the downforce team 


From the podium of the V8 SuperTourer Championship, to the depths of a forest rally stage, and even the World Superbikes, we introduce you to our team of talented driving instructors. 

At Downforce we pride ourselves on delivering New Zealand's best driving experience.

The caliber of our drivers is second to none, and they will ensure your Downforce experience is one to remember. 

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Aaron Slight 

Unlike most of the Downforce team who are four wheel specialists, Aaron is just as at home on two wheels, as he is four. 

With a tally of victories to his name in the World Superbike Championship, Slight then turned to the British Touring Car Championship, where he came within a whisker of winning the Independents Cup. 

Aaron still competes in the occasional car race, and can be found on one of his many motorbikes on occasion as well. 

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Racing since 8 years of age Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge to the Downforce team. He is one of the very few people to win races in all three New Zealand Single Seater Championships, including the Toyota Racing Series. Making the switch to Saloon cars late in 2011, Andrew has won the NZ V8 Ute Championship and competed in the V8 SuperTourers. 

Andrew is also the resident driving instructor at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. 

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Ray williams (Racing Ray) 

A New Zealand "Legend of Speed", Racing Ray Williams has a huge history of success in Motorsport competition, both locally and offshore. 

Not only has Ray won a number of New Zealand championships, h e still holds multiple New Zealand Land Speed Records for road cars. 

Ray brings years of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to every Downforce event he is involved in. 



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Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a professional racing car driver in New Zealand, and one of New Zealand's most experienced and highly qualified precision driving instructors. 

With 15 years of experience in the Motorsport industry, he has competed in a number of various championships around the country, and abroad.

With national championships in Karting he has since raced in the Porsche GT3 Cup, the V8 SuperTourer Series, the Australian GT Series, and is currently competing in the NZ V8 Ute Series to defend his current National title.  

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Stu Owers 

Stu Owers  has experienced considerable success at the world famous 24 Hours of Nürburgring race with four class podiums, and adds a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm to the Downforce team.

Originally competing in the USA, Stu has won numerous championships in New Zealand and around the world and in 2014 Stu and his team won their class in the Bathurst 12 hour.

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tiffany chittenden 

Tiffany (Tiff) Chittenden has been racing since the age of twelve. The first female ever to win a British National Kart Championship, Tiff has shown her natural talent as a racing driver winning races both in single seater's and making the switch to GT cars, driving for Porsche UK and Aston Martin.

When not racing, Tiff has over 10 years of manufacturer experience in Europe working for a number of prestige marques. She made the move to NZ in 2014 and has paid her dues by representing and finishing top Kiwi in the 2014 World Karting Finals. 

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Tim Martin 

Tim has lead the Downforce team since 2005, as Event Manager and Chief Instructor. 

With international experience in driving events, Tim is instrumental in all of the events Downforce run. 

Career highlights in Motorsport for Tim include winning the 996 class of the Porsche GT3 cup in 2008, and 4 class podiums at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in Germany.

Tim continues his passion for endurance racing by competing in the New Zealand endurance series around the country.