Sports prototypes

MAGICAL MONZA FOR TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:08am

TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • With that result, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extends its lead in the manufacturers' World Championship to 30 points over Alpine.
  • "It has been a positive day for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing; congratulations to the #7 car and also our colleagues in the World Rally team for their victory in Rally Estonia.
  • But it is better we had a day like this here in Monza rather than at Le Mans.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Motivated for Monza

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 9:03am

TOKYO, July 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to maintain its 100% winning Hypercar record this week when the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Italy for the first time in nearly 30 years for the 6 Hours of Monza.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, July 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to maintain its 100% winning Hypercar record this week when the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Italy for the first time in nearly 30 years for the 6 Hours of Monza.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing heads to Monza leading both World Championships following an exciting start to the season.
  • But that will change in Monza, when a limited number of spectators will make a welcome return.
  • Monza has a great history in endurance racing and it's great that it's back on the WEC calendar.

Acura Wins IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 4:14pm

Today's overall win at the Rolex 24 comes almost exactly 30 years after Acura scored its first major endurance racing victory, the Camel Lights class win at Daytona, February 2-3, 1991.

Key Points: 
  • Today's overall win at the Rolex 24 comes almost exactly 30 years after Acura scored its first major endurance racing victory, the Camel Lights class win at Daytona, February 2-3, 1991.
  • Acura first entered IMSA competition in 1991, shortly after the company's founding in 1986, and the 1991 Daytona race was the first major event for the company.
  • Filipe Albuquerque (#10 Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05) Rolex 24 at Daytona winner: "I think it was a hell of a show.
  • David Salters (President, Honda Performance Development) on this weekend's Acura victory at the season-opening Rolex 24: "It's an historic day for Acura, and thanks to IMSA for putting on a stunning event.

GR Super Sport Makes Dynamic Public Debut at Le Mans

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:24am

Fittingly for a vehicle based on the two-time Le Mans-winning TS050 HYBRID race car, a customized GR Super Sport development model, customized as a convertible and in GR camouflage livery, completed a demonstration lap, before participating in the ceremony to return the Le Mans trophy for this year's race.

Key Points: 
  • Fittingly for a vehicle based on the two-time Le Mans-winning TS050 HYBRID race car, a customized GR Super Sport development model, customized as a convertible and in GR camouflage livery, completed a demonstration lap, before participating in the ceremony to return the Le Mans trophy for this year's race.
  • Those performances are the inspiration for the GR Super Sport, a hypercar with race car pedigree and performance.
  • "It was an honour to drive this development version of the GR Super Sport for the first time in public, and especially at a circuit like Le Mans which is so closely connected to this car.
  • The GR Super Sport was born at Le Mans so this felt like a homecoming.

Acura Wins Wet & Wild Road America

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:55am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.
  • Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "Before the race, and knowing the forecast, we made sure our Acura was set up well for the wet.
  • And we used the experience we gained at Daytona and other wet races we had before to learn.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "My teammate [Castroneves] is unbelievable, that was such an exciting finish.