Five weekends, fifteen races are set to be fought out amongst some of the best young racers from around the world.
New Zealand’s premier motor racing championship kicks off January at Christchurchs Ruapuna Park Raceway and concludes four weekends later with the running of the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfield near Palmerston North.
New Zealand’s premier single-seater category is the fastest and most competitive class in New Zealand.
Tatuus in Italy supply the proven, purpose built race car chassis used by the series, upgraded to the T50 for the 2015 series. The cars are powered by Toyota’s strong and reliable series production 1.8 litre 2ZZ-GE engine, running in a modified race tune and powered by an 85 per cent ethanol biofuel.
The cars provide drivers with valuable experience of aero wings and slicks and with a full carbon fibre chassis and 215bhp there is plenty of performance and excitement. All engines are built and maintained by a single engine builder and are output tested on a dynamometer, sealed and certified for equality of power. Engine computers are also sealed to ensure equality.
Going into it’s ninth season as New Zealand’s premier category, Toyota Racing Series is as exciting, fast and closely fought as ever.
TRS not only gives a huge boost to single-seater racing in New Zealand, it attracts rising stars from the northern hemisphere to gain valuable off-season experience in internationally-relevant race cars. The overseas drivers value the chance to compete during the northern winter and to perhaps make a name for themselves while their rivals wait out the winter chill.
Round 1: TBC Jan 2018 Ruapuna Park, Christchurch, Wigram Cup