Toyota has released a new short film that charts Toyota Racing’s challenge in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The movie, The Ultimate Endurance Race, is available to view on Toyota Europe’s official YouTube channel.
The film-makers were given unprecedented access to the team throughout the week of pre-race preparations, qualifying and the race itself. It captures the moment the two Toyota TS030 Hybrids clinched second and fourth places, a result that confirmed their impressive reliability and demonstrated how hybrid technology has become an integral part of world-class motorsport.
Filmed in high-definition, the film charts all the twists and turns, on and off-track, and captures the special atmosphere of the world’s most famous round-the-clock race.
Hot on the heels of Audi’s recent announcement that they are gunning for their first win in Brazil, Toyota Racing will also be back in action, competing in the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Six Hours of São Paolo in Brazil.
It was at the Interlagos circuit that the team secured its first WEC victory last year and it will be hoping to repeat that success with the No8 TS030 Hybrid, piloted by the leading Le Mans trio of Anthony Davidson, Stéphane Sarrazin and Sébastien Buemi.
Track action begins tomorrow on Friday 30th August, with racing this Sunday 1st September. Event news will be posted on Twitter (@toyota_hybrid) and Facebook, and post-race highlights will be available on the Toyota Europe YouTube channel from Monday 2nd September.