TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand’s Nicolas Caillol is heading overseas to unfold the best oil on the new-look Castrol Toyota Racing Series – which seems set to be larger and better than ever before from 2020 onwards.
Hot on the heels of the class’s declaration of a brand new car – the FT-60 – category manager Caillol leaves New Zealand this week to marketplace the class and meet potential drivers aiming to sharpen their enjoy and abilities all through the northern hemisphere winter months.
First, prevent on the foremost excursion for Caillol can be Europe in which he’s going to visit France for spherical 4 of the French Formula four Championship, which takes vicinity at Circuit Lédenon on July 6th and seventh. The following weekend Caillol will go to the Red Bull Ring where the Italian Formula four Championship, the Formula Regional European Championship, and EuroFormula Open all have rounds. Belgium is next with an experience to the iconic Spa Francorchamps for spherical 4 of the British Formula three Championship on July twentieth and 21st. Finally, it can be Spa once more the subsequent weekend while attending round 8 of the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Caillou will then travel to the United Kingdom for spherical six of the British Formula four Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk on August 3rd and 4th. He’ll then head to Brands Hatch every week later for the finale of the new all-ladies W Series, earlier than concluding the European leg of his experience with the fifth spherical of the German ADAC Formula 4 Championship on the Nurburgring over the weekend of August seventeenth and 18th.
In September, he’s going to also journey to Sebring for the 6th round of the 2019 F3 Americas Championship and the fifth spherical of the US Formula 4 Championship over the weekend of September 13th and 14th. His United States trip will conclude with him attending the very last of the Road to Indy series – which has just introduced a partnership agreement with the Castrol Toyota Racing Series – at Laguna Seca the following weekend.
Many of the categories Caillol will visit presently have drivers who’re graduates from the 5 spherical New Zealand collection. He is hopeful that having a presence at these race meetings will assist cement plans in drivers’ minds for January and February 2020.
“With the new car confirmed and launched, we’ve already had a huge quantity of interest within the 2020 collection,” he defined. “We’ve had even greater since the FIA showed that drivers could remember Super Licence points from a wintry weather championship like ours at the side of their summer season championship factors-haul in preference to most effective being capable of consist of one or the other.
“Now we have a golden opportunity to take this message out to the arena and dozens of drivers arising through the ranks within the diverse junior formulae categories around the arena. The Castrol Toyota Racing Series is entirely applicable to all of these drivers as a possible and crucial stepping stone in their motorsport careers. It offers a super variety of tracks, television, competitive racing, and exceptionally, quite the right fee for cash in phrases of the kilometers the drivers will cover, which is nicely in extra of 3,000 over the direction of the five rounds.
“We’re confident that with the level of hobby in the new car and the increasing relevance of the series on the worldwide level, this ride will sincerely help us fill the grid for 2020 and might even secure drivers for our 2021 season.”
The 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series will begin in January at Highlands Motorsport Park close to Cromwell in New Zealand’s South Island. It takes in extra rounds at New Zealand’s South and North Island circuits earlier than concluding in February with the New Zealand Grand Prix, considered one of the handiest two activities outdoor of Formula One recognized through the FIA as a Grand Prix occasion.