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A quick lap of Manfeild

​ MLXLS A lap of Manfeild: Circuit Chris Amon with top New Zealand Toyota Racing Series driver Brendon Leitch! Enjoy… Turn 1 (Toyota): Past the 100 board you’re hard on the brakes. It’s a late apex and you use the kerb and have to watch for potential for a touch of oversteer on the exit.…

Evans and Bargs set for more at Manfeild

Australian driver Jason Bargwanna will be looking to continue his winning ways as round five of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship heads to Manfeild this weekend. At round four at Teretonga near Invercargill last month, Bargwanna came away the round win as championship leader Simon Evans struck trouble with officials. Evans copping two 10-second…

Armstrong wins Denny’s cup with ease

Marcus Armstrong learned from his mistake 24 hours ago (Saturday afternoon) to comfortably win the Denny Hulme Trophy at the fourth round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, this afternoon. Getting the best start from the outside of the front row of the grid, the Christchurch teenager got to…

Leitch breaks win drought

Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch has won this afternoon’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series race, his first of this summer, at Taupo with a fine drive from third place on the grid. After the frustrations of the last two weekends, Leitch revelled in the victory. “Last weekend was bad and we nearly won here last year,” said Leitch.…

Manfeild’s big race on the buses

Caption: Uzabus driver Alan Hamilton admires the NZGP advertising that’s giving a horsepower lift to the local fleet.ONE of the buses on the daily Palmerston North to Feilding return run has received a huge horsepower lift in celebration of an impending major Manawatu event. The extra grunt meted the 38-seater MAN Optare won’t push passengers…

Randle delivers on promise

Thomas Randle has delivered on the promise he has been showing for the last two weekends of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series when he won the New Zealand Motor Cup at Hampton Downs on Sunday afternoon. In doing so he set a little bit of history, becoming the first Australian in 42 years to win…

Cockerton top Kiwi in Toyota championship at Hampton Downs

Pukekohe driver Taylor Cockerton is reflecting on a challenging weekend at his ‘home’ circuit and planning a strong finish to his 2017 Castrol Toyota Racing Series campaign. Coming into the weekend at Hampton Downs sixth in the championship and with good car speed, Cockerton was confident he would bank valuable points across the three races.…

The inconspicuous technical side of the Toyota Racing Series

Forget the image of grubby overalls and oil ingrained fingernails and hands. Engineering a modern single seater racing car is more about cerebral smarts and computer analysis. Two Aucklanders, David Versalko and Ash Blewett are among a number of degree qualified engineers, using their knowledge for the preparation of cars for the Castrol Toyota Racing…

F1 Stars of Tomorrow Descend on Taupo

Formula One Grand Prix Racing remains the pinnacle of motorsport in the world today, and 17 international young guns and three talented young kiwis will come to the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park over the weekend of February 4 and 5 hoping to take a giant step towards a career in the sport’s top class. The…

Armstrong emerges from chaos to win

Christchurch’s Marcus Armstrong has won this afternoon’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series event at Hampton Downs after grabbing the initiative in a chaotic first lap. Fastest qualifier Thomas Randle (Australia) slid wide on the second corner and Armstrong who had started third took his chance. Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch who had a great start from fourth to…