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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Battle-hardened after a full year in the FIA European Formula Three Championship and with the Macau Grand Prix Rookie title in hand, Marcus Armstrong is home and aiming to win the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The Christchurch-born driver was third in the 2018 TRS, winning two races and standing on the podium ten times […]

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Liam Lawson has competed successfully in Australia, Germany, Malaysia and the USA but hasn’t been allowed to race in New Zealand’s top single-seater motor racing series, that is, until now. Drivers in the Toyota Racing Series are required to be 16 years of age and last summer Lawson fell short by several weeks. Now he’s […]

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New Zealand’s ‘F1 driver factory’ – the Castrol Toyota Racing Series – is set to go up a gear next season when the top five finishers in the series will all gain points towards a Formula One FIA Super Licence. With Artem Markelov making his practice debut for Renault at his home Grand Prix at […]

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Asian, British and European based drivers are being sought for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which starts at Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell from January, 10-13. In a mirror image of next January and February’s races, Series Manager Nicolas Caillol, is visiting five different race meetings in five weekends to recruit drivers in the junior […]

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Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell will host a round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series for the first time in five years next January. The Central Otago track will be the opening event of the five-round championship between January 10 and 13. It culminates with the 64th New Zealand Grand Prix at Circuit Chris Amon […]

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Registrations for next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series have opened, eight months before the first round. As in previous years the championship will be run over five consecutive weekends in January and February 2019, with the calendar details to be released at a later date. Each round will have three races – one on Saturday […]

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Drivers in next summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series will now be able to score Formula One Super License points. The world governing body of Motorsport, the Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA) has given New Zealand’s premier motor racing series the recognition. “It’s a boost for our series and will certainly make it more attractive for young […]

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