Craig George Baird MNZM (born 22 July 1970) is a New Zealand former racing driver who now is the driving standards observer for the Australian Supercars Series.

Honours

In the 2010 New Year Honours, Baird was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to motorsport.[1]

Career results

Baird won the 2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship in this Jet Travel Insurance entry.
Baird placed 8th in the 2013 Australian GT Championship driving Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz (pictured) & Porsche
Season Series Position Car Team
1991 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Swift – Toyota
1992 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Reynard 92H
British Formula Two Championship 10th Reynard 90D Graham Lorrimer Motorsport
1993 New Zealand Formula Pacific Series 1st Reynard 92H
1994 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
1995 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
1996 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 325i
South African Touring Car Championship 8th BMW 318i BMW Motorsport South Africa
1997 New Zealand Touring Car Championship 1st BMW 320i
Australian Super Touring Car Championship 8th BMW 320i Paul Morris Motorsport
1998 British Touring Car Championship 20th Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo Racing[2]
2000 Shell Championship Series 15th Ford AU Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 76th Holden VT Commodore
Ford AU Falcon
John Faulkner Racing
Prancing Horse Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VX Commodore Rod Nash Racing
2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series 30th Holden VX Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 13th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup VIP Pet Foods [3]
V8 Supercar Championship Series 27th Holden VY Commodore Team Kiwi Racing
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 23rd Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
2006 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup V.I.P. Petfoods Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 38th Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup V.I.P. Petfoods Racing
V8 Supercar Championship Series 31st Holden VE Commodore Toll HSV Dealer Team
Australian GT Championship 28th Ferrari 360 GT Consolidated Chemical Company
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 52nd Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Fitzgerald Racing
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 31st Ford BA Falcon WPS Racing
FIA GT Championship – GT2 48th Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Juniper Racing
2008-09 New Zealand V8s 3rd Ford BA Falcon United Video Racing
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup XXX Motorsport
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 37th Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2009-10 New Zealand V8s 1st Ford BA Falcon United Video Racing
New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup XXX Motorsport
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 35th Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Performance
Eggleston Motorsport
V8 Supercar Championship Series 62nd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance/ Jet Travel Insurance
International V8 Supercars Championship 62nd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 15th Ford FG Falcon PS Racing
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance/ Jet Travel Insurance
International V8 Supercars Championship 39th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2013 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Dutton Insurance
International V8 Supercars Championship 34th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport
Australian GT Championship 8th Ferrari 458 GT3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Porsche 997 GT3 R
Clearwater Racing
Erebus Motorsport
VIP Petfoods Racing
V8SuperTourer Championship 12th Ford FG Falcon PS Racing
2014 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Bonaire / Wilson Security
Australian GT Championship 25th McLaren MP4-12C Darrell Lea
2015 Australian GT Championship 28th Porsche 911 GT3-R
Australian Carrera Cup Championship 5th Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991 Porsche Centre Melbourne
2016 Supercars Championship 50th Holden VF Commodore Erebus Motorsport

Racing record

Complete Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 DC Points
1988 Glenn McIntyre Racing BMW 635CSi BAT WEL PUK
10
FJI NC 0

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) (* signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos Pts
1998 Ford Mondeo Racing Ford Mondeo THR
1

15
THR
2

14
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
DON
1

14
DON
2

13
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

Ret
OUL
1

14
OUL
2

11
DON
1
DON
2
CRO
1

14
CRO
2

13
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

6
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

DNS
KNO
1

12
KNO
2

13
BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
20th 6

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Car# Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
1994 45 Diet Coke Racing BMW 318i New Zealand Brett Riley 11th 152
1997 2 BMW Motorsport Australia BMW 320i Australia Paul Morris DSQ 161
1997 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EL Falcon Australia Steven Johnson 4th 158
1999 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon Australia Jason Bright DNF 145
2000 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford AU Falcon New Zealand Simon Wills 7th 161
2001 888 Prancing Horse Racing Ford AU Falcon Australia Mark Noske DNF 27
2002 05 Team Brock Holden VX Commodore Australia Peter Brock 23rd 136
2003 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VX Commodore New Zealand Mark Porter 17th 149
2004 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VY Commodore New Zealand Mark Porter DNF 129
2005 48 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon Australia David Besnard 8th 158
2006 10 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon Australia Jason Bargwanna 10th 161
2007 16 HSV Dealer Team Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Paul Radisich DNF 137
2008 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Australia Glenn Seton DNF 146
2009 22 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Australia Paul Dumbrell 21st 153
2010 24 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DNF 0
2011 61 Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DNF 13
2012 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon Australia Lee Holdsworth 8th 161
2013 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 Australia Lee Holdsworth 14th 161
2014 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 Australia Lee Holdsworth DNF 132
2016 9 Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore Australia David Reynolds 18th 148

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2007 Australia Eastern Creek Karts P/L Australia Paul Morris
Australia Garry Holt
BMW 335i A 257 1st 1st
2008 Australia Eastern Creek Karts P/L Australia Paul Morris
Australia Garry Holt
BMW 335i B 252 3rd 1st
2009 Australia Wilson Brothers Racing Australia Lee Castle
Australia Rodney Forbes
Subaru Impreza WRX C 65 DNF DNF
2011 Australia VIP Pet Foods Racing Australia Klark Quinn
United Kingdom Tony Quinn
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup R A 291 3rd 3rd
2012 Singapore Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Singapore Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 268 3rd 3rd
2013 Singapore Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Singapore Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 267 2nd 2nd
2014 Singapore Clearwater Racing Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Japan Hiroshi Hamaguachi
Singapore Weng Sun Mok
Ferrari 458 GT3 A 57 DNF DNF
2015 Australia M Motorsport Australia Justin McMillan
New Zealand Steven Richards
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 AP 129 DNF DNF
2016 Australia Darrell Lea Australia Klark Quinn
United Kingdom Tony Quinn
McLaren 650S GT3 AA 171 DNF DNF
2017 Australia Scott Taylor Motorsports Germany Maro Engel
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Mercedes AMG GT3 AA 283 DNF DNF
2018 Australia Scott Taylor Motorsports Australia Tony D'Alberto
Australia Max Twigg
Mercedes AMG GT3 APA 268 12th 6th

References

  1. ^ "New Year honours list 2010". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ www.btccpages.com Retrieved on 22 August 2009
  3. ^ www.natsoft.com.au Archived 22 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 22 August 2009

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
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Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
2007
(with Paul Morris & )
Succeeded by


Preceded by Winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship
2008, 2011-2013
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