Toyota Prepares Le Mans 24 Hours History Lesson

Toyota TS030 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Three hundred and sixty four days of preparations, practice, development and testing, all culminating with only one day of hardcore racing - the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The amount of work to face the challenge is immense, especially if you are relatively new to the world of endurance racing, like Toyota is, after it returned in 2012 with the TS030 hybrid prototype.

The team suffered multiple engine failures and crashes, but still managed to redeem into second place, showing the Germans that it’s a worthy opponent. At this year’s endurance race, Toyota achieved second and fourth place, due to one of the prototypes that was taken by surprise by the bad weather on slick tires with just an hour until the end.

Also, campaigning its TS030 hybrid racecar, Toyota will be revealing a short film about its adventures at this year’s Le Mans race and you can see the trailer bellow. The full movie is due to be released a bit later today, so stay tuned.

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