TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Outlines 2020 Motorsports Activities

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing(TGR) is TOYOTA's racing company positioning motorsports activities as the basis of our quest to make ever-better cars. From products developed through these activities to the establishment of the GR Garage, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's motorsports activities have been promoted as a comprehensive method of increasing numbers of car fans.

TGR began 2019 by achieving overall victory at the Dakar Rally. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), we secured both the team and the driver’s championships, and we won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year.In the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), we won the driver's and co-driver's championships. In Japan, we won the championships in SUPER GT and Super Formula, and the class championship in the Japan Rally Championship. 2019 was a successful year in which TGR impressed the strong association between Toyota and motorsports on both Japan and countries abroad.However, we will not rest on our laurels. In order to deliver the dreams and excitement of driving to a wider audience, in 2020 we will continue to engage in a variety of motorsports activities both in Japan and overseas.

The WEC 2019–2020 season will be the last for the TS050 HYBRID, and we intend to secure a third successive victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the WEC 2020–2021 season, which begins after the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we intend to participate in the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) Class using a racing car based on the GR Super Sport that is currently under development; we will announce the team setup at a later date. In the WRC, we intend to overhaul our driver and co-driver line-up. The WRC will return to Japan for the first time in 10 years, with Rally Japan to be held across Aichi and Gifu Prefectures in November. In SUPER GT, the Supra will return to the GT500 Class for the first time in 15 years. In SUPER GT, the Supra will return to the GT500 Class for the first time in 15 years. As far as driver development is concerned, in order to nurture Japanese racing and rally drivers capable of competing on the world stage, we intend to promote the TGR Driver Challenge Program (TGR-DC), which integrates and extends our various existing programs. In addition, we will offer vehicles for ROOKIE Racing so that we can gain expertise from the viewpoints of this private team, which is composed of various drivers, and feed it back into our product development.

With regard to products, we gave the new GR Yaris its world premiere at the Tokyo Auto Salon last month. It is the second model in the GR series to be launched globally. The GR Yaris was developed out of a desire to “once again create a genuine Toyota sports car.” Master Driver Morizo, the motorsports alias of President Akio Toyoda, was involved in evaluating and testing the car from its initial development. Incorporating knowledge accumulated by TGR through its participation in the WRC, the GR Yaris was designed to deliver to customers the excitement of a sports 4WD. Going forward, TGR will continue to take advantage of its motorsports expertise in product development, and seek to further expand the GR line-up.

The GR Yaris premieres at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020

The GR Yaris premieres at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020

The GR Supra GT500 will participate in the SUPER GT 2020 Series

The GR Supra GT500 will participate in the SUPER GT 2020 Series

Outline of Toyota's 2020 Motorsports Activities


(1) GT500 Class

- In 2020, TGR will enter the GR Supra GT500 for the first time.

- Through TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co., Ltd., we will support six teams and six vehicles.

- Sacha Fenestraz and Ritomo Miyata, who both participated in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship last year, are new additions to the driver line-up.

Class Team Vehicle No. Driver Tires
TGR TEAM WAKO'S ROOKIE WAKO'S 4CR GR Supra 14 Kazuya Oshima (Japan) BS
Sho Tsuboi (Japan)
TGR TEAM WedsSport BANDOH WedsSport ADVAN GR Supra 19 Yuji Kunimoto (Japan) YH
Ritomo Miyata (Japan)
TGR TEAMau TOM'S au TOM'S GR Supra 36 Yuhi Sekiguchi (Japan) BS
Sacha Fenestraz (France)
TGR TEAM KeePer TOM'S KeePer TOM'S GR Supra 37 Ryo Hirakawa (Japan) BS
Nick Cassidy (New Zealand)
TGR TEAM ZENT CERUMO ZENT GR Supra 38 Yuji Tachikawa (Japan) BS
Hiroaki Ishiura (Japan)
TGR TEAM SARD DENSO KOBELCO SARD GR Supra 39 Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) BS
Yuichi Nakayama (Japan)

Tire Brand: BS: Bridgestone, YH: Yokohama

(2) GT300 Class

- In the GT300 class, TGR will enter two Prius PHV, one GR Supra, and four Lexus RC F GT3 models.

