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Toyota Racing NZ management decision understandable

January 20, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand President Wayne Christie says the decision by Toyota Racing New Zealand to cancel the remaining qualifying sessions and races scheduled for the second round of the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park today (Sunday) is understandable given the forecast high wind conditions for Invercargill. “Ultimately, this kind of decision is up to the category manager..

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Statement from Toyota Racing New Zealand

January 20, 2019

Following consultation with all team owners and drivers, Toyota Racing New Zealand have today (Sunday) made the decision to cancel all remaining qualifying and racing for the Castrol Toyota Racing Series after gale force winds made circuit conditions unsafe for the high speed formula TRS cars at Teretonga Park in Invercargill. All concerned supported the decision as the correct course..

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Armstrong wins a thriller

January 19, 2019

Marcus Armstrong took his first win in the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series with a thrilling victory over title rival and countryman Liam Lawson after a dramatic first race at Teretonga Park in Invercargill. The dynamic Kiwi duo are now tied on points. After a poor start, Lawson fought back from third place and spent the majority of the race..

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Lawson shines again in the wet

January 19, 2019

Home drivers continued to shine in wet qualifying conditions at the second round of the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park in Invercargill today, with series leader Liam Lawson securing pole position from countryman and series rival Marcus Armstrong by a scant one tenth of a second. First to show in the 15 minute session - which defines..

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Kiwi young guns head the pack

January 15, 2019

The Castrol Toyota Racing Series got underway in style last weekend in Cromwell, with some spectacular racing from a grid of 15 high quality budding young international racers representing no fewer than ten countries. Sixteen year old New Zealander Liam Lawson - racing for M2 Competition - wowed the crowds with two stunning race victories - one on Saturday in..

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Lawson leaves them standing

January 13, 2019

If Saturday's first race heralded the arrival of home favourite Liam Lawson in the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, then the 20 lap Sunday feature race marked him out as one of the championship favourites. Lawson not only won the wet race by ten seconds, he pulled off the pass of the weekend around the outside of fellow Kiwi Marcus..

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Leitch rewarded with win after Muth penalised

January 13, 2019

New Zealand racer Brendon Leitch made it two from two for Kiwi drivers at home when he was declared the winner of the second Castrol Toyota Series race of the weekend at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Belgian racer Esteban Muth won on the road in the interrupted 15 lap encounter, but was judged to have jumped the start..

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Awesome Lawson opens Castrol TRS account with dominant win

January 12, 2019

New Zealander Liam Lawson has won the first race of the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, taking a dominant lights to flag home victory at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Starting second on the grid, Lawson timed his start to perfection and was already ahead of pole position sitter Raoul Hyman - the current Asian Formula 3 champion - as..

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Florescu late addition to Castrol Toyota Racing Series

January 10, 2019

Nineteen year old Petru Florescu is a late addition to the Castrol Toyota Racing Series with confirmation that he will run with mtec Motorsport when the championship begins this weekend on New Zealand's South Island at Highlands Motorsport Park. The Romanian started racing in karts in 2009 and progressed to single seaters in 2015. He moved to Formula 3 in..

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High Stakes for F1 Hopefuls in New Zealand

January 8, 2019

Three of New Zealand’s finest young drivers will take on some of the best in the world for championship honours, and the international spotlight, when the Castrol Toyota Racing Series blasts off this weekend in Cromwell. The series – which has seen F1 drivers Lance Stroll, Daniil Kvyat, Lando Norris and Brendon Hartley compete over the years - goes up..

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