TOKYO, June 23, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) will compete in rounds 4 and 6 of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS(1)). Although TGR has decided not to participate in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race this year(2), it will perfect people and cars and continue its quest to build ever better motorsport cars through testing. Nationals and participation in the NLS for next year and beyond.
The Nürburgring is a demanding course 25 km long, with a maximum drop of 300 m and 172 bends. The Nürburgring 24-hour race, which TGR participated in from 2007 to 2021, with the aim of “refining people, refining cars”, represents the roots of TGR. The mechanics and engineers, who are Toyota employees, aim to test cars to their limits and learn how to make them better than ever by gaining experience in even tougher conditions than testing and racing. evaluations carried out on regular test runs. This valuable experience is then fed back into the development of all kinds of vehicles.
NLS Round 4 (to be held on June 25) is a 4-hour endurance race and will feature drivers Tatsuya Kataoka, Hiroaki Ishiura, Masahiro Sasaki and Takamitsu Matsui. NLS Round 6 (to be held September 10 and 11) is a 6-hour endurance race that takes place over two days for a total of 12 hours of racing(3).
The TGR will compete with the LEXUS LC and the new GR86. The LC will be refined through the investment of a significant amount of advanced technology that will be used in future production vehicles, centered on body stiffness, aerodynamic development and suspension technology. The new GR86 is competing for the first time at the N?rburgring. It is equipped with a more powerful 2.4 liter engine than the previous model and will meet the challenges of the most demanding course in the world.
(1) Nurburgring Langstrecken Series
(2) Event dates (May 28-29, 2022) conflict with major races in Japan, which would hamper team preparation and setup
(3) Drivers for NLS Round 6 will be chosen at a later date
(4) Member of Toyota Motor Corporation
Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
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