Class Team Vehicle No. Driver Tires
apr TOYOTA GR SPORT PRIUS PHV apr GT 30 Hiroaki Nagai (Japan) YH
Manabu Orido (Japan)
31 Koki Saga (Japan) BS
Yuki Nakayama (Japan)
Saitama Toyopet Green Brave Saitama ToyopetGB GR Supra GT 52 Hiroki Yoshida (Japan) BS
Kohta Kawaai (Japan)
Panther arto Team Thailand arto RC F GT3 35 TBN YH
LM corsa SYNTIUM LMcorsa RC F GT3 60 Hiroki Yoshimoto (Japan) MI
Shunsuke Kohno (Japan)
K-tunes Racing K-tunes RC F GT3 96 Morio Nitta (Japan) DL
Sena Sakaguchi (Japan)
Max Racing Takanoko-no-yu RC F GT3 244 Rintaro Kubo (Japan) YH
Atsushi Miyake (Japan)

Tire Brand: BS: Bridgestone, YH: Yokohama, MI: Michelin, DL: Dunlop

2) Japanese Super Formula Championship

- Toyota Racing Development (TRD) will supply six teams and 11 vehicles with the Biz-01F two-liter four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline turbo engine.

- Sacha Fenestraz is a new addition to the driver line-up.

- All vehicles will be equipped with tires made by Yokohama Rubber.

Team No. Driver
KONDO RACING 3 Kenta Yamashita (Japan)
4 Sacha Fenestraz (France)
carrozzeria Team KCMG 7 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan)
18 Yuji Kunimoto (Japan)
ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL 19 Yuhi Sekiguchi (Japan)
20 Ryo Hirakawa (Japan)
VANTELIN TEAM TOM'S 36 Kazuki Nakajima (Japan)
ROOKIE Racing 14 Kazuya Oshima (Japan)
JMS P.MU/CERUMO・INGING 38 Hiroaki Ishiura (Japan)
39 Sho Tsuboi (Japan)

3) Japanese Rally Championship

- TGR will continue to participate in the Japanese Rally Championship in 2020.

- As part of our efforts for making ever-better cars, we intend to refine both our people and cars through our participation in the highest-category rally championship in Japan.

- The team's engineers and mechanics are Toyota employees, and the company's employees are involved in all aspects of the JRC, from car manufacturing to participation in the rallies themselves.

Team Vehicle Driver / Co-driver Engineers and Mechanics
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TGR Vitz GRMN Rally Tomoyuki Shinkai (Japan) / Yuichi Ando (Japan) Toyota Employees

4) e-Motorsports

- In 2019, e-Motorsports was adopted as part of a culture program at the National Sports Festival.

- In 2020, TGR intends to continue to engage in e-Motorsports, a category of new motorsports. We will also continue to be the official partner for the FIA GT Championship, and again host the GR Supra GT Cup, a one-make race for the GR Supra. Further details will be announced in due course.

5) Customer Motorsports


- Through global sales and its customer support of the Lexus RC F GT3, LEXUS GAZOO Racing will enable customers from around the world to enjoy GT3 races. LEXUS GAZOO Racing will also provide feedback of technologies developed through its race activities to its production vehicles, and enhance the products.

- In 2020, Lexus RC F GT3 racecars will once again compete in various races around the world.

Region Series Class Team Number of Vehicles
U.S. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD AIM VASSER SULLIVAN 2
Europe GT World Challenge Europe GT3 Tech 1 Racing 1
Japan SUPER GT GT300 See 1) SUPER GT ② GT300 Class 4
Super Taikyu ST-X apr 1
Asia Thailand Super Series GT3 Toyota Team Thailand 1

(2) GR Supra GT4

- The GR Supra GT4 is a dedicated racecar based on the production GR Supra.

- The car will go on sale in Europe in March 2020, in the U.S. in August, and in Japan and Asia in October.

- In 2020, the GR Supra GT4 is scheduled to participate in the European races listed below.

2020 GR Supra GT4 participation in European race (scheduled)
GT4 European Series, GT4 France, Nürburgring Endurance Series, ADAC GT Masters, British GT Championship, etc.


6) Driver Development Initiatives in Japan

- Previously, TGR operated a number of programs aimed at nurturing Japanese drivers capable of competing in races and rallies both in Japan and overseas—the TGR Rally Challenge Program, the WEC Challenge Program, the Toyota Young Driver's Program, and the Formula Toyota Racing School. ・ From 2020, these programs will be integrated with the TGR Driver Challenge Program (TGR-DC), as part of our efforts to nurture young racing and rally drivers.

- From 2020, these programs will be integrated with the TGR Driver Challenge Program (TGR-DC), as part of our efforts to nurture young racing and rally drivers.

