Auer first to show hand

Published 10 January 2019

Experienced racer Lucas Auer was first to show form at the first round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series by topping the second practice session on Thursday in Cromwell.

Sixteen cars took to the track at the Highlands Motorsport Park and after a strong early showing by Kiwi racers Liam Lawson, Brendon Leitch and Marcus Armstrong it was F1 hopeful Auer who went quickest in the second session to top the day's times.

Practice for the first round of the five event championship continues on Friday with qualifying and the first race on Saturday and further qualifying and two races - including the feature race - on Sunday.

The series culminates with the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Circuit Chris Amon Manfeild next month.

 

Preview Teretonga (300 x 170) Kiwi young guns head the pack

Published 15 January 2019

The Castrol Toyota Racing Series got underway in style last weekend in Cromwell, with some spectacular racing from a grid of 15 high quality budding young international racers representing no fewer than ten countries.

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Podium Highlands (300 x 170) A new Kiwi racing star is born

Published 14 January 2019

He's won in Formula 4 and Formula 3 in Germany and Asia but New Zealander Liam Lawson put his name firmly in the international spotlight over the weekend when he won two of the races and the first round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series in style against a high quality field of international racers at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.

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Race 3 win for Lawson (300 x 170) Lawson leaves them standing

Published 13 January 2019

If Saturday's first race heralded the arrival of home favourite Liam Lawson in the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, then the 20 lap Sunday feature race marked him out as one of the championship favourites.

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