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Igor dominates NZGP to take TRS title

February 16, 2020

Igor Fraga came of age today in New Zealand, winning the Grand Prix and the Castrol Toyota Racing Series title with a stylish and dominant drive that marked him out as a potential next-in-line to countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna as a Brazilian Formula 1 champion. Six Formula One World Drivers' Champions have won the New Zealand..

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All to play for in GP as van der Helm becomes eighth 2020 TRS winner

February 16, 2020

Tijmen van der Helm - the youngest driver in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series - took an impressive first win in the championship on Sunday morning in the penultimate race of the New Zealand Grand Prix weekend.\ With Argentinian Franco Colapinto in second place after another great drive in the 20 lap race, it ended as a 1-2 result for..

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Brazilian lock out in New Zealand GP qualifying

February 16, 2020

The 2020 New Zealand Grand Prix will feature an all-Brazilian front row after an epic qualifying session that saw Igor Fraga take the top spot from Caio Collet. In a shortened qualifying session, M2 Competition driver Fraga hovered around the top ten mark before releasing a series of blistering laps at the end of the session. His 1 minute 2.706..

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Fraga unstoppable at Manfeild

February 15, 2020

Brazilian Igor Fraga fired the first shot in the battle with Liam Lawson for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series title by dominating the first race of the weekend at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild. Fraga's win - by 1.7 seconds from reigning champion Lawson - narrowed the points gap between the two M2 Competition team mates..

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Heimgartner takes opening BNT V8s race at Manfeild

February 15, 2020

Andre Heimgartner has won the first race of the weekend at round three of the BNT V8s Championship at Manfeild this afternoon. The Championship leader was followed to the line by teammate and team owner Lance Hughes, with Brad Lathrope in his Ford Falcon SuperTourer third by the end of the 14-lap encounter. “Good fun, especially at the start there,..

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Colapinto stars in Manfeild qualifying as Lawson and Fraga battle rages on

February 15, 2020

Sixteen year old Franco Colapinto made his Grand Prix intentions clear as the top rookie in the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series snatched pole position for the first race of the weekend at the Circuit Chris Amon, Manfeild. Sixteen year old Argentinian Franco Colapinto made his Grand Prix intentions clear as the top rookie in the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing..

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All to play for in New Zealand’s Grand Prix

February 13, 2020

It's game on at the final round of the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series this weekend at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild – Circuit Chris Amon and as in previous years, the race for the title is almost certainly going to go down to the big race itself. Two have shone in this year's series - a Kiwi..

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Liam Lawson goes under a minute for Motor Cup pole

February 9, 2020

Kiwi Liam Lawson set himself up for the New Zealand Motor Cup in the best possible way by grabbing pole position in Sunday morning qualifying. He will share the front row with series leader and the main challenger to his title - Brazilian Igor Fraga - as the championship rivals look set for a race down to the wire for..

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Local boy Lawson makes perfect start to Pukekohe weekend

February 8, 2020

A huge first lap pass by reigning champion and Pukekohe local boy Liam Lawson sealed the deal for the Kiwi as he roared home to take the first race of the weekend at the fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Pukekohe Park. He made it the perfect day for him and his engineers at M2 Competition with..

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Fraga survives the drama to take Castrol TRS series lead

February 2, 2020

Brazilian sensation Igor Fraga took the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy and the Castrol Toyota Racing Series championship lead in dramatic style this afternoon at Hampton Downs as champion Liam Lawson's day ended down and out in the gravel. Hulme, New Zealand's only F1 World Champion, won the 1974 Argentine Grand Prix in searing heat. He would no doubt have approved..

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