About the team
Welcome to Victory Motor racing.
Based in Nelson, New Zealand, Victory Motor racing is a team co-owned by Guy Griffith and Garry Orton, focusing solely on running in the Toyota Racing Series.
The team has been involved in the series since it's inception in 2004 and is proud to have helped the career's of many local and international drivers.
Danill Kyvat- (Russia) the first graduate from TRS to make it all the way to F1 stands out as a major highlight for the team.
Brendon Hartley- (NZ) 2 time WEC champion and Le Mans winner and now the 9th Kiwi to race in F1 is an outstanding achievement for our team and all involved.
Thomas Randle- (Australia) Winner of the TRS Championship in 2017 and now competing in the V8 Supercars series.
Damon and Brendon Leitch- (NZ) together have competed in 8 TRS series with Victory, both having finished 3rd against stiff international competition is a massive achievement for them and extremely satisfying for the team. Both have since competed in the Australian GT Championship and Brendon the F4 Championship in the US.
Victory Motor Racing engages the services of Engineers from overseas and locally. We can arrange an Engineer for you or you can provide your own which often works very well considering that most Internationally based drivers will either be coming off or about to start a season in Europe , Asia or the US. This gives a driver a good chance to form a positive rapport with their Engineer prior to their upcoming campaign. Either way full assistance is assured with previous season's Data and Set-up information being made available upon signing a contract. Please feel free to contact David Versalko or Hagen Pischel (our senior Engineers) directly to discuss if you wish.
We pride ourselves in providing a friendly and encouraging environment, can assist drivers with travel and accommodation requirements if needed although Toyota Race Management will do this for you as part of your contract. Parents of younger drivers can be assured their son's or daughter's will be in good hands and arrangements can be made for them to stay with the team if you prefer.