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Taupo

Chris Hunkin

Driver of the Meeting Round 5: Pukekohe 24/25th November 2017

Car: 1987 Alfa 33 (#891)

Trofeo class: Trofeo

Years racing & what cars have you raced over the years? I’ve only raced Alfa 33s.

When was your first season in Trofeo? 17th Season racing in Trofeo. 

Reason(s) you joined Trofeo? Hamish Vowles… a friend of Rob’s from his Uni days.

Race Nickname & the story behind it? Hunk #2 – Didn’t go to the ERC awards dinner so didn’t have a choice and Hunk #1 was already taken!

Best Race advice ever received? Do one thing at a time, brake, change, turn, accelerate!

Most memorable racing moment? Driving round the outside of John Nuthall’s Alfa GT at turn 1 Pukekohe. Then seeing in my rear view mirror a silver Volvo slide off the track and roll after he tried to follow me! 

Best racing result? 2013/14 when I won Trofeo, Handicap and Overall points trophies in the same season.

Favourite Track & Why? Taupo - Full International Circuit. Great mix of ‘tricky’ corners like the infield section and sweeper, and ‘brave’ corners like the transition from the new to old circuit. 

Aim for this Season? Win Trofeo Class! Go faster.

Expectation for this Season? Win Trofeo Class! Go faster.