Tag Archive: Toyota

May 18

Will Toyota’s Martin Truex Jr. win the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

It was a scary scene, but there was a great payoff for Martin Truex Jr last weekend in Kansas

Martin Truex Jr à Las Vegas © Chris Graythen - Getty ImagesDespite the fiery scare involving Joey Logano, Danica Patrick and Aric Almirola, Truex crossed the checkered paint first. It was his first victory since Las Vegas in March and his third top five finish of the year, which is more than enough to keep him breathing down the neck of Kyle Larson in the series.

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May 08

The WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Toyota’s camp (+video)

WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-06-0094This past Saturday, Toyota won its second victory of the season at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, even taking the top two places, a feat the Japanese manufacturer hadn’t accomplished since 2014.

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May 06

WEC: Toyota takes 1-2 at Spa; Ferrari 1-2 in GTE (updated

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-05-05-0178The #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson took a second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps after another fascinating 6 Hour race today.

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May 03

WEC: Organising Toyota’s trio

Toyota Gazoo Racing will not be limited to the amount of personnel they can take to Spa and Le Mans

2017-04-16_0185Toyota Gazoo Racing will bring three of the team’s significantly updated Toyota TS050 HYBRID LMP1 cars to Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

WEC: Aero options for Spa, just one for Porsche and two for Toyota

Final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-04-15_00019Like at Silverstone, the opening round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, the aerodynamic decisions made by Porsche and Toyota will differ from each other at the WEC Spa-Francorchamps next weekend, the final rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

WRC: Toyota targets gravel progress

After a strong start to the year, and a surprise win at the second round in Sweden

The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is counting on technical improvements to its Yaris WRC and its drivers’ previous winning records to lift its recent gravel form at the upcoming YPF Rally Argentina (27 – 30 April). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

WEC: The 6 Hours of Silverstone in the Toyota camp (+video)

But then it rained…

2017-04-15_00114Looking at Toyota’s choice of aero kit for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the season-opener to the 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), you would have expected the Japanese manufacturer to take a comfortable lead over Porsche.

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Apr 16

WEC: Toyota takes thrilling last-gasp win at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14-0054Toyota Gazoo Racing took a thrilling victory in the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone this afternoon.

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Apr 15

WEC: Toyota to start 1-2 at Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14_00069Toyota continued to exploit its pace advantage this afternoon at Silverstone as it wrapped up the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.

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Apr 14

WEC: Porsche fully focused on preparing the 919 Hybrids  for the race

LMP1 free practice, FIA World Endurance Championship,  round 1, Silverstone

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The tension ahead of the first battle between Porsche’s and Toyota’s Le Mans Prototypes is increasing. In the first free practice sessions of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s curtain raiser on the 5.9 kilometre circuit in Silverstone (GB), Toyota topped the time sheets.

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Apr 02

WEC: At the Prologue, Toyota on top as night falls

The fastest LM P2 is Vaillante Rebellion’s ORECA 07

2017-04-01-0003The first two testing sessions of the day place Toyota Gazoo Racing at the top of the hierarchy, but Porsche isn’t far behind. It remains to be seen what nighttime will bring…

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Apr 01

WEC: The Prologue is Go

The FIA WEC cars are on track and the season has officially begun!

2017-03-31-0095Italian fans have been entering the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza all morning in order to catch sight of the new Porsche and Toyota LMP1s, the fast new LMP2s and the beautiful and high-performing LMGTEs.

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Mar 31

WEC: New Toyota LMP1 Challenger launched at Monza

“Our 2017 TS050 HYBRID represents a significant update”

2017-01-19_0551Toyota Gazoo Racing today unveiled the latest evolution of its TS050 HYBRID, which the Japanese manufacturer hopes will return them to the top of the FIA World Endurance Championship for the first time since 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

WEC: Toyota announces the driver line-up of its third car entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (+video)

Sharing the #9 TS050 HYBRID will be Stéphane Sarrazin, Yuji Kunimoto and Nicolas Lapierre

2017-01-19_0544Unlike previous years, Toyota will enter three cars in the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second and third rounds of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Toyota’s force of nature

The Japanese manufacturer returned to the WRC this season with its Yaris World Rally Car

Toyota has marked its comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship with a spectacular new video containing exciting action from its 2017 campaign mixed with historic footage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Toyota Tundra returns as Official Truck to Lucas Oil Off Road series for 2017

Toyota began its involvement with Team Lucas in 2009

Toyota Tundra returns as Official Truck to Lucas Oil Off Road series for 2017 Toyota and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, two world leaders in the motor sports industry, have extended their successful Team Lucas partnership for a ninth season in 2017.
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Mar 02

WEC: Lopez excited to realise Le Mans “dream”

“Racing at Le Mans has always been a dream, so I’m really happy to be part on this new period with Toyota”

Already a three-time World Champion in touring car racing, José María López is relishing his fresh start in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota, describing the opportunity to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a “dream.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 28

WRC: Latvala reveals Ogier pressure

Now driving for Toyota, a resurgent Latvala leads the drivers standings after victory at the last round in Sweden

Jari-Matti Latvala has talked of the pressure he felt at Volkswagen last year and how his failure to match the achievements of team-mate Sébastien Ogier prompted a drastic change of approach that ultimately backfired. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

WRC: “Toyota spirit lifts me” – Latvala

“I dropped my performance in the second half of last season and I can honestly say I lost some confidence”

Jari-Matti Latvala believes the switch to Toyota’s WRC squad late last year has reinvigorated his career after a lean period at Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Latvala on Yaris WRC progress

Latvala guided the all-new Yaris to an unexpected second place on its debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo

As he prepares to tackle his second rally in Toyota’s Yaris WRC, Jari-Matti Latvala says recent tests have shown big improvements in the car in the last two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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