Toyota is celebrating success after class wins for the new GT86 sportscar in a race many consider to be the toughest in the world.
The new Toyota GT86 made its endurance racing debut at the 2012 ADAC 24 Hours Nürburgring across two classes for road going cars.
The GAZOO Racing prepared Toyota GT86 took the win in the SP3 class, completing 129 laps. In the overall standings, the car finished in 46th place overall.
In the ‘close-to-production’ V3 class, Toyota Swiss Racing GT86 finished 1st, completing 119 laps. In the overall standings the car finished in impressive 78th place.
Production of the GT86 for Europe started in April this year, and success in the car’s first 24-hour races bodes well for the future racing activity of small teams and individuals alike.
The next chance GT86 fans will have to see the Gazoo Racing car in action will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 29th.
Lexus also celebrated a strong result, with the GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA taking 1st place in the high-performance SP8 class.
After surviving a few minor incidents, and posting a quickest lap time of 8:44.636, the GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA ran reliably and consistently throughout the race, and 15th place in the overall standings.
Updated 11 June 2012: Now includes a video of the event!