Toyota Gazoo Racing

Hard-earned points for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 4, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took on a tough challenge in the season-opening Qatar 1812 KM and earned valuable FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) points after a determined team effort.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Mar 4, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took on a tough challenge in the season-opening Qatar 1812 KM and earned valuable FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) points after a determined team effort.
  • Ryo completed the race in 10th to make it a double points finish for the team, despite the challenging circumstances.
  • After missing out on an overall podium for the first time since Silverstone in 2018, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is determined to achieve an instant return at the next round of the 2024 season, the 6 Hours of Imola, in Italy on 21 April.
  • But, despite the difficulties, all team members worked very hard to score points with both cars.

Dakar Rookies Shine for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 22, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team's big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 22, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team's big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count.
  • This underscores TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA)'s commitment to the development of motorsport in South Africa and proves that emerging talents have a clear path from the Junior Academy, through to SupaCup and GTC, and on to rally-raid racing, with the Dakar Rally as the ultimate goal.
  • This year, the TGR team fielded two rookies, in the form of Guy Botterill and Saood Variawa.
  • The two rookies were supported by veteran Dakar racer Giniel de Villiers and his co-driver, Dennis Murphy.

Toyota And SEMA 2023: Track or Trail, Your Thrill Awaits

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota returns to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this fall with a new, multi-brand environment based on 2023's show theme: Track or Trail, Your Thrill Awaits.

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  • With its Largest SEMA Show Presence to Date, Toyota Promises Adventure On or Off the Beaten Path
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota returns to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this fall with a new, multi-brand environment based on 2023's show theme: Track or Trail, Your Thrill Awaits.
  • "'Track or Trail, Your Thrill Awaits' speaks to our unwavering commitment to performance and adventure no matter where our customers find it—on pavement or off-grid," stated Mike Tripp, group vice president, Toyota Marketing.
  • The theme and layout are sure to delight anyone with a passion for accessorizing their Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs.
  • "The SEMA Show offers an ideal platform for Toyota to unveil products and strategies designed to deepen connections with adventure-seekers and performance enthusiasts.

Bahrain title showdown for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 30, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to bring the curtain down on the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with another title-winning celebration in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 30, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to bring the curtain down on the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with another title-winning celebration in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.
  • A fifth straight drivers' title for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is not yet mathematically secure, with both Ferraris still challenging.
  • The #50 drivers are 36 points adrift while the #51 crew are 31 points behind with 39 still available in Bahrain.
  • "I am looking forward to racing again in Bahrain because I enjoy the circuit, as well as racing into the night and in hot conditions.

Towards a Future of One-of-a-Kind Cherished Vehicles Aligned with Personal Values

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Monday, October 16, 2023

The two concept models―the SUV-type FT-3e and the sporty FT-Se―will present a future transformed by electrification and intelligence, along with the new experience value offered by cars.

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  • The two concept models―the SUV-type FT-3e and the sporty FT-Se―will present a future transformed by electrification and intelligence, along with the new experience value offered by cars.
  • Toyota believes that future mobility will go beyond providing physical transportation tools to becoming a lifestyle partner closely aligned with each customer's individual values.
  • Alongside the highly responsive controls and captivating designs unique to BEVs, these models evolve into one-of-a-kind cherished vehicles by offering the joy of personal ride customization, as well as convenient functions for stress-free browsing of local area information while onboard.
  • *Held at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo)October 25-26: press, October 26-27: special invitation, etc., October 28-November 5: general public

World title for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing after Fuji win

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 11, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a thrilling one-two victory on home ground in the 6 Hours of Fuji to clinch the manufacturers' title in the penultimate race of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 11, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a thrilling one-two victory on home ground in the 6 Hours of Fuji to clinch the manufacturers' title in the penultimate race of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.
  • An exciting battle between World Championship contenders TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Ferrari saw the GR010 HYBRIDs come out on top.
  • After leading the team throughout the weekend, Toyota President and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe Chairman Koji Sato joined the drivers to celebrate a hard-earned victory, and world title, on the podium.
  • Congratulations to everyone at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing on the manufacturers' title, now let's try to get the drivers' title in Bahrain."

Monza beckons for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, July 3, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, July 3, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing targets a return to winning ways when the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumes at another legendary venue on 8-9 July for the 6 Hours of Monza.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, July 3, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing targets a return to winning ways when the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumes at another legendary venue on 8-9 July for the 6 Hours of Monza.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing leads Ferrari by 18 points in the manufacturers' title race and now takes the battle to the Italian marque's home ground, the 5.793km Autodromo Nazionale Monza, where Hypercars average close to 220km/h over a lap, the second highest of the year after Le Mans.
  • Since returning to endurance racing with a hybrid-powered prototype in 2012, the team has raced twice at Monza.
  • "I am looking forward to racing at Monza, particularly this year because I think the atmosphere will be more special than ever.

Historic Le Mans awaits TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Only two other manufacturers have won for six straight years at Le Mans; Ferrari from 1960 to 1965 and Porsche from 1981 to 1987.

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  • Only two other manufacturers have won for six straight years at Le Mans; Ferrari from 1960 to 1965 and Porsche from 1981 to 1987.
  • With double points on offer, the team can take a major step towards a fifth consecutive world title at Le Mans.
  • This puts us in a strong position but the first three races don't count for anything at Le Mans.
  • I know what to expect at Le Mans and how to prepare myself so I will be in even better shape this year.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing secures Sebring one-two

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 20, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing dominated the opening round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to earn a one-two victory in the 1000 Miles of Sebring in the face of strong Hypercar competition.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Mar 20, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing dominated the opening round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to earn a one-two victory in the 1000 Miles of Sebring in the face of strong Hypercar competition.
  • After a tense race-long battle at the front, World Champions and 2022 Le Mans winners Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa completed a perfect result for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing by finishing second in the #8 GR010 HYBRID, just 2.168secs behind.
  • Relentless consistency, flawless team operations and strong tyre management combined as TOYOTA GAZOO Racing overcame the challenge of new Hypercar rivals from Cadillac, Ferrari and Porsche to lap all competitors twice and earn the team's 40th WEC victory.
  • As the sun set on Sebring, Mike ticked off the remaining laps without taking risks and Brendon reduced the gap steadily.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing set for Sebring showdown

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, Mar 7, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins its defence of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) titles, and an exciting new era of Hypercar competition, with a much-anticipated trip to Florida for the 1000 Miles of Sebring on 17 March.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Mar 7, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins its defence of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) titles, and an exciting new era of Hypercar competition, with a much-anticipated trip to Florida for the 1000 Miles of Sebring on 17 March.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing enters the 2023 season, its 11th in WEC, on an unprecedented run of success, having earned five consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victories and four straight World Championship doubles.
  • But a 1000-mile race over eight hours at Sebring presents a unique challenge to drivers and cars.
  • When the race begins at midday local time on Friday, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will begin its fight for a second Sebring victory, having triumphed there in 2019.