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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Melbourne’s Thomas Randle has become the first Australian to win the Toyota Racing Series title at Manfeild this afternoon in finishing third to Jehan Daruvala in the 62nd New Zealand Grand Prix. “It’s an amazing relief,” said Randle, who went into the race one point behind Pedro Piquet (Brazil) who finished fourth and one point […]

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Pedro Piquet has made the Castrol Toyota Racing Series a three way battle after winning the first preliminary race at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Circuit Chris Amon, Manfeild this afternoon. The Brazilian is now only five points behind series leader Thomas Randle from Melbourne who could only finish fifth from his sixth […]

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Marcus Armstrong learnt from his mistake 24 hours ago (Saturday afternoon) to comfortably win the Denny Hulme Trophy at the fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, this afternoon. Getting the best start from the outside of the front row of the grid, the Christchurch teenager got to […]

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