WRC

Ogier, Ingrassia and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Crowned 2021 Champions

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 3:03am

The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.

Key Points: 
  • The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.
  • It was their 54th WRC win together in what was the final event of their full-time careers: Ogier will contest a part-time schedule with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in 2022 while Ingrassia steps out of the co-driver's seat after a highly-successful career.
  • Thanks to them, I was able to watch all the events being thrilled expecting that somebody from our team would win.
  • To be eight-time champions is a great record, and we are all proud that two out of those eight were with Toyota.

Digital Motorsports Launches World Cup with US-Based TV Channel ESTV to Deliver the Event Live on its Global Network

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

The synergy between Digital Motorsports and ESTV is clear, and we believe this relationship will further develop.

Key Points: 
  • The synergy between Digital Motorsports and ESTV is clear, and we believe this relationship will further develop.
  • Niall Maher, CEO of Digital Motorsports, commented The Digital Motorsports World Cup is a global event that looks to bring motorsports onto the same level as League of Legends and other top tier esports titles.
  • We look forward to working with ESTV as it gives us the platform to expand our online racing onto a global stage.
  • Digital Motorsports is currently developing both products and technology to reduce the complexity and barriers to entry in sim racing.

ESE to Produce Broadcast for the Digital Motorsports World Cup

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:36pm

The Digital Motorsports World Cup is presented by G2A.com and is sponsored by Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRSR), Fanatec, Sim-Lab Products, Cube Controls, and Cubic System.

Key Points: 
  • The Digital Motorsports World Cup is presented by G2A.com and is sponsored by Corsair Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRSR), Fanatec, Sim-Lab Products, Cube Controls, and Cubic System.
  • For more information about the Digital Motorsports World Cup, please see the Companys press release from November 3, 2021.
  • Niall Maher, Founder and CEO of Digital Motorsports, commented: The first time I stepped into the studio at Frenzy I knew Digital Motorsports had found its new home.
  • Such information may involve, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: the format and timing of the Digital Motorsports World Cup; the success of, and expected benefits to ESE, Frenzy, and Digital Motorsports resulting from, the Digital Motorsports World Cup; and the Companys proposed acquisition of Frenzy, and the timing and likelihood of its completion.

ESE’s Digital Motorsports Brand Launches the First Annual Digital Motorsports World Cup

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQB: ENTEF) (the Company or ESE) is proud to announce that its Digital Motorsports brand will be hosting the first annual Digital Motorsports World Cup on November 28, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQB: ENTEF) (the Company or ESE) is proud to announce that its Digital Motorsports brand will be hosting the first annual Digital Motorsports World Cup on November 28, 2021.
  • The Digital Motorsports World Cup 2021 will be broadcasted live on November 28th, from 2pm until 4pm CET.
  • With the Digital Motorsports World Cup, we are building a global online racing brand.
  • Such information may involve, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: the format of the Digital Motorsports World Cup, and the success thereof; and the benefits of the Digital Motorsports World Cup for ESE and Digital Motorsports.

Digital Motorsports and Ford World Rally Team Develop VR Rally Simulator

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:46pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE) (OTCQB:ENTEF) (the Company or ESE) is pleased to announce that its Digital Motorsports Brand, together with Ford World Rally Team, which is owned by Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), have built a full-scale rally simulator using the base of an actual M-Sport World Rally Car, the Fiesta WRC, provided by Malcolm Wilsons M-Sport division.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE) (OTCQB:ENTEF) (the Company or ESE) is pleased to announce that its Digital Motorsports Brand, together with Ford World Rally Team, which is owned by Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), have built a full-scale rally simulator using the base of an actual M-Sport World Rally Car, the Fiesta WRC, provided by Malcolm Wilsons M-Sport division.
  • Together we have developed a unique technology to enable World Rally Drivers to prepare for the next generation of Hybrid Rally Cars.
  • Its such an exciting time to be involved in World Rally, at the pinnacle of the sport and with such a prestigious team and partners such as M Sport and Digital Motorsports.
  • Craig has been using our Pro Rally simulator to help prepare for WRC rally events and all his hard work has finally paid off.

Evans and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Seal Second in Spain

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:18am

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.
  • Still, the second-place finish ensures that Evans remains in with a shot of a maiden drivers' championship going into the final round in Italy.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing leads by 47 points with a maximum of 52 available from the final round.
  • Italy's famous Monza racing circuit will host the final round for the second year in a row on November 19-21.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Counts on Proven Winners for a New WRC Era

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:12am

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.
  • To complete the high-calibre line-up, Esapekka Lappi makes a welcome return to the team to share a car with Ogier during the season.
  • Ogier claimed his seventh world championship title in 2020 in his first season driving the Toyota Yaris WRC.
  • In 2018 his three podium finishes helped Toyota to win the manufacturers' championship before he moved on to other challenges.

Flying Evans delivers another home win for the Toyota Yaris WRC

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 2:26am

The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.
  • It's also the 200th WRC podium for Toyota, which becomes only the third manufacturer to reach the figure.
  • With his second win of the season, Evans reduces the gap to championship leader Ogier to 24 points with a maximum of 60 available.
  • I feel we were able to give back to the place where the Yaris WRC was born and to the roads which made it strong.

Toyota Yaris WRC Returns to Home Roads for an Autumn Rally Finland

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:30pm

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.
  • Developed at the team's headquarters close to the event's service park in Jyvaskyla, the Toyota Yaris WRC has an unbeaten record on Rally Finland after victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • All of the team's drivers will be contesting Rally Finland in the Yaris WRC for the first time.
  • A fifth privately-entered Yaris WRC will be driven by Esapekka Lappi, who won the event for the team back in 2017.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Announces Four-Car Team and All-New Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ for Dakar 2022

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00am

The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.

Key Points: 
  • The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.
  • Following TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's philosophy of "making ever-better cars", the team has continued to refine the Hilux and the latest iteration will spearhead the team's Dakar Rally campaign.
  • For 2022, the team is developing a new version of the Toyota Dakar Hilux, based on the latest rules.
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: "I am very happy to be back with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team for Dakar 2022.