"For the past four years, the 86 racing series has given talented youngsters, passionate enthusiasts and the tight-knit community that supports them, the opportunity to regularly come together to do something they love while also providing motorsport fans with plenty of thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing action," said Mr Wayne Gabriel, chief marketing officer at Toyota.
Toyota is committed to continuing to deliver on that for another two years beyond the 2020 season giving drivers and teams the security of knowing that their investment in pursuing their passion won't be short lived.
"And at the same time, we can guarantee fans exhilarating grassroots motor racing action on some of the best circuits Australia has to offer," he said.
The Toyota 86 Race series has evolved to the new TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series, supported by TGR (Toyota Gazoo Racing) and continues to be a one-make series with drivers and teams racing a near identical Toyota 86.
The series offers the chance for race drivers to develop their skills and experience assisted by two invited professional drivers at each round, as well as the series mentors.
With grid starts of more that 30 cars, and races run as a support category in select Supercars Championship events, the series is proving to deliver excting and tight racing. There are 5 rounds in the series.
There is prize money for podium finishers, as well as the coveted Kaizen Award for continuous improvement.
A Toyota 86 that has been modified with a high performance race package developed by Neal Bates Motorsport has competitors on the track for under $75,000 including the cost of the original road car.
Hino Motor Sales Australia and Dunlop Tyres have also committed to maintaining their support for the championships through to the 2022 season.
We are looking forward to more exciting racing in the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series!
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