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Toyota big favorites at 24 Hours Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) — After losing to Porsche on the final lap last year, Toyota is back in force at the 24 Hours Le Mans with superfast cars. Chasing a first victory at the endurance race, Toyota dominated qualifying at the Circuit de la Sarthe, with Kamui Kobayashi breaking the lap record with a time of 3 minutes, 14.791 seconds. That impressive performance was more than two seconds...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 15, 2017

Last-lap rules adjusted for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The ACO has adjusted the requirements for classification in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the wake of this year’s dramatic finish that stripped the No. 5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of a podium result.A new penalty system has been introduced for cars not completing the final lap in less than six minutes.Cars will be given a one-lap post-race penalty if the final lap is completed between six...
Via FOX Sports
December 19, 2016

Toyota reveals cause of last-lap failure at Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that a turbo-related issue caused the No. 5 TS050 Hybrid of Kazuki Nakajima to slow and stop on track, while in the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with less than four minutes remaining.The issue handed overall victory, in dramatic fashion, to the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Neel Jani, who assumed the lead of the race on the final lap."Car No. 5...
Via FOX Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Toyota reflects on heartbreak of losing Le Mans 24 Hours on final lap

Toyota Gazoo Racing leaves the biggest race of its year devastated, after losing a sure-fire victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the final lap.Kazuki Nakajima looked set to take the honors but lost all power in his No. 5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with a little over two minutes on the clock.Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi later lost what would have been a second-place finish...
Via FOX Sports
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Porsche wins Le Mans in dramatic fashion as Toyota falters

LE MANS, France (AP) With film star Brad Pitt giving the official race start at the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race, it fittingly ended with a Hollywood finish as Porsche defended its title in dramatic fashion after Toyota relinquished the lead minutes from the end on Sunday. With Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima behind the wheel of the No. 5 TS050 Hybrid, it seemed Toyota would...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Toyota's Nakajima suffers fractured vertebra in accident

Toyota's Kazuki Nakajima has been ruled out of this weekend's FIA World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Saturday, 8:30 a.m. ET LIVE on FOX Sports 1) after suffering a fractured vertebra in a heavy accident in Thursday's opening practice session. The Japanese driver checked up and slammed his No. 1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid into the rear of the No. 8 Audi R18 e-tron...
Via FOX Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LE MANS: Wurz Heads Up Toyota LMP1 Project

Alex Wurz, Kazuki Nakajima and Nicolas Lapierre confirmed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH as factory drivers for next year's LMP1 program in the FIA World Endurance Championship...
Via Speed Network
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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