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Christchurch Sunday, 8 April Race 3, 25 laps Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

No. 47 51 27 23 99 96 556 69 12 2 22 15 66 10 93

Name John McIntyre Fabian Coulthard Craig Baird Andy Booth Kayne Scott Ant Pedersen Steven Richards Eddie Bell Geoff Emery Jonny Reid Andre Heimgartner Paul Manuell Colin Corkery Richard Moore Scott McLaughlin

Laps 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24

Total time Diff Best time 35:43.807 1:25.184 35:44.065 0.258 1:25.001 35:47.879 4.072 1:25.157 35:56.321 12.514 1:25.466 35:59.686 15.879 1:25.531 35:59.948 16.141 1:25.690 36:00.241 16.434 1:25.388 36:00.650 16.843 1:25.581 36:08.562 24.755 1:25.801 36:09.496 25.689 1:25.854 36:12.192 28.385 1:25.904 36:15.225 31.418 1:25.279 36:33.177 49.370 1:26.279 36:01.370 1 Lap 1:25.597 36:46.252 44.882 1:25.672

In lap 7 13 17 11 4 10 9 10 11 19 13 3 16 6 15

Best speed 140.731 141.034 140.775 140.266 140.160 139.900 140.394 140.078 139.719 139.632 139.551 140.574 138.945 140.052 139.929


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V8SuperTourer points after round 2 Car No 47 2 99 96 23 27 51 51 556 93 69 22 5 12 10 15 66

Driver John McIntyre Jonny Reid Kayne Scott Ant Pedersen Andy Booth Craig Baird Fabian Coulthard Greg Murphy Steven Richards Scott McLaughlin Eddie Bell Andre Heimgartner Andy Knight Geoff Emery Richard Moore Paul Manuell Colin Corkery

Qual 3rd 57 2nd 63 8th 33 7th 37 11th 0 4th 51 1st 70 - 0 12th 0 5th 46 14th 0 10th 27 9th 30 13th 6th 41 15th 0 16th 0

Race 1 Race 2 Feature Round 2nd 180 4th 146 1st 190 573 3rd 162 2nd 180 10th 89 494 6th 118 5th 131 5th 151 433 5th 131 6th 118 6th 136 422 7th 106 8th 96 4th 168 370 4th 146 3rd 162 3rd 186 545 1st 210 +20 1st 210+20 2nd 207+20 757 - 0 - 0 - 0 0 11th 70 9th 86 7th 122 278 DNF 0 7th 106 15th 53 205 15th 46 10th 77 8th 110 233 8th 96 13th 56 11th 80 259 12th 63 DNF 0 DNF 0 93 9th 86 14th 51 9th 99 236 10th 77 12th 63 14th 58 239 14th 51 11th 70 12th 72 193 13th 56 DNF 0 13th 65 121

Total 984 965 930 877 815 812 757 625 606 585 572 544 468 434 372 359 223

Pos 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th


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Round 2 photo gallery


Nelson Mail - 4 April

The Press - 9 April

Where we’ve been seen: Hawke’s Bay Today - 3 April

The Truth - 6 April Daily Post - 9 April

Nelson Mail - 9 April

12 April 2012 - Issue No,4 Nelson Mail - 9 April


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Where we’ve been seen - weblinks http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motorsport/news/article.cfm?c_id=66&objectid=10797426 Valuable podium points for McIntyre 8 April 2012 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10797532 McIntyre wins feature race thriller 9 April 2012 http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/04/08/mcintyre-takes-v8-supertourers-lead-with-win/ McIntyre takes V8 SuperTourers lead with win 8 April 2012 http://www.3news.co.nz/Fabian-Coulthard-cleans-up-on-first-day-of-racing/tabid/317/articleID/249637/Default.aspx Saturday 7 April 2012 http://www.3news.co.nz/Chchs-Andy-Knight-Supertourer-star/tabid/317/articleID/249702/Default.aspx Sunday 8 April 2012


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Notepad: Next round:

Manfeild Park Autocourse 27-29 April You can get your tickets on http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/v8-supertourers/feilding Hospitality packages are also available, further ticket and information can be found on www.v8supertourers.co.nz

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2012 V8SuperTourer Calendar Sprint Championship Round 1*: 17-19 February – Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, North Waikato Round 2: 7-8 April – Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Christchurch Round 3*: 27-29 April – Manfeild, Feilding Round 4*: 1-3 June – Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, North Waikato Endurance Championship Round 5:* August/September TBA Round 6 *: 26-28 October - 500KM International, Pukekohe Park Raceway Round 7(FINAL): 23-25 November - Powerbuilt Tools Raceway Christchurch * Events which feature the 2012 V8Challenge Cup

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CORPORATE HOSPITALITY Let us host you and your guests at Round 3 of this exciting new V8 Series. New Zealand’s best racing drivers in New Zealand’s fastest touring cars.

28-29 April 2012 RACE FORMAT Friday 27 April Practice No passes required Saturday 28 April Race 1 Passes required Sunday 29 April Race 2 & 3 Passes required


TRACKSIDE MARQUEE Close to the action, enjoy this social environment with exclusive viewing area. Daily Package includes: (Saturday and Sunday) • General admission ticket • Hospitality Pass with V8 SUPERTOURER lanyard • Television screens showing live coverage • Freshly brewed coffee and a full range of boutique teas available throughout the day • Delicious catering including a delectable morning tea, a premium New Zealand barbeque lunch, and a gorgeous afternoon tea • Fully serviced cash bar available with alcoholic beverages from 10am – 6pm TRACKSIDE PACKAGE One Day Pass $129.00 + gst per person Two Day Pass $199.00 + gst per person Groups of 10 or more One Day Pass Two Day Pass

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