Toyota’s history in motorsports dates back more than 60 years.
Having raced in all manner of motorsports throughout the world, Toyota’s major successes gained under the most extreme conditions serve as the flesh and blood for building tomorrow’s cars.
In order to embody the concept of “Roads Build People and Cars,” Toyota refines every aspect of its cars on the world’s roads and unsparingly applies the knowledge and technology gained in this way as feedback.
All is for “building ever-better cars.”
Holding this philosophy which has remained unchanged for more than 60 years, Toyota continues to push the limits.
OUR MASTER DRIVER,
TAKES ON ALL
THE ROADS AND
THE CARS &
ON HIS OWN
As president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio believes our mission is making better-driving cars. With that in mind, he continues to take the wheel to hone his special knack for building the kind of vehicles he loves.
Not only does he race—primarily in rallies on public roads—he also takes part in the 5 Continents Drive. By taking to the road and handling vehicles himself, Akio embodies the Toyota philosophy: "Roads build people, and people build cars."
24 HOURS OF NÜRBURGRING ENDURANCE RACE 2019
THE GR SUPRA
THE LC ON
AND CARS TO
A HIGHER LEVEL
As its 13th time participating in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring Endurance Race, in 2019 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing undertook the challenge with a two-car team consisting of a LEXUS LC and a GR Supra, which made a successful return after a 17 year hiatus. The Supra finished in 41st place overall (3rd in the SP8T class) and the LC finished in 54th place overall (1st in the SP-PRO class).
WRC 2019 FIA World Rally Championship 2019
ACHIEVING THE FIRST
RETURNINHG TO WRC
The 2019 Season pitted drivers against each other over a total of 13 rounds. During the 10th round Rallye Deutschland, TGR finished first, second, and third for the first time after returning to the WRC. Meanwhile, team Tänak/Järveoja took home the drivers’ and co-drivers’ championship titles for 13th round Rally de España.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing finished this season in the No. 2 spot on the Manufacturer’s Ranking.
WEC FIA World Endurance Championship 2018-2019
THE 24 HOURS
OF LE MANS
After achieving its first win during the second round at Le Mans, TGR also went on to place first at Le Mans during the WEC finale. Along with the grand achievement of two consecutive wins at Le Mans, TGR also took home the drivers’ championship title for the WEC 2018-2019 Super Season.
Kazuki Nakajima shone as the first driver from Japan to win an FIA world championship title in circuit racing.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has won both the team (manufacturer’s title in 2014) and drivers’ championship titles since 2014.
Dakar Rally 2019
THE WORLD’S MOST
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa realized the first overall victory for a Toyota car.
Team Land Cruiser TOYOTA AUTO BODY achieved its sixth consecutive win in the production category, while Hino Team Sugawara celebrated its 10th consecutive win in the trucks category (Under 10-litre Class).
Toyota applies its experience in demanding rallies faced-off against the forces of nature to enhance the level of its production vehicles.
Fernando Alonso will compete in the 2020 Dakar Rally.
5 Continents Drive Project
THE SPRIT OF
(GO AND SEE
Under the philosophy of “Roads build people, and people build cars,” the 5 Continents Drive Project aims to “build ever-better cars” that cannot be achieved on test courses and to “build the people” who support these cars. To reach this goal, its employees take the wheel and travel across the many different types of roads over which its customers throughout the world drive, listen to the voices of its customers, contact the cultures of each country, and experience discovering solutions to the many issues and challenges as a team.
After launching in Australia in 2014, the project successfully crossed North America in 2015, South America in 2016, Europe in 2017, and Africa in 2018. In 2019 the project moved on to its final stage of Asia. Since completing the Middle East leg at the start of the year, the project has continued to cross Asia in aims of reaching the final goal of Tokyo where the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held.
SPORTS CAR WITH
Motorsports initiatives have given Toyota broad perspective and deep experience, which the company has applied to the development of numerous production cars. Some of these model line-ups are ideally suited for passing on the special motorsports DNA, particularly Toyota’s GR Series. And after 16 years, one GR series model, the Supra, is ready to make a big comeback.
GR series sportscars are packed with technologies and pumping with the passion of motorsports. Drive one and the thrill is yours.