- As far as rallies in particular are concerned, in order to nuture young rally drivers to follow in the footsteps of Takamoto Katsuta, who is currently involved in the WRC Challenge Program, we intend to discuss establishing a new TGR-DC framework specifically for rally drivers; drivers would be selected from among scholarship drivers participating in FIA-F4 as well as young drivers competing in domestic rallies.

Overview of TGR-DC
TGR Driver Challenge Program (TGR-DC)
TGR WEC Challenge program TGR WRC Challenge program
TGR-DC racing drivers TGR-DC rally drivers
FIA-F4 + training on dirt and snow surfaces Domestic rallies
TGR-DC Racing School

(1) TGR WRC Challenge Program

- The TGR Rally Challenge Program was launched in 2015 with the aim of nurturing young rally drivers capable of competing in the WRC; the program's name was changed in 2020 to the TGR WRC Challenge Program.

- For the 2020 WRC season, Takamoto Katsuta will take the wheel of the Yaris WRC and compete in a total of eight rounds—seven in Europe, and his home rally in Japan.

Driver Co-driver
Takamoto Katsuta (Japan) Daniel Barritt (UK)


(2) TGR WEC Challenge Program

- The TGR WEC Challenge Program was launched in July 2019 with the aim of nurturing young drivers capable of competing in the LMP1 Class of the WEC.

- For the WEC 2019–2020 season, Kenta Yamashita is participating in the LMP2 Class as part of the High Class Racing team.

Driver Race Category Team
Kenta Yamashita (Japan) WEC LMP2 Class High Class Racing (Danmark)

(3) TGR-DC Training Drivers

- The TGR-DC Training Drivers Program aims to nurture racing drivers and rally drivers capable of competing in top racing categories both in Japan and overseas.

- We have changed the name of the program from Toyota Young Drivers Program to TGR Driver Challenge Program; we also intend to add further programs for nurturing racing and rally drivers.

- The program is dedicated to identifying new talent, and provides a framework to hone the abilities of participants, depending on their particular strengths.

- For the 2020 season, Ritomo Miyata will make the step up to the SUPER GT GT500 Class.

2020 TGR-DC Training Drivers (All TGR-DC Training Drivers are Japanese)

Driver Race Category Team Remarks / 2019 Results
(11st overall in series)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
(12nd overall in series)
Japanese Super Formula Championship JMS P.MU/CERUMO・INGING
Ritomo Miyata SUPER GT (GT500) TGR TEAM WedsSport BANDOH Japanese Formula 3 Championship
(2nd overall in series)
(12nd overall in series)
Japanese Super Formula Lights Championship Corolla Chukyo Kuo TEAM TOM'S
Kazuto Kotaka Japanese Super Formula Lights Championship Corolla Chukyo Kuo TEAM TOM'S ・Japanese Formula 3 Championship
(5th overall in series)

[2020 Race Categories for Toyota Young Drivers Program Graduates]

Driver Race Category
Kazuki Nakajima ・FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
Kamui Kobayashi ・FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
Hiroaki Ishiura ・SUPER GT (GT500)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
・Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race
Kazuya Oshima ・SUPER GT (GT500)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
・Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race
Yuji Kunimoto ・SUPER GT (GT500)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
Ryo Hirakawa ・SUPER GT (GT500)
・Japanese Super Formula Championship
Yuichi Nakayama ・SUPER GT(GT500)
Kenta Yamashita ・FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) LMP2 Class
・Japanese Super Formula Championship

(4) TGR-DC Racing School

- The TGR-DC Racing School aims to discover and nurture racing and rally drivers capable of competing in top racing categories both in Japan and overseas. It also seeks to widen the base of the motorsports pyramid in a healthy manner by educating people to drive correctly.

- The TGR-DC Racing School was previously called the Formula Toyota Racing School.

- Students of the school who are deemed to have outstanding potential will be given the opportunity to participate in races in future seasons, as well as undergo training for driving on dirt and snow surfaces. Dates for 2020 will be confirmed in due course.

(5) FIA F4 Japanese Championship

- TGR will support young drivers competing in the FIA F4 Japanese Championship, which is the entry class formula category.

- Six events and 14 races have been scheduled.

7) 5 Continents Drive Project

- Toyota began its 5 Continents Drive Project in Australia in 2014, with the same aim for "ever-better cars" as motorsports activities of TGR. Employees drive Toyota vehicles by diverse types of roads used by customers around the world, gaining experience and knowledge of road conditions that cannot be predicted or replicated on test courses. The learnings obtained in this exercise supports Toyota's goal of creating "ever-better cars," and cultivates expertise in employees. With the milestone year of 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics approaching, TGR continues to carry out 5 Continents activities.

