Toyota’s Lexus LFA and GT86 to take part in 40th ADAC 24 Hours race

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 17, 2012

Toyota's Lexus LFA and GT86 will be having their race pace demonstration in the 40th running of the ADAC 24 Hours race this weekend in the Nürburgring. This German circuit has played a vital role in the development of the company's latest generation of high-performance vehicles. Gazoo Racing will return to the renowned Nordschleife to field the two new race-prepared GT86 in the SP3 class and the LFA in the SP8 class.

The team technicians, drivers and other personnel will include employees of Toyota from Japan. They will take part in the race to sharpen their craftsmanship and skills in order to gain experience needed to feed back directly into creating future automobiles. 

Gazoo Racing has already started its 2012 season with two shorter-distance races at the Nürburgring, wherein the GT86 showed potential and the LFA won twice in its class. Gazoo Racing driver Akira Iida commented that the momentum of their team is "very good." He further explained that their target for the 24 Hours Nürburgring race is to keep a "steady pace" according to the way they have selected to set up the automobiles.

He stated that they have "run at good speed" and are "confident" that they will be "full ready" before the 24-hour event. Also taking part in the event is the Toyota Swiss Racing Team, fielding two GT86 that Toyota Motorsport has prepared for the race. Both vehicles will participate in the competition class (V3) for production models. Their engagement in this race is part of Toyota Switzerland's grassroots motorsport program with GT86 to encourage a new generation of vehicle enthusiasts.

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