Toyota GAZOO Racing to take C-HR to Nürburgring in May
Toyota GAZOO Racing has announced it will take three cars, Lexus RC and RC F as well as a C-HR to the 44th 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in Germany from May 26 to 29, 2016.
TOYOTA SAYS THE 24 hour endurance race at the Nürburgring plays an important role “for building ever-better human resources and vehicles under intense racing conditions”. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Toyota’s participation in the even under GAZOO racing.
No details have been revealed about the C-HR concept other than that it will be close to the vehicle to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
When asked to look back over the last 10 years, team representative Akio Toyoda said, “I remember GAZOO Racing first taking on the challenge of the Nürburgring in 2007 in an Altezza like it was yesterday. There are so many memories running through my mind–the interaction with the roads of the Nürburgring, whose characteristics seem to change with each shift in the weather, the meeting and parting with new and valuable friends. But, the one thing that remains the same is the unforgiving conditions of the circuit and the intensity of the racing. Every year, we use these conditions to hone both our team members and our cars. I have experienced this approach at first hand over the last nine years and, for me, this is the real meaning of motorsport.”
“I also think that the commitment we show under these harsh conditions has a positive impression on our customers. That’s why Toyota, under the banner of Toyota GAZOO Racing, will continue to take part in motorsports–to build ever-better cars, boost the number of vehicle enthusiasts, and bring a smile to the faces of our customers around the world.”
Toyota is likely to release more information about its Nürburgring participation and the C-HR as we get closer to Geneva.