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    Video: Toyota releases its Le Mans recap, 'The Ultimate Endurance Race'
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    Two weeks ago, Audi released its short video about this years 24 Hours of Le Mans, and now Toyota has put the experience into its own words and pictures. Called The Ultimate Endurance Race, the clip and accompanying press release focus on how hybrid power helped Toyota claim second and fourth ...

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    Official: Toyota promises Hybrid-R concept for Frankfurt
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    Toyota will be bringing a new concept car to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Dubbed Hybrid-R, Toyota says the concept will feature the same Toyota Hybrid System-Racing tech found in the automaker's latest endurance car, the TS030 Hybrid. That car took second place at the 24 Hours of Le ...

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    Official: Toyota pushes back TS030 race debut after test-session crash
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    "Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht," goes the old Yiddish proverb. Man plans, God laughs. And that certainly applies to motor racing, where engineers, mechanics, strategists... entire teams spend day and night over the course of months preparing to campaign their new race car, only for it all to go ...

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    Official: Toyota snags Davidson, Buemi to drive TS030 at Le Mans
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    F1 drivers typically have a shelf life shorter than what you otherwise might call a career. As the constant stream of new, young drivers usurps existing F1 seats, you're left with a wealth of talent available to contest other forms of motorsport. That's how you end up with former grand prix ...

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    Report: Is Japan's Prius Cup the world's most boring form of motorsports?
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    Drivers in Japan have once again taken to the track in an effort to wring maximum mileage from their Toyota hybrids. According to AutoWeek, the Prius Cup resumed this year after a two-year hiatus. Toyota officials said they have no plans to bring the hybrid competition to the U.S., but played up ...

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    Report: Toyota to field all-new LMP1 at Le Mans next year?
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    This year's 24 Hours of Le Mans packed plenty of action, but there weren't as many automakers fielding their own entries in the top-tier LMP1 category as you might think. There was Audi, of course, which has dominated the category for years, arch-rival Peugeot, with its diesel-powered ...

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    Toyota's former F1 team re-emerges as engineering consultancy
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    The shutdown of Toyota's Formula One program should have resulted in a mass layoff of the team's personnel, right? Well it didn't. While some may have gone their separate ways, others have been hired; and despite the essential absence of an actual F1 program, Toyota Motorsport GmbH is still alive ...

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    Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style
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    Michael Waltrip Racing Shop Tour - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From most vantage points, the drivetrain in the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow seems to have its origins somewhere just after the discovery of fire. Under the hood is a pushrod V8 with 350 cubic inches of displacement, using the ...

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    'Ring Leader: Lexus announces return to N├╝rburgring 24 with new LFA racer
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    2010 Lexus LFA racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has announced its racing activities for 2010. And while Formula One has already been removed from the program, the Japanese automaker has plenty going on in other disciplines, including the domestic Super GT series, ...

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    Opportunity Knocks: Stefan GP and Toyota prepare for another team's failure
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    Stefan GP brokers a deal with Toyota Racing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some people just won't take no for an answer. That sense of unbridled optimism could stand to serve an F1 team well, only Stefan GP isn't an F1 team. Yet. But they hope to be, and they're not taking no for ...

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    VIDEO: With F1 program scrapped, where will Toyota Motorsports land next?
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    Toyota GT-One – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the withdrawal of his company from the Formula One World Championship, he reiterated Toyota's commitment to motorsport competition. But while this may have been pure lip-service, the Japanese ...

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    Officially Official: Toyota confirms departure from Formula One
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    The buck's got to stop somewhere. Toyota has been pouring in hundreds of millions of dollars into its Formula One racing program for seven years now and has little to show for it. Now after both Honda and BMW have mothballed their F1 teams, Toyota has confirmed longstanding speculation by doing ...

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    The Contender: Toyota reveals new TF109
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    Click above to view high-res image gallery of the Toyota TF109
    Following Ferrari's unveiling of its new F60, Toyota is the second team to release its new challenger for the 2009 Formula One season. Called the TF109, it's the only car unveiled exclusively online without a public reveal. Of course, ...

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    Toyota Tundra race team wears bowtie to Texas State Fair
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    It's during moments like these that you know Toyota wishes it had a heavy-duty version of the Tundra. While the currently-available versions are capable of rescuing shipping containers in distress, and can make like the Millenium Falcon escaping from a giant space slug, they cannot haul the ...

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