Friday 15 July 2016

The latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany will take place from 22-24 July.  Following on from the disappointing outcome of the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in particular, the heart-breaking final minutes of the race for the No.5 TS050 HYBRID.

“Car #5 suffered a technical defect on a connector on the air line between the turbo charger and the intercooler, causing a loss of turbo charger control. The team attempted to modify the control settings to restore power and this was eventually achieved, allowing the car to complete the final lap. However, it was achieved too late to complete that lap within the required six minutes.”

Sébastien Buemi of Toyota Gazoo Racing      “The main objective this year is to be competitive and when you see what we did last year and where we are this year, the improvement is amazing. That makes me very confident for the rest of the season.  It was very hard to take what happened in Le Mans of course, but at least we were more than competitive and we should be able to fight for the win at all the races to the end of the season”.

“I think all Toyota’s fans in Germany, and all the people from the team base here should come to the race because we haven’t managed to win one yet this season, even though we were leading Spa and leading Le Mans.  I’m sure it’s going to go our way soon and hopefully Nürburgring will be our first win of the season.”

Good Luck Toyota…you deserve a win!



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