Toyota Confirms FIA World Endurance Championship Entry

My Drive | Toyota Racing has expanded its plans for the 2012 season and has entered the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team had originally planned only to take part in selected races – fewer than required to be considered a full-time entrant – but revised its program after unexpected changes faced by the championship. This means the Toyota TS030 Hybrid will make its racing debut at the Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps on May 5. Toyota Racing has also confirmed it will enter two cars for the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16-17.

The regular driver line-up of Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazui Nakajima are confirmed for the race, with details of the line-up for the additional car to be announced shortly. “The circumstances for the championship changed suddenly in recent weeks and Toyota Racing considers it important to work together with the FIA* and ACO** to establish a successful future for endurance racing,” team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita said. “We have done everything we can to show our support and we look forward to an exciting season, including the opportunity to race two cars at Le Mans.”

My Drive | Toyota TS030 Hybrid

My Drive | Toyota TS030 Hybrid

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