Wins and podiums around the world for our NZ graduates


It was another remarkable weekend for our alumni in the world of motorsport, with success across a huge range of motorsport categories being the standout feature on a great couple of days of racing action.

2016 Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion Lando Norris secured an impressive pole position in the Spanish Grand prix but couldn’t halt Max Verstappen’s recent run of success and had to settle for a solid second place, well ahead of the opposition.

Spain also brought success for Christian Mansell and Chloe Chambers – graduates of CTFROC this season and last season respectively.  Mansell’s Spanish weekend was highlighted with pole position and second place in the FIA F3 feature race while Chole Chambers was at the sharp end of the field throughout the weekend in the FIA Academy, a win in the second race proving she’s one of the top racers in the series.

Heartwarming too was a podium finish in Spain – his first in Formula 2 – for Juan Manuel Correa after a long and challenging battle to full fitness.

It was a phenomenal weekend for graduates in the USA too, with the FR Americas round at Mid-Ohio bringing success for Ryan Sheehan with two wins from two races. That means the championship currently stands at Sheehan in first, from two other CTFROC graduates, Patrick Woods-Toth and Jett Bowling (pictured above) Kiwi Alex Crosbie was another to go well, bagging a third place finish in the first US Formula 4 race.

2023 graduate Louis Foster shone in IndyNXT at the Laguna Seca Indycar event, winning Race 1 ahead of Jacob Abel. Foster won again in the second race to take a commanding series lead. Two other graduates of the New Zealand Championship, Caio Collet and Bryce Aron completed the podium in that race as well. The title battle at mid way of the championship is between CTFROC alumni with Foster ahead of Abel and Collet.

And if all that wasn’t enough Gerrard Xie – who raced in CTFROC earlier this year with notable success- took a win in GB3 in Hungary while former Toyota 86 and TRS racer Ryan Yardley won in the USA at Walkins Glen in his Porsche.