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Kyle Busch to Make 500th Toyota NASCAR Start

Kyle Busch to Make 500th Toyota NASCAR Start No other driver has as many Toyota NASCAR starts, wins or accomplishments to his credit as driver Kyle Busch. Busch will make his 500th career NASCAR start in a Toyota this Saturday when he climbs behind the wheel of a Tundra race...
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Toyota GT86

Toyota GT86 Racing Car

In 2011, with the unveiling of the Super BRZ Concept STI, Subaru also unveiled their latest entry in the Super GT series’ GT300-category. R&D Sport would develop the BRZ GT300 to replace their Legacy for the 2012 season. The BRZ GT300 does not utilize the production car’s FA20 engine, instead opting for the Legacy’s EJ20 engine.

Toyota, in partnership with Gazoo Racing, announced plans to develop the 86 for motorsport use in multiple disciplines. Toyota and Gazoo will support private teams in the Super Taikyu Endurance Series and All-Japan Rally Championship.[60] Gazoo Racing entered 86s in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, winning their SP3 class in 2012. Privateers Toyota Swiss Racing also claimed the V3 category in the same year.

In the United Kingdom, GPRM is developing a turbocharged version of the 86 for classification in the SRO Group’s GT4 category for use in Europe. The engine developments are being carried out by Nicholson McLaren Engines.

In the United States, Ken Gushi utilized a GPP Scion Racing FR-S built by GReddy Racing for the US Formula Drift championship. The FR-S features a turbocharged EJ25 boxer engine from a Subaru WRX STI produced more than 450 kW (600 bhp). In 2013 the FR-S replaced the Scion tC for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The FR-S’ were production units modified for racing safety and reliability. Nobuhiro Tajima will enter a Toyota 86 silhouette in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2013.

In October 2012, Toyota Racing Development and Gazoo Racing announced a production racing model for the Toyota 86. The 86 Racing adds brake and oil cooler modifications, as well as a 4-point racing harness and rollcage. The stock 86 wheels are replaced by simple steel rims, while the exterior colour was only available in white.

Subaru followed in early 2013 with the BRZ RA Racing, featuring similar modifications. Both cars are only available in the Japanese market, and are eligible for a one-make racing series run by Gazoo Racing. Unlike the Toyota, the BRZ is available in any of the production car’s colours.

Hyundai plans upgrade for Rally Finland to keep up with WRC rivals

Hyundai is planning a major mid-season update to its i20 Coupe in a bid to keep up with its World Rally Championship rivals, with Toyota and Citroen starting strong. While Thierry Neuville took the title fight to the final round last season, there’s a fear the Hyundai is slipping back...
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Le Mans 24 2014 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights

Le Mans 24 2014 Results: Final Complete Leaderboard, Highlights

The 2014 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the wildest races motorsports fans will ever witness, and it was the No. 2 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer that stole the show in France with a monumental victory. (Source)

While Team Audi won the LMP1 division, (the No. 1 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro driven by Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene and Tom Kristensen also managed to finish second) there were three other divisions that also crowned champions.

For the LMP2 classification, it was the Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan driven by Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey that took the checkered flag.

As for the other two series, the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella won the GTE-Pro classification and the No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Kristian Poulsen, David Heinemeier Hansson and Nicki Thiim that won the GTE-Am race.

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Results
Class FinishTeamDriversLaps
LMP1 Class
1Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tronFassler/Lotterer/Treluyer379
2Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tronKristensen/Gene/di Grassi376
3Toyota TS040 HybridDavidson/Lapierre/Buemi373
4Rebellion R-ONE ToyotaProst/Heidfeld/Beche359
5Porsche 919 HybridDumas/Jani/Lieb348
LMP2 Class
1Jota Zytek Z11SN NissanDolan/Tincknell/Turvey355
2Thiriet by TDS Ligier JS NissanThiriet/Badey/Gommendy355
3Signatech Alpine A450b NissanPanciatici/Webb/Chatin355
4Sebastien Loeb Oreca 03 NissanRast/Charouz/Capillaire354
5OAK Ligier JS NissanBrundle/Mardenborough/Shulzhitskiy354
GTE Pro
1AF Corse Ferrari 458 ItaliaBruni/Vilander/Fisichella339
2Corvette Racing Chevrolet C7 RMagnussen/Garcia/Taylor338
3Porsche Team Manthay 911Holzer/Makowiecki/Lietz337
4Corvette Racing Chevrolet C7 RGavin/Milner/Westbrook333
5Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8Turner/Mucke/Senna310
GTE Am
1Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8Poulsen/Heinemeier/Thiim334
2Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSRRied/Bachler/Al Qubaisi332
3AF Corse Ferrari F458 ItaliaPerez/Cioci/Venturi331
48 Star Ferrari F458 ItaliaMontecalvo/Roda/Ruberti330
5Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSRDempsey/Long/Foster329

Source: 24h-LeMans.com | photo: Remy de la Mauviniere/Associated Press