TRS is New Zealand’s premier single-seater category, a one make formula car series using chassis supplied to Toyota Racing by Tatuus in Italy and powered by Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE engine producing 215 reliable bhp on E85 ethanol-blend fuel. TRS was the first category in New Zealand and the first single-seater Grand Prix in the world to run on E85 ethanol fuel.
The road to the Indianapolis 500 could be just a little easier for up and coming racing drivers from both sides of the Pacific thanks to a new partnership between TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand and the Road to Indy programme.
In a partnership agreement between the two organisations confirmed today, drivers who have competed in all five rounds of the 2019 and 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series (TRS) will automatically qualify for a package that could help them get established in the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires programme. This will include free entry for either the annual two day spring training test or the two day Chris Griffis Memorial test along with a free set of tyres for a test in either USF2000, Indy Pro 2000 or Indy Lights. Similarly, the top three finishers in those three Road to Indy series will receive a waived $5000 NZD entry fee for the full TRS championship.