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Toyota FT-60 takes to NZ tracks

September 6, 2019

The first New Zealand testing of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand's FT-60 open-wheeler got underway this week with the car running at both Hampton Downs and Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon - the venue for the country's annual Grand Prix event. Behind the wheel of the 280 horsepower, high downforce state-of-the-art racer was two-time New Zealand Grand Prix winner Daniel Gaunt..


Smooth running ahead for Castrol TRS as series confirms Supashock

September 4, 2019

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has this week confirmed Australian manufacturer Supashock as the sole supplier of shock absorbers for its new generation FT-60 racer. A full field of the new 290 horsepower cars, which utilises the same state-of-the-art halo Tatuus chassis design used in many other key global junior formulae, is expected to take the start for the first..


mtec and R-Ace GP join forces to create formidable TRS challenge

July 30, 2019

A new engineering partnership between mtec Motorsport and top French team R-Ace GP for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series (TRS) could make the new-look championship one of the most competitive in its 16 year history. The new three year partnership sees the team renamed as mtec Motorsport - Engineered By R-Ace GP and will see R-Ace GP take overall..


Toyota FT-60 hits the track

July 26, 2019

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand’s new Toyota FT-60 hit the track for the first time this week running at three Italian circuits - Vairano, Cremona and Franciacorta. Driven by experienced RLR Motorsport LMP2 racer Arjun Maini - who drove the previous Toyota FT-50 to fourth in the all New Zealand Castrol Toyota Racing Series in 2015 - the Hankook-tyred car..


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..