Toyota Gazoo Racing strikes a Hat-Trick at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Photo Credit: Toyota Gazoo Racing

27 September 2020

Popularly known as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”, 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. This prestigious event is hosted by Le Mans, France annually. The driver and the machine are tested for 24 hours of grueling time and are determined winners by the maximum distance covered without any mechanical failure.

The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans was completed in 2020, with Toyota Gazoo Racing winning the race for the third consecutive year, their drivers Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima also earning their third consecutive victory. The drivers covered over 5,000 km in this demanding and taxing race in the #8 TS050 Hybrid. The 1,000PS, four-wheel-drive TS050 Hybrid has raised the bar through its efficiency and performance at La Sarthe. It holds the distinguish of fastest-ever lap and the race lap record, while using 35% less fuel than the previous generation models. The TS050 Hybrid performs around 10 seconds a lap faster.

Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) is Toyota’s racing company who aims to build on its number of fans through continuously innovating and building better cars while competing in motorsports activities. After a successful run in 2019-2020, the team intends to participate in the Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) Class using a racing car based on the GR Super Sport that is currently under development; the team setup would be announced at a later date.