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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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Toyota No. 7 Claims Spa Pole, Pietro Fittipaldi Crashes

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

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 GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

2017 Shanghai WEC Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

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

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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Toyota’s Le Mans Charge Falls to Pieces at Night

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

Leading into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota GAZOO Racing had a near flawless weekend. Toyota TS050s were at the top of the charts for Free Practice and all three Qualifying Practice sessions, usually with quite a gap over the Porsches.  Kamui Kobayashi set an all-time lap record to win the overall pole on …

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Records Fall as Kamui Kobayashi Takes Le Mans Pole for Toyota

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

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

The general expectation was that times were going to be quick this year at Le Mans, especially in the LMP2 class where teams have roughly 100 extra horsepower to play with.  All-time records were not necessarily expected, but that is what happened. Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi entered Thursday as the provisional pole-sitter after being fastest …

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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest at Le Mans Test Day

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday, the Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) hosted the annual Le Mans Test Day at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  Attendance for those intending on racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is mandatory with only one exception.  That exception is a race conflict.  Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, who will be racing for …

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Toyota Sweeps 6 Hours of Silverstone Front Row

2017 Monza WEC Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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