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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    LE MANS DISAPPOINTMENT FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing endured a long Le Mans 24 Hours, showing good reliability but finishing a disappointing sixth and eighth at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The #2 TS040 HYBRID of Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway finished in sixth place, with Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in eighth. TOYOTA congratulates Porsche...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 4

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing moved into the final third of the Le Mans 24 Hours in seventh and eighth positions as the sun rose over the Circuit de la Sarthe. The third round of the World Endurance Championship witnessed a relentless battle for the leading LMP1 positions in dry conditions with most of the 56-car field...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 3

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing closed in on midnight in the Le Mans 24 Hours running in seventh and eighth position for the third round of the World Endurance Championship. As darkness fell on the Circuit de la Sarthe, the established pattern of the race for the TS040 HYBRIDs continued, with Kazuki Nakajima leading the #1 car’s...

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    LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 2

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Le Mans 24 Hours challenge suffered a blow when an accident for the #1 TS040 HYBRID five hours into the race dropped it out of the top six at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Anthony Davidson was at the wheel when he made contact with a lapped car, damaging the front right...

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  • MOY72636A

    LE MANS 24 HOURS UPDATE 1

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing made a clean start to the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours, running in seventh and eighth as the third round of the World Endurance Championship approached its fourth hour. The race began in perfect conditions, with bright sunshine and air temperatures of 20°C at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Sébastien Buemi, who...

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  • Meteo France weather. 
Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    The weather forecaster, come rain or shine!

    Guy, the engineer from Météo France, is a weather specialist dedicated to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team at the Le Mans 24 Hours but also at most World Endurance Championship events. He explains his role in the team. Why do you need weather forecast during a race? “Motorsport is very sensitive to weather changes so...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    TOYOTA STARTS FROM ROW FOUR AT LE MANS

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will start the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours from the fourth row of the grid after the final two qualifying sessions at the Circuit de la Sarthe. This year’s race marks 30 years since TOYOTA’s first official participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the two TS040 HYBRIDs will start seventh...

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  • Le Mans 24 Hours
8th-14th June 2015. Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

    BUSY START FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing began its Le Mans 24 Hours week with a busy day of preparation in the opening practice and qualifying sessions for the third round of the World Endurance Championship. With the emphasis firmly on set-up development and tyre evaluation over long stints rather than qualifying position, both TS040 HYBRIDs continued the constructive...

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  • Sebastien Buemi (SUI)  
Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    A LAP OF THE CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE WITH SÉBASTIEN BUEMI

    “After the first straight, you have the first corner on the right; very difficult to stay flat. Very heavy braking into Dunlop Chicane, where you have to take a lot the kerb but not too much to upset the car, then you exit and go into the easy flat Virage de la Chapelle. But there...

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  • Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    30 YEARS OF TOYOTA IN LE MANS

    The 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours is the 17th time TOYOTA cars have entered the race over the past 30 years. Throughout the past 16 attempts, 40 separate cars have raced, with a best finish of second place (1992, 1994, 1999 and 2013). During that time, drivers such as ex-Formula 1 World Champion Alan Jones,...

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  • TMG  Factory
11th-12 February 2015.
Cologne, Germany.

    THE TRUCKIES: BETWEEN ROAD AND TRACK

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has three full-time truckies at World Endurance Championship races, but these hard working and passionate team members have many, many more tasks than the job title suggests. We spoke to Sven to find out more… In terms of truck driving, what are your tasks? “We are three truckies fully dedicated to the...

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  • tjm1530my210

    TOYOTA GAZOO RACING OFFERS BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

    Fans at the Le Mans 24 Hours have the chance to win exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team, thanks to a competition announced today. Fans at the track can enter by posting a photo from the Circuit de la Sarthe on any of the team’s social media channels: Facebook (toyotamotorsport), Twitter (@Toyota_Hybrid)...

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  • Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    LE MANS CHALLENGE AWAITS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is prepared and ready for the highlight of the World Endurance Championship season; the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Over 250,000 spectators will witness the 83rd running of the famous race around the 13.629km Circuit de la Sarthe, which is part public roads and part race track, with four LMP1 manufacturers doing...

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  • Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    CHALLENGING LE MANS TEST FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing began its 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours challenge with a trouble-free official test session at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Today’s eight hours of testing are the only opportunity to experience the 13.629km circuit, which partly utilises public roads, prior to race week so the team planned a full programme of fine-tuning...

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  • Yoshiaki Kinoshita (JPN) Team President  
Toyota Racing TS040 Launch and WEC Group Test
26th-28th March 2015. Circuit Paul Ricard, France.

    YOSHIAKI KINOSHITA HANDED LE MANS HONOUR

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is proud to learn that former Team President Yoshiaki Kinoshita has been awarded the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Award by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). The ACO announced the award today, adding Kinoshita san to a list of endurance racing’s elite which includes Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Gérard Larousse and Henri...

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  • Kazuki Nakajima (JPN)  
Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    KAZUKI NAKAJIMA Q+A

    Kazuki Nakajima will return to the #1 TS040 HYBRID on Sunday for the official Le Mans, the first time he has driven the car since an accident at Spa earlier this month left him with a fractured vertebra. Following a rapid recovery, we caught up with Kazuki to find out how he is feeling: How...

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  • Kazuki Nakajima (JPN)  
Toyota Racing TS040 
Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day
29th-31st May 2015
Circuit de Le Mans, France.

    KAZUKI NAKAJIMA CLEARED FOR LE MANS TEST

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is delighted to confirm that Kazuki Nakajima has been declared fit to participate in tomorrow’s official test day at Le Mans. Kazuki suffered a fractured vertebra in an accident at Spa-Francorchamps on 30 April, ruling him out of the second round of the World Endurance Championship. Kazuki was initially treated at Clinique...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    POSITIVE PROGRESS FOR KAZUKI

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is pleased to report that Kazuki Nakajima is making very positive progress as he recovers from the back injury sustained during the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. After spending several days in hospital in Verviers, Kazuki was transferred to the neuro-radiology unit of Nice Hospital in southern France for further treatment on his...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    COMPOSITE MECHANICS AT WORK!

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has three composite mechanics on track to support team operations. We spoke to Principle Composite Technician Robert to describe his job, which is very specific and requires a lot of precision. Let’s discover his world… What is carbon fibre? “Carbon fibre is a strong material which is also lightweight. It is used...

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  • World Endurance Championship

    BELGIAN BLUES FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing completed a weekend to forget in the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with a deeply disappointing result in the second round of the World Endurance Championship. The event got off to a bad start on Thursday when Kazuki Nakajima suffered a fractured vertebra during a heavy practice accident in wet conditions and a...

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