Toyota to Excite Motorsport Fans at Le Mans 24 Hours

06.14.2019

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Press Release

Brussels, June 14, 2019 

Toyota to Excite Motorsport Fans at Le Mans 24 Hours

 

Exciting fan activities and experiences at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Village e-Motorsport demonstration with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Official Simulators powered by Thrustmaster® (1) T-GT official steering wheel TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Engagement Programme to debut at Le Mans Toyota Motor Europe will offer exciting and wide ranging activities and experiences for motorsport fans at the 87th Le Mans 24 Hours, finale of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.

 

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Village at Le Mans will give fans a look behind the scenes with a special “Garage Tour”, “Pit Stop Challenge” with the TS050 HYBRID race car, “Cockpit Experience” featuring various race cars from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the debut of the Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept in France, and driver appearances by the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC Team.

 

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Village in 2018

Alex Wurz at Driver Appearance in 2018 

 

All-new TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Official Simulators powered by high-end T-GT official steering wheels in collaboration with Thrustmaster® - a leading brand in the gaming

controller industry - running Gran Turismo Sport on Playstation® (2) 4 will debut in the Fan Village at the 24-hour endurance classic.

Following the successful launch of the GR Supra GT Cup, the first global one-make e-motorsport race series on Gran Turismo Sport, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Official Simulators are built to give fans in Europe a taste of the excitement and possibilities of e-motorsport and to introduce the competition to new audiences at Toyota events.

Motorsport fans visiting Le Mans can test their racing skills against benchmark times set by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing FIA World Endurance Championship Team driver(s) at the Fan Village. The “GR Supra GT Cup Demo” will additionally serve as a platform for a mini-competition among fans with prizes provided by Thrustmaster®, including a T150 PRO Force Feedback racing wheel. 

T-GT is a high-end steering wheel resulting from years of intense collaboration between Thrustmaster®’s engineers and the creators of Gran Turismo®.

T-GT provides all the sensations required for an ultra-realistic racing experience through highly innovative and exclusive technologies such as in-depth force feedback sensations in the steering column. Linearity, precision, immersion and consistency push the drivers’ skills to the limit and let them fully enter in the e-competition world. Thrustmaster® T-GT is the controller of choice for the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, of which TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is an official manufacturer partner.

 

Thrustmaster® T-GT Steering Wheel

After two successful years in the FIA World Rally Championship, the “TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Engagement Programme” will be introduced to fans at Le Mans for the first time. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Fan Team will visit various parts of the Circuit de la Sarthe and surrounding fan-centric areas, including campsites and the Drivers’ Parade in Le Mans city centre, to engage with motorsport fans who will have the chance to win daily prizes and receive a TGR-branded gift with which they can use to show their support for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC Team during the race.

Fan Engagement at 2018 WRC Finland 

 

 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing at Le Mans in 2018

TGR Fan Village Opening Hours:

Wednesday, June 12

11:00-00:00

Thursday, June 13

11:00-00:00

Friday, June 14

11:00-17:00

Saturday, June 15

09:00-02:00 +1

Sunday, June 16

09:00-15:00

 

Media Advisory:

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Press Conference at Le Mans 24 Hours takes place at the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing VIP Hospitality at Raccordement on Friday, June 14 starting at 13:00 CEST

Follow TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC Team at the Le Mans 24 Hours:

@Toyota_Hybrid
@ToyotaMotorsport
@toyotamotorsportgmbh
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Useful Links: 

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Website: https://toyotagazooracing.com

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing e-Motorsport: https://toyotagazooracing.com/e-motorsports/

GR Supra GT Cup Website: https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/gtsport/sportmode/championship/1742

Thrustmaster® Website: http://www.thrustmaster.com/

Thrustmaster® T-GT Website: http://t-gt.thrustmaster.com/

Gran Turismo Website: https://www.gran-turismo.com/