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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Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers. Her appointment comes as championship preparations hit top speed, marking the 150-day milestone on the countdown to TRS 2018. She will take […]

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2016–’17 Toyota 86 Championship runner-up Reid Harker has signalled he wants to be a contender in next year’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The 21-year-old recently tested Toyota’s FT50 open wheeler at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park following on from his success in the feeder series. With a taste of the wings-and-slicks platform, the former New Zealand […]

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New premises, new people: the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, New Zealand’s premier racing category, is once more raising the standard for top-level motor racing. Toyota Racing New Zealand has now confirmed all five rounds of the 2018 Championship which once more begins at Ruapuna near Christchurch with the coveted Lady Wigram Trophy and concludes five […]

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The support of seven city and district councils in the Horizons region played a key role in the decision to award a multi-year contract to host the New Zealand Grand Prix to Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. The New Zealand Grand Prix (NZGP) is one of only two current national Grand Prix events that are not […]

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The passionate husband and wife duo of Barrie and Louise Thomlinson have decided that it’s time for them to step down from their role as Category managers of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The couple along with the management team at Toyota New Zealand set up the category and have spent the past 13 seasons […]

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A new supporters’ club has been launched to ensure young kiwi racing driver Brendon Leitch can race in the United States this year. Leitch, originally from Invercargill and now based in Cromwell, has for the last four years taken the challenge to the many international drivers who visit New Zealand to contest the Toyota Racing […]

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Featuring rising Kiwi stars Marcus Armstrong, Brendon Leitch and Taylor Cockerton; and won overall by Victory Motorsport’s Thomas Randle (Australia).

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Thomas Randle (20), became the first Australian to win the Castrol Toyota Racing Series – deservedly so – in its 13 year history, with a great demonstration of driving at the Manfeild Grand Prix over the weekend. The series has now established itself as the best off-season racing, for North American and European drivers looking […]

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