TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s customer teams had a successful weekend scoring a 1-2-3 in the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie (NLS) with the GT86, while GR Supra GT4 teams secured two podiums in France and one in the UK.
In the French FFSA GT4 Championship’s fifth event of the season, held at Circuit de Lédenon, CMR made it onto the Silver Cup podium in both races. Antoine Potty and Erwan Bastard celebrated one third and one second place after strong performances in the GR Supra GT4.
Their team-mates Wilfried Cazalbon and Loris Cabirou, in contrast, experienced a difficult race weekend as they had to retire the CMR sister car from both races.
All-TOYOTA podium on the Nordschleife
Fantastic result for the GT86 teams at the Nürburgring Langstrecken Series’ (NLS) season highlight. In the championships only six-hour race, the TOYOTA GT86 CS-Cup teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the SP3 class – with a surprise winner. The Hungarian Car Competition clinched a class win on their first (!) race in the Green Hell. Second place went to the Swiss Autorama team ahead of Team Pit Lane from Belgium. Packeisen Motorsport finished in sixth place.
Second place for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK’s British GT Championship home round ended with a podium. At Oulton Park, the GR Supra GT4 this time shared by current British GT4 Champion Jamie Caroline and John Ferguson, finished second in the GT4 Pro-Am class in tricky wet conditions. 22-year-old Caroline also marked the fastest Pro-Am race lap in race two. The newly-formed driver pairing had finished the first race fourth in GT4 Pro-Am.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Latin America scores again in the USA
The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge made a stop at Laguna Seca. On the US West Coast, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Latin America secured its fifth top ten finish of the season, with the GR Supra GT4 of Alfredo Najri and Thiago Camilo finishing eighth and bringing home more championship points. Bluff City Racing’s GR Supra GT4 retired early on in the two-hour race.
TOYOTA GT86 CS-R3 junior rally driver shows improving pace
Last weekend was another first for Jonas Ertz and his co-driver Maresa Lade. It was the junior driver’s first participation in the ADAC Cimbern Rally in Northern Germany. On the seven demanding stages over 87.77 kilometres that made up the third round of the German Rally Championship, the TOYOTA GT86 CS-R3 crew underlined their rising form and finished seventh in the highly competitive RC4 class.
GT4 France – Ledénon
British GT Championship – Oulton Park
NLS – Round 7
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge – Laguna Seca
DRM – Cimbern Rally