Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ Confirms Biggest Ever NZ Motorsport Prize Fund

 
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand (TGRNZ) will enhance the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship’s status as the number one stepping stone for up and coming Kiwi racing talent with the biggest ever prize pool for a New Zealand motorsport series.
 

Seventeen up and coming racers were on hand at Hampton Downs today (Friday) to try out the thoroughbred TR86 racer in an exclusive test day and hear about the unique 2021 season prize package.

Having already committed $500,000 in Covid-19 relief to the Kiwi Driver Fund to help up to ten drivers into the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, TGRNZ are also putting a further $100,000 into the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship prize pool. That will make it the biggest prize pool ever for a domestic New Zealand motorsport category.

The winner of the 2021 championship will receive a test drive in a Toyota FT60 TRS racer, and a $50,000 contribution towards a TRS campaign. Alternatively, they can take a $25,000 cash prize. Second place will secure a $15,000 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ credit or $7,500 cash and third overall a $10,000 credit or $5,000 cash.

Masters and rookies aren’t forgotten in the prize fund either. The winners of those categories will secure up to $10,000 in TGRNZ credits or $5000 cash.

"We've seen with the success of Peter Vodanovich and Jaylyn Robotham in securing significant deals to race in V8 Supercars that the New Zealand Toyota 86 category is on the radar for all of the major motorsport players in this part of the world," said Category Manager Geoff Short.

“Toyota New Zealand supports the Toyota 86 Championship with guaranteed television coverage and hospitality, providing a professional platform for competitors to gain sponsorship. TGRNZ also backs up the series with technical support and provides a 40 foot container of parts to make it easy to go racing at a national level.”

The test day today was one of the busiest the category has ever organised with drivers from single seaters, saloons, off-road and drifting keen to try the car and have a taster of the Toyota TR86 racing series.

The 2021 Best Bars Championship will run over five televised rounds at North Island tracks from January until March.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Estère At San Fran

Appearing at Wellington's San Fran to promote her new single, Calculated Risk, the local musician sutured together a highly impressive set of syncopated soul beats to weave a variegated dance cloth of iridescent splendour.More>>

Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit

In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in 2014 as trustee of the ... More>>


Amazon Original: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Trailer And Launch Date

OFFICIAL TRAILER: “BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM: DELIVERY OF PRODIGIOUS BRIBE TO AMERICAN REGIME FOR MAKE BENEFIT ONCE GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN” Film to Launch Globally on October 23rd Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland