TFM SECURES LOCAL BACKING FOR HIGHLANDS 101 AUSTRALIAN GT FINALE
Auckland, New Zealand, 10th November 2015 – Trass Family Motorsport, New Zealand’s Ferrari racing team, has secured local backing from quantity surveying company Cuesko, for the final round of the 2015 Australian GT Championship at the Highlands Park 101 in Cromwell.
Cuesko provide national and international best practice Cost Management and advice for commercial and civil construction industries, with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and clients all over New Zealand.
Cuesko Director John Giles sees the partnership with TFM as “the perfect opportunity to promote Cuesko’s brand and services on one of the fastest mobile billboards possible”.
Standout performers in the 2015 Australian GT Championship, the TFM team – led by drivers Jono Lester and Graeme Smyth – have enjoyed four pole positions from the five rounds to date, two category pole records and two lap records at Townsville (outright) and Sandown.
The pace-setting Kiwi team are relying on the support of Kiwi fans, and partners like Cuesko and their existing support pool, to bolster their bid for a maiden Australian GT victory at Highlands Park, to add to the pair of podium finishes scored during the season thus far.
The double-header Highlands 101 weekend, held over three days on November 13-15; includes the standard pair of 60-minute Australian GT sprint races on Saturday, followed up by the non-championship 101-lap endurance race on Sunday.
Both are their own spectacle and both are in the sights of Trass Family Motorsport.
Tickets for the 2015 Highlands 101 are available to purchase online at
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JONO LESTER / Driver – TFM Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 #27
It’s great to have a boost of support for the final AGT round from the team at Cuesko and I look forward to giving it our all to end the season on a high in the TFM Ferrari. Graeme and I have a score to settle particularly in the 101 race after suffering a car failure last year whilst running in second place. It’s going to be a great weekend and the perfect venue to sign off a busy year of racing.
GRAEME SMYTH / Driver – TFM Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 #27
We’re coming off the back of our strongest weekend at Sandown and with the extra confidence boost I’m really excited for Highlands. Racing in front of a home crowd will no doubt make us even stronger and with three races over the weekend there’s all to play for.
GERALD TRASS / Team Principal – Trass Family Motorsport
TFM is proud to have the support of Cuesko for the final round of the AGT series at Highlands Park. As a Kiwi team, TFM view Highlands as our home track and look forward to lots of Kiwi support. With four pole positions this year we are looking forward to concluding the series with more podium finishes, and of course we are aiming for our first win.
JOHN GILES / Director – Cuesko
The Cuesko team is excited to be partners with TFM for the finale of this year’s Australian GT series at Highlands Park. As enthusiastic motorsport fans we saw a great opportunity to support the local team and drivers in their challenge to finish the season on a high having enjoyed a successful year. We are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of action!
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Trass Family Motorsport is supported in its 2015 Australian GT campaign by key partners including Cumulo9, Vortex Racewear, Cuesko, The Tool Co, CRC Industries, iSign It, Pixelsaurus and Broderick Printing & Design.
More details about TFM can be found on the team’s Official website at www.tfmotorsport.co.nz, using the hashtag #PrancingKiwis, or by following ‘Trass Family Motorsport’ on Facebook and @tfmotorsport on Twitter.
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AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP
2015 RACE CALENDAR
RACE DATE VENUE/CIRCUIT
Clipsal 500 Adelaide (V8SC) 26 Feb – 01 Mar Adelaide, AUS
Phillip Island 101 22-23 Mar Phillip Island, AUS
Townsville 400 (V8SC) 10-12 Jul Townsville, AUS
Sydney 500 (V8SC) 21-23 Aug Sydney, AUS
Sandown 500 (V8SC) 11-13 Sep Melbourne, AUS
Highlands 101 13-15 Nov Cromwell, NZL