Published on October 5th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Gazoo Racing returns to hallowed ground for Japan leg of WEC
As the WEC moves to Japan for it’s next leg, Toyota Gazoo Racing will be on some very familiar turf. Toyota owns the circuit, after all, so they’ve got the added advantage of practice and course knowledge. Great elevation changes and high speed sweepers make for an exciting track, and Mount Fuji provides a perfect backdrop for the race.
The Fuji Speedway track, which is now 4.563km long with 16 corners and a 1.475km straight, has a rich history in endurance racing and a special place in TOYOTA’s own motorsport past. The 1000km of Fuji attained legendary status since its first race in 1967, won by the TOYOTA 2000GT. The iconic TOYOTA 7 forged its reputation as an endurance race car by winning the following two Fuji races. The race joined the WEC calendar in 1982 and ran for seven years, including three seasons when the series was known as the World Sports Prototype Championship.