The older brother of well-known Formula One hopeful Mitch, Simon Evans is making a name for himself in the Australasian touring car scene.
The Auckland-based New Zealander made the traditional step from go-karts to Formula Ford in 2007, competing in the New Zealand Championship for two years before graduating to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
He then moved on to the NZV8 category, contesting two season before joining the V8 SuperTourer grid for the category’s debut in 2012 as Kayne Scott’s endurance driver.
Moving into a full-time seat for the 2013 season, Evans finished 16th overall with one podium finish. The following season Evans secured seven podium places to finish runner-up to V8 Supercars legend Greg Murphy, before going one-better in 2015 and taking out both the overall championship and endurance championship alongside Tekno Autosports' Shane van Gisbergen.
Evans now descends on Australian shores to show his talent on the V8 Supercars landscape. With the support of kiwi-outfit Super Black Racing, Evans enters the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series, steering MW Motorsport’s #111 Falcon.