Archive for September 2018

Toyota 86 Championship welcomes youngest ever competitor

Cambridge youngster Connor Davison is the latest up and coming motorsport talent to confirm his entry for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and it’s the start of what he hopes will be a productive period in the category as he transitions from karts to cars. His first test in a Toyota 86 was almost a…

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Hughes launches circuit racing career in Toyota 86 Championship

Hamilton racer Mitch Hughes is the latest driver to sign up for the Toyota 86 Championship, and he’ll be in it for the long haul as preparation for following in the tyre tracks of his racing father. Mitch is the son of BNT V8’s racer Lance Hughes, who has been a regular in the country’s…

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Brenton Grove crosses ditch to compete in BNT V8s

Australian V8 driver Brenton Grove will compete in the BNT V8s Championship this season, making his debut in the series at Pukekohe’s Round One on November 2-4. Grove (21) will line up in class one of the championship aboard a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry. The Richards team won the championship last season with Andre…

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New Zealand’s F1 factory into top gear for 2019

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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Baldwin confirms he is back for championship challenge

Last season’s Rookie Title winner Jordan Baldwin will be back for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the 20 year old has his eyes firmly on the overall title. The former ministock, stockcar, national level kart and BMW E30 racer made the podium on debut in the Toyota series last season, he stood on the…

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Top ten the goal for karting sensation Cranston

Multiple karting champion Jacob Cranston is the latest young gun to commit to the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the talented racer and soccer player has one goal in mind for the coming season – to get inside the top ten on a regular basis in his first season racing cars. Ten years in karting…

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Prize pool offers big step towards Supercars dream for young NZ drivers

A career in Supercars could be one step closer for two young Kiwi racers after Toyota Racing New Zealand confirmed its best ever prize pool for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship. The prizes offer the chance for two drivers not only to make a big step forward in their racing careers but also to catch…

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TOYOTA FT-50 TEST IN NEW ZEALAND ON OFFER TO AUSTRALIAN F4 ACE

A joint initiative between Toyota Racing New Zealand and CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) will build closer links across the Tasman and give the driver with the best form over the last two rounds of the CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship the opportunity to test Toyota’s FT-50 single seater racing car at Hampton Downs in…

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Ngatoa targeting title challenge as career momentum builds

Multiple karting champion and championship runner up in Formula First Kaleb Ngatoa is the latest young gun to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship, and the Rangitikei College 17 year old has put together a formidable team for an attack on the championship in his first season. Ngatoa’s car will be run by…

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Dark Horse Duo Looking Forward To Busy Season

Top racing duo Andrew Jackson and Leo Bult have this week confirmed they will step up to NZ Championship level next season when they share a full campaign in the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship aboard the ex-Speed Works and Jaden Ransley car. The new team will run under the banner of Darkhorse Racing and the…

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