DENSO Continues to Support Toyota Racing in FIA World Endurance Championship
TOYOTA Racing began its first full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Six Hours of Silverstone with a pole-postion start and a podium finish.
With development of an updated TS030 HYBRID continuing at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, the team competed at Silverstone with two cars in 2012 specification. The updated car is planned to make its debut at Spa-Francorchamps next month.
Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre will share the #7 car, with Kazuki Nakajima starting the defence of his Super Formula (formerly Formula Nippon) title at Suzuka this weekend. Anthony Davidson, Stéphane Sarrazin and Sébastien Buemi are reunited in the #8 car for the first time since Le Mans last June.
TOYOTA Racing is once again unique in using super capacitor technology in its hybrid powertrain. This fast charging/discharging technology delivers 300hp of boost under acceleration and was a key factor in last year’s race victories. The two race cars feature a rear hybrid motor system developed by DENSO.
Hybridisation already is a relevant technology in real life, now brought to endurance racing for the ultimate motorsport test. DENSO has been a partner from the get-go of this hybrid racing project, being a part of the overall concept of the TS030 Hybrid.
Other partners include Nisshinbo, Aisin, Zent, Nippon Steel, Takata, Toyoda Gosei, Michelin, and ZF.
For more information please visit www.toyotahybridracing.com