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Partnership announcement brings Indy 500 dreams a little closer

June 22, 2019

The road to the Indianapolis 500 could be just a little easier for up and coming racing drivers from both sides of the Pacific thanks to a new partnership between TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand and the Road to Indy programme. In a partnership agreement between the two organisations confirmed today, drivers who have competed in all five rounds of..


Boost for Castrol Toyota Racing Series as FIA confirms winter championships’ status

June 18, 2019

New Zealand’s premier single seater motorsport championship has received a major boost from world motorsport's governing body following a meeting of the FIA World Motorsport Council (WMSC) at the end of last week. Drivers aiming to qualify for a Formula One Super Licence can now count Super Licence points from a European winter championship as well as a summer championship..


TOYOTA GAZOO Racing arrives in New Zealand

May 30, 2019

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, a global brand established by Toyota to encompass its motorsport activities, has launched in New Zealand. Announced yesterday, the Toyota Racing Series and Toyota 86 series will come under the umbrella brand of Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand, replacing Toyota Racing New Zealand. Andrew Davis, Toyota NZ’s General Manager Marketing, said Toyota motorsports initiatives are essentially activities..


New FT-60 will put NZ firmly on global motorsport map

May 29, 2019

Toyota Racing New Zealand has today revealed both a new brand and a brand new racing car for its annual New Zealand-based single seater championship and says it is aiming to put the championship firmly on the map as a 'must do' for the world's best up and coming racing drivers. The new FT-60 - the third car the series..



May 8, 2019

NZ F1600 Champion, Jordan Michels of Invercargill, says he is still “pretty buzzed” after a test in a Toyota Racing Series car at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in North Waikato last week. Michels did 75 laps in the TRS car and afterwards described the Tatuus FT-50 as "unreal, I've never driven anything like it before. It is a very rewarding..


Speed Works publishes provisional 2019-2020 calendar

May 1, 2019

Speed Works Events has released its provisional 2019-2020 MotorSport NZ Championship calendar and the big news is the potential return of international single seaters to arguably the country's most iconic race track. The Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which will once again run its five back-to-back rounds within the Speed Works calendar, will hold its New Zealand Motor Cup meeting over..


Ngatoa completes successful Toyota Racing Series test

April 30, 2019

Marton’s Kaleb Ngatoa, 17, has completed a successful test in a Toyota Racing Series car at Waikato’s Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on Tuesday. Off the back of his breakthrough Toyota 86 Championship race win at the same circuit in March, Ngatoa jumped at the opportunity to join official test day for New Zealand’s premier motorsport championship. Ngatoa spent the day..


Michels to feature in TRS test

April 26, 2019

2018-2019 New Zealand F1600 champion Jordan Michels will test the Toyota FT-50 chassis this coming Tuesday as a group of young Kiwi racers try their hand in the country’s premier single seater series car. The test is part of the youngster’s prize for winning the F1600 championship and the Invercargill racer will be joined on the one day test by..


Kaleb Ngatoa to test TRS car at Hampton Downs

April 26, 2019

Marton man Kaleb Ngatoa, 17, is preparing to further his motor racing career, signing up for an official test in a Toyota Racing Series car at Waikato’s Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on Tuesday. Following his breakthrough win in the tin-top Toyota 86 Championship at the same circuit just over a month ago, it will be Ngatoa’s first time in a..


More drama in New Zealand as Lawson wins GP and title

February 10, 2019

Liam Lawson is the 2019 New Zealand Grand Prix winner and the Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion after a dramatic finale at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon this afternoon in the Manawatu. In a race peppered by Safety Cars, race stoppages and penalties, Lawson emerged through it all to take both prizes.  A devastated Marcus Armstrong was given a five second..