Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand has confirmed the return of its annual 86 series open test day at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on October 16.
Led by former Supercars driver and two-time Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion, drivers in attendance will receive direct driver coaching, as well as analysis of technique and other benefits via a selection of coaches and data engineers.
“This test day provides the perfect chance for drivers to test their skills in advance of the Toyota Gazoo Racing NZ and CareVets Scholarships, details of which will be announced within the next week,” said Category Manager Geoff Short.
“Primarily it’s a great opportunity to find out what the category and car are all about and for drivers to experience the most professional domestic championship in New Zealand.
“We know there are drivers out there wanting to race and progress, we want to show them that the Toyota 86 is the best option available to move forward in New Zealand motorsport.
“The Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship is one of the only official MotorSport NZ championships that provides race drivers with the chance to secure a recognised national title.
“Both 2019-20 champion Peter Vodanovich and runner up Jaylyn Robotham have been picked up for Supercars development drives and are already being touted as two of the most exciting prospects in the junior ranks. There’s no question their time in the New Zealand Toyota 86 series has helped with that process.”
While the day is open to current drivers in the series, there are also opportunities for those hoping to take part in 2021’s iteration of the Toyota 86 Series CareVets scholarship.