Toyota Gazoo Racing, The high performance division of Toyota won the Le Mans Race for the third consecutive year (2018,2019,2020) the endurance race Le Mans really test the cars as well as the drivers and Toyota Gazoo Racing has proved their metal for the third time with their bulletproof reliability and great drivers, For Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima this was their 3rd consecutive win since 2018 and only 7 previous drivers were able to achieve this in the 97 years of Le Mans history.
Toyota Gazoo Racing was able to achieve this feat with its trusted TS050 Hybrid for which this was the final year, The TS050 with its 1000-PS power was more efficient this year around 35% more efficient than its first generation model The LMP1 hybrids; The TS050 was also 10 seconds faster in its laps than the previous model.
The Race started out as fine for Toyota Gazoo Racing but soon after met with big problems the No.8 suffered a puncture and damaged break duct because of debris and had to pay for that by losing 10 minutes in the race after that No.7 also suffered multiple problems like damaged exhaust manifold which resulted in reduced power which took around 30 minutes to fix and it also suffered floor damage which compromised aerodynamics of the car.
The winning battle came alive in the final hour when the No3 Rebellion first crashed on track and then could not exit the pits, allowing José to earn third, taking the flag six laps behind the sister No8 car and one lap adrift of the second placed No1 Rebellion.
This is what the Team President had to say after the win-
Hisatake Murata, Team President: “Again we have seen what a difficult challenge the Le Mans 24 Hours is; it is a true endurance test. We showed great team spirit and determination to overcome the early troubles for the No8 car and winning three consecutive Le Mans with the TS050 Hybrid is a dream come true. Well done to everyone in the team on this achievement. However, we set ourselves the target of another one-two finish and I am sorry for the No7 drivers, mechanics and engineers who worked so hard and performed so well again. We are one team, so we all feel their pain. We missed experiencing these highs and lows with the fans at the track but I hope we can meet again here next year. Congratulations to Rebellion for their podium; they pushed us and once again earned our respect. Thank you to the ACO for giving us the chance to enjoy Le Mans despite the global circumstances this year.”
This Race for Toyota Gazoo Racing was a big win and the last race for the year 2019-2020 is still pending in Bahrain, Time will only tell if Toyota Gazoo Racing can again win it with its trusty drivers and reliable cars.
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