Rising Irish star Adam Fitzgerald will compete the last three rounds of Toyota Formula Regional Oceania which begins this weekend at Highlands Motorsport Park.
Fitzgerald will join the action for the events at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, the 67th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs and the season finale at Taupo Motorsport Park.
The 21-year-old will will join Giles Motorsport for his three round campaign and is looking forward to the challenge of competing against some of the best up and coming young racers in the world in New Zealand.
“It’s an exciting championship and a great opportunity for me to show what I can do, racing on some of New Zealand’s best circuits over the course of three weeks. I can’t wait to get back out on track after a long winter break,” he said.
Team principal Stephen Giles reckons Fitzgerald will make a strong impression when he joins the championship, adding: “We’re looking forward to Adam joining the team at Manfeild for the North Island rounds of the Championship.
“The opportunity to get some quality test, qualifying and race mileage under his belt before heading into the European season is going to be invaluable and although there will be a bit of catching up to do against the drivers who started the season, we’ll be doing our best to help Adam get up to speed quickly.”
Fitzgerald competed in British F4 alongside New Zealander Louis Sharp in 2022 as well as in six Italian F4 races.
His step up into cars in 2021 came after a relatively short career within karting having only started racing in late 2019 at home in his native Ireland. He moved to competing in British competitions in 2021 including the British Kart Championship and the Kartmasters Grand Prix, all in the Senior X30 class.
Fitzgerald will be hoping to join an illustrious list of graduates from New Zealand’s premier single seater championship who have gone on to greater things in their careers.
The season kicks off on Friday at Highlands Motorsport Park with the Irishman joining in Round 3 from January 27.
2023 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship Calendar
|13-15 January||Highlands Motorsport Park|
|20-22 January||Teretonga Park Raceway|
|27-29 January||Manfield – Circuit Chris Amon|
|3-5 February||Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park|
|10-12 February||Taupo International Motorsport Park|