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Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa Win 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ryo Hirakawa passes the Mulsanne Kink during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 6/12/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu/FocusPackMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Brendon Hartley, Sebastien Buemi and Ryo Hirakawa won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday.

Toyota GAZOO Racing Completes 2021 WEC Season Sweep In Bahrain

GAZOO Racing on the track during the 8 Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota GR010 of Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima claimed victory Saturday (Nov. 6) in the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the season finale of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.  It is the No. 8 team’s third overall win of the year and the ninth straight overall victory …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

In Sunday’s (Sep. 1) FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, Toyota GAZOO Racing claimed their sixth consecutive win when Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez emerged victorious.  The No. 8 Toyota was close behind to give Toyota a one-two finish. The Toyotas were up front early and often, combining to …

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ACO DQs TDS Racing’s LMP2 Entries, Assesses Additional Post-Le Mans Penalties

(Photo: John Rourke @AdrenalMedia.com)

Monday was a very busy day for the ACO in France.  It announced a series of penalties that have caused sweeping changes to the results of last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest announcement was the disqualification of both of the TDS Racing-entered ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class.  This includes the class-winning …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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