McElrea Racing
  • Simon Ellingham
    Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal 2017

  • Simon Ellingham
    Carrera Cup Pre-Season Testing @Queensland Raceway 2017

  • Simon Ellingham
    Australian GT @Clipsal 2016

  • Simon Ellingham
    Australian GT @Sydney Motorsport Park 2015

Simon Ellingham

Simon is a NZ Endurance Series Champion and 3 time race winner in the South Island Endurance series.

Simon is joining the MR team for his fourth consecutive season and for the first time will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup.

His first few seasons with MR were a combination of GT3 Cup Challenge and Australian GT in Fastway Porsches while in 2016 he ran the fearsome Audi R8 LMS Ultra in the Australian GT Sprint and Endurance Championships.

2017 will be an opportunity for Simon to draw on his experience from the past few years with MR and take his driving to the next level in the ultra-competitive Porsche Carrera Cup.

Simons' aspirations are a little more humble than his team-mates in that he is looking for consistent top-5 finishes this season on his journey to becoming a full-time professional race driver.

Background...

What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • NZ Endurance Champion
  • SIERDC race winner x 3
  • AGT Podium x 2

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • NZ Production Series x Half Season
  • Production GT x 1 Season
  • SIERDC x 2 Seasons
  • AGT x 2 Seasons

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • Regional Golf and Cricket representative

What is your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Watching the Mclaren Garage go mental when Lewis won the 2008 F1 Championship on the last lap.

What is your favourite car?

  • 991 GT3 RS

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Townsville for track I've driven and Spa for track I haven't driven...yet

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Simon Ellingham
Australian GT @Clipsal 2016

Simon Ellingham
Porsche Carrera Cup @Clipsal 2017

Simon Ellingham
Australian GT @Sandown 2015

Simon Ellingham
Australian GT @Townsville 2015