Daniel Gaunt, born 27 February 1985, in Auckland, is a New Zealand racing driver. Owner of Game Over Auckland
After rising through the ranks of New Zealand Formula Ford, which included a third-place finish in the 2002 New Zealand Grand Prix, Gaunt moved to Australia, competing in the Formula 4000 category and winning the 2003 Australian Drivers' Championship. With Formula 4000 collapsing, the title did not lead anywhere and Gaunt returned to New Zealand. After a win in the 2004 Lady Wigram Trophy driving a Dallara F3, Gaunt moved on to compete in the inaugural Toyota Racing Series, finishing third in the final standings. A season in Champ Car Atlantics followed with the Paul Newman owned Newman/Wachs Racing. After single race as the back-up driver for A1 Team New Zealand Gaunt returned to New Zealand Gaunt won the 2006 Toyota Racing Series title.
Drives in 2008 proved slim with guest drives in Toyota Racing Series, Australian Carrera Cup and a late season drive with Team Kiwi Racing in V8 Supercars. Over the 2008/09 NZ motor racing summer season Gaunt competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge with the XXX Motorsport team, finishing 3rd overall and then stepped up to a full-time drive for McElrea Racing in the Australian Fujitsu Development Series. From there he was recruited by Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport to drive in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series but was replaced mid season. In 2011 he is driving for Stone Brothers Racing satellite team James Rosenberg Racing for the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races.
Champ Car Atlantic
|2006||Newman Wachs Racing||LBH
Complete V8 Supercar results
Complete Bathurst 1000 results
|2009||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon (FG)||John McIntyre||19th||160|
|2011||James Rosenberg Racing||Ford Falcon (FG)||Tim Slade||12th||161|
|2012||Kelly Racing||Holden Commodore (VE)||Karl Reindler||19th||161|
|2013||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima (L33)||Michael Caruso||25th||147|
- "Black Bullet Profile: Daniel Gaunt". Black Bullets website. Retrieved 8 January 2009.