While new GT4 America champions Smooge Racing added class wins number eight and nine to their tally in Indianapolis, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK set a new qualifying lap record at Donington Park with their GR Supra GT4.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing customer team Smooge Racing once again proved to be the benchmark in GT4 America’s Am category at the Indianapolis season finale. The new champions concluded their first season in the GR Supra GT4 with class victories number eight and nine. All in all, John Geesbreght and Kevin Conway made it onto the podium in 13 from 14 races.
Premiere for Smooge Racing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge
At the brickyard, the GT4 America champions also took on a new challenge. Geesbreght and Conway teamed up with Lexus GT3 driver Jack Hawksworth for their first endurance race with the GR Supra GT4. The trio entered the Intercontinental GT Challenge’s 8-hour race in the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing colours. However, after a strong showing, the trio had to retire the race car after 120 laps.
GR Supra GT4 sets new qualifying record at Donington Park
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK continued to show the GR Supra GT4’s potential with top lap times at the British GT Championship’s season finale. At Donington Park, the car shared by Jamie Caroline and John Ferguson was the fastest GT4 contender in all practice sessions and in qualifying, securing the Pro-Am pole position and setting a new GT4 lap record of 1:34.200 minutes with Jamie at the wheel. The race, however, did not go to expectations with the #15 GR Supra GT4 retiring prematurely.
TOYOTA GT86 CS-R3 at German Rally Championship season highlight
Last weekend, junior driver Jonas Ertz and co-driver Maresa Lade took part in the fourth German Rally Championship round, the ADAC 3 Cities Rally. Here, the TOYOTA GT86 CS-R3 crew faced strong competition in the RC4 class with no less than 25 entries. The championship’s season highlight held in Bavaria and the Austrian Mühlviertel ended prematurely for Jonas and Maresa due to a technical issue on Saturday morning.
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