Toyota Gazoo Racing reveals Season 8 challenger
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Toyota Gazoo Racing reveals Season 8 challenger

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s TS050 HYBRID LMP1 car has been modified ahead of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season.

For Season 8, the team’s four-wheel-drive hybrid prototype has revised aerodynamics and further fine-tuning of mechanical parts to strengthen reliability.

New to the team’s line-up is Brendon Hartley, who is no stranger to the championship having been crowned WEC World Champion twice already. 

“I fell in love with Le Mans when I first raced there in 2012 so, after missing two years, I can’t wait to return,” explained New Zealand’s Hartley. “Since Le Mans, I had my first real test in the TS050 HYBRID and I am already feeling at home in the car and up to speed. My goals are always personal rather than results based, so I want to perform at my best, although of course a world championship and a Le Mans victory would be nice!”

The No. 7 and No. 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing cars will be at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with its full line-up of drivers for The Prologue, which gets underway tomorrow at 10h00 for the first official test session.