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2014 Le Mans video updates

The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is approaching half race distance and to date the race has been dominated by the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid. Alex Wurz is at the wheel right now and he holds a lead of over 2 minutes from the #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with André Lotterer at the […]

VIDEO: Episode 6 of Project Binky

Nik and Richard from Bad Obsession Motorsport are back with the latest episode of Project Binky, which is surely the internet’s coolest build project. As you can see from the still above the bodywork of the old Austin Mini has been pretty well taken care of. There’s not a lot of the old car left. […]

Toyota claims pole for 2014 Le Mans

The third and final qualifying session for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans has just finished and the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid (Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima) has claimed pole position with a time of 3:21.789, set by Kazuki Nakajima. Porsche’s return to the outright category has gone well so far with its #14 919 Hybrid (Dumas/Jani/Lieb) posting […]

Toyota favourites heading to Le Mans

The Toyota TS040 Hybrid has firmed as the car to beat at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two wins in the opening rounds of the WEC season had already set up Toyota as the 2014 front runners and the TS040’s abilities at the Circuit de la Sarthe were confirmed after last weekend’s official […]

VIDEO: 11 minutes of Juha

Juha Kankkunen is rallying royalty. His four world championships (1986, 1987, 1991, 1993) and 23 rally wins (a record at the time) have earned him that honour. Here’s a fan made tribute video showcasing some of Kankkunen’s best work. You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds we’re sure and when you make it to the end […]

Toyota wins 2014 6hrs of Spa

Toyota has set itself up as the favourite for Le Mans after taking victory in the 6 Hours of Spa on the weekend. The #8 TS040 backed up its success at Silverstone with another win, while the #7 sister car came home third. Splitting the two Toyotas was the #1 Audi R18, with all three […]

VIDEO: Episode 5 of Project Binky

It’s been two months since the last Project Binky update and when you see the amount of work that’s happened since Episode 4 and then think about how much is still left to do, well, it’s actually quite frightening. The amount of respect and admiration these guys deserve can hardly be measured.

Toyota wins 2014 6hrs of Silverstone

The 2014 WEC season got off to the best possible start overnight after Toyota claimed a dominant 1–2 victory in a rain affected 6 Hours of Silverstone. Two laps behind the winning #8 Toyota TS040 (Davidson, Lapierre, Buemi) was the #20 Porsche 919 (Bernhard, Hartley, Webber). That result marks a promising return to the LMP1 […]

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One of the industry types we follow on twitter is a bloke by the name of Scott Brownlee. He works in the PR department for Toyota UK. He often posts links to interesting stuff, yes really, and he first caught our attention prior to the release of the 86. Or perhaps it was during Le […]

Porsche fastest at two-day WEC Prologue

The Porsche 919 Hybrid headed the field after the WEC’s official two-day Prologue test at Paul Ricard on the weekend. The #20 car of Mark Webber went fastest during the Friday evening session when Brendon Hartley posted a lap time of 1:41.289. Hartley’s teammates, Timo Bernhard and Webber, also broke the 1:42 barrier on the […]

Toyota TS040 Hybrid revealed

Toyota Racing has launched its 2014 challenger, the TS040 Hybrid. The team will continue to run a two car program with the same drivers as before, although the pairings have been slightly rearranged. As in Formula 1 new regulation changes have been introduced for the 2014 season. Two of the main changes include a 100mm […]

Toyota begins testing Yaris WRC

Toyota first hinted it could be interested in a return to the WRC almost two years ago and this week it is testing a Yaris-based WRC ahead of an expected come back to top line rallying in 2017. Motorsport Italia is currently running the test program in Tuscany on behalf of the European-based Toyota Motorsport […]