Home / Auto News / News article: Toyota will Field Four GT 86 Race Cars, One LFA at 24 Hours of Nürburgring - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 17 2012, 6:15 PM

We were well aware that Gazoo Racing was working on a pair of Toyota GT 86 race cars and a Lexus LFA for the upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours race, and now Toyota Swiss Racing Team will be joining it with another pair.

The race takes place this weekend starting on May 17, held at the infamous track that played an important role in the development of both Toyota models. Gazoo Racing’s LFA will compete in the SP8 class while the two GT 86s will participate in the SP3 class. Toyota employees from the Japanese automaker will be part of the team personnel in order to gain further data on both models to bring feedback directly into future models.

“The momentum of our team is very good. Our target for the 24 Hours Nürburgring race is to maintain a steady pace, in line with the way we have chosen to set up the vehicles. Nevertheless, we have run at good speed and confident we will be full ready before the 24-hour event,” Gazoo Racing driver Akira Iida recently said after the team’s most recent race.

The Toyota Swiss Racing Team GT 86s will be competing in the V3 competition class for production models. The team’s participation is part of Toyota Switzerland’s grassroots motorsport program with the GT 86 to help encourage a new generation of racing and sports car enthusiasts.