- In 2019, the 5 Continents Drive Project moved to the Asian continent, and in February and March drivers took to roads in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the UAE. The basic performance of the Land Cruiser and Hilux proved to be of the utmost importance, as the vehicles were used as tools to tug boats in fishing villages, and to transport lives in the unending inland deserts. Yet there were also regions along the Drive Project route where the “fun to drive” concept was well appreciated. On the roads of the Middle East, team drivers refined all their bodily senses and experienced things that could not be fully understood on test courses alone.

- From September to November 2019, the Drive Project tackled India and countries in Southeast Asia, namely Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Extreme changes in weather conditions within a single day, rough, pothole-ridden roads, people and animals crossing roads at will, motorcycles riding down roads the wrong way, and major traffic jams—team drivers faced environments that demanded high levels of concentration, as well as the ability to both respond calmly to various situations and act with consideration for nearby road users.

- The Asia leg of the 5 Continents Drive Project continues in 2020. The team will traverse China and East Asia, and finally arriving in Japan for the final goal.

Past Legs of the 5 Continents Drive

Year Continent Distance driven Number of days driven Characteristics
2014 Australia 20,000 km 72days Deserts, poorly maintained roads, and other rough terrain were navigated in a region that is said to encapsulate a variety of roads from around the world.
2015 North America 28,000 km 109days The North American leg was divided into a summer and winter season: Death Valley and other regions of intense heat were tackled in the summer, while Alaska and eastern Canada were driven in the winter.
2016 Latin America 20,000 km 84days Mud roads in the tropics, mountain passes at an altitude of 5,640 meters, deserts, and other roads were traveled.
2017 Europe 21,000 km 85days In the birthplace of the automobile, Toyota cars were compared to their European counterparts as they strove to enhance the collection and analysis of driving data. Divided into summer and winter seasons, participating cars drove highways and embarked on long-distance journeys.
2018 Africa 10,600 km 49days Commuter and daily use roads, unpaved roads, high-altitude mountain roads, safaris, deserts, and other road types unique to Africa.
2019 Asia Middle-East 3,500 km 20days Endless inland deserts, dry riverbeds, and 3,000-meter-plus highlands in Saudi Arabia mean the basic performance of the Land Cruiser and Hilux, which are used to transport lives, is of the utmost importance.
Asia India and Southeast Asia 8,600 km 51days Pothole-ridden roads, people and animals crossing the roads at will, motorcycles riding down roads the wrong way, major traffic jams, and other environments that demand high levels of concentration, as well as the ability both to respond calmly to various situations and to act with consideration for nearby road users.

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8) FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)

- TGR will race the "Yaris WRC" developed in Finland under the leadership of Team Principal Tommi Mäkinen.

- The engine is a 1.6-liter direct-injection turbo GI4A, developed at Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG).

Team name TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team (WRT)
Team chairman Akio Toyoda
Team principal Tommi Mäkinen (Finland)
Vehicle Yaris WRC (length: 4,085 mm; width: 1,875 mm)
Engine GI4A (1.6-liter direct-injection turbo with a maximum output of at least 380 horsepower)
Tires Michelin
No. Driver / Co-driver
17 Driver Sébastien Ogier (France)
Co-driver Julien Ingrassia (France)
33 Driver Elfyn Evans (UK)
Co-driver Scott Martin (UK)
5 Driver Kalle Rovanperä (Finland)
Co-driver Jonne Halttunen (Finland)


9) FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)

- The FIA World Endurance Championship has taken place every year since 2012.

- The opening round of the 2019–2020 season took place at Silverstone on September 1, 2019; the final round will be the 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will take place on June 13 and 14, 2020.

- TGR will compete in the races with two of the improved "TS050 HYBRID" models, which are developed and operated by TMG.

- The THS-R (TOYOTA Hybrid System-Racing) powertrain, developed at TOYOTA Higashifuji Technical Center in Japan, not only follows the existing four-wheel regenerative/drive system, but also improves the reliability of the engine, electric motors/generators and batteries. These technologies will be leveraged to the mass-production hybrid and electric vehicles.

- TS050 HYBRID will be equipped with Michelin tires.

- For the WEC 2020–2021 season, TGR will enter two Le Mans Prototype Hypercars, which are based on the production GR Super Sport (tentative name) currently under development, in the Le Mans Hypercar Class. The eight-round season will begin with the 6 Hours of Silverstone on September 5, 2020, and conclude with the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12 and 13, 2021. The driver line-up will be announced at a later date.

