Tag Archive: Toyota

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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