Is this the next entry into V8 Supercar ?
Toyota UK in conjunction with UK Race team GPR Motorsport have released drawings of their new race car to be debuted next month in the UK
Could this lead to Toyota Aus or even a privater team bringing one of these to Australia to compete ?
Could we be seeing this on Australian Race Tracks very soon ? I dont think we would but hey its always nice to dream
Press Release below
9 September 2010
FIRST IMAGES RELEASED OF TOYOTA AVENSIS BTCC DEVELOPMENT CAR
GPR Motorsport-engineered Next Generation Touring Car
First images of the Toyota Avensis Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) have been released, revealing the racing concept that will make its track debut in the final round of this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The artist’s drawings reveal more design details of the Avensis that is being designed and engineered by GPR Motorsport in Buckingham as a test and development model for new BTCC regulations.
Toyota has supplied GPR Motorsport with a donor car and bodyshell to build to the new specifications, which teams will be able to adopt from the 2011 season. James Thompson, a BTCC double champion, will pilot the Avensis NGTC when it makes its first public race appearance at Brands Hatch on 9 – 10 October.
Toyota has no plans to re-enter the championship with a works team, but has been pleased to lend its support to TOCA, appropriately with a British-built car – Avensis is manufactured at Burnaston in Derbyshire, close to the Donington Park race circuit.
For further information contact:
BTCC Media contact:
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