Toyota delays debut of TS030 Hybrid race car as this was involved in an accident

Article by Christian A., on April 12, 2012

Toyota Racing won’t make it to the WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps due to a testing accident. When the TS030 Hybrid was being tested on April 4 at Paul Ricard, the TS030 Hybrid got into an accident that had irreparably damaged the only monocoque of the team. It won’t be able to produce a replacement monocoque that has been tested sufficiently to guarantee reliability within the limited time available.

Hence, Toyota Racing has told organizers of the FIA World Endurance Championship about its choice to withdraw from the WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which will take place on May 5. The team is set to make its first appearance this June at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

According to Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Toyota Racing Team President, the company is “deeply saddened” about this decision and he offered sympathies to the drivers, team members and fans who have been excited about the Spa race.

He said that they have considered all the options available to them but there is no alternative course of action open to it for now. He said that TOYOTA Racing will be prioritizing the creation of a new monocoque so that testing can resume immediately and so that it can prepare for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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