Archive for October 2018

Esteban Muth confirms Toyota Racing Series entry

European karting ace and up and coming Formula 4 racer Esteban Muth has this week been confirmed by Toyota Racing New Zealand as the first competitor for the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The championship – which qualifies for F1 Super License points – is now an accepted route for up and coming single seater…

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Symon smashes NZ Formula First season opener

Palmerston North’s Chris Symon has dominated the season-opening event of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship, taking pole position and all three race wins at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding. Saturday morning’s 15-minute qualifying session for the 18-strong field saw 27-year-old Symon take pole position with a time of 1:23.588, giving him…

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TRS on the radar for drivers as FIA decides on F3 chassis

Castrol Toyota Racing Series officials say that the FIA decision last week to go with the Tatuus chassis for European regional F3 series means its New Zealand championship should now be fully on the radar for drivers planning next season’s campaigns. The New Zealand series uses a Tatuus chassis and the FIA has selected the…

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Ross Expects Tight Championship Battle in BNT V8s

It will be a measured approach to the BNT V8s season for Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe November 2-4. It will be the Cambridge driver and his Concept Motorsport team’s 16th consecutive season in the BNT V8s championship and having finished third last season, 43-year-old…

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50th celebrations headline 2018/19 NZ Formula First Championship

The Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship is just days away from kicking off its 2018/19 season at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, a season in which the long-standing MotorSport New Zealand championship celebrates 50 years of racing in December. Among the many things to celebrate in this milestone season, at the top of the list…

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Championship Podium Finish the Focus for Ashwell

A championship podium finish is the aim for Christchurch driver Justin Ashwell in class two of the BNT V8s this season. “We had a mixed season last year. We completed all rounds with no DNF’s and no penalties, we just didn’t have car speed,” said Ashwell. During the off season break, Ashwell says he and…

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Austin adds international flavour to Toyota 86

The draw of home and the desire to test his competitiveness against the best up and coming talent in New Zealand were enough to convince Australian-based Kiwi Tony Austin to commit to the Toyota 86 Championship. Kiwi-born Tony competed in Super GT in a turbocharged Mazda back in 2009 before heading over to the UK…

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Lathrope looks to capitalise on rookie season

Auckland V8 driver Brad Lathrope will take the knowledge from his rookie season and aim to elevate himself up the BNT V8s grid when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Lathrope has confirmed he will campaign the full championship in his Dayle ITM backed class one Ford Falcon. “I’m really pleased that we…

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Podjursky a Title Hopeful in BNT V8s

Lining up for his second season in class two of the BNT V8s, 19-year-old Matt Podjursky of Inglewood is hopeful of a strong season and aims to capitalise off his rookie year. Contesting four out of six rounds of the 2017/18 season, Podjursky finished fifth overall, grabbing five podium finishes out of 12 races along…

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Speedway star Stewart joins race for the next Toyota 86 title

Taranaki 18 year old Campbell Stewart is the latest young driver to sign up for the 2018-2019 Toyota 86 Championship and the speedway ace will add yet another dimension to a series already brimming with talent. Three successful years in Ministocks from the age of 12 were followed by a step up to a 400…

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