Finishing fourth and fifth in practice ahead of qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid race cars are set to mark the brand’s return to what might just be the word’s most famous race.
Taking the brand’s hybrid initiative and applying that technology to motorsports, Toyota is looking for victory this weekend, but will have to face the longstanding favorite, Audi, which is also campaigning several hybrid powered machines. The Toyota’s are about a second off the pace, but a lot can happen in 24 hours, especially with the team of pilots assembled, including Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre, Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin.
Watch the big race starting this Saturday, June 16, and be sure to check out Toyota’s ‘Road to Le Mans’ mini-Doc Friday night at 10 p.m. on SPEED.
Until then, enjoy the sounds of the TS030 hybrid race car below.
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