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MICHELS BUZZING AFTER TRS TEST

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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Das wins and it’s game on for the Grand Prix

February 10, 2019

The 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series is poised for a dramatic showdown in the final race of the series - the 64th New Zealand Grand Prix - after a titanic battle in the Sunday morning race between championship protagonists Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong. With Lawson ahead by three points heading into the Grand Prix, the championship is finely poised...

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A point in it as masterful Armstrong wins

February 9, 2019

Marcus Armstrong put in a polished performance to win the first race of the final weekend of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, beating series leader Liam Lawson into second place and reducing his compatriot's lead to one point with just two races - including the 64th New Zealand Grand Prix - to go. Lawson now has 309 points to Armstrong’s..

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Lawson storms to Manfeild pole position

February 9, 2019

The close fight for the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series carried on in qualifying with series leader Liam Lawson setting a stunning pole position time to edge out title rival Marcus Armstrong by just under a quarter of a second.   Lawson and Armstrong traded fastest times throughout the fifteen minute session before Lawson fired in two huge laps to..

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King Kenny rides again

February 5, 2019

New Zealand racing legend Kenny Smith will make his 48th New Zealand Grand Prix start this coming weekend at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. Smith - 77 - will join the field of sixteen up and coming single seater racers that include his latest protégé, championship leader Liam Lawson. The speedy septuagenarian will drive a Toyota FT50 identical to the other..

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