Car Number: 13
Date of Birth: 26/01/04
Team: Kiwi Motorsport
Fifteen year old Tijmen van der Helm will have to wait until the third round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series before he's old enough to race in New Zealand, but he still reckons he can impress in the star-studded field.
Van der Helm has already won in Formula 4, taking one win in the 2019 UAE Formula 4 Championship as well as three podiums and will be one of a number of racers in the 20 car field that have junior formulae race and championship wins on their resume. A dual 2019 campaign in the Spanish Formula 4 championship also produced impressive results, with the young Dutch racer taking fourth overall.
New Zealand motorsport rules means he'll need to be 16 before he can race one of the new Toyota FT-60 cars. With his 16th birthday on January 26th he'll miss the series' first two rounds at Highlands Motorsport Park and Teretonga. He'll make his debut at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park at the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy meeting behind the wheel of a Kiwi Motorsport-run car.
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