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Petrov heads to New Zealand to begin 2019

November 7, 2018

Saint Petersburg racer Artem Petrov is the latest up and coming single seater racer to confirm his entry for the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and the eighteen year old is aiming for a successful campaign in the championship to launch a busy year. Like many of the best young open wheel drivers, Petrov began his career..

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Czech young gun Ptacek Jr heading to NZ

October 30, 2018

Sixteen year old Czech Republic driver Petr Ptacek Jr will race in the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, and the Italian Formula 4 Rookie Cup winner is aiming to make a big impression. A karter from the age of seven, Prague-based Ptacek Jr only made his single seater debut this season in the Italian series and impressed from the start,..

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Esteban Muth confirms Toyota Racing Series entry

October 23, 2018

European karting ace and up and coming Formula 4 racer Esteban Muth has this week been confirmed by Toyota Racing New Zealand as the first competitor for the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The championship – which qualifies for F1 Super License points - is now an accepted route for up and coming single seater racers globally looking for a..

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TRS on the radar for drivers as FIA decides on F3 chassis

October 22, 2018

Castrol Toyota Racing Series officials say that the FIA decision last week to go with the Tatuus chassis for European regional F3 series means its New Zealand championship should now be fully on the radar for drivers planning next season’s campaigns. The New Zealand series uses a Tatuus chassis and the FIA has selected the same brand for regional European..

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New Zealand’s F1 factory into top gear for 2019

September 26, 2018

New Zealand's 'F1 driver factory' - the Castrol Toyota Racing Series - is set to go up a gear next season when the top five finishers in the series will all gain points towards a Formula One FIA Super Licence. With Artem Markelov making his practice debut for Renault at his home Grand Prix at Sochi in Russia on September..

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Toyota FT-50 test in New Zealand on offer to Australian F4 Ace

September 17, 2018

A joint initiative between Toyota Racing New Zealand and CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) will build closer links across the Tasman and give the driver with the best form over the last two rounds of the CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship the opportunity to test Toyota's FT-50 single seater racing car at Hampton Downs in December. The driver from the..

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Bamber and Hartley champion NZ motorsport with Le Mans win

June 19, 2017

Kiwis Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, with German team-mate Timo Bernhard, staged an incredible comeback to win the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours. The drivers and Porsche crew never gave up even though the number two Porsche 919 LMP1 Hybrid was, at one point, 19 laps off the lead and second to last in the standings, and then won the..

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