<2019-2020 WEC season>

Team Vehicle No. Driver
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing TS050 HYBRID 7 Mike Conway (UK)
Kamui Kobayashi (Japan)
José María López (Argentina)
8 Sébastien Buemi (Switzerland)
Kazuki Nakajima (Japan)
Brendon Hartley (New Zealand)


*The team set-up for the 2020–2021 season will be announced at a later date.

10) Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race

- TGR positions the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race as the starting point of activities aimed to make ever-better cars, and will participate for the 14th consecutive year in 2020. Through participation in the race, we seek activities aimed at developing our people and cars, and support the development of Toyota's production vehicles.

- The 48th Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race (official name: 48. ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen) will take place on May 23--24, 2020

- In 2020, TGR will enter the LEXUS LC for a third year in a row. The car will be fitted with a number of advanced development technologies that will be used in future sportscars and other production vehicles, and so support the creation of ever-better cars.

Vehicle / Class Lexus LC/ SP-PRO class
Main Specifications Engine V8 twin turbo engine (New Development)
Tires Bridgestone
Driver Hiroaki Ishiura (Japan)
Masahiro Sasaki (Japan)
Kazuya Oshima (Japan)
Naoya Gamo (Japan)


11) Dakar Rally

- TGR entered four rally raid-specification Hilux cars into the 2020 Dakar Rally, which was held in Saudi Arabia in January.

Dakar Rally 2020 TGR Team setup and final overall position

Team Vehicle Driver/Co-driver Overall Position
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Car no.300 Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) 2nd
Co-driver Matthieu Baumel (France)
Car no.304 Driver Giniel de Villiers (South Africa) 5th
Co-driver Alex Haro (Spain)
Car no.307 Driver Bernhard Ten Brinke (Netherlands) 7th
Co-driver Tom Colsoul (Belgium)
Car no.310 Driver Fernando Alonso (Spain) 13th
Co-driver Marc Coma (Spain)


- TGR provides support to Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd., whose Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body (TLC) rally team participates in the Dakar Rally with the Toyota Land Cruiser 200.

- In 2020, TGR won the production car category for the seventh year in succession.

- Hino Motors, Ltd.'s HINO TEAM SUGAWARA won the Under 10-liter Class Truck Category for the 11th year in succession.

Dakar Rally 2020 TLC Team setup and final overall position

Team Vehicle Driver / Co-driver Position
in Production
in Diesel
Overall Position
Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body Car no. 326 Driver Christian Lavieille (France) 1st 1st 29th
Co-driver Jean Pierre Garcin (France)
Car no. 338 Driver Akira Miura (Japan)3 2nd 2nd 33th
Co-driver Laurent Lichtleuchter (France)

1 Includes gasoline and diesel classes
2 TLC competed in the diesel class of the production vehicle division
3 Toyota Auto Body Employee

Dakar Rally 2020 HINO TEAM SUGAWARA team setup and final overall position

Team Vehicle Driver / Co-driver Truck category
(less than
10 liters
HINO Team Sugawara Car no.512 Driver Teruhito Sugawara (Japan) 1st
Co-driver Hirokazu Somemiya (Japan)
Co-driver Yuji Mochizuki (Japan)
Car no.519 Driver Ikuo Hanawa (Japan) DNF
Co-driver Yudai Hanawa (Japan)
Co-driver Mayumi Kezuka (Japan)

12) Super Taikyu

- We will supply GR Yaris and GR Supra to ROOKIE Racing which will participate in the Super Taikyu series.

- Toyota’s master driver, Morizo, will join ROOKIE Racing, a private team that includes racers, rallyists, assessment drivers and others. Various drivers will race with two cars and feed back their own viewpoints which will be used to create ever-better cars.


Team Vehicle
ROOKIE Racing GR Supra

<Driver (TBN)>

Driver A GR Supra Naoya Gamo (Japan)
GR YARIS Takuto Iguchi (Japan)
Registered driver ※Since vehicles will be manufactured in line with the technical and mental insight of a variety of drivers, models will not be fixed for drivers with the exception of those designated as “Driver A.” Morizo, Yasuhiro Ogura, Masahiro Sasaki, Daisuke Toyoda, Norihiko Katsuta, Hiroaki Ishiura, Kazuya Oshima, Shunsuke Kohno, Hisashi Yabuki

13) Japan-Based Participatory Motorsport Events

In the hope of extending the enjoyment of driving, TGR will provide a full range of driving activities at venues around Japan in collaboration with the various regions and circuits, with increased support for people who would like to compete in participatory motorsports events such as races and rallies.

