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The 2021 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ Festival



Got a Toyota? Want to try it out on a professional race track? Here’s your EXCLUSIVE chance to drive your Toyota on one of New Zealand’s best race circuits, Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park. We’ve got a little something for everyone!


Track plus*

Cost: $199 per person
Time: 9.00am - 6.30pm

  • 6x 15 minute Track sessions on the National Circuit (2.7km)
  • 2x Gymkhana sessions

Track Lite*

Cost: $119 per person
Time: 9.00am - 6.30pm

  • 3x 15 minute Track
  • 1x Gymkhana session


Cost: $80
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Details: Test your skills behind the wheel in our epic time attack challenge. Open to all types of cars.

  • 4x Gymkhana sessions


Club Circuit Drift Sessions*

Cost: $150
Time: 9.00am - 5.10pm

  • 4 x 20 minute Drift sessions



International Circuit Cruise

Cost: $50 per car
Time: 12.55pm or 6.25pm
Includes: Cruise the full International Circuit in your own car (passengers are allowed). This is a controlled cruise with behind our Safety Car.


4WD Course

Cost: $50 per car
Time: 9.00am & 3.00pm

  • Unlimited sessions throughout the day
  • Receive FREE tuition by Toyota’s 4×4 experts

Important: If you are taking part in the above activities you must attend the compulsory driver’s briefing at 8.00am. We suggest you arrive no later than 7.30am which will give you time to park up your vehicle.

*The minimum requirement for track sessions is a single layer race suit with a SFI 3.2A/1 rating (cotton overalls are not permitted). Please contact Hampton Downs if you have any further questions.



If the tracks not really your thing we have plenty of FREE off-track activities.


Show and Shine Competition

If you’ve got an amazing Toyota 4x4, car or SUV, then we’d like to see it. Whether it’s an impeccably detailed rebuild, quarter-mile demon or a high-tuned track weapon – any age, model and style can enter – as long as it’s a Toyota or Lexus.

Categories will be based on vehicle age: PRE 1980, 1980-89, 1990-99, 2009-09, 2010+, Under Construction, Best Original, Best Engine Bay, Best Interior, and People’s choice award (vote on the day).


Toyota Parade Lap & Main Straight Photo

Whether you are participating in any track activities or not. All Toyota and Lexus vehicles are welcome to participate in our Toyota Parade Lap led by the pace car. So even if you’ve just come to watch for the day here’s your chance to get on track! This is a slow cruise around the track where we stop on the main straight, line up all the cars and take our epic Festival photo. The best part is that it’s for FREE and you can take passengers with you.

Timing: To be announced 


Toyota 86 Championship Pit Stop Challenge

Challenge a friend and earn bragging rights on who can change a Toyota 86 Championship tyre the fastest. Prizes up for grabs for the best 3 times at the end of the day.

Cost: FREE
Timing: 9.00am-4.30am


Watch the LIVE TRS and 86 racing!

Watch Round 2 of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series and Best Bars Toyota 86 Championships featuring some the best international and local motorsport talent!
TIME: 9.00am - 4.10pm




Get into gear and check out the latest TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand merchandise. Eftpos and credit cards accepted.


Learn from the Best

Take the opportunity to learn from experienced circuit drivers. The free classroom sessions will take you through the lines and the correct way of driving to achieve a flowing lap.

Cost: Free for all track session participants.
Timing: To be announced 


Castrol Toyota Racing New Zealand Simulators

Wanting to kill some time between your track sessions? Have a go on the amazing Castrol Toyota Racing Race sims and be in to win some cool prizes.

Cost: FREE
Timing: 9.00am-4.30pm



The Event

Where: Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, North Waikato

When: Saturday 30 January, 2021

Who? You, Toyota New Zealand and an exclusive group of Toyota owners and enthusiasts.

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