Double Podium Finish for TFM at NZ Endurance Drivers Championship
Despite fresh conditions, a spectacular team effort led Trass Family Motorsport to proudly bank two important 3rd place finishes as Hampton Downs on Saturday in the 3 and 1 hour National Endurance Drivers Championships.
Team Principal Gerald Trass stated "We welcomed Sam and Danny into the Ferrari family with the 458 GT3. A good start with improvements planned for the next round at Taupo. Richard Oxton piloted the 430 GT3 with skill and speed into a podium finish in its first NZ outing. Overall a very good weekend."
Sam Fillmore and Danny Stutterd (in the TFM 458 GT3) as well as Richard Oxton (in the TFM 430 GT3) qualified within the top 5 of their fields, and maintained position under racing conditions on Saturday to see both teams finish in 3rd position in their respective enduro's.
With the full North and South Island endurance season now confirmed for Trass Family Motorsports 458 GT3 with Sam Fillmore and Danny Stutterd, the teams sights move toward obtaining more testing for both of these drivers, and further developments to increase competitiveness of the 458.
Team Manager David Oxton (also father and mentor to Richard Oxton) says "The team has come a long way since last year. There's been a clear shift in the confidence of the team, and with that comes confidence in our racing. It was clear to us all on Saturday and we're looking forward to an exciting season of endurance driving in 2016."
Upcoming 2016 race events:
North Is Endurance Series R1 - Taupo Motorsport Park 4 June
North Is Endurance Series R2 - Hampton Downs Motorsport Park (Waikato) 25 June
North Is Endurance Series R3 - Manfield Raceway (Fielding) July 23
South Is Endurance Series R1 - Teretonga Park (Invercargill) 10 September
South Is Endurance Series R2 - Ruapuna Park (Christchurch) 1 October
South Is Endurance Series R3 - Levels Raceway (Timaru) 15 October
Hampton Downs 101 - Hampton Downs Motorsport Park (Waikato) 28-30 October
Highlands 101 - Highlands Motorsport Park (Cromwell) 12/13 November