TOKYO, Jun 23, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) will compete in Rounds 4 and 6 of the N?rburgring Endurance Sequence (NLS(1)). Though TGR has determined to not take part on this 12 months?s 24 Hours of N?rburgring Endurance Race(2), it is going to refine individuals and vehicles, and proceed its pursuit of constructing ever-better motorsports-bred vehicles via home testing and participation within the NLS with a view towards subsequent 12 months and past.
N?rburgring is a demanding course that’s 25km in size, has a most altitude distinction of 300m, and options 172 corners. The N?rburgring 24 Hours Race, which TGR competed in from 2007 to 2021, with the intention of “refining individuals, refining vehicles,” represents the roots of TGR. The mechanics and engineers, who’re Toyota staff, intention to check the vehicles to their limits and learn to make them higher than ever by gaining expertise underneath even harsher situations than testing and evaluations performed on common check programs. This helpful expertise is subsequently fed again into the event of all types of automobiles.
NLS Spherical 4 (to be held on June 25) is a 4-hour endurance race and can function drivers Tatsuya Kataoka, Hiroaki Ishiura, Masahiro Sasaki, and Takamitsu Matsui. NLS Spherical 6 (to be held on September 10-11) is a 6-hour endurance race held over two days for a complete of 12 hours of racing(3).
TGR will compete with the LEXUS LC and the brand new GR86. The LC can be refined via the funding of a major quantity of superior know-how that can be utilized in future manufacturing automobiles, centered round physique rigidity, aerodynamic growth, and suspension know-how. The brand new GR86 is competing for the primary time at N?rburgring. It’s outfitted with a 2.4-liter engine that’s extra highly effective than the earlier mannequin and can tackle the challenges of the world?s most demanding course.
(1) Nurburgring Langstrecken Sequence
(2) Occasion dates (Might 28-29, 2022) battle with main races in Japan, which might hinder the staff preparation and setup
(3) Drivers for NLS Spherical 6 can be determined at a later date
(4) A member of Toyota Motor Company
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