Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Presents World Debut of the New GR 86

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 5:15am

Toyota City, Japan, Apr 5, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - On April 5, 2021, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) gave the new GR 86 its world debut in an online event held together with Subaru Corporation (Subaru).

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Apr 5, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - On April 5, 2021, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) gave the new GR 86 its world debut in an online event held together with Subaru Corporation (Subaru).
  • Following the GR Supra and GR Yaris, the new GR 86 is the third global model in TGR's GR series of sports cars.
  • Toyota developed the original 86 with the goal of delivering the dreams and the joy of driving inherent in sports cars to its customers.
  • - With fender tops that extend horizontally to the beltline, the GR 86 boasts a stance distinctive of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Outlines 2021 Motorsports Activities

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 8:16am

Toyota City, Japan, Feb 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) focuses on motorsports and engages in activities to offer ever-better cars to our customers, including the development, production and establishment of sales projects for products created from the racing environment.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Feb 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) focuses on motorsports and engages in activities to offer ever-better cars to our customers, including the development, production and establishment of sales projects for products created from the racing environment.
  • The year 2020 was difficult for TGR as numerous motorsports events were postponed or cancelled.
  • Following on from 2020, this year ROOKIE Racing will participate in the Super Taikyu series with GR models.
  • Keeping our focus on making ever-better cars through motorsports, we will offer feedback to car development based on issues pointed out by privateer teams.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Introduces GR010 Hybrid Hypercar

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:37pm

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • The reigning World Champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend those titles against new manufacturer competitors using a racing version of the upcoming hypercar road car, featuring powertrain technology developed in the TS050 HYBRID and highlighted via new Racing Hybrid branding.
  • To mark this new era for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, a new livery includes the iconic GR lettering to indicate the strong link between race and road cars.
  • That should ensure close racing between TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and its hypercar competitors Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and ByKolles Racing, as well as Alpine, which will present an additional challenge with its LMP1 car.

New-Look Toyota Yaris Wrc Ready to Fight for More Titles in 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:16pm

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.
  • Underneath this new appearance, the team will continue with the proven package of the Toyota Yaris WRC for a fifth consecutive season - the last before new technical regulations are introduced to the championship in 2022.
  • In 2021, the team's aim is to secure the full set of championship titles.
  • The team continues to work to optimise the Yaris WRC, with further developments set to be introduced during 2021.

Toyota Motor Corporation Announces Appointment of Tommi Makinen as a Motorsport Advisor

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:08am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Tommi Makinen* will be appointed as a Motorsport Advisor to Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) from January 2021, with the aim of further advancing the manufacturing of ever-better cars.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Tommi Makinen* will be appointed as a Motorsport Advisor to Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) from January 2021, with the aim of further advancing the manufacturing of ever-better cars.
  • Behind the appointment is Tommi Makinen's impressive contribution to the supercharged re-ignition of Toyota's World Rally operations from 2017.
  • Appointing him as a motorsport advisor of Toyota Motor Corporation, the brand is looking forward to his advice on strategy formulation and organizational operations.
  • Consequently, the WRC project built by Tommi Makinen Racing Oy--TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT and the design and development of World Rally Cars--will be managed directly by Toyota.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Takes Le Mans Hat-Trick

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:11am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a third consecutive overall Le Mans 24 Hours win with the TS050 HYBRID after a turbulent and ultimately-successful race at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a third consecutive overall Le Mans 24 Hours win with the TS050 HYBRID after a turbulent and ultimately-successful race at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
  • It is a big achievement for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to win this big race for the third time in a row.
  • When the #7 car had the issue, it was all about winning the race for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and this was quite tough.
  • Everything was executed really well, so a big thank you to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing."

SPA ONE-TWO for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 2:52am

Sbastien relinquished the lead to change tyres and the green flags waved with the #7 leading a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing one-two.

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  • Sbastien relinquished the lead to change tyres and the green flags waved with the #7 leading a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing one-two.
  • Now we all look forward to Le Mans, which is even more special for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing this year.
  • It was a difficult race but we still came second and we helped TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to another one-two finish.
  • "It was a difficult race in tricky conditions, not exactly what you want after such a long break, so we are happy to secure a 1-2 for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Back on Track at SPA

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:04am

Three months later than planned, the 6 Hours of Spa will take place on Saturday 15 August without spectators.

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  • Three months later than planned, the 6 Hours of Spa will take place on Saturday 15 August without spectators.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing makes the short journey from its Cologne base determined to fight for a fourth consecutive victory at the Belgian track to extend its World Championship lead, which stands at 33 points over Rebellion Racing.
  • I think Spa is on most racing drivers' list of favourite tracks and feels like the perfect place to go racing again after the long break.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Decides Not to Participate in 2020 Edition of Nurburgring 24 Hours

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:19am

Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.
  • Toyota mechanics and engineers had intended to participate in this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring with a Lexus LC race car they created themselves and were proceeding with the necessary preparations.
  • For these reasons, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
  • Nevertheless, the 24 Hours of Nurburgring continues to be the root of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing activities, and its importance to our organization remains unchanged.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to Commence Sales of GR Supra GT4

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:00am

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (GR) confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, starting March 2020 in Europe.

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  • PLANO, Texas, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (GR) confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, starting March 2020 in Europe.
  • The sales area will expand to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October.TOYOTA GAZOO Racing intends to strengthen its focus on customer motorsport*2 in order to enable motorsport-lovers around the world to participate in races.
  • Safety will be a priority and the GR Supra GT4 will be installed with a high-strength roll cage on the lightweight steel body, and an FIA-standard racing seat with six-point harness.
  • The interior will feature a carbon fiber instrumental panel with a display and steering wheel specifically designed for GT4 competition.