Racing Management

The Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship is a MotorSport New Zealand Championship organized by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand, a division of Toyota New Zealand Limited.


In the off season all cars are prepared in house in a bespoke facility adjacent to the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ (TGRNZ) and that’s not just the chassis, it’s the engines and gearboxes too.

All cars are built to the same exacting standards where the focus is parity and reliability. Above and beyond that the only testing programme carried out is the ongoing car  development programme run off season by TGRNZ. A shakedown of each car is also carried out by TGRNZ a month prior to the first round of the championship to check quality and confirm reliability and parity.

A team of engineering technicians are responsible for building engines and assembly and preparation of cars before delivery to race teams and provide support to competitors at the race track. 

Further support is recruited from outside to undertake specialist tasks, with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand Team growing to over 20 staff on race events.