Kiwis’ Continue Country’s Tradition of Great Motorsports

Driving legend Scott Dixon and newcomer Earl Bamber are carrying on New Zealand’s long tradition of motorsport racing heralded by Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon.

Dixon, a three time IndyCar champion, has signed up for his 14th season with Chip Ganassi Racing becoming the longest serving driver in the team’s history.

Though thrilled to be able to continue with the team, reports that Dixon is already focused on improving the team’s position in 2015.

“Although we finished 2014 strong, we didn’t have the year we wanted to, at least not by our standards,” he said.

“I know the team is focused and ready to go for 2015, and I’m honoured to be back driving the #9 again for the team.”

Meanwhile, Bamber, 24, has earned a coveted factory GT contact with Porsche Motorsport for 2015, having been part of the prestigious company’s scholarship programme in 2014.

Head of Porsche’s GT motorsport division Frank-Steffen Walliser described Bamber as a ‘real talent’ with reporting that the company hurried to sign the young driver after his ‘star performance’ at the Petit Le Mans Tudor United Sports Car Championship finale held in October.

Original article by Mark Glendenning, AutoSport, December 10

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