Toyota is desperate to win Le Mans. Last year they nearly did until, literally within the last hour, their race-leading car broke down with mechanical issues. It was a bitter pill to swallow. One so bilious in fact that we thought the Toyota Gazoo Racing outfit would actually abandon their dream once and for all.
But this was not so. They said they would be back to pursue victory in 2017. And boy are they ever. For the first time since the rejoined the Le Mans grid back in 2012, Toyota will be fielding no less than three cars at Circuit de la Sarthe – a move that should significantly up their chances of finally claiming that elusive top podium step at the world’s most prestigious motorsport endurance race. This three-car lineup will also be used at the Six-Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
“I believe this is an exciting time for Toyota Gazoo Racing in endurance racing, commented Team President, Toshio Sato. Entering three cars for Spa and Le Mans represents a new challenge for our team. We are working hard to be prepared and we are inspired to win.” – Thomas Falkiner