Leading drivers in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which has its third round at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato this weekend, don’t only rely on their engineers and mechanics to go as fast as possible on the track. Five of them are accompanied by support staff under a variety of guises. Mats van den […]

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Clement Novalak has put the cat amongst the pigeons with a lights to flag victory in the main race at the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga, Invercargill this afternoon. In only his second race meeting in a single seater car after a career in karting which netted two world titles, […]

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Richard Verschoor has started his fightback in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series by winning yesterday (Saturday) afternoon’s race at the second round at Teretonga, Invercargill. The 17 year old Dutch teenager lies third on the points table after failing to finish the Lady Wigram Trophy race at Ruapuna last Sunday. “I’ve just got to focus […]

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Brendon Leitch is looking for pay back from 12 months ago when the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series is held at his home track, Teretonga, Invercargill this weekend. He was involved in a front straight accident at the start of the Sunday morning race last year with Austrian Ferdinand Habsburg that left […]

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The 17 year old, who won the Italian Formula 4 title last year, took the lead from the start and wasn’t headed in the race for the historic trophy which dates back to 1951 and whose past winners include Bruce McLaren, Jim Clark and Stirling Moss. “It was a hot race, I’m overwhelmed,” said an […]

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A last minute deal means Taylor Cockerton, the 2017 Formula Masters Champion, will contest the 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Until last Wednesday, Cockerton (20) had been unable to find full financial backing for the championship and was not expected to race. To stay close to the action, he had organised a role as a […]

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Christchurch driver Ryan Yardley has become the fourth New Zealander to enter the 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Yardley (19) may be the most excited of the four about his opportunity – in fact the Christchurch racer says he wishes the championship “could start tomorrow”. Though he knows many of his rivals have more experience […]

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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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The New Zealand Grand Prix is on track to triple its attendance on the back of a free ticket offer for Palmerston North and Manawatū district ratepayers. Promoter Geoff Short, of Speedworks, said more tickets had been redeemed for the February 9-11 event than attended 2017’s racing. The popularity, which had Short estimating an attendance […]

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Albany’s Reid Harker is ‘hugely’ excited by the prospect of stepping up to the single-seater Castrol Toyota Racing Series in January. Harker has been a front-runner in the Toyota 86 Championship in recent years and finished second in that series this year. Now, he says, it is time to test his skill in New Zealand’s […]

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