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HALLIDAY TO CONTEST BATHURST 12 HOUR RACE WITH FITZGERALD RACING AUDI.
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday will lead the Fitzgerald Racing Team in Australia’s Liqui-Moly American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday will lead the Fitzgerald Racing Team in Australia’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour race this coming weekend (February 6th to 8th). Halliday will contest the highprofile GT race sharing an Audi R8 LMS Ultra with team owner Peter Fitzgerald and Michael Almond.
HALLIDAY HEADS INTO MOST EXCITING TIME OF SEASON - BATHURST!
Los Angeles based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is heading into what he describes as the most exciting part of each motor racing year. He has just arrived in New South Wales for the annual Super Cheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to be held at the legendary Mt Panorama circuit as Round 11 of the Australian V8 Supercars Championship. The event will also form the second round of the newly instigated Pirtek Enduro Cup.
MATT HALLIDAY CONFIRMED TO JOIN DEAN FIORE FOR V8 SUPERCAR ENDUROS
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has confirmed he will partner full time V8 Supercar driver Dean Fiore in the championship’s three enduro races, namely the Wilson Security Sandown 500, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the Armour All Gold Coast 600 to be held over September and October.
HALLIDAY UPBEAT AFTER DRAMATIC SPA 24 HOUR RACE
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has come away from his debut appearance in the Total 24 Hours of Spa race with an upbeat attitude despite his disappointment at not finishing the endurance classic. Held at Belgium’s Spa-Franchorchamps circuit, the race was the fourth round of the high profile Blancpain Endurance Series for GT sports cars.
HALLIDAY PREPARED FOR SPA 24 HOUR WITH AUDI
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has declared himself well prepared in anticipation of his debut appearance at one of the world’s most prestigious long distance motor races. This weekend he will join his Belgian Audi Club Team WRT team mates for a major assault on the Total 24 Hours of Spa to be held at Belgium’s Spa-Franchorchamps circuit located in the Ardenne forest region.
HALLIDAY'S CHALLENGING ENDURANCE WEEKEND IN FRANCE
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has completed a challenging weekend in the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series held at France’s Paul Ricard circuit earlier this morning (NZ Time).
HALLIDAY'S AUDI 8TH AT SILVERSTONE
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is extremely pleased with his performance in his second appearance in European GT endurance racing at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series held at Great Britain’s Silverstone circuit earlier this morning (NZ Time).

HALLIDAY RECOVERS FROM TOUGH WEEKEND FOR AUDI AT MONZA.
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has experienced a tough initiation into GT endurance racing at the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series held at Italy’s Monza circuit over the weekend.
HALLIDAY SWITCHES TO AUDI FOR EUROPEAN GT SERIES
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has signed to drive in the European based Blancpain Endurance Series for the high profile Belgian Audi Club Team WRT.
HALLIDAY WINS FIA GT1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND IN BELGIUM
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has won the second race of Round 2 of the FIA GT1 World Championship held at Belgium’s Zolder circuit overnight. Halliday and French co-driver Mike Parisy battled their way up from 3rd grid position in damp, slippery conditions to record their first race win in the championship.
HALLIDAY SIGNS WITH EXIM BANK TEAM CHINA PORSCHE FOR FIA GT1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
American based New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has signed to drive in the FIA GT1 World Championship for the Exim Bank Team China Porsche team. The two car team will contest the Championship in the new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R against the world’s top manufacturers and drivers in the high profile sportscar category.



HALLIDAY UPBEAT AFTER STRONG SHOWING AT BATHURST
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday remains upbeat despite his recent disappointment at not recording a top ten placing in last weekend’s Super Cheap Auto 1000 kilometre race at the legendary Bathurst circuit in New South Wales. Partnering regular Australian V8 Supercars driver James Moffatt in the No. 18 Jim Beam Racing Ford Falcon FG, the duo battled their way up through the 29 car field from 17th starting position into top ten contention.

