Nick Cassidy is looking to finish in the top six consistently when he starts his second season in Japan’s Super Formula single seater series at Suzuka this Sunday (22 April). The 23-year-old Aucklander was tenth in the championship last year, scoring just one podium place in the seven rounds. “The goal is to reach the […]

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Murphy, Stichbury – the names of two Kiwi motorsport legends returned to the track on Friday at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato as the Toyota 86 Championship hosted 25 fresh race drivers at its post-season test day. Ronan, son of Greg Murphy; and Zac, son of Ashley Stichbury (1971-2002), were among the new group […]

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Nick Cassidy, the youngest ever winner of Japan’s equivalent of V8 Supercars, expects a tough time defending the Super GT title in his Lexus LC500 when this year’s championship starts at Okayama this Sunday. With co-driver Ryo Hirakawa, Aucklander Cassidy will start the championship as the marked men, carrying number one on their 600-horsepower coupe. […]

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After a punishing season of racing that took him from the V8 Supercar races at Pukekohe all the way to Invercargill and back to Hampton Downs, Christchurch driver Jack Milligan has won the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship with a race to spare. Milligan, 21, has an extensive history of single-make racing. He was the CareVets […]

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The 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship comes down to the wire this weekend at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato – and the margins are close. The final round sees the leading pack ranked as closely as they ever have been. Earlier in the Championship just two points separated leader Jack Milligan (CareVets Racing) from second […]

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Kicking off on the Friday evening at the National Motorsport Museum, ‘Talks with Toyota’ gives attendees the chance to meet Toyota ambassadors including Marc Ellis, Dave Dobbyn and Dr Michelle Dickenson, Co-founder and CTO of Nanogirl Labs. “Each year we have seen more people and their vehicles attend the Festival,” said Andrew Davis, the General […]

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Christchurch driver Jack Milligan has extended his lead in the Toyota 86 Championship with victory in the penultimate round of the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship. In three races at Manfeild’s 3.03 km Circuit Chris Amon, Milligan took two wins and a second placing in a dominant performance. The event was not without its dramas. In […]

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Nick Cassidy is under no illusions how tough the defence of his Super GT Championship will be as he returns to Japan this week to continue preparations with extensive testing of his Lexus LC 500. “I think it will be a season long development battle,” said Cassidy. “The roles are a bit reversed from last […]

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Halfway through the Toyota 86 Championship, the title could go to any one of a half dozen drivers. Jack Milligan, Michael Scott and Jaden Ransley all won races in the third round held this weekend at Mike Pero Motorsport Park at Ruapuna near Christchurch. Milligan and Scott are both in contention for the title, though […]

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This time it’s to win: Marcus Armstrong says he has a singular focus for the coming Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Just back in New Zealand with the Italian Formula 4 title on his trophy shelf, Armstrong (17) is shrugging off jet lag. A year in the full-time Ferrari Driver Academy has armed him with maturity […]

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