Europe-wide TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Trophy to enter its second season

2019 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Trophy TMG GT86

· Par­tic­i­pants can take part in rac­ing and ral­ly events across Europe

· All three TMG GT86 mod­els are eli­gi­ble to com­pete for €80,000

· Addi­tion­al prize mon­ey offered by Toy­ota Deutsch­land GmbH

After a suc­cess­ful debut year which saw Ger­man ral­ly dri­ver Her­mann Gassner Jr claim over­all vic­to­ry in his GT86 CS-R3, the TOYOTA GAZOO Rac­ing Tro­phy will enter its sec­ond sea­son on 1 March. Like last year, all TMG GT86 dri­vers have the chance to take part and fight for a total prize fund of €80,000 with­out hav­ing to pay any entry fee.

Eight par­tic­i­pants from five dif­fer­ent nations (Ger­many, Great Britain, Hun­gary, Slove­nia and Switzer­land), includ­ing reign­ing cham­pi­on Her­mann Gassner Jr and rep­re­sent­ing a wide range of cus­tomer motor­sport dis­ci­plines, have already pre-reg­is­tered for the Tro­phy, with more entrants expect­ed in the com­ing weeks.

Dur­ing the assess­ment peri­od, from 1 March until 30 Novem­ber, dri­vers can com­pete in any race or ral­ly across Europe in their GT86 CS-Cup or CS-V3 rac­er or CS-R3 ral­ly car, sub­mit their results and score points. At the end of the sea­son, the 10 best results of each com­peti­tor will be added to reach the final result of the Tro­phy.

The points avail­able on indi­vid­ual events varies accord­ing to the length and num­ber of com­peti­tors entered. In order make par­tic­i­pa­tion for dri­vers and teams as easy as pos­si­ble, TMG does not charge an entry fee and there are no spe­cif­ic tech­ni­cal require­ments for the Tro­phy par­tic­i­pants. Instead, all reg­is­tered Tro­phy dri­vers ben­e­fit from dis­counts on spare parts.

After a suc­cess­ful race or ral­ly sea­son, the top five GT86 dri­vers will be reward­ed with prize mon­ey; €30,000 will go to the win­ner of the 2019 TOYOTA GAZOO Rac­ing Tro­phy, €20,000 to the sec­ond-placed dri­ver, €15,000 for third place, €10,000 for fourth and €5,000 for fifth. On top of this, Toy­ota Deutsch­land GmbH has offered to reward the best-placed TMG GT86 dri­ver on every round of the VLN, RCN and Ger­man Ral­ly Cham­pi­onship (DRM) with €1,000 each.

Flo­ri­an von Has­sel­bach, Senior Engi­neer Cus­tomer Motor­sport: “We are hap­py to announce that Toy­ota Motor­sport GmbH will con­tin­ue its cus­tomer motor­sport sup­port in 2019. The pos­i­tive feed­back we received after the inau­gur­al TOYOTA GAZOO Rac­ing Tro­phy sea­son was a con­fir­ma­tion to us that the con­cept of the Tro­phy works. Over the win­ter, we have slight­ly adjust­ed the dis­tri­b­u­tion of prize mon­ey and points struc­ture in order to enhance com­pe­ti­tion and ensure a lev­el play­ing field among the par­tic­i­pants. Now we hope for anoth­er suc­cess­ful and excit­ing sea­son. Togeth­er with our part­ners Rav­en­ol, PFC and IKme­dia we want to pave the way for a suc­cess­ful future of the TOYOTA GAZOO Rac­ing Tro­phy.“

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2019 TOYOTA GAZOO Rac­ing Tro­phy

Entry list

No. Name Sur­name Series Car
1 Oster­mann (GER) Daniel RCN CS-V3
2 Lengyel (HUN) Adam FIA CEZ CS-Cup
3 Amweg (SUI) Manuel VLN CS-Cup
4 Mueller (GER) Alexan­der VLN CS-Cup
5 Zim­mer­mann (SUI) Flurin RCN, VLN CS-Cup
6 Chad­wick (GBR) Chris VLN CS-Cup
7 Bru­sius (GER) Adri­an RCN CS-V3
8 Prem­rl (SLO) Gre­ga N.N. CS-V3

About TOYOTA Motor­sport GmbH:

TOYOTA Motor­sport GmbH (TMG) has been based in Cologne, Ger­many since 1979 and built its rep­u­ta­tion in motor­sport, begin­ning with two decades of FIA World Ral­ly Cham­pi­onship suc­cess. TMG’s facil­i­ties and capa­bil­i­ties expand­ed sig­nif­i­cant­ly dur­ing its time in For­mu­la 1 (2002–2009). Since the end of that era, TMG has com­bined works motor­sport par­tic­i­pa­tion in the FIA World Endurance Cham­pi­onship with research and devel­op­ment sup­port for TOYOTA Motor Cor­po­ra­tion and a thriv­ing busi­ness as a sup­pli­er of high-per­for­mance ser­vices to the auto­mo­tive and motor­sport sec­tors. Addi­tion­al­ly, TMG has built a grow­ing cus­tomer motor­sport busi­ness cov­er­ing activ­i­ties in ral­ly and cir­cuit rac­ing, with all activ­i­ties inspired by TMG’s vision of Cre­at­ing Excite­ment Through Team Spir­it and Advanced Tech­nol­o­gy.

Via Toy­ota Europe News­room


Joao Lamares

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