Toorace Trofeo Championship 2018/19

Safety and Function with Italian Style meet People, Passion & Speed.


For the 2018/19 racing season here in New Zealand, Toorace are partnering with The Trofeo Series for Season #29 of the all Italian race series, known as the Toorace Trofeo Championship there will be 7 rounds this year across the North Island of NZ, each round showing a range of Italian heritage and modern performance machinery.

Event Date Location
Ice Breaker - HRC - Round 1 22 Sept - 23 Sept, 18 Hampton Downs
Auckland Car Club - Round 2 13 Oct - 13 Oct, 18 Pukekohe Park Raceway
TCC IRC Round - Round 3 24 Nov - 25 Nov, 18 Taupo
Tasman Revival Taupo - Round 4 05 Jan - 06 Jan, 19 Taupo
Tasman Revival Pukekohe - Round 5 23 Feb - 24 Feb, 19 Pukekohe
Legends of Speed - Round 6 23 Mar - 24 Mar, 19 Hampton Downs
HRC Event to be renamed - Round 7 13 Apr - 13 Apr, 19 Pukekohe Park Raceway

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Press Release from Toorace:

"First let me state; we are very proud to launch our first partnership initiative with the long-standing Trofeo Series as it marks a huge moment in the creation of our vision for Toorace. Giving back to MotorSport is a necessity for the future of a sustainable approach for the sport we love. Motorsport globally is experiencing huge drivers for change as we see audiences transition to a new method of consuming sport, legislation becoming tighter and more restrictive and of course the introduction of alternative fuels for vehicles.
By doing our part to support one of NZ's longest running series we aim to introduce this series to more people and introduce the series to new ways of connecting with a digital audience.
The Toorace Trofeo 2018/19 Championship, ensures variety, close competition and European style are a constant around the race paddocks of NZ.
We wish all Racers & Competitors, whatever marc or series they drive in a safe and enjoyable season."
James McComb -

Toorace is an Italian Race Gear manufacturer, which crafts race gear by hand to a very high standard. New to New Zealand the Toorace NZ directors James McComb and Glenn Edley approached Trofeo Series, New Zealand’s only dedicated Italian Race Car series with a proposal to promote the brand alongside the Trofeo Series racing for the 2018/19 season.

Trofeo Series racing has the aim of being ‘friendly, competitive, and relatively affordable motor racing’. The Trofeo Series committee believes that James & Glenn of Toorace NZ share these values and will bring expertise in marketing the Series along with a lot of fun. (Check out the way that they are promoting their underwear special).

Trofeo Series Chair, Wendy Metcalfe, says that the partnership will provide access to the full Toorace range for Series registered drivers at exclusive prices. The cost of obtaining race kit is an important pre-requisite for new drivers, as well as an ongoing need for the experienced racer as race gear reaches replacement. The quality of the Toorace range, which is manufactured hands-on by a family run company in Italy, is consistent with the driver-friendly approach of our racing in Trofeo. The committee believes that the partnership will result in an increased profile of & growth of both entities.