Fresh blood to enter NZ Touring Cars

Fresh blood to enter NZ Touring Cars
September 6, 2017 | 5:41 pm | Author: Braeden Leggett

Brock Timperley prepares to debut in November for the opening round of the 2017-2018 New Zealand Touring Cars Championship.

Timperley will be competing in the Class 2 category campaigning the Ford Falcon that Brock Cooley drove to secure the 2015/16 class two championship.

The 23-year-old won the New Zealand Championship for Pro 7 Plus last season while becoming Rookie of the season in the Mazda Pro 7 Championship. He also went on to claim third in the North Island Championship and was awarded the most improved driver.

“It’s difficult to have any goals before the season starts, it would be great to say my goal is to win the championship but I couldn’t say that yet as I have no clue what I will be like against the other drivers – many of whom have been racing these cars for a number of years now,” says Timperley.

“However at the end of the day my goal is to have a great time next to my father and team manager Roy who is my backbone when it comes to my racing.”

“Testing so far has gone extremely well – Surprisingly well! The car took a lot to adapt to after racing the RX7 but with some fantastic driver coaching and a well setup car, I am feeling very confident in it having tested at Pukekohe, Taupo and Manfeild.” Timperley said.

“I have raced at all the North Island tracks and have been around Ruapuna a few times open testing a road car. So just leaves me to learn Teretonga but also Hampton Downs is my favourite and a circuit I enjoy.”

“The car is good, Brock Cooley demonstrated that when he raced it, so there is no reason why we can’t do well.”

The opening round of the New Zealand Touring Cars kicks off in November from the 3rd-5th.