Toyota Racing Announce Altered WEC Plans

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The #7 crew of Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima will gove the 2013 car its race debut (Photo Credit: Toyota Hybrid Racing)

Toyota Racing will run a scaled down program in the remaining round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

After entering a pair of TS030 Hybrid at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours Le Mans the team will run only a single car for the remaining rounds, starting at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo on September first.

Drivers for the race at Interlagos – where the TS030 Hybrid gained its first race win last year – will be Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Stephane Sarrazin, the trio the best placed to the Toyota crews in the WEC points after the first three rounds of the 2013 championship. They will also drive the car at the inaugural Six Hours of Austin three weeks later. