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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

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In Sunday’s (Sep. 1) FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, Toyota GAZOO Racing claimed their sixth consecutive win when Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious.  The No. 8 Toyota was close behind to give Toyota a one-two finish. The Toyotas were up front early and often, combining to …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 4 Hours of Silverstone Pole

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway combined to set an average lap speed at 137.454 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Silverstone, the 2019-20 season opener for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Kobayashi’s lap during his portion of the session was the only lap of the weekend under 96 …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in First Practice Day of 2019-20 WEC Season

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Friday (Aug. 30) saw the teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship return to the track for their first official on-track action of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the 10-week break since Le Mans, not a whole lot has changed. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall with a lap at 136.273 mph. Practice No. …

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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota GAZOO Racing didn’t even need the final qualifying session Thursday (June 13) to claim overall pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 155.916 mph during the second session.  That held up to win the pole. Qualifying Practice No. 2 Conditions were nearly perfect during the second …

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Kamui Kobayashi Earns Le Mans Provisional Pole

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi didn’t waste any time Wednesday (June 12) putting the No. 7 Toyota on top of the scoring pylon.  On only the third lap out of the pits, Kobayashi turned a lap at 154.601 mph.  That lap was good enough to claim the provisional pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Snags Spa Pole, SMP Racing Hot on Heels

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After a rare defeat at the hands of SMP Racing in Free Practice No. 1 on Thursday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi got down to business Friday (May 3) and claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Conway and Kobayashi averaged a speed of 137.737 mph over their best …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

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During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Oliver Jarvis Tops WeatherTech Roar Before the 24 Day No. 1

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At the beginning of 2018’s Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend, Mazda Team Joest was fastest with their RT24-P in practice.  The Roar Before the 24 on Friday (Jan. 4) started out the same way.  Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall Friday with a lap at 133.515 mph. Practice No. 1 Jarvis set the quick time of …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

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Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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Toyota No. 7 Claims Spa Pole, Pietro Fittipaldi Crashes

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 claimed the overall pole Friday (May 4) for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francochamps with an average lap time of 114.582 seconds (136.732 mph).  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash at the Eau Rouge-Radillion complex involving DragonSpeed’s Pietro Fittipaldi. Replays showed that Fittipaldi bottomed out in Eau Rouge …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

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So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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