Daniel Gaunt

Car Number: 27
Country: New Zealand
Age: 36

Two time New Zealand Grand Prix winner Daniel Gaunt will be on the grid for the 2021 event and will be aiming for win number three.

This will be the 36 year old Aucklander's seventh New Zealand Grand Prix in a career spanning more than 20 years. He's already has two wins to his name - in 2007 and 2009 - and if he wins a third he will join a small and select group of racers who have won the famous trophy three times. All three - Kenny Smith, Craig Baird and Nick Cassidy - are New Zealanders.

Gaunt is highly motivated to win the event, having enjoyed four races in the last Asian Le Mans Series aboard a high downforce and high power LMP2 prototype car, sharing the roster with Nick Cassidy and, on one occasion, Shane van Gisbergen, another to sign up for the 2021 NZGP. It was his form in this car and these races that showed him he could still be more than competitive with the best.

Gaunt was the first driver to sample a Toyota FT60 in New Zealand when the car was introduced for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Season and has had plenty of laps around the track in a variety of machinery. He will only compete in the Grand Prix event and will be supported by The Mad Butcher, Alliance, Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy, Tasman Motorsports Group and Game Over Auckland.