October 24, 2020

How Toyota’s LMP1 reject became a formidable force

With the benefit of hindsight, the decision by Toyota to put Yuji Kunimoto in the third TS050 Hybrid for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2017 at the expense of Hirakawa seems like a puzzling one indeed – and not just because Kunimoto’s performance turned out to be lacklustre.If you look at both drivers’ respective records since then, Kunimoto has struggled to get anywhere near the heights he …Keep reading …

Cassidy replaces Bird at Virgin FE team for 2020/21

Cassidy, 25, will join Robin Frijns in the Audi customer team’s line-up when the seventh season of the all-electric championship commences next January as part of what is being described as a multi-year agreement.The New Zealander, who has primarily raced for Toyota in Japan since 2016, made his first outing in FE machinery earlier this year during the rookie test in Marrakesh and turned …Keep reading …

Super GT and Super Formula tests called off

SUPER GT successfully held its first test behind closed doors at Okayama this month, and two more days of running were scheduled at Fuji on March 28-29.However, with the Shizuoka prefecture government advising people to refrain from unnecessary travel, GTA made a last-minute call not to proceed with the test.The decision to cancel the test follows just days after Super Formula held its …Keep reading …