Matt Halliday

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 will contest the race for the MRS Team with whom he campaigned last year’s Porsche Supercup Championship and this year’s Dubai 24 Hour sports car race under the management of Karsten and Iris Molitor. The team have entered the Californian based Kiwi star in a 2010 specification Porsche 911 GT3 under the sponsorship of French wine company Bertaud Belieu with continued support from the Giltrap Group.

Halliday has gained solid results from his three visits to the principality in support events to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco. In 2003 he finished a superb 2nd overall in the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup race together with 6th and 8th placings in the past two years in Porsche Supercup races:

"I’m really excited to be heading back to Monaco even if we had to miss the start of the season because I don’t mind throwing myself into the lions’ den for the chance to race there! We have a great new sponsor on board in Bertaud Belieu so we look forward to making it happen for them and giving it 100 percent!" said Halliday.

Halliday and the MRS team are also donating a carbon ceramic brake disc signed by all Porsche Supercup drivers racing at Monaco in support of Kiwi V8 Supercar driver Jason Richards.