Toyota will remain in the WEC until at least 2019

Toyota останется в WEC как минимум до 2019 года

Today it became known that the Japanese manufacturer Toyota will be the world championship racing endurance until at least the end of the 2019 season.

The head of Toyota team Gazoo Racing Rob Le pen explained that this decision contributed to the freezing of the rules.

“We decided that we will continue to act until the end of 2019, although it is not yet announced it officially – quoted Lepena in AUTOSPORT. – Of course, thanks to the new regulations we would have reduced costs, but our main task is to develop relevant technologies.

In the WEC we want to demonstrate our technology, why is it important for us to continue development of hybrid propulsion systems”.

Porsche and Toyota have signed a gentleman’s agreement that none of them will build new monocoque for two seasons to reduce costs.

Le pen said that Toyota in the WEC is necessary to introduce new technical solutions that can be applied in the production of road cars: “If in 2020 the regulations will change radically, then the championship will not represent for us interest. Otherwise, we, on the contrary, will be actively involved in the work.”

Responsible for the creation of the new regulations of the FIA and WEC promoter the automobile club are looking for any effective ways to reduce the financial costs to attract new manufacturers championship.

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Source translated by Яндекс.Переводчик

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