Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that the team will be present on the grid when the new generation of endurance cars make their WEC debut in autumn 2020. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest recently revealed final details of the new technical regulations following detailed discussions with several stakeholders.
The team will compete in the 2020-2021 season with a hybrid-powered prototype based on the GR Super Sport road car. Both road and race car are undergoing design and intensive development at the company’s technical centers in Toyota City, Higashi-Fuji and Cologne.
“For Toyota Gazoo Racing, this new era of competition is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate our credentials not only as a race team against some of the best in the business, but also as a sportscar manufacturer,” added Shigeki Tomoyama, president at Gazoo Racing Company. “I am sure I join fans and competitors in welcoming the new regulations and looking forward to an exciting era of competition in WEC and at Le Mans.”
Track testing of the new car, the name of which will be revealed at a later date, will begin next year prior to the start of the 2020-2021 season.