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Van Der Drift Shows Early Form As Times Tumble At Hampton Downs

Friday, 22 January 2021, 4:12 pm | Toyota Racing

Multiple international champion and former Team New Zealand A1GP driver Chris van der Drift fired the opening shot in the first major practice session at the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs this afternoon.   He waited until ... More >>

Murphy Tops First Practice Session

Friday, 22 January 2021, 2:21 pm | Toyota Racing

Four time Bathurst champion and former New Zealand Grand Prix winner Greg Murphy got his GP weekend at Hampton Downs off to a solid start with the fastest time in his practice session this morning. Kiwi racing legend Greg Murphy got his Grand Prix ... More >>

Unique New Zealand Grand Prix Set To Make History This Weekend

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 1:01 pm | Toyota Racing

Sixteen of New Zealand’s top racing drivers are all set to race in the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix this weekend and there’s huge interest in what is being billed as an historic Race of Champions. <img src="" ... More >>

Rowan Shepherd Joins Best Bars Grid For 2021

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:08 am | Toyota Racing

  Endurance and saloon car racer Rowan Shepherd joins an impressive field of experienced and up and coming racers in this year’s Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship.   A multiple champion in domestic motorsport including the 2014 National ... More >>

International Champion Evans Set For NZ Campaign Aboard Toyota 86

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 11:17 am | Toyota Racing

Multiple New Zealand Touring Car Champion, endurance winner and the current FIA Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series champ Simon Evans will become one of the series' highest profile racers when he steps aboard a Toyota 86 for a shot at the 2021 Best Bars ... More >>

2021 Castrol TRS Championship Set To Intensify As Bethune Confirmed

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 2:02 pm | Toyota Racing

  Rising Dunedin racing star Josh Bethune has today confirmed his entry into the 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series and he is looking forward to competing against a high class field of Kiwi racing superstars.   The 17 year old ... More >>

Ngatoa Confirms Full Castrol TRS Campaign

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:00 pm | Toyota Racing

Up and coming New Zealand single seater racer Kaleb Ngatoa is the latest driver to be confirmed for the 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The Marton-based racer will compete in the full three round 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which will ... More >>

Chris Van Der Drift And Tasman Motorsports Group Back For New Zealand Grand Prix

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 2:33 pm | Toyota Racing

With multiple international championship wins to his name, single seater and GT specialist Chris van der Drift will line up for the 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs in January as a potential winner. Tasman Motorsports ... More >>

Top Kiwi karter confirms full Castrol TRS campaign

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:02 pm | Toyota Racing

Matthew Payne will be one to watch when the 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series blasts into action. More >>

Kiwi Legend Confirms 50th New Zealand Grand Prix Drive

Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:10 am | Toyota Racing

  Kiwi motor racing legend Kenny Smith will line up for his 50th New Zealand Grand Prix in the 66th running of the event at Hampton Downs early next year.   Kiwi motor racing legend Kenny Smith will line up for his 50th New Zealand Grand ... More >>

The 66th New Zealand Grand Prix Will Be At Hampton Downs

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:32 am | Toyota Racing

Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park has been confirmed as host of the 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix in January - the first event of the three round 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. It will be the first time the Grand Prix has been ... More >>

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ Confirms Biggest Ever NZ Motorsport Prize Fund

Friday, 16 October 2020, 3:02 pm | Toyota Racing

  TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand (TGRNZ) will enhance the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship’s status as the number one stepping stone for up and coming Kiwi racing talent with the biggest ever prize pool for a New Zealand motorsport series. ... More >>

Dayle ITM Confirms Strong Driver Pairing For Toyota TR86 Enduros

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 4:01 pm | Toyota Racing

  Dayle ITM Racing's Christina Orr-West will team up with endurance driver Rowan Shepherd for the forthcoming two round Toyota 86 Endurance championship in what promises to be one of the strongest combinations on the grid.   TOYOTA ... More >>

Hat-trick For TOYOTA GAZOO Racing And Double For Hartley At Le Mans

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:29 am | Toyota Racing

  Toyota GAZOO Racing made it three in a row with its win at Le Mans on Sunday while Toyota driver, New Zealander Brendon Hartley, added the title to his previous Le Mans win.   Brendon Hartley, Sébastien Buemi, and Kazuki Nakajima ... More >>

Orr-West Move To Toyota 86 Sets Challenge For Young Guns

Monday, 17 August 2020, 4:01 pm | Toyota Racing

  One of the country's best ever female racers will make her Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship debut at the season finale at Hampton Downs, ahead of a full campaign in the category next season.   Christina Orr-West will race the ... More >>

Castrol Toyota Racing Series Announces 2021 Dates

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:12 am | Toyota Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has today confirmed its 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series dates. The 2021 series will run over its traditional five weekends beginning on January 22nd - 24th. The championship's final round will take place over the weekend ... More >>

Breaking My Back Was Only A Hurdle, Not A Road Block - Chelsea Herbert

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:07 pm | Toyota Racing

  New Zealand racing driver Chelsea Herbert has been putting the last few months to good use and is now '95%' healed after her Castrol TRS crash at Teretonga Park back in January.   The popular racer (21) is now itching to get back ... More >>

TRS Backing Fraga To Be Major Asset For Red Bull

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:54 am | Toyota Racing

2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion - and eSports icon - Igor Fraga has continued his rapid rise up the junior formulae ranks this week and has been snapped up to be part of the Red Bull Junior programme. And TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ reckons he’s ... More >>

Igor Invincible In New Zealand To Win GP And TRS Title

Monday, 17 February 2020, 8:12 am | Toyota Racing

Igor Fraga came of age today in New Zealand, winning the Grand Prix and the Castrol Toyota Racing Series title with a stylish and dominant drive that marked him out as a potential next-in-line to countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton ... More >>

All to play for in New Zealand’s Grand Prix

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:11 pm | Toyota Racing

It's game on at the final round of the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series this weekend at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild – Circuit Chris Amon and as in previous years, the race for the title is almost certainly going to go down to the big race ... More >>