TOYOTA GT86 CELEBRATES DOUBLE CLASS WIN AT NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS RACE







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 21, 2012
Categories: Toyota, Toyota GT 86, Toyota Racing

  • GAZOO Racing Toyota GT86 wins SP3 class
  • Toyota Swiss Racing Team Toyota GT86 wins V3 class
  • GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA wins SP8 class

Toyota are celebrating after class wins for the GT86 at the 40th ADAC 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

GAZOO Racing Toyota GT86

The GAZOO Racing Toyota GT86 took the win in the SP3 class, completing 129 laps. In the overall standings, the car finished in 46th place. 

In the ‘close-to-production’ V3 class, Toyota Swiss Racing GT86 finished 1st, completing 119 laps. In the overall standings the car finished in 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.

Lexus were also celebrating 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.

Results for Toyota / Lexus vehicles in 40th ADAC 24 Hours Nürburgring race

Class Car Car Number Position in Class Position Overall Laps Completed
SP8 GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA 83 1 15 147
SP3 GAZOO RacingToyotaGT86 166 1 46 129
SP3 GAZOO RacingToyotaGT86 165 3 65 125
V3 ToyotaSwiss Racing GT86 200 1 78 119
V3 ToyotaSwiss Racing GT86 201 DNF DNF 11