TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
24HR NÜRBURGRING TEAMS
ARE KEY TO BUILDING
The 46th Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race (official name: 46. ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen) Dates: May 10–13, 2018
In 2018, Toyota will enter the race with a Lexus LC. This year, which marks Toyota's 12th year of participation, the entire TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team will work to make improvements and further enhance performance from last year's by going back to the starting point for the development of our people.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
This car has been refined to race specifications by Toyota's mechanics and engineers, and incorporates advanced development technologies destined for future production vehicles such as sports cars.
|Engine Type||2UR-GSE (modified)|
|Drive Train||2WD (Rear-wheel-drive System)|
|Transmission||Sequential Paddle Shift (MT)|
Chief MechanicToshiyuki Sekiya
Starting in 2016, competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.
He started racing kart in 1990. 1994, Japanese F3 debut. 1995, JAPAN GT Championship (former SUPER GT) debut, and 1999, GT300 Class Series 2nd. He raced GT500 Class in 2000-2009, and Formula Nippon in 2001-2008.
In 2016, he got SUPER GT GT300 Class Champion (VIVAC 86 MC).
Starting in 2015, competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.
In 2007, he started racing at FCJ and Formula TOYOTA Series. In 2014 he raced Super Taikyu Series ST4 Class from the 4th Round (Okayama) with GAZOO Racing SPIRIT 86. In 2016, he got SUPER GT GT300 Class Champion (VIVAC 86 MC) with 2 wins and was 2nd in the Super Taikyu Series ST4 Class with 1 win (TOYOTA Team TOM's SPIRIT 86). In 2017, he was 5th at SUPER GT GT300 Class with 1 win, and got Super Taikyu ST4 Class Champion with 5 wins.
Starting in 2013, competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.
Competed in the FCJ since 2008, and Japanese F3 Championship in 2010. He raced at Super Taikyu Series ST4 Class since 2012 with GAZOO Racing SPIRIT 86. In 2013, he won the 4th Round of Super Taikyu ST4 Class and 86/BRZ Race at the same round in Okayama. Since 2014, he has been racing at various categories including SUPER GT GT300 Class, Super Taikyu ST4 Class, and GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race, and has several wins every year. In 2017, he was 2nd in SUPER GT GT300 Class with 2 wins, and got Champion at Super Taikyu ST4 Class with 5 wins.
He will race at Nürburgring 24 Hour Race with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing for the first time in 2018.
In 2007, he got TOYOTA Young Drivers Program (TDP) Scholarship. 2008, he debut the FCJ. 2010, he won pole position at 12 races and 10 wins. 2011, he stepped up to Japanese F3-N Class. 2013, he won Japanese F3 Championship (11 wins). 2012, Super Formula Debut. From 2015, he has been racing at SUPER GT GT300 Series and Super Taikyu ST3 class, and he has been winning every year until 2017.