Matt Halliday

Matt Halliday

MATT’S FACTS:

Age: 30 years.

Height: 1.727 metres (5 feet 8 inches).

Weight: 65 kg.

Born: Auckland, New Zealand.

Lives: Malibu, California, USA.

Nickname: Matty

MY FAVOURITE STUFF:

On Track: Brands Hatch 2005 - A1GP. Qualified second followed by podium finish in first

race It was awesome to see the smile on everybody’s face in A1TEAM.NZL.

Race Tracks: Monaco and Bathurst.

If I’m Not Racing: I’m at a nice beach surfing, mountain biking, training, and relaxing with friends

Never Without: My I-Pod.

Food: Japanese and Italian.

Drink: Mineral water straight after an hour of hard racing

Movie: SNATCH, directed by Guy Ritchie – awesome !!!

Music: A bit of everything, mostly chill out stuff, and 90’s classic rock, modern remix.

Fashion: Diesel and Prada are mint along with Oakley shades.

Holiday spot: South of France or Pauanui Beach in New Zealand.

City: New York

Road Car: Porsche 911 GT3

RESUME AS AT NOVEMBER 2010:

1988 – 1997 Karting - NZ

National Junior Light Champion in 1994

National Senior Champion in 1996

National Sprint Champion in1997.

1998 - Formula Ford – NZ
3rd - NZ FFI600 Festival

4th - National Championship (10 Top 3 finishes)

1999 – 2000 Formula Holden – Australia and NZ

3rd - Formula Holden Championship two years running.
2nd & 3rd - New Zealand Grand Prix

2001 – Dayton Indy Lights Series - USA
Contested 9 of 12 rounds for three podium finishes.
6th Overall In Championship.
4th Overall In "Rookie" Standings for first year competitors.

2003 –Formula V6 Euroseries – Europe and UK

6th overall after contesting 6 of 10 scheduled rounds.

2nd in Monaco Grand Prix support race after leading all but one lap from pole position.

2004 – Porsche Trans Tasman GT3 Challenge - NZ

2nd overall including seven wins, five 2nd and three 3rd placings.

2004 – Australia and NZ - Porsche GT3 and Carrera Cup

Two 1st and a 3rd placing at Australian Grand Prix support races.

Two 1st placings from two at Pukekohe V8 Supercar support races.

2004– V8 Supercars - Australia
Contested Sandown and Bathurst endurance races with Larkham Orrcon Racing to score 11th at Bathurst (driving with Mark Larkham).

2005 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship
Second overall including six wins.

2005 – Champcar World Series – USA
Successful 100 lap test for Mi-Jack Conquest racing at Sebring, Florida

2005– V8 Supercars - Australia
Contested Sandown and Bathurst endurance races with Larkham Orrcon Racing to score 12th at Bathurst (driving with Alain Menu).

2005/06– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
Drove the majority of races in the A1GP series, otherwise known as the World Cup Of Motorsport, to see New Zealand finish 4th overall out of 21 countries. Best result was 3rd at Brands Hatch round after qualifying on front row of starting grid. Several other top five placings.

2006–Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship
2nd overall in Series contesting 4 of the 6 rounds including several race wins.

2006 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
Second overall including 7 wins contesting 5 of the 7 rounds.

2006– V8 Supercars - Australia
Contested Sandown and Bathurst endurance races with Ford Performance Racing to score 15th at Sandown (driving with Cameron McLean) but DNF at Bathurst when lost fuel pressure (driving with David Brabham).

2006/07– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
Drove four rounds in the A1GP series. Best result were two 3rd placings at Cape Town round after qualifying on front row of starting grid. New Zealand finished 2nd overall in Series.

2007 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
Second overall including 8 wins contesting 5 of the 7 rounds. Won all 3 races at New Zealand A1GP round support races at Taupo.

2007– USA Champ Car World Series
Contested 3 rounds of Champ Car World Series with Conquest Racing.

2007– V8 Supercars - Australia
Contested Sandown and Bathurst endurance races with Ford Performance Racing to score 8th at Sandown (driving with Mark Winterbottom) and 13th at Bathurst (driving with Owen Kelly). Ran as high as 2nd at Sandown and 3rd at Bathurst.

2007/08 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
Drove opening three rounds to score a pole position, several 2nd placings and two new lap records.

2008– New Zealand Grand Prix – Toyota Racing Series

Last minute deal to contest home Grand Prix finishing 2nd after challenging for the lead throughout.

2008– V8 Supercars - Australia
Contested Sandown and Bathurst endurance races with Britek Irwin Racing to score 15th at Bathurst (driving with Marcus Marshall).

2009 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Mini-Endurance
Won both races on consecutive days as support races to A1GP Series driving with Jono Lester

2009 – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Europe and Middle East

Contested six rounds to win Rookie Trophy and 7th for overall Series including two 3rd places.

2009/10 - New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup

Contested six rounds claiming two pole positions and two race wins in a difficult campaign.

2010 – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Europe and Middle East

Contesting ten rounds and already claimed 6th place in Round 2

 

Matt Halliday Biography