Drivers in the CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship will be given an extra incentive to perform, with a Toyota Racing Series (TRS) test day in New Zealand the latest prize up for grabs.
Sydney Motorsport Park and Pukekohe will host the final six races, with the driver who accumulates the most points over the two rounds to be awarded the TRS test day.
Australian Formula 4 drivers are no stranger to the Toyota Racing Series, with the likes of Luis Leeds, Harry Hayek and Thomas Randle competing in recent times. Randle became the first Australian to claim victory in the Toyota Racing Series in early 2017, with victory in the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix.
November’s Australian Formula 4 round will visit New Zealand for the first time in its championship history, and the TRS tie-up is a strategic partnership for the two categories according to CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca.
All teams and drivers will also receive a guided tour of Toyota Racing Headquarters at Hampton Downs prior to the Championship’s final round, with the facility the largest of its kind in New Zealand.
“This year’s Formula 4 Championship is shaping up to be the closest since its inception and the Toyota Racing Series test day is an exciting aspiration for our drivers to look forward to,” Arocca said.
“We are thrilled that the strong partnership with our New Zealand compatriots has resulted with a great working relationship between Formula 4 and the Toyota Racing Series. We look forward to more Australians making their mark across the ditch.”
The TRS test will take place on Tuesday 11 December at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park aboard a current specification, 215 horsepower, FT 50.
The TRS test is one of many prizes currently on offer to Australian Formula 4 drivers, with this year’s champion to also enjoy a test day aboard a Supercar with Brad Jones Racing. A further two drivers judged to have had the best all-round performance will also receive a Porsche Carrera Cup test day with Volante Rosso.
The 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series will begin at Highlands Motorsport Park on January 10–13, and conclude at Manfeild on February 7–10.