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Is Japan's Prius Cup the world's most boring form of motorsports?

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.

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Is Japan's Prius Cup the world's most boring form of motorsports?

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.

More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power

Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power

Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid qualifies second for 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid makes it to the podium in second outing

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid podiums in second outing

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

McLaren gets first ever victory for a KERS-equipped race car

2009 has not been a good season for the McLaren team and defending world driving champion Lewis Hamilton. Nonetheless, the team – along with Ferrari – are the only ones still persevering with the new kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS). This weekend in Hungary, the efforts finally paid off with the first-ever victory for a car equipped with the hybrid electric drive system.

Toyota dealers in Japan race hybrids in Prius Cup

There is almost always a benefit to conserving fuel while racing, whether it means saving on pit stops or being able to stay on the gas longer in the last lap, but the ongoing Prius Cup series in Japan takes the practice of conservation in racing to a whole new level. The event was first organized back in 2007 and is designed to help train dealership staff how to work on the car. Now that there's a new model

Lexus hybrid shows well in first endurance race

Autoblog readers will recall that we reported on Lexus' plans to enter a modified GS450h hybrid in a 24-hour endurance race last month. Well, the race has been run, the results are in, and the big Denso-sponsored Lexus came home a remarkable 4th in class and 17th overall. Making the result even more significant is the fact that the Tokachi 24 hour race marked the first time a hybrid vehicle had entered an