F1Weekly podcast # 556

F1weekly podcast number 556

Special Interview with Barrie Thomlinson of the Toyota racing series New Zealand.

Barrie has been involved in Motorsport since his school days with experience on both sides of the fence in race car preparation in NZ and the USA and of course behind the wheel. Club rallying and Formula Vee provided Barrie with his grounding before moving on to several successful years in Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic (NZ’s then premier single seater class).

After a break from competition Barrie returned to the sport making his mark in both the NZ 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship and Dunlop Centennial Cup driving the ex-Ford Motorsport Telstar. His first outings in the Telstar saw him win three of four rounds and secured him the 1997 Dunlop Centennial Trophy.

Later in the season he went on to finish 3rd in the NZ Street Skills Series. Since then he has driven for Geoff Shorts Husqvarna/Collingwoods Telstar and International Motorsports BMW 320i.