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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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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’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice lap at Spa last year. …

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Toyota Dominates 6 Hours of Shanghai, Porsche Claims Titles

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On Sunday, Toyota GAZOO Racing dominated the 6 Hours of Shanghai at Shanghai Circuit.  The two TS050s swapped the lead multiple times over the course of the race.  However, Jose Maria Lopez had contact with the GTE-Pro No. 91 Porsche of Richard Lietz with 38 minutes remaining.  The contact damaged the No. 7 and allowed …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins Rain, Fog-Plagued 6 Hours of Fuji

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Fuji Speedway has a long history of races completely ripped to shreds by weather conditions.  The first Grand Prix in 1976 is one example.  An abandoned JGTC (now SuperGT) race in 1998 that featured a horrific crash on the pace lap is another.  While Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji featured no injuries, the weather dictated …

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Toyota Sweeps 6 Hours of Silverstone Front Row

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On Saturday, Toyota GAZOO Racing swept the front row for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.  The best laps from Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway averaged 97.304 seconds (135.448 mph) to claim overall pole for the No. 7 Toyota.  This lap average was nearly three-tenths of a second faster than Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima in …

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Jani Fastest Again at Night, 7/8ths of a Second Separates GT Le Mans

Once the sun went down in Daytona on Saturday night, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams went back on track for one more 90 minute session.  The chilly temperatures (by Central Florida standards) forced most present to bundle themselves up.  However, cool temperatures often mean that there is speed to be had. In the Prototypes, …

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