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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

2020 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Kamui Kobayashi Top Final 2 Daytona WeatherTech Practices

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The final two practice sessions for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona had their fair share of minor incidents, but nothing serious.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest in these sessions with a lap at 135.027 miles per hour. Practice No. 3 The night practice session Thursday night (Jan. 23) turned out to …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims Silverstone 1-2 Finish

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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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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 4 Hours of Silverstone Pole

2019 Silverstone WEC Mike Conway Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway combined to set an average lap speed at 137.454 mph to win the pole for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Silverstone, the 2019-20 season opener for the FIA World Endurance Championship. Kobayashi’s lap during his portion of the session was the only lap of the weekend under 96 …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in First Practice Day of 2019-20 WEC Season

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Friday (Aug. 30) saw the teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship return to the track for their first official on-track action of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the 10-week break since Le Mans, not a whole lot has changed. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall with a lap at 136.273 mph. Practice No. …

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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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Toyota GAZOO Racing didn’t even need the final qualifying session Thursday (June 13) to claim overall pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 155.916 mph during the second session.  That held up to win the pole. Qualifying Practice No. 2 Conditions were nearly perfect during the second …

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Kamui Kobayashi Earns Le Mans Provisional Pole

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi didn’t waste any time Wednesday (June 12) putting the No. 7 Toyota on top of the scoring pylon.  On only the third lap out of the pits, Kobayashi turned a lap at 154.601 mph.  That lap was good enough to claim the provisional pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le …

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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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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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