HALLIDAY POSITIVE AFTER CHALLENGING V8 SUPERCAR ENDURO RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday admits the first V8 Supercar Endurance race of the season was a hard day at the office during last weekend’s L & H 500 at Victoria’s Phillip Island Circuit.
HALLIDAY CONFIDENT AFTER V8 SUPERCAR TESTING WITH JIM BEAM RACING
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is feeling confident after successfully concluding testing with Jim Beam Racing in preparation for the Australian V8 Supercar Endurance races commencing this coming weekend. Halliday has been signed to contest the high profile Phillip Island and Bathurst races where he will partner highly rated Aussie driver James Moffatt in their Jim Beam Ford Falcon FG.

HALLIDAY FIGHTS BACK FOR 12TH IN NURBURGRING PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has fought his way through another difficult weekend in the latest round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at Germany’s Nürburgring circuit. Challenged by changeable weather conditions and a track he has never driven before, the Californian based Kiwi driver fought his way up to 12th place after an early setback.

HALLIDAY IN GERMANY FOR NURBURGRING PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is set to contest the next round of the 2011 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Germany’s historic Nürburgring circuit this coming weekend. Halliday will drive the same 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 he has raced at two previous races this year but will be looking for better fortunes than he experienced in Great Britain a fortnight ago.

HALLIDAY'S CHALLENGING PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE AT SILVERSTONE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has finished 12th in today’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race held at Great Britain’s Silverstone circuit. Driving the Giltrap Group 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, the Californian based driver experienced a challenging weekend in varying weather conditions.

HALLIDAY LINES UP FOR SILVERSTONE PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has signed up for another appearance in the 2011 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Great Britain’s Silverstone circuit this coming weekend.
HALLIDAY 10TH AFTER QUALIFYING SETBACK IN MONACO PORSCHE SUPERCUP
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has notched up another top ten Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup result after a spirited race around the streets of Monaco last night. Halliday contested the race as a one-off deal for the German based MRS Team with whom he drove last year’s Porsche Supercup Championship.

HALLIDAY HEADS TO MONACO FOR PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is returning to what he describes as his favourite motor racing circuit when he lines up for a one-off appearance in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Monaco on 29th May.



