The Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship

Designed to develop and nurture the next generation of world class driver’s, the Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship is proudly supported by Toyota New Zealand.

Delivering fast, competitive racing, New Zealand’s premier single-seater category attracts drivers from around the globe. The Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship is New Zealand’s fastest racing category providing winter training in a southern hemisphere summer.

The championship is officially recognised by the world’s governing body the FIA as one of its six global Formula Regional Championships and as such is recommended as a critical part of the career for any young racing driver serious about making it to Formula One or other high level international motorsport championships.

With a modern state of the art Tatuus chassis, the latest FIA safety features including the halo, and 285 horsepower, this is a championship that prepares drivers for Formula Regional European or American Championships, FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3, and USF2000 or IndyPro200.

It is the premier single seater championship not only in New Zealand but also in Oceania and gives drivers vital experience with top engineers, wings and slicks cars and composite technologies right when they need it ahead of northern hemisphere championships. And it comes with 18 valuable FIA Super Licence points for its champion and points all the way down to ninth place in the championship standings.

The series also includes the New Zealand Grand Prix, one of only two FIA sanctioned Grand Prix race events outside of Formula One. With winning names like Stewart, McLaren, Brabham, Rosberg, Norris, Lawson and more recently Fraga and Van Gisbergen, it remains a world class motorsport event rich in history and prestige.

Toyota’s support for the only manufacturer- based single seater class in New Zealand and indeed Australasia extends beyond the cars, teams and track to the most advanced trackside hospitality facilities in the country. Add to that an F1-style travelling set up that features a paddock area and marquee bay so that each competitor works in a selfcontained professional environment alongside the race teams. It’s a paddock presence that supports the race teams, the sponsors and the families of the competitors.