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Mini engineers go for big dreams

Posted by: on July 30th, 2015 Comments Off

24H du Mans 2015 practice 2

‘Galapiat’ is a French word, often used in the south of France, which means a ‘turbulent child’ (Larousse dictionary).

The Galapiats, which we will be talking about here, is an association of 35 children, aged 10 to 16, in Grenoble, France.

Helped by 15 adults and volunteers, they spend their Wednesdays, Saturdays and school holidays developing and constructing, from the scratch, vehicles inspired by race cars, adjusted to their scale.

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Toyota is the most environmentally friendly brand in Germany

Posted by: on May 13th, 2015 Comments Off

Toyota awarded the most environmentally friendly brand in 2015 in Germany’s largest survey of fleet customers

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Toyota Outlines 2015 Motorsports Activities, Returns to WRC and confirms WEC driver line-up

Posted by: on January 30th, 2015 Comments Off


Today Toyota announced its motorsports activities for 2015 during its annual Motorsports Press Conference in Japan. Highlights of the event were the announcement that Toyota will return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 and confirmation of Toyota Racing’s driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.


World Rally Championship (WRC)

Over the next two years Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will continue its test programme with the Yaris WRC car to prepare for a full return to the series in 2017, when updated technical regulations are expected to be introduced.

The new Yaris WRC features a 1.6-litre turbo-charged, direct-injection  engine, which produces over 300 hp, while its chassis has been shaped  through advanced simulation, testing and production techniques.


Developed and built exclusively by TMG at its technical centre in Cologne,  Germany, the car has already completed a preliminary test programme on tarmac and gravel stages throughout Europe, creating a promising foundation on which to build over the coming months.

Over the next two years, as the team moves closer to WRC participation, the car will undergo a full test programme consisting of several WRC venues around Europe on a variety of surfaces, its development slowly expanding with the dedicated team of specialists to engineer and operate the car also being increased.


Junior Development Programme

Alongside the honing and evolution of the Yaris WRC, TMG is also hoping to generate more stars behind the wheel with the launch of its Junior Development Programme.

The first beneficiary of the scheme is Frenchman Eric Camilli, 27, who has already tested the Yaris WRC. He will now carry out the development programme alongside experienced countryman Stéphane Sarrazin, also a racer in Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship team, and Sebastian Lindholm, a veteran Finnish driver.



A rich rallying heritage

When the Yaris WRC makes its competitive debut in 2017, it will mark almost two decades since Toyota’s last World Championship rally, in 1999.

 That season marked the end of over 25 years of continuous rally activity at  TMG, which began life as Andersson Motorsport GmbH – named after  company founder Ove Andersson – and competed in WRC as Toyota Team  Europe (TTE).


In those days, TTE participated with iconic cars such as the Celica Twincam Turbo – and GT-Four variants – and the Corolla WRC, and featured legendary drivers such as Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol.

Since 1972, Toyota has achieved 149 podiums, 43 wins, four drivers’ and three manufacturers’ World Championship titles: a rich rallying heritage indeed.


World Endurance Championship

Toyota Racing will continue to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Last year, when it became possible to fully utilize the maximum potential of the hybrid system, the Toyota TS040 Hybrid won five out of eight races, winning the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world titles.

This year, the fourth year of participation, Toyota Racing will enhance its full-hybrid powertrain—the Toyota Hybrid System-Racing (THS-R)—aiming to extend both world titles, for the first time, win the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (held June 13–14).


As World Champions, TOYOTA Racing will take the #1 and #2 plates while the individual driver line-ups have been fine-tuned for maximum performance.

The #1 car will feature drivers’ World Champions Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi alongside Kazuki Nakajima. Alex Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin and Mike Conway will share the #2 car.



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Selling green cars the green way

Posted by: on December 12th, 2014 Comments Off


In 2015 the Louwman Group will inaugurate a brand new sustainable dealership for Toyota/Lexus in Arnhem (The Netherlands).

For Toyota, the environmental mobility pioneer, and Lexus the premium brand that has hybrid at its core – it is only natural that the sales process adopts the same environmental ethos as the products themselves.



Designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating the building will incorporate amongst many other environmental features solar panels, reinforced insulation and will make use of renewable energy by means of an air heat pump.

This will be an ultramodern building that shall seamlessly integrate into the local environment located on the Ijsseloord business park along the N325 and A12 motorways.

The development which held its ground-breaking ceremony in October was supported by Eric Louwman (Louwman Group President) and Rijk de Jager (Branch Manager Louwman Arnhem) and continues to demonstrate Toyota and Lexus’ commitment in sustainable business practices.


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Perfect start for TOYOTA Racing in Silverstone

Posted by: on April 25th, 2014 Comments Off

Mark Webber podium photobomb

TOYOTA Racing fans were rewarded with the best possible Easter treat, as the team finished in first and second places in the opening round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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