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#1 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 16:05

Thread created in anticipation of the first season. So far, it's been announced the Muth Brothers (Esteban and O'Neill) will race in the championship with an unspecified team.

 

http://www.speed-mag...-racing-series/

 



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#2 Kev00

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 16:11

O’Neill is his first name?

#3 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 16:19

O’Neill is his first name?

Yes.



#4 Rob29

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 16:27

Thread created in anticipation of the first season. So far, it's been announced the Muth Brothers (Esteban and O'Neill) will race in the championship with an unspecified team.

 

http://www.speed-mag...-racing-series/

Not clear why this is in french-seems it is in New Zealand?



#5 BRG

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 20:16

Not clear why this is in french-seems it is in New Zealand?

Because of an EU Directive, but don't worry, Nigel Farage says that all websites will be in English after Brexit.

 

Or possibly it might be because the website is Belgian?  As are the brothers Muth apparently.



#6 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 15:52

Italian F4 rookie champion Petr Ptacek joins the field with Giles while Esteban Muth is confirmed with M2 (O'Neill Muth will do Toyota 86 on account of his age):

 

http://www.formulasc...ng-series/46119


Edited by OnAllCylinders, 31 October 2018 - 15:53.


#7 HistoryFan

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 18:06

I hope we'll see more cars in 2019 after this year's campain was a bit disappointing.



#8 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 14:21

Artem Petrov joins with M2:

 

http://www.formulasc...s-with-m2/46201



#9 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 13:57

Drivers confirmed so far;

 

M2: Cameron Das, Liam Lawson, Esteban Muth, Artem Petrov

Giles: Dev Gore, Petr Ptáček, Thomas Smith

MTEK: Callan Williams

Victory: Parker Locke

 

Championship battle could be between Lawson and Petrov



#10 HistoryFan

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 14:00

Auer to contest in Toyota Racing Series:

 

M2: Lucas Auer, Cameron Das, Liam Lawson, Esteban Muth, Artem Petrov

Giles: Dev Gore, Petr Ptáček, Thomas Smith

MTEK: Callan Williams, Kazuto Kotaka, Jackson Walls

Victory: Parker Locke, Brendon Leitch

 

Championship battle could be between Lawson, Kotaka, Petrov and Auer



#11 PeterScandlyn

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:12

Still not drawing me in for some reason, even coming to a racetrack near me.... :confused:



#12 balage06

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:52

Armstrong returns as well

https://twitter.com/...104692351066112



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:36

Raoul Hyman also is in:

 

M2: Marcus Armstrong, Lucas Auer, Cameron Das, Liam Lawson, Esteban Muth, Artem Petrov

Giles: Raoul Hyman, Dev Gore, Petr Ptáček, Thomas Smith

MTEK: Callan Williams, Kazuto Kotaka, Jackson Walls

Victory: Parker Locke, Brendon Leitch

 

Championship favorite is Armstrong, then it could be between Lawson, Kotaka, Petrov, Auer and Hyman



#14 ANF

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:35

The race calendar is straightforward. Five weekends in a row:

Highlands, 12–13 January
Teretonga, 19–20 January
Hampton Downs, 26–27 January
Taupo, 2–3 February
Manfeild, 9–10 February

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 17:50

Petru Florescu joins grid:

 

M2: Marcus Armstrong, Lucas Auer, Cameron Das, Liam Lawson, Esteban Muth, Artem Petrov

Giles: Raoul Hyman, Dev Gore, Petr Ptáček, Thomas Smith

MTEK: Petru Florescu, Callan Williams, Kazuto Kotaka, Jackson Walls

Victory: Parker Locke, Brendon Leitch

 

Championship favorite is Armstrong, then it could be between Florescu, Lawson, Kotaka, Petrov, Auer and Hyman



#16 ANF

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 16:41

A Youtube live stream for the first race at Highlands has been scheduled at https://www.youtube....taRacingSeries/

Race 1 should start in 8 hours and 15 minutes. That's 13:55 Kiwi time (UTC +13).

Races 2 and 3 are scheduled for 12:50 and 16:35 the next day.

#17 ANF

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 23:44

Qualifying result
 1  8 Marcus Armstrong  1:28.252 M2 Competition		
 2  7 Raoul Hyman         +0.237 Giles Motorsport
 3 10 Liam Lawson         +0.304 M2 Competition
 4 28 Cameron Das         +0.425 M2 Competition
 5 30 Esteban Muth        +0.518 M2 Competition
 6 22 Lucas Auer          +0.614 M2 Competition
 7 86 Brendon Leitch      +0.758 Victory Motor Racing
 8  9 Petr Ptacek         +0.771 Giles Motorsport
 9 36 Kazuto Kotaka       +0.916 MTEC Motorsport
10 54 Calan Williams      +1.470 MTEC Motorsport
11 12 Artem Petrov        +1.643 M2 Competition
12  5 Petru Florescu      +1.867 MTEC Motorsport
13 21 Dev Gore            +2.299 Giles Motorsport
14 16 Thomas Smith        +2.523 Giles Motorsport
15 66 Parker Locke        +2.537 Victory Motor Racing


#18 potmotr

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 23:55

Wow, Armstrong is back?

I'd expect him to smoke this field, with the exception of Auer.



#19 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:10

I think he might have been smoking ever since he lost the title on that safety car restart on the last lap in the last race last year. One of the cruelest things I've ever seen.