(1) TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race (organized by the Toyota Cars Race Association)

- The 86/BRZ Race started in 2013 and is a one-make race in which only Toyota "86Racing" and Subaru BRZ RA Racing compete in. Since 2015, the race has been divided into the Professional Series and the Clubman Series. While many professional drivers who have raced in the Super GT and Super Formula compete in the Professional Series, only amateur drivers are allowed to compete in the Clubman Series. In 2020, the series will again be held over eight rounds at seven circuits around Japan.

(2) TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Netz Cup Vitz Race (organized by the Toyota Cars Race Association)

- The Netz Cup Vitz Race is an amateur race open to anyone who drives a "Vitz RS Racing" or "Vitz GR Sports" Racing Package and holds a class A license. Started in 2000, the race marked its 20th year in 2019. Racing events take place at seven circuits around Japan; half the participants are novice racers, and large numbers of female racers also take part. In 2020, the competition will play host to a total of 17 rounds and special rounds across five series.

(3) TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Rally Challenge (organized by the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Rally Challenge Office)

- The TGR Rally Challenge is a series of one-day rallies held only on Sundays for easy entry. It serves as an introduction to domestic rallies, and is held at locations across Japan.
Part of the series' attraction lies in the fact that anybody with a class B license is eligible to enter with hybrid or AT versions of the 86, Vitz, Aqua, new Yaris, or Copen models.

(4) TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Driving Experience

- This is a driving event designed to teach everything from the basic vehicle operations of driving, turning, and stopping, to high-level practical driving techniques, with lessons suited to a variety of skill levels.

- TGR will hold Program 1, at which attendees can learn basic driving operations, at Mega Web; and Program 2, which is designed for sports driving beginners, and Program 3, which is aimed at experienced sports drivers, at circuits nationwide. We will also hold Program 4, which is a practical program for people intending to compete in the Netz Cup Vitz Race and the 86/BRZ Race, and a Special Program, at which attendees can experience the joy of cars in non-circuit environments.

14) GR Series and GR Garage

・GR Series


・GR Garage

In coordination with the launch of the GR series, a number of dealers in Japan are establishing a series of GR Garage shops in cooperation with TGR. The garages will act as regional bases that aim to bring the joy of cars to a wide range of customers, with a focus on sports cars and motorsports.
Staffed at all times by dedicated GR Consultants, GR Garage provides a place where car-loving customers can talk with the staff and have fun. The garages will provide opportunities for customers to test-drive the 86 and GR series vehicles1. In addition, they will sell custom parts and TGR collection items, host variety of events and activities, and create a place for adults and children to indulge their love of cars2.
GR Garage shops seek to become "the most exciting car shops in town"―places where car fans can gather, engage in conversation, and share their love of cars. Fifty-four GR Garage shops are scheduled to have opened by the end of March 2020.

1 Test-drive vehicles will vary from garage to garage, depending on the models handled by the managing dealer.
2 GR Garage shops and activities will vary according to the managing dealer. For further details, please ask your local GR Garage.

15) Creating Opportunities for Car Lovers and Car Fans to Interact

- TGR is working to increase spaces and opportunities for car lovers and motorsports fans to discuss their car-related hopes and dreams, and to talk about the joy of cars.


Featuring a range of hands-on activities that demonstrate the appeal of motorsports, this community-based event enables everyone―from children to adults―to enjoy cars and motorsports.
The events, which have close ties with local communities, seek to expand the horizons of car fans, and are scheduled to be held across Japan.

(2) TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will host booths at domestic custom car shows*

We will host booths at the Tokyo Auto Salon and Osaka Automesse, which are held every year in January and February respectively. The booths provide opportunities for the company to interact with car fans and car lovers and, at the same time, enable customer feedback to be incorporated into product planning.

(3) MO-SPO Festival 2020 Suzuka -Motorsports Fan Thanks Day-*

The MO-SPO Festival Suzuka – Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day will again be held in 2020. This event aims to encourage the establishment, development, and invigoration of, and love for, mobility and motorsports cultures in Japan. It is co-hosted by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mobilityland Corporation, and Toyota Motor Corporation, and seeks to transcend the boundaries of manufacturer and genre. In 2020, the event will be held at Suzuka Circuit on March 7 and 8.

* Events (1) to (3) will be held in Japan.