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  1. Supra Prototype makes its debut at Goodwood FOS

    Toyota’s hotly anticipated new Toyota Supra sports car to make its public debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Car will make daily runs on the festival’s hill course (July 12, 13, 14 and 15), driven by Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada and Master Driver Herwig Daenens New Toyota Supra will be faithful to its heritage with an in-line, front-mounted six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept and the Le Mans-winning N°8 TOYOTA TS050 Hybrid also to be present at Goodwood, on static display Toyota Supra expected to reach the market during the first half of 2019 The new Toyota Supra, one of the world’s most keenly anticipated sports cars, will make its international debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The development model will be seen in action for the first time anywhere in the world on the famous hill course at the Festival, making a fitting contribution to the event’s silver jubilee year. The prototype will be driven up the hill course by two of the people leading its development: Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, who has overall responsibility for the Supra project, and Master Driver Herwig Daenens. Following the announcement of a new Toyota Supra at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Toyota can confirm the model will be faithful to its distinguished heritage as a pure, thoroughbred sports car by using a front-mounted, in-line six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. The Toyota Supra prototype will be camouflaged in the black, red and white colours of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing – the same colours which adorned Toyota’s Le Mans 24 Hour winning TS050 this year, and will be in action on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. Fans will also have the chance to take a close-up look at the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept. Created by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, this concept heralded the return of the Supra name when it was unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It explores the potential for a high-performance competition model, featuring dramatic bodywork crafted in advanced, lightweight composite materials, lowered suspension, racing wheels and cockpit equipped to competition standards. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is the organisation which spearheads Toyota’s global sporting programme and the development of exclusive, performance-focused, GR-branded road cars, including the recently introduced Yaris GRMN. In the FIA World Endurance Championship, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing achieved Toyota’s first victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours with a one-two finish in this year’s race and the No8 TOYOTA TS050 Hybrid which claimed the historic victory will be on display in the competition paddock at Goodwood. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing also competes at the highest international level in the FIA World Rally Championship with the Yaris WRC, claiming two victories in its debut season in 2017 and scoring a win on Rally Argentina and a number of podium finishes so far this year. Toyota expects its new Toyota Supra to reach the market during the first half of 2019.
  2. All the highlights from the Townsville round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series.
  3. All the highlights from Race 3 of the Townsville 400.
  4. Post race interviews from Race 2 at the Townsville 400.
  5. All of the highlights from Race 2 at Townsville.
  6. All of the highlights from Race 1 at Townsville.
  7. Townsville 400 race weekend preview.
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  11. Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) today unveiled the GR Super Sport Concept at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The concept, which made its world debut at the beginning of the year at the Tokyo Auto Salon, is a next-generation hyper car that uses hybrid electric technology honed through Toyota’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
  12. The 86th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours next week provides the perfect excuse for Toyota to prepare a trio of one-off versions of its own famous “86,” the GT86 coupe. Each car sports a different livery celebrating some of Toyota’s great Le Mans cars of the past. And what better date for the reveal than today, the eighth day of the six month Toyota GB challenged themselves to design the cars to appeal to enthusiasts with their eye-catching wraps and detailing. Each is inspired by a Le Mans race car famous for its thrilling exploits and carries forward a retro theme that previously saw six special GT86 finished in heritage liveries of some of Toyota’s race and rally car legends. James Clark, Toyota GB Press Relations Manager, said: “The GT86 gives us a great canvas on which to pay tribute to some of the amazing Toyota race cars that have thrilled the crowds at Le Mans. Response to our earlier retro-liveried coupes was fantastic and we hope these new cars – all strictly one-off creations – will generate the same kind of enthusiasm as we approach this year’s 24-hour race.” Keen-eyed race-goers might spot the cars at Le Mans next week. After their debut, they will be joining Toyota’s UK press and heritage fleet to make special appearances at events across the country this summer. The first in the new series pays tribute to the Toyota TS010 of 1992, which was powered by a Formula 1-style 3.5-litre V10 engine capable of producing up to 700bhp. Next comes the 1998 TS020, or GT-One, a pure-bred Le Mans car that proved exceptional in qualifying and a record-breaker in the heat of competition. Completing the threesome is a GT86 inspired by the TS050 Hybrid, which came heartbreakingly close to winning Le Mans in 2016. The cars are fitted with high-level Toyota accessory rear spoilers, in a nod to the high-downforce aero packages featured on the race cars. Vehicle vinyl specialist Funkee Fish reproduced the original liveries to match the shape and proportions of the GT86. The sports car stance is enhanced with lowered springs that reduce the cars’ ride height by 40mm. Aftermarket alloys were chosen to replicate the designs of the original racing wheels, and a new stainless steel Milltek Sport exhaust system provides a finishing touch and an evocative sound.
  13. Toyota Gazoo Racing wins the Le Mans 24 Hours

    Toyota Gazoo Racing have won the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours, their cars taking the chequered flag in first and second place this afternoon (Sunday 17 June). It was a historic first victory for Toyota in its 20th entry in the world-famous race Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso started from pole position in the No8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid and claimed their win after 388 tense and often dramatic laps of the La Sarthe circuit. The result extends their lead in the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, who led for long periods of the race in the No7 car, made it a perfect result for Toyota, coming home in second place in front of more than a quarter of a million fans. Nakajima said: “It’s great to be here finally; it has been a long time. I am almost speechless. I had great team-mates and Toyota gave us a very strong car. We finished the race without any issue on both cars so I feel we all deserved to win the race. To win this race has been a big dream for all of Toyota since 1985. There have been many people involved in this project so I am proud to be here to represent all that effort.” Prior to this weekend’s race, Toyota had entered 47 cars at Le Mans and finished on the podium six times. Today’s result makes it only the second Japanese manufacturer to win the race, while Nakajima becomes the first Japanese driver to win in a Japanese car. The result is the culmination of intense and determined efforts by Toyota Gazoo racing colleagues from Higashi-Fuji in Japan and Cologne, Germany, to continually improve the hybrid electric technology which powers the race cars. In winning this weekend’s race, the race cars used 35 per cent less fuel than in 2012, when Toyota returned to international endurance racing. The two TS050 Hybrids were evenly matched throughout the 3,285 miles of the race and swapped the lead several times. Two stop-go penalties for the No8 car, compared to just one for the No7, required Alonso to put in an impressive night-time stint on his Le Mans debut in order to get back into contention. It proved to be a day on which all the drivers performed exceptionally in a high-pressure environment. A fuel issue late in the day dropped the No7 Toyota off the lead lap, so Nakajima crossed the line with a two-lap lead from Kobayashi in the sister car. Akio Toyoda, Toyota President, congratulated the team and credited their success to the hard work and determination of everyone involved and their commitment to kaizen – the continuous improvement that is a core principle of Toyota. He said: “Finally, we won 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. I want to enjoy the great feeling today with all fans who have supported us for a long time. Of course, this is another step towards the next challenge so I would like to ask your continuous support from now on too. Thank you very much.” The team will now have a nine-week break before returning to action in the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, on 17-19 August. Le Mans 24 Hours result: 1st No8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso) 388 laps 2nd No7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/ López) +2 laps 3rd No3 Rebellion Racing (Laurent/Beche/Menezes) +12 laps 4th No1 Rebellion Racing (Lotterer/Jani/Senna) +13 laps 5th No26 G-Drive Racing (Rusinov/Vergne/Pizzitola) +19 laps 6th No36 Signatech Alpine (Lapierre/Negrão/Thiriet) +21 laps
  14. On an Australian tour, the Brickman Awesome event features a LEGO model close to our hearts - a life-sized Toyota Camry built completely out of LEGO.