Toyota enjoys successful season at tracks in 2011

Article by Christian A., on December 20, 2011

The track drivers of Toyota have had a successful season of track competition in 2011 from BTCC, the most-watched race series in the United Kingdom, to the roots of British club motorsport. The progress of Frank Wrathall in his maiden season of race in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship was the highlight of 2011 because it marked the victorious introduction to the championship of the new "Next Generation Touring Car" Britain-made Toyota Avensis.

The Avensis used by Wrathall comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged Toyota engine, which is specifically made for racing. It was prepared for the track by Dynojet Racing.

It became a regular frontrunner after half a season of development and bedding in. Wrathall scored four podium finishes, with a best result of second, on his way to achieving championship 12th and the "Rookie of the Year" title.

He commented that Toyota had turned out to be "far better" than he "ever dared hope." He added that it was all thanks to his team and the "hard work that everyone put in." They have done a "brilliant" job, he added.

"I can't fault them, they've been absolutely fantastic." Furthermore, Wrathall paid tribute to the fans of BTCC, as they voted for him as their favorite driver of the season in an online poll. He commented, "The support we have had from day one, when we were struggling to finish races, has meant a lot, not just to me but to everyone at Dynojet Racing."

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