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TOYOTA RACING SERIES

The Castrol Toyota Racing Series is New Zealand’s premier single-seater category, and is now well into its second successful decade. The racing’s fast, and it’s seriously competitive. 

 

For up-and-coming drivers, it’s the only class in New Zealand motorsport that offers aspiring racers vital experience with wings, slicks and composite technologies. And for rising stars from the northern hemisphere, it provides valuable winter training in the southern hemisphere summer and attracts drivers from around the globe.

 

Moving into another season, the Castrol Toyota Racing Series is as exciting and closely fought as ever. The third generation racecars specially created for the series come from Italian manufacturer Tatuus, They’re state-of-the-art racing machines that are more like scaled down Formula One cars than the two previous generations

The cars are quick. The Toyota engine packs a powerful 270 horsepower (200 kW), meaning they rely on oils such as Castrol EDGE 10W-60. It also means
it’s one of the best performing junior car classes on the FIA’s recognised pathway to Formula One.

 

But the cars are not just fast. They’re safe too. They feature all of the recent key safety initiatives developed by the FIA in conjunction with Formula One. The design incorporates a ‘halo’ driver protection system to protect the driver from side, top and frontal impact from debris, and also features the very latest in side and front impact technology in the chassis itself. Twin wheel tethers are included in the design to prevent wheels flying off in the event of a crash, another feature straight out of Formula One. The car has undergone 36 controlled crash tests in the laboratory to ensure it meets the highest standards of safety in the sport today. 

 

Designed to develop and nurture the next generation of world class drivers, The Castrol Toyota Racing Series is proudly supported by Castrol and Toyota New Zealand. Sanctioned by the FIA, motorsport’s world governing body, it is a truly world class motorsport championship.