KIWI DRIVER FUND BOOSTS YOUNG DRIVERS INTO TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Published 23 June 2015

Toyota has welcomed Post Haste Couriers, the first sponsor to the Kiwi Driver Fund, a new initiative to help aspiring New Zealand race drivers contest the Toyota Racing Series.

 

Toyota New Zealand Motorsport Manager Steve Boyce says the Fund will provide essential support for New Zealand drivers to gain experience with modern ‘wings and slicks’ race cars as well as show results in a credible, internationally respected championship. It will take effect for the January and February 2016 series.

 

Post Haste’s Warwick Mitchell says the company’s passion is to help New Zealanders achieve their goals and do more, both in this country and overseas.

 

“The Fund is a perfect fit for us. It lines up very well with Post Haste’s own values and helps to enhance the opportunity for Kiwi drivers,” said Mr Mitchell.

 

The profile of TRS is now well established among the top international race teams and many team managers and ‘talent spotters’ direct young drivers to race in New Zealand during the northern hemisphere off-season. And it has seen New Zealand race drivers move onto many international championships.

 

But while some might believe race car drivers are all supported by wealthy families or generous sponsors this is often not the case. Many talented local drivers do not get the chance to show their true potential.

Mr Boyce says the Kiwi Driver Fund is an ideal way for New Zealand companies to help the next generation of New Zealand race drivers at a critical point in their development and to gain some valuable media exposure in the process.

 

Companies in the export sector also gain access to television audiences in the more than 70 countries around the world where the series is broadcast.

 

With grid numbers in the Toyota Racing Series now capped at 20, Mr Boyce says Toyota New Zealand will always ensure a place for the best local drivers.

 

“Our commitment is unwavering. TRS is truly unique in New Zealand and internationally and we remain committed to propelling Kiwi driver talent onto the world stage. The Kiwi Driver Fund is an essential foundation for this vision,” said Mr Boyce.

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information please contact:

Morgan Dilks, Toyota New Zealand, Public Relations

Morgan.dilks@toyota.co.nz, (06) 351 3216 or 027 511 8622

 

Steve Boyce, Toyota New Zealand, Motorsport Manager

Steve.boyce@toyota.co.nz, (06) 350 3455 or 0292 442 754

Toyota Racing New Zealand at full speed in 2018 championship preparation

Published 16 August 2017

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers.

Read more

Toyota Racing New Zealand ramps up 2018 Championship plans

Published 22 June 2017

New premises, new people: the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, New Zealand’s premier racing category, is once more raising the standard for top-level motor racing.

Read more

Thomas Randle wins 2017 Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Published 12 February 2017

Jehan Daruvala wins the Grand Prix, Thomas Randle wins the title; elite drivers excel in 2017 Castrol Toyota Racing Series.

Read more

Contact Toyota Racing

Follow us

Toyota Racing New Zealand
Toyota New Zealand
Toyota 86 New Zealand