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Toyota waiting before making WEC decision

17 October 2017

Toyota is set to delay making a decision on its World Endurance Championship future as it awaits official confirmation of the series’ 2018/2019 LMP1 regulations.

The director of Toyota Motorsport, Pascal Vasselon, insisted that a decision regarding the company’s continuing participation in the series could not be made until the details of the technical regulations for privateer P1 cars were understood.

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the FIA, are revising the rules for independent teams, in order to make them competitive with the factory hybrids over the 2018/19 ‘superseason’ and the first WEC winter series in 2019/20.

Vasselon said that Toyota would have to adapt the timeframe, because the future of the WEC is not ‘clear cut’, and as such there was no reason to rush to confirm a decision either way. However, he added that the company is currently handling things as if it is staying in the competition.

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