BTCC rookie Adam Morgan enjoyed his first taste of a Speedworks Motorsport-prepared Toyota Avensis Friday at Donington Park, the 23-year-old joining his team-mate Tony Hughes to gain some vital pre-season experience of the Leicestershire circuit.
Anthony Davidson, one of the world’s most accomplished endurance racing drivers, has been recruited to drive an additional Toyota TS030 Hybrid at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). Davidson is named by Toyota Racing in its finalised 2012 driver line-up, alongside Japanese GT star Hiroaki Ishiura and Swiss Formula 1 pilot Sébastien Buemi.
These three join Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima, who will drive for Toyota in the FIA World Endurance Championship from the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (5 May) onwards.
Toyota Racing has expanded its plans for the 2012 season and entered the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The team had originally planned only to take part in selected races – fewer than required to be considered a full-time entrant – but revised its programme after unexpected changes faced by the championship. This means the Toyota TS030 Hybrid will make its racing debut at the Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps on 5 May.
This is the racy new look of the Toyota Avensis in which BTCC rookie Adam Morgan will make his debut in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this season. Adam’s new car is being built in the Stockport workshops of Speedworks Motorsport ready for March testing, and this artist’s impression of its livery has been released as an appetite-whetter.
Toyota’s independent BTCC racers, Frank Wrathall and Tony Hughes, will bring their maiden seasons in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship to a close at Silverstone this weekend (15/16 October), and each is looking to end the year on a positive note in preparation for a renewed assault on the UK’s most popular race series in 2012.
After blazing a trail to the BTCC podium at Knockhill earlier this month, independent Toyota driver Frank Wrathall and his Dynojet Racing team will this weekend (17/18 September) be seeking further glory at the Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire, venue for the latest thrill-packed rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.