Anyway, race 1. Green flag in... 45 minutes?



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#20 potmotr

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:20

I think he might have been smoking ever since he lost the title on that safety car restart on the last lap in the last race last year. One of the cruelest things I've ever seen.

Anyway, race 1. Green flag in... 45 minutes?

 

Sounds good! Highlands is a great track in an amazing part of the world! 



#21 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:59

Video is live NOW.

Hyman on pole. Armstrong demoted to 4th, Das to 7th for setting their fastest qualifying laps under yellow flags.

Edited by ANF, 12 January 2019 - 01:01.


#22 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:19

Surprisingly clean racing so far.

#23 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:38

Spoiler


#24 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 23:34


Race 2! Should be starting in 15 minutes.

#25 ANF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 23:55

The video is live but there are no cars on the grid and they are playing awful music. Surely computer generated.

Auer, Armstrong, Lawson starting 4th, 5th, 6th.

Formation lap and the stupid music is still on!

Edited by ANF, 13 January 2019 - 00:03.


#26 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:09


Hyman on pole. 

 

Hyman has broken through! 



#27 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:13

This commentary is great. 

 

Who is the Kiwi commentator? 

 

"Yeah, nah" said about ten times a minute!



#28 ANF

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:21

The Kiwi co-commentator was supposed to be a famous Kiwi driver. Trevor? Trent? Um.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:23

Spots of rain on the cameras?

#30 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:30

The Kiwi co-commentator was supposed to be a famous Kiwi driver. Trevor? Trent? Um.

 

Someone called Taylor Cockerton according to the comments on the YouTube live page.

 

No, I'd never heard of him either.


Edited by potmotr, 13 January 2019 - 00:31.


#31 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:32

Interesting Lucas Auer is spending the winter in NZ. 



#32 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:37

Not a lot of overtaking...



#33 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:40

Cometh the Auer, cometh the only exciting thing in this race. 



#34 ANF

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:41

Oops. And a red flag again?

#35 potmotr

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:42

Oops. And a red flag again?

 

Yeah, I guess so.

 

I wonder if the left rear wheel broke causing that crash.. or was broken by the crash? 



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 00:48

It looked to me like they were entering the corner side-by-side. I wonder if Auer realised it was a bad idea and lost the rear as he got off the throttle. Hard to tell from those angles though. Where are the drone pics?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:25


Race 3 was run on wet weather tyres on a drying track. Very entertaining stuff!

The video is unlisted, so you won't find it on Youtube even with the search function. Click the video or https://youtu.be/ABO9kbRziXY to watch it.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 14:23

It looked to me like they were entering the corner side-by-side. I wonder if Auer realised it was a bad idea and lost the rear as he got off the throttle. Hard to tell from those angles though. Where are the drone pics?

 

I presume given how few cameras there are that there's only one drone, which was probably somewhere else at the time.

 

Were there any onboards? 



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 00:26

Lawson tops Practice 1 at Teretonga followed by Armstrong, Auer, Hyman, Leitch.

Race 1 is scheduled to start in 26 hours.

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#40 ANF

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 23:27


Three hours until the start of the race.

#41 balage06

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:38

What a strange decision to make the videos unlisted after the stream has finished... I would have missed every race if you haven't posted them! 



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:00

I know, last weekend I had to scan the entire internet before I could find race 3.

Anyway, real shame about Hyman today. That had been a great drive.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:56


Three hours until the start of the race.

 

Thanks for posting these mate, very helpful!

 

That was some start by Armstrong! 

 

Love Invercargill, there must have been at least 20 people watching!



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 22:15

No TRS today; race 3 to be run at Hampton Downs and race 4 to be run at Taupo instead. Winds apparently too high to run the single seaters. 



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 00:10

Really, that's disappointing. I am watching the live feed on speedworks and it doesnt look too bad really

 



#46 potmotr

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 18:30

All the way to Invercargill for one race! 

 

Be interesting to know what the international guys like Auer do between races...



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 22:04

What a nice races are this.

Lawson still hasn't signed anything for coming season? With his relative little experience looking at the drivers database, he makes very good results and I like his drive to win attitude.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 23:05

There will be four races at Hampton Downs. The first one will start in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

I think it will be on the first of these streams:




Race 2 is on Saturday, races 3 and 4 on Sunday. Full schedule and results at https://www.toyota.c...ton-downs-2019/

#49 ANF

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 14:08

Unfortunately, race 1 became no more than a series of safety car interventions and red flags. If you don't want to spend 45 minutes on it, here's a quick summary:

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#50 ANF

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 22:20

It was indeed the final race results I read earlier today. The race was red-flagged on lap 19 of 20, and the results were taken from the end of lap 18 (when the safety car restart accident happened). The top ten all crossed the Line within 1.5 seconds!

Petrov was declared the winner with a 0.051 seconds margin over Ptáček. Leitch, who would take the lead into T1, was 0.057 behind Ptáček in third. Armstrong crossed the Line in fourth but was demoted to tenth with a 10-second time penalty for overtaking behind the safety car. Lawson limped across the line in seventh. Das, who was sent into the barrier, never crossed the Line and – although he completed 85% of the race – is listed as Not classified.

Oh, and according to the TRS race report, Auer wasn't to blame for the aborted restart with 9 to go. It was aborted because Cameron Das, the race leader, "had not given the Safety Car enough room to exit the circuit safely ... That allowed Auer back out..."