Crash Delays Toyota TS030 Hybrid Le Mans Race Debut

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Toyota’s motorsport division has officially announced today that their brand new TS030 Hybrid race car will not be able to make its racing debut at as planned, at the Spa 6 Hours in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship on May 5.
This is because the hybrid race car has crashed during a test session at Paul Recard circuit about a week ago.

This means that its official track debut will be pushed back to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June... the big one!

The crash took place on the second test day for the car, as driver Nicolas Lapierre couldn’t maintain control of the car due to water seeping into the engine management system.

“Since the accident we have looked into all options, but unfortunately there is no alternative course of action open to us. Toyota Racing will now urgently prepare a new monocoque to allow it to resume testing as soon as possible and prepare itself for the Le Mans 24 Hours,” Toyota Racing team president Yoshiaki Kinoshita said.
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