Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Step One Automotive Group Ambassador Lands Podium Finish in Sports Car Debut at Spa

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Monday, September 26, 2022

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Step One Automotive Group ambassador and athlete, Juan Manual "JM" Correa took home a podium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in his European Le Mans Series debut.

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  • FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Step One Automotive Group ambassador and athlete, Juan Manual "JM" Correa took home a podium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in his European Le Mans Series debut.
  • The Prema Racing driver finished third in the four-hour race in his car shared with Ferdinand Habsburg and Louis Deltraz.
  • Juan Manual "JM" Correa will compete with the team again on October 16th at the 4 Hours of Portimao.For more information about Step One Automotive Group, visit https://www.steponeautomotive.com .
  • Step One Automotive Group also owns two standalone pre-owned operations, three wholesale parts operations, and one rental car operation.

F.C.C. TSR Honda France Fights Back to Win Second FIM Endurance World Championship Title

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Monday, September 19, 2022

TSR Honda France, running second in the 2022 FIM* Endurance World Championship (EWC), made a comeback to win this year's championship in the final round, the Bol d'Or 2022, held at Circuit Paul Ricard on September 17 - 18.

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  • TSR Honda France, running second in the 2022 FIM* Endurance World Championship (EWC), made a comeback to win this year's championship in the final round, the Bol d'Or 2022, held at Circuit Paul Ricard on September 17 - 18.
  • The team has won the title for the second time, its first in the 2017-2018 season.
  • TSR Honda France kicked off its 2022 campaign with riders Josh Hook (29 years old, Australia), Geno Rea (33 years old, UK) and Mike Di Meglio (24 years old, France) on a Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.
  • TSR Honda France headed into the final round, the Bol d'Or 2022, second overall, 23 points behind the series leader.

Spa victory for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, May 9, 2022

TOKYO, May 9, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned its first win of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season after a dramatic, weather-affected 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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  • TOKYO, May 9, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned its first win of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season after a dramatic, weather-affected 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
  • The team celebrated its sixth consecutive victory at Spa-Francorchamps with the #7 bouncing back from an accident at Sebring to make it seven wins out of eight races since the GR010 HYBRID was introduced at Spa in 2021.
  • Unfortunately, only one GR010 HYBRID reached the chequered flag at Spa.
  • But as a team it was a good performance and it's great to get the first victory of the season.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Aims to Bounce Back in Belgium

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

TOKYO, Apr 28, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to get back to winning ways when it makes the short journey to Belgium next week for the second round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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  • TOKYO, Apr 28, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to get back to winning ways when it makes the short journey to Belgium next week for the second round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing therefore travels 120km from the team's Cologne headquarters to the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit determined to deliver an improved result in the final race before the highlight of the WEC season, the Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • As well as being one of the home races for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in WEC, Spa is also a happy hunting ground for the team.
  • Since its first WEC race there in 2013, the team has won six times and is aiming for a sixth consecutive victory in Belgium this weekend.

Sebring Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

TOKYO, Mar 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a podium finish from an eventful and ultimately frustrating 1000 Miles of Sebring, which finished early due to a thunderstorm.

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  • TOKYO, Mar 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a podium finish from an eventful and ultimately frustrating 1000 Miles of Sebring, which finished early due to a thunderstorm.
  • Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa started the campaign with a podium for second place following a valiant battle in their #8 GR010 HYBRID in a race won by Alpine.
  • That put the #7 GR010 HYBRID out of the race, the first time that car has failed to finish since Le Mans 2017.
  • Within four laps Sebastien moved up to third with Kamui just behind in fourth, joining an all-Hypercar battle for the podium positions.

Rovanpera on the podium at Spa for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Kalle Rovanpera claimed a podium finish for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team at Ypres Rally Belgium following a final-day battle with his team-mates Elfyn Evans and Sebastien Ogier as the event came to a close at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Kalle Rovanpera claimed a podium finish for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team at Ypres Rally Belgium following a final-day battle with his team-mates Elfyn Evans and Sebastien Ogier as the event came to a close at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
  • They ended Saturday covered by just 4.3 seconds in an in-house fight for third overall, with Evans leading Rovanpera and Ogier as they headed to Spa for the final four stages.
  • Rovanpera stole a march on the competition in the day's first stage, where he posted the fastest time to move ahead of Evans and into third.
  • Rovanpera went on to seal third place by 6.5s over Evans and claim an impressive result for himself and co-driver Jonne Halttunen as the leading Ypres debutants.

More new and demanding roads ahead for the Toyota Yaris WRC

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).
  • While none of the four Toyota drivers have competed before in Ypres - which is hosting Belgium's first ever WRC round - the event has a rich history dating back to 1965.
  • In that time, it has developed a reputation for its demanding stages on fast and narrow farmland roads around the West Flanders region.
  • These are often lined by large drainage ditches and include numerous junctions, while dirt is frequently dragged onto the road.

One-Two in Race 100 for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Toyota City, Japan, June 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing celebrated its 100th World Championship sportscar race with a one-two victory for its new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar in the 8 Hours of Portimao following a flawless performance in Portugal.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, June 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing celebrated its 100th World Championship sportscar race with a one-two victory for its new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar in the 8 Hours of Portimao following a flawless performance in Portugal.
  • With a second win from two races in 2021, following victory in the season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has extended its teams' World Championship lead to 22 points.
  • I think we played a really nice strategic race because we could keep up the pace despite the longer stints.
  • We fought the whole way with #7 but in the end only one car can win and it was a one-two which is great for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing."