Nürburgring 24 Hour Will Feature Toyota 86 Next Month
After the loss of its TSO30 hybrid Le Mans monocoque which cannot participate in the upcoming Le Mans 24hours, Toyota plans to come back and compete with two 86 sports cars in the upcoming 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. The company announced today that its new 86 sports cars will undergo serious track time soon. It’s after Subaru recently unveiled their GT300 racing version of the BRZ that Toyota has come up with this endeavor.
GAZOO Racing, Toyota’s partner is preparing the race cars to reach and support a new generation of car lovers across the world. “I Love Cars!” is the slogan for Gazoo endeavors this year. The team’s unique feature is that Toyota’s in-house employees as drivers and mechanics will be included in the race.
Participating in such racing events will definitely suit Toyota’s philosophy of nurturing a new generation of motorsports enthusiasts and encouraging grassroots racing. Toyota says, “By competing in such events, Toyota aims to make even better cars that satisfy enthusiasts and promote the joy of driving.”
The 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race has been held annually since 1970 on the famous Nordschleife (North Loop) circuit in the Eifel Forest. Besides this race, the program will have a presentation in June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, and appearances in various custom car shows in Japan, capped by the Gazoo Racing Festival at Fuji Speedway in November and the Waku Doki Circuit, a series of eight participatory events for enthusiasts at Fuji, Suzuka and other tracks.