The Toyota Gazoo Racing team continues in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) confirming its its participation in the 2019-2020 season. This will be the final campaign with the current-specification LMP1 regulations, and today (14th June 2019) confirms it will be present on the grid when the new generation of top-class endurance race cars make their WEC debut in autumn 2020.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) revealed final details of the new technical regulations following detailed discussions with several stakeholders, including newly-crowned 2018-19 World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing. As a result, Toyota Gazoo Racing confirms it will participate in the 2020-2021 season with a hybrid-powered prototype based on the GR Super Sport road car. Both road and race car are undergoing design and intensive development at the company’s technical centres in Toyota City, Higashi-Fuji and Cologne.
Track testing of the new race car, the name of which will be revealed at a later date, will begin next year prior to the start of the 2020-2021 season while further details of the GR Super Sport road car are to follow
Shigeki Tomoyama, GAZOO Racing Company President:
“I am pleased to confirm that TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will continue its challenge in endurance racing beyond the current regulations. Thank you to the ACO and FIA for their hard work in finalising these regulations, which we hope will bring about a new golden age of endurance racing, with several manufacturers fighting for Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship. For TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, this new era of competition is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our credentials not only as a race team against some of the best in the business, but also as a sportscar manufacturer. I am sure I join fans and competitors in welcoming the new regulations and looking forward to an exciting era of competition in WEC and at Le Mans.”