Archive for February 2018

VERSCHOOR’S GRAND PRIX, SCHWARTZMAN’S TITLE

A dramatic last five laps of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, has seen Russian driver Robert Shwartzman win the championship and Richard Verschoor of the Netherlands win the New Zealand Grand Prix. For 30 lap’s series leader Marcus Armstrong from Christchurch had led the race after winning the start from pole sitter Verschoor from the…

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ROSS TAKES OUT GRAND PRIX ROUND IN BNT V8s

Nick Ross has taken the round honours at round five of the BNT V8s at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding this weekend. Ross claimed two pole positions before going on to take a race win, a second place and fourth placing in the final race. “Really great weekend, two poles, a win and a…

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HEDGE BECOMES YOUNGEST F1600 CHAMP

Callum Hedge is the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship title winner after the final round at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon over the weekend, in support of the New Zealand Grand Prix. Qualifying fastest plus two race wins and a second place to rival Josh Bethune was more than enough to secure the title. At 14-years-of-age,…

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MILLIGAN TAKES AIM AT TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

Christchurch driver Jack Milligan has extended his lead in the Toyota 86 Championship with victory in the penultimate round of the 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship. In three races at Manfeild’s 3.03 km Circuit Chris Amon, Milligan took two wins and a second placing in a dominant performance. The event was not without its dramas. In…

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Heimgartner Continues Charge with Win at Manfeild

Andre Heimgartner has continued his charge to win his first BNT V8s Championship title by winning the opening race at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon at Feilding – round five of the series. Heimgartner and his Toyota Camry started from second place on the grid, alongside pole sitter Nick Ross in his Nissan Altima Ross held…

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VERSCHOOR WIN CLOSES UP THE TOYOTA RACING SERIES TITLE RACE

Richard Verschoor’s win in yesterday afternoon’s preliminary race in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Manfeild has closed up the championship fight with just two races, including the New Zealand Grand, remaining today. With series leader Marcus Armstrong (Christchurch) finishing fifth there is now only 34 points between the top three drivers. Armstrong had only…

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TEENAGERS UNDER PRESSURE IN TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Three teenagers, Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman and Richard Verschoor have everything to gain and lose when the New Zealand Grand Prix is held at Circuit Chris Amon, Manfeild on Sunday afternoon. The trio are the leading contenders in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which comes to a climax at the Manawatu track. The trio, together…

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NZ Formula First Round 5: Manfeild Preview

The 2017/18 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship has hit the halfway mark and there is still no clear championship favourite. Kaleb Ngatoa’s form in the first two rounds saw him stretch a big points lead only for it to come crashing down in round three after a retirement. Then Liam Foster came on form…

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BROCK GILCHRIST STEPS UP TO TOYOTA 86 CHAMPIONSHIP

Another young man in a hurry is joining the ranks of racers in the Toyota 86 Championship this weekend. Brock Gilchrist, 14, has risen out of karting into the popular BMW E30 series, and after just a handful of rounds has brought together a deal to contest the final two rounds of the current Toyota…

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OUR GRAND PRIX

This is our Grand Prix. It’s an actual, official Grand Prix, recognised by the FIA too. In fact, little old New Zealand has one of only two current national Grand Prix events that are not part of the Formula One World Championship, the other being the Macau Grand Prix. And you can largely thank its…

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