HALLIDAY CONFIRMED FOR V8 SUPERCAR ENDUROS WITH JIM BEAM RACING
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has been confirmed as part of the driver line up for Jim Beam Racing in the Australian V8 Supercar endurance races at Philip Island and Bathurst to be held in September and October respectively.
HALLIDAY 14TH AFTER DRAMATIC DUBAI 24 HOUR RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday finished his debut 24 hour sports car race in 14th place after a drama filled event in which his team worked hard to overcome several setbacks in Dubai.
HALLIDAY PORSCHE QUALIFIES 4TH FOR DUBAI 24 HOUR RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday was delighted to qualify in 4th place for tomorrow’s Dubai 24 Hour Sports Car Race in the Middle East.
HALLIDAY TO MAKE 24 HOUR SPORTS CAR RACING DEBUT IN DUBAI
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is back in action this coming weekend when he contests the annual Dubai 24 Hour sports car race. Halliday has been signed to drive the latest 2011 Porsche GT3 Cup S.
HALLIDAY 1ST KIWI AT BATHURST - 4TH WITH JASON BRIGHT
Matt Halliday was the first Kiwi driver home in the 1000 kilometre V8 Supercar race at Mt Panorama (NSW) today. Sharing the Trading Post Holden Commodore with top Aussie driver Jason Bright, Halliday recorded his best Bathurst and V8 Supercar result to date when the dynamic duo took 4th place in the endurance classic.
BRIGHT AND HALLIDAY FLYING AT BATHURST!
Jason Bright and his Kiwi co-driver Matt Halliday have been flying in practice and qualifying for this weekend's 1000 Kilometre V8 Supercar race at Bathurst. The duo will go into Saturday's top ten shootout after Bright set the fastest qualifying time around the demanding Mt Panorama circuit.
BRIGHT AND HALLIDAY TO START FROM GRID 8 AT BATHURST
Jason Bright and his Kiwi co-driver Matt Halliday will start their Trading Post Commodore from 8th place on the grid for Sunday's 1000 kilometre V8 Supercar race at the demanding Mt Panorama circuit in New South Wales.
HALLIDAY SET FOR BEST SHOT AT BATHURST.
Winning the iconic Bathurst 1000 is an achievement Jason Bright aims to repeat and says this Sunday presents one of his best chances since 1998.
HALLIDAY 8TH IN SPA PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has powered his Giltrap Racing Porsche 911 GT3 to 8th place in Round 9 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held in Belgium yesterday.
HALLIDAY SET FOR PENULTIMATE PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE IN BELGIUM
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday considers himself fully prepared for the penultimate round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup being held in Belgium this weekend. The race will be run on one of the most historic and demanding circuits in world motor racing – the fearsome Spa-Francorchamps track located in the forests of the Ardennes region.
HALLIDAY'S MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT IN BUDAPEST PORSCHE SUPERCUP
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has not experienced a good weekend at Round 8 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at the "Hungaroring" circuit in Budapest (Hungary). Halliday's Giltrap Racing Porsche was involved in an opening lap accident involving six cars thus ending any hopes of a top ten finish. Although describing himself as "a bit sore" after the race, he did not suffer any injuries in the high speed crash.
HALLIDAY & GILTRAP RACING IN BUDAPEST FOR PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has arrived in Budapest (Hungary) for Round 8 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and is looking to continue his increasing form after some spirited performances in recent races. Having become more familiar with the new tyre compound being used in this season’s championship, the Californian based Kiwi racing driver has now made his way into the top ten in the points standings- despite two dnfs earlier in the season.
HALLIDAY'S GALLANT 9TH PLACE AT HOCKENHEIM PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has powered his Giltrap Racing Porsche 911 GT3 to a well deserved 9th place in Round 7 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit on Sunday night.
HALLIDAY PREPARED FOR BACK TO BACK PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACES
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is again heading to Europe for back to back Rounds 7 and 8 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
HALLIDAY SECURES 8TH IN PORSCHE SUPERCUP AT SILVERSTONE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has secured a solid 8th place in the latest round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at Great Britain’s Silverstone circuit last night.
HALLIDAY CONFIDENT FOR PORSCHE SUPERCUP AT SILVERSTONE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday will return to more familiar surroundings this coming weekend when he contests Round 6 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
HALLIDAY’S MIXED FORTUNES IN VALENCIA PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has experienced mixed fortunes in the latest round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held in Valencia (Spain) last night. The Californian based Kiwi star knew he was going into a tough weekend on the difficult street circuit and finished in 12th place mainly owing to a set back after Saturday’s qualifying.
HALLIDAY IN VALENCIA AS PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP REACHES HALF WAY POINT
After the racing on the streets of Monte Carlo, New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday now heads to another city circuit for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, as part of the Formula 1 weekend.
HALLIDAY COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL V8 SUPERCAR TEST WITH TRADING POST RACING
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has concluded a successful test with Trading Post Racing in preparation for the forthcoming V8 Supercar Endurance races
HALLIDAY TAKES 8TH PLACE IN MONACO PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP RACE
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has put up another creditable performance in the latest round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held in Monaco last night.
HALLIDAY SET FOR HIGH PROFILE PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP AT MONACO
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is now in Monaco preparing for Round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup being held as a support event to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix this coming weekend.
