Tag Archive: Toyota

Jan 05

More WRC appearances for Toyota’s apprentices

The 23-year-olds were selected for Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Rally Challenge Program in 2015

Japanese drivers Takamoto Katsuta [above] and Hiroki Arai will contest five rounds of this year’s WRC 2 championship as part of their ongoing development programme with Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

WRC: Mikkelsen gets Monte but title plans on hold

The 27-year-old Norwegian hasn’t been able to put together a top-level deal

Former Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen will take the wheel of a Skoda Fabia R5 at next month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo, having accepted that he won’t be able to fight for the drivers’ Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

WRC: Latvala joins Toyota squad

Latvala joins compatriot Juho Hänninen

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that Jari-Matti Latvala will lead its driver line up for the upcoming WRC season after the team officially launched its 2017 programme in Helsinki this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Toyota: from bitter to sweet

2016 Review

2016-11-19-Saturday-0046 This season has been full of thrills and spills in the Toyota camp, yet the number one constructor of hybrid production cars is not to be deterred. The team will be back in 2017, valiant as ever. As Audi has withdrawn from endurance racing, Toyota and Porsche will be head to head in the LM P1 class next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

WRC: Where now for Volkswagen trio?

Volkswagen, Citroën and Hyundai had all confirmed their line-ups for next year

Volkswagen’s shock withdrawal from the FIA World Rally Championship has kick-started an intriguing driver transfer market just when the seats for 2017 seemed to have settled. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

WRC: Toyota oncourse for 2017

“I don’t have to worry” – Koei Saga

Toyota is ready for its FIA World Rally Championship return next season, according to the Japanese executive who oversaw the company’s last success in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

WRC: Juho Hänninen has signed a one-year contract to head Toyota’s return to the FIA World Rally Championship next season with a Yaris World Rally Car

Hänninen confirmed in 2017 Toyota

The 35-year-old Finn has conducted the lion’s share of testing ahead of the Japanese manufacturer’s return after a 16-year absence. He has completed the recce at every round this season and his confirmation comes as no surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

WEC: Toyota win epic 6 Hours of Fuji (updated)

Reigning champions, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley completed the podium in third position

The No.6 Toyota Gazoo Racing trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Stephane Sarrazin and Mike Conway won a highly memorable 6 Hours of Fuji this afternoon after a gripping contest throughout the entire duration of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

WEC: 6 Hours of Fuji presentation

This Sunday is the 6 Hours of Fuji, the sixth of nine World Endurance Championship (WEC) races in 2016, at the Fuji International Speedway owned by Toyota

WEC - 6 Hours of Fuji presentationThe 4,563 km-circuit, which includes one of the longest straights of the season, is situated at the foot of Mount Fuji, one of the three holy mountains in Japan – called by the Japanese Fuji-san not Fujiyama as often believed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

WEC: Nakajima aiming to recreate Fuji history

For Japanese ace Kazuki Nakajima, he really has the best of both worlds

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0033 While he travels the world as part of Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship assault, the second generation racer also gets to race regularly at home in single seaters in Formula Nippon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

WEC: Toyota back on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mansback on track after the 24 Hours of Le Mans

6 Hours of Nürburgring

2016-06-19-0399 A little over a month after Toyota’s cruel defeat in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is time to get back on track for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring final entry list revealed

The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota

2015-08-30-Sunday-0042 In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

F1 European GP: Rosberg Baku in charge with dominant win

An untroubled afternoon for the championship leader
Nico Rosberg has rebuilt his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 World Championship standings to 24 points after cruising to a lights-to-flag in the first F1 event to be held in Baku.
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Jun 19

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche and Toyota battle for seconds in Le Mans

After 20 hours

2016-06-19-0181The thrilling fight for the win at Le Mans between Toyota and Porsche has gone on for hours, with the final stages of the 24-Hours race approaching. Until shortly before 11:00 hrs the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid with Marc Lieb (DE) at the wheel was leading, just now Toyota has gone back into P1 again.

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Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: Porsche fights for the lead in Le Mans

After 14 hours

2016-06-19-0242 In the early morning hours the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) is fighting for the lead in Le Mans with the number 6 Toyota. An exciting virtual duel has developed as the two cars have different refuelling intervals.

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Jun 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: The programme for Thursday 16 June

It’s the final day of qualifying with two-hour sessions scheduled from 19h00 to 21h00, and from 22h00 to midnight

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0013 Final preparations will be made for the big day as the 60 cars in the field will be going all out to earn the best possible spot on the starting grid. The final minutes of the night session promise to be exciting and full of suspense as we wait to find out who will be in pole position for the big race. Audi, Porsche or Toyota? Place your bets!

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Jun 11

24 Hours of Le Mans: What’s on and where – Sunday 12 June

The Technical and Administrative Checks, commonly known as “Scrutineering”, kick off a great week of activities at Le Mans

photo FIA WEC - Adrenal Media.  The Porsche Team's traditional team photo, June 2015 Place de la République in Le Mans city centre is where it’s all happening as the 60 cars that will line up for the race are presented for mandatory checks. The 22 scheduled on Sunday 12 June, from 14h30 to 19h00, include the FIA WEC’s Porsche Team with its two Porsche 919 Hybrids, Toyota with its pair of TS050 HYBRIDS, the four works Ford GTs and the two Alpines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Le Mans 24 Hours: Final shakedowns completed at Le Mans

In total 14 prototypes took to the track

Two days after the official Test Day, 10 of the teams entered for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took the opportunity to finalise their set ups and complete a shakedown on the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint future

All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint futureThe fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.

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