Toyota's GAZOO Racing to Enter Lexus 'LFA' & Toyota '86' in 2013

Toyota's GAZOO Racing to Enter Lexus 'LFA' & Toyota '86' in 2013 Nurburgring
Endurance Race 
Toyota City, Japan, Jan 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) announces that its GAZOO Racing team will enter the Lexus "LFA"
and Toyota "86" in the 41st 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race to be
held in Germany from May 17 through 20 (local time).  This will be TMC's
seventh entry in the race since 2007. 
The GAZOO Racing team competes in the race to aid TMC's vehicle
development and, as TMC employees serve as mechanics and drivers, to aid the
development of human resources capable of "automotive seasoning".
TMC has subsequently launched "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN"(1) (GRMN),
"G Sports"(2) (G's) and other tuned models to give car
enthusiasts a taste of the thrill of racing.  TMC's participation thus is
part of its initiatives to make ever-better cars. 
(1) Product brand forged on the streets of Nurburgring - considered by many to
be the crucible of performance-vehicle development - and through other races
and fine-tuning by GAZOO Racing test drivers,.
(2) Sports conversion series of models fully tuned by GAZOO Racing test
drivers and set at an affordable price range by reducing production costs
through partial inline customization and other measures to give a wider range
of consumers a taste of racing and the enjoyment of cars. 
About Toyota 
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
NYSE: TM),  has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com. 
Contact: 
Toyota Motor Corporation
Corporate Communications Department
Public Affairs Division
Tel: +81-3-3817-9150 
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