The series commenced in 2016 and is currently contracted to run until at least the end of 2020. Two invited professional drivers will compete against a potential field of more than 35 drivers, mentored by one full-time dedicated motorsport expert. Races share billing in selected Supercars rounds and have been sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). Like similar one-make series races, the Toyota 86 Racing Series demands competitors adhere to a strict car setup, ensuring that driver talent, rather than team budget, is key to winning.
The front engine, rear-wheel drive 86 is ideally suited to close racing due to its superb handling, with expected maximum speeds down Conrod Straight of about 230km per hour. The 86 race cars will be based on the GT and GTS manual with controlled key specifications to ensure suitability and reliability, while keeping costs as low as possible.
Want to join the action and compete in the T86RS for a share of the $150,000 prize pool?
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AirTime Autosport / Craig Nayda
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This year, we have a record 40 Season Entries, with drivers coming from all over Australia and New Zealand to compete in the T86 Racing Series.
In 2019, our very successful program of invited drivers will continue, teaching race craft as well as the off-track side of the business. After some great results in 2018, Jason Bargwanna will continue to help guide drivers throughout the entire 2019 season.
Bargwanna has over 400 race experiences under his belt in over 13 Supercars seasons plus two NZ touring-car championships – and he still competes over there in a V8-powered Toyota Camry.
As someone who’s been in charge of driver standards for Supercars, he’s the perfect choice to provide off-track advice to Australia’s future racing champions, watching over them as they develop.
We will also have a number of high-profile invited drivers take the track this year. These include:
The Series will also see the return of invited drivers including Steven Johnson, Leanne Tander, Warren Luff, Steve Owen, Luke Youlden and rising Rally star Harry Bates.