Vasselon: “Our two LMP1 fixed in 2017 are complete”


Toyota Gazoo Racing da by close alignment of pilots.
The structure of japanese, which is still in a position of power to get the
title this season, has already signed on to the six riders who will compete in the
full season of the WEC in 2017 at the controls of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid of the
team. has admitted Pascal Vasselon, responsible for the team, that
he has also admitted that the team will not count with none of the drivers of Audi Sport after the exit of the manufacturer of the World of Strength, being in
beginning the only change is the arrival of ‘Pechito’ Lopez
by St├ęphane Sarrazin.

Although it will not be until January, when Toyota announced its pilots, Pascal Vasselon acknowledge that you have been signing progressively, even before the announcement of the departure of Audi in the WEC. This selection does indicate that the prototypes that will compete in the Endurance World full-time, will be piloted by Mike Conway, ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi on the one hand and by Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davison and Kazuki Nakajima on the other. However, Pascal Vasselon has preferred not to give names and speak in generic terms: Our two LMP1 fixed in 2017 are complete, the riders are already ready“.

however, Pascal Vasselon change the address before the eventual arrival of a third car to Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, therefore, in Silverstone and Spa, appointments, inaugural WEC that are used to prepare the test at La Sarthe. Won’t be until next month when Toyota decide if you align a third TS050 Hybrid in Le Mans, mutating the situation if the project receives the green light: we Still have several options open if we have a third car. It is never a problem to find pilots that are competitive. I’m sad, because there are many very good pilots up in the Audi, but now we have six other drivers in the market“.