Toyota Gazoo Racing Combines Toyota Racing Outfits
Recently, Toyota announced intentions to consolidate its conglomeration of motorsport outfits, previously coordinated by different operations, under the Gazoo Racing brand with the purpose of streamlining its motorsport brand in its quest to produce top-gear racing cars.
Over the years, differing Toyota teams and outfits have developed, including the Toyota Motor Corporation factory teams, Toyota USA’s NASCAR team, and Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG). Based in Cologne, Germany, TMG developed and raced the company’s entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) – winning five of the eight races in the circuit. TMG is also responsible for managing Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship that will be held in 2017. However, henceforth Toyota will participate in races and rallies under the Toyota GAZOO Racing name.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said, “Our founder Kiichiro Toyoda once said that motorsports are vital to the evolution of car making and the entire auto industry. With this in mind, GAZOO Racing has carried out activities aiming to nurture our people, develop our cars, and inspire new car enthusiasts, under the belief that the roads build the people, and the people build the cars.”
We at Toyota of Gastonia look forward to the racing season and what the future of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing will bring. Also, be sure to come visit us to see all of our newest lineups of the Toyota fleet!