Tag Archive: Toyota

Jul 19

TMG back to ERC with triple champion Rossetti

TMG-run GT86 CS-R3 for three-time European champion

TMG back to ERC with triple champion RossettiLuca Rossetti, winner of the coveted ERC title three times, is entered on Rally Rzeszow in Poland from 3-5 August when he will be a contender for ERC3 class honours in his TMG-run car.Italian ace tries out car upgrades on Rally Rzeszow. Botarrelli also in action in Motorsport Italia entry. TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH will use the FIA European Rally Championship to showcase its uprated GT86 CS-R3 to potential customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

WEC: Toyota storms to pole in Germany

Race start is scheduled for 13.00 local time.

2017-07-15-0100Toyota took a closely fought pole position for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring , the fourth round in this season’s FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Jul 07

Porsche and Toyota both looking forward to top class Nürburgring battle

The two manufacturers came together to talk about next week’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring

2017-06-04At a press conference today in Cologne, the media were treated to the special, and unusual, sight of a Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car outside Toyota Motorsport’s headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 14

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota on provisional pole

The 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours took part in free practice and the first qualifying session today Wednesday 14th June

2017-06-04-0204There was one change on the entry list as Lucas di Grassi down to drive the no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 had to withdraw for medical reasons and was replaced by Michele Rugolo.

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Jun 04

Toyota 1-2-3 after Le Mans test day (+video)

Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day

2017-06-03-0055Toyota Gazoo Racing will go into race week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with plenty of confidence after filling the first three places on the time sheets at the only official test day.

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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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