The former Editor-In-Chief of Autosport magazine Asia, Ben started Pit Talk Asia at the start of 2012 to concentrate purely on promoting and reporting on Asian motorsport. Ben is also the founder of Asia Motorsport Development Pte Ltd- a multi-service company that develops, supports, promotes and services the Asian motorsport industry through PR, media, consulting, sponsorship management and driver development. More information at www.asiamotorsportdevelopment.com
Peter Burns has over 30 years experience in the global motorsport industry, including 17 years in Formula One with McLaren as Senior Marketing Manager working with drivers including Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Martin Brundle, Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard. Peter was involved in the pioneering days of F1 sports marketing with the market leaders. This included developing the relationships with the sponsors, creating McLaren’s Grand Prix corporate hospitality to entertain the sponsors and provide insight into the sport and the race weekend experience.
Peter has also worked with the Motorsport Industry Association and at the Dubai Autodrome as sales and marketing executive manager in the days of Speedcar and GP2 Asia. Peter is currently based in Asia working on driver safety training with FleetSafe Asia and motorsport marketing with Asia Motorsport Development.
Since 1995 SRO has specialised in the promotion and organisation of motorsport series. Inextricably linked with GT racing’s revival, SRO predominantly promotes categories that adhere to its successful GT3 and GT4 regulations. Indeed, these rules – a common framework allowing manufacturers, teams and drivers to compete equally with one another – has helped establish SRO as the global leader in customer GT racing.
Delivering fast, competitive racing, New Zealand’s premier single-seater category attracts drivers from around the globe. The Castrol Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand’s fastest racing category providing winter training in a southern hemisphere summer.
Alex made history in 2016 by winning his third consecutive Audi R8 LMS Cup championship and cementing himself as the most successful Asian race driver.
Being the only Malaysian to race in Formula One, Alex has forged a successful racing career that has seen him achieve success in series such as A1GP, Aussie V8 Supercars, Indycar, GT racing to name a few.
He is also the F1 expert and co-host on Fox Sport’s Raceday F1 program.
Alex is also a gold medalist in Waterskiing, representing Malaysia in the SEA Games.
Toyota’s acclaimed 86 sports coupe returns for a fourth championship season after making its debut on New Zealand’s race tracks in 2013 using a locally developed Toyota Racing version called TR 86.
New Zealand’s leading single make championship for sports coupe cars has attracted its strongest-ever entry.
Conceived as a stepping stone to greater things, the Toyota 86 Championship is an intensely competitive six round premier-level championship that attracts rising racers and some of the highest profile names in New Zealand motorsport.
The series shares billing with V8SuperCars, NZ Touring Cars, New Zealand’s premier motor racing championship the Toyota Racing Series, and includes the New Zealand Grand Prix weekend at Manfeild in February 2017.
Going into its fourth year, the championship welcomes a fresh draft of talented racers expected to make the racing at each of the six rounds a close-fought battle.
SRO Motorsports Group in partnership with the Sepang International Circuit are co-organising and co-promoting the Sepang 12 Hours. The experience and know-how of SRO Motorsports Group will elevate the event to be firmly established as one of the major long distance races for GT cars.
Previously grouped together under the Malaysian Super Series championship banner, the new Malaysia Championship Series will showcase Touring Production Cars and Malaysia Touring Production cars in their battle of supremacy.
B-Quik Racing is a leading professional motor racing team based in Bangkok, Thailand. We enter cars in championships in Thailand and across Asia as well as providing a comprehensive platform of support for customers.
This year we put our main focus on Thailand Super Series where we are running five cars across three categories while we also have three cars entered in the Malaysia-based Asia Classic Car Challenge. We are also undertaking one-off prestigious international endurance events.
B-Quik Racing started in competition in 2009, born through the desire of staff from B-Quik Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading aftermarket automotive service group, to really prove their skills and training in the most demanding and competitive of arenas – on the racetrack. A success story was quickly born.
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) is an international motorsport services group established in 2007 by Paul Ip. The group, with its headquarters located in Hong Kong, has operations reaching across the Asia Pacific region and Europe. KCMG operates closely with many partner companies and racing organizations around the world to provide unrivalled Motorsport Services, Equipment, Team Management and quality distributorship in the Automotive Industry.
Bringing its signature brand of exhilarating motorsports competition to millions across the region and beyond, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has earned an impressive fan and media following since its launch in 2003.
2016 saw a formidable international field of brilliant professionals competing wheel-to-wheel with dedicated privateers. A proven testing ground for fledgling talent and a showcase for the world’s leading GT competitors, today the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is the number one choice for the region’s finest drivers.
Jono is a proud Kiwi, and the third generation of Lesters to compete in motorsport following my grandfather, father and aunt before.
Since age 13 he has been at the wheel, with over a decade of GT3 experience driving Porsches, Ferraris, Mercedes-AMG, McLarens and Lamborghinis.
Jono has established a career in Asia – particularly in Japan & China – where he is forging a career in the illustrious Japanese Super GT series among other events throughout the region, totally 25-30 races each year.
The Audi R8 LMS Cup is a leading sprint race series in Asia. Action-packed racing, continuous innovations and a premium hospitality program have been exciting fans all across Asia. The world’s first one-make championship from the brand with the Four Rings enters its fifth season in 2016.
Craft-Bamboo Racing is a leading company in the global motorsport scene, running a world class engineering division and multiple world championship race programmes. Competing at the highest levels, we have achieved success in every single discipline we entered.
Team NZ Motorsport is all about young driver development. Our focus is somewhat different to many teams, we choose to nurture young talent in an environment that breeds success. We can provide young aspiring drivers and those who have goals to be a champion, with the tools necessary to make it all happen. From entry level karting all the way to GT racing in our Porsche 997 Cup Car, Team NZ has the equipment and world leading expertise to take you all the way.