Back in February 2009, for the first time in Stock Car racing history, an international team was entered into the prestigious Super Stocks Team Championships, staged at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
That Team was 'The British Lions'
The Teams Championships are New Zealand's biggest spectator sport. With an atmosphere that is even greater! Teams are entered from all corners of NZ, where is it regarded as a great honour to represent your club/region.
This unique event requires drivers to race together, racing tactically utilising team members as runners and blockers. Drivers must be able to read the situation mid-race and adapt accordingly to both try and win the race but also to stop the opposition. This is totally different to racing in the UK where its all drivers for themselves. In the NZ Team Championships driver must be aware of where all the other teams cars are throughout the race. 100% concentration is required. These races are not only tough physically... but mentally.
Over the last 8 years Team GB has won 19 out of their 31 races and finished on the podium in 2009, 2010 2012 and 2016
As you can imagine, entering an International team to this major event gained massive publicity and with the major plans for the return of Team GB in the 2017 championships, will see our squad looking to build on their previous experiences and success. Now that the New Zealanders know the capabilities of Team GB we are guaranteed maximum exposure for our team sponsors. Team GB are real conteners and the Kiwi's know it!
No team has come closer than Team GB to taking the champions silverware out of New Zealand in the 33 year history of the team championships - 2017 could see that happen!
- See more at: http://www.teamgbracing.co.uk