Place of Birth: England
Place of Residence: Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 1965

Background :

Ian Spurle commenced his motorsport career in karting and progressed over the next 4 years to become a key member in the New Zealand team that won the Trans Tasman Challenge Series in 1981. From there he moved into the formula Ford class and by his third season in this class had the National championship title. From there Ian travelled to England to further his career and worked for fellow kiwi Dick Bennets West Surrey Racing Formula 3 team, and ended up as mechanic for Mika Hakinen's championship winning team. In 1990 Ian returned to drive an Alfa Romeo 2 ltr touring car and immerged at the end of his season national championship. After returning from England, he joined Kiwi Motorsport Ltd to expand his racing career, which saw him compete at Bathurst. After an excellent qualifying session the car was unfortunately sidelined at half race distance. In 1992 Ian was contracted as senior driving instructor to the Aztec Star Search. This program involved over 100 drivers being evaluated for the scholarship drive. In 1994/1995 Peugeot Concessionaires NZ invited Ian to drive a Peugeot Mi16 in the NZ round of the Asia Pacific Touring Car Series. Following this his services were retained for the local inaugural BP Peugeot series where despite missing the first 2 rounds Ian still went on to finish 2nd overall. 1995/1996 saw Ian drive a Honda Integra in the NZ Touring Car Championships where he was a consistent top 10 placer. In 1997 Ian decided to increase his racing experience and was offered a drive for Bruce Jenner Racing in a V8 Camaro in the NZ TraNZam Championship. A bad start to the season with mechanical problems, slowed his overall finish of 4th overall.

Titles :

1st 1990 NZ 2.0 ltr New Zealand Touring Car Championship

1st 1989 NZ Formula Ford Championship

2nd 1995 NZ BP Peugeot Series

NZ Rep in Trans Tasman Kart Challenge Series 1977/81