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Toyota expected to continue in LMP1

27 October 2017

Toyota has hinted that it is looking to remain a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, despite its only rival, Porsche, leaving to compete in Formula E.

Speaking at the Tokyo motor show, the head of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing Shigeki Tomoyama hinted that the Japanese marque would remain in the competition in order to challenge for the title, and are also looking at building a new car for the 2020/2021 WEC season.

“Once things have calmed down, we will make a decision, but we will probably continue to be racing in a new top-flight class which they are looking to create,” he said. “We are looking to stay – and only with the goal of winning.”

Toyota previously said it was waiting for the series to define the rules past 2018/2019 before it made a final decision, but the announcement at Tokyo suggests that, for the time being at least, the Japanese carmaker is likely to stay in the competition.

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