HALLIDAY BACK IN EUROPE TO COMPETE IN PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has arrived in Europe to continue his Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup campaign with Rounds 3 and 4 set to take place in Barcelona and Monaco over the two forthcoming weekends.
TRADING POST RACING RECRUITS MATT HALLIDAY
Bathurst and Phillip Island will see Jason Bright team with Matt Halliday in the Trading Post Racing Commodore.
HALLIDAY 6TH IN ROUND 2 OF PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP IN BAHRAIN - 16 March 2010
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has completed the first two rounds of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup by storming into 6th place in Round 2 following a major set back in Round 1. The opening rounds were held at the Sakhir circuit as support events to the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix and saw a large field of 25 of the latest specification Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars featuring drivers from 14 countries.
HALLIDAY TO LEAD KIWI TEAM FOR PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP IN EUROPE - 08 March 2010
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is returning to contest the 2010 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and will be driving for the new Kiwi team, Giltrap Racing, under direction of German organisation MRS Racing. Halliday contested six rounds of the 2009 Championship and finished 7th overall in the points and also took out the coveted Rookie Trophy.
HALLIDAY BACK IN PORSCHE GT3 WINNING FORM AT TERETONGA PARK - 17th January 2010
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has enjoyed a successful weekend in the third round of the Battery Town Porsche GT3 Challenge held at Teretonga Park near Invercargill over the weekend. Halliday powered his Fisher & Paykel / Giltrap Group sponsored car to 1st, 2nd and 4th placings in the three races to gain 2nd place overall for the round but it could so easily have been the top step of the podium.
HALLIDAY IN DOMINANT FORM IN PORSCHE GT3 CHALLENGE CUP AT PUKEKOHE - 11th November 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday was in dominant form during the opening round of the 2010 Battery Town Porsche GT3 Challenge held at Pukekohe Park Raceway over the weekend. The Californian based Kiwi is returning to New Zealand to contest the Series in which he has proved a front runner over past racing seasons.
HALLIDAY WINS ROOKIE TROPHY FOR PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP IN ABU DHABI - 2nd November 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has won the Rookie Trophy for the 2009 Porsche Mobil Supercup after a rewarding weekend in the final two rounds held in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Halliday contested 8 of the 13 rounds of the high profile Championship and was able to defend his points lead in the Rookie Trophy when a 2008 model car became available.
HALLIDAY REJOINS PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP FOR FINAL ROUNDS AT ABU DHABI - 26th October 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday will rejoin the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship for the final two rounds being held at the amazing new Yassmarina circuit in Abu Dhabi (UAE) this coming weekend. Halliday still leads the points standings for the Rookie Trophy segment of the Series which will again be supporting the season ending Formula 1 Grand Prix Championship.
HALLIDAY 5th IN PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE AT SILVERSTONE - 22nd June 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has finished in 5th place in Round 6 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix meeting held at Great Britain’s Silverstone circuit on Sunday. The race was won by Germany’s René Rast who scored his debut victory from the pole position.
DISAPPOINTMENT FOR HALLIDAY IN PORSCHE SUPERCUP AT ISTANBUL - 7th June 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has experienced a disappointment in Round 5 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at the Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix meeting at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey earlier today. The Californian based Kiwi driver has finished in 13th place after being involved in what was deemed to be a racing incident with Irish driver Damien Faulkner.
HALLIDAY UP TO 3RD ON POINTS AFTER PORSCHE SUPERCUP RACE AT MONACO - 25th May 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has lifted himself to 3rd equal overall points position following Round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix meeting last night. The Californian based Kiwi star endured a frustrating weekend but drove a consistent race to take 6th place in the 16 lap race around the streets of the Principality.
HALLIDAY SCORES ANOTHER PORSCHE SUPERCUP PODIUM PLACING IN SPAIN - 11 May 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has once again achieved a satisfying result in Round 3 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held at the Catalunya circuit as a support event to last night’s Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix. Halliday has again finished 3rd to make his second visit to the podium in the three rounds of the hotly contested championship held so far.
HALLIDAY MAKES PODIUM DEBUT IN PORSCHE SUPERCUP AT BAHRAIN - 27 April 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has made a satisfying debut in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Bahrain where Rounds 1 and 2 were held over the weekend. Driving a Porsche GT3 997 for Federsand-Jetsream Motorsport, the Californian based Kiwi was determined to come away with some solid points and relied on consistency rather than chasing race wins on the unfamiliar Sakhir Grand Prix circuit.
HALLIDAY HEADS TO EUROPE FOR PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP SEASON - 26 March 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has been signed to contest the 2009 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, driving for defending Champions Federsand-Jetstream Motorsport. Halliday has been negotiating with the team which won last years championship for some time and is pleased to secure a permanent seat in what is regarded as the highest profile Porsche Championship worldwide.
HALLIDAY HEADS TO EUROPE FOR FORMULA LE MANS SPORTS CAR TEST 23rd February 2009
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday is heading to Europe this week after accepting an invitation to test an all new sports car class called Formula Le Mans. The test will take place at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France which is a venue familiar to Halliday having previously tested A1GP, Formula GP2 and Formula Renault V6 single-seater cars there.