LE MANS, France (Reuters) – Le Mans 24 Hours winners Toyota have dedicated to staying within the International Staying power Championship (WEC) after 2020 when rule adjustments come into pressure and the highest class switches to hypercars.
The Jap producer stated in a observation prior to this weekend’s race at Le Mans’ Sarthe circuit that it will proceed in 2021 with a hybrid-powered prototype in response to the GR Tremendous Game street automotive.
Protecting champions Toyota will get started on pole place on Saturday after sweeping the entrance row in qualifying for the 3rd yr in succession.
“This new technology of pageant is an incredible alternative to reveal our credentials no longer handiest as a race crew in opposition to one of the highest within the industry, but in addition as a sportscar producer,” stated Toyota Gazoo president Shigeki Tomoyama.
Observe trying out of the brand new automotive will start subsequent yr.
British sportscar maker Aston Martin, which final gained Le Mans in 1959, has already dedicated to getting into two Valkyrie hypercars within the 2020-21 international staying power championship.
Toyota are the only primary automotive maker within the collection this season.
Reporting by way of Alan 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley in London, enhancing by way of Pritha Sarkar