Toyota will use the two 'aero-kit' in the 6 Hours of Spa


Toyota will align for the first time the third Toyota TS050
in the 6 Hours of Spa, a fact that gives the japanese manufacturer some
freedom strategic to compete with an LMP1 more than Porsche in the second appointment of the WEC. In this aspect,
Toyota Gazoo Racing has opted for a approach to split-level aerodynamic
. This
way, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #7 and #8 will compete with the kit of high load
aerodynamics, as it already did in Silverstone, while the Toyota TS050
Hybrid #9, without any kind of responsibility in terms of the championship, will
debut the kit low downforce of the brand

The Toyota TS050 Hybrid #9, Stephane Sarrazin, Nico
Lapierre and Yuji Kunimoto
only compete at Spa-Francorchamps as
preparation of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the great act for the third LMP1. By
therefore, it is the car that is conducive to to evaluate the aero kit, low-load
use the mark on The Sarthe
, without compromising the performance of the TS050 Hybrid
#7 and #8, which had an excellent performance in the 6 Hours of Silverstone
with the kit of high ‘downforce’. The options of a few and others will also
subject to the weather conditions that may be encountered in the race.

St├ęphane Sarrazin confirms this decision. The French rider, who this season has gone from competing full time to do this only at Spa and Le Mans, believes that Toyota will come better prepared than ever before to the Le Mans 24 Hours, the entire time that the TS050 #9 will be dedicated to this work exclusively: “The most important thing for our car this weekend is to prepare ourselves properly for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We have to get a large amount of data on the car with the kit low downforce and fine-tune the team work in our first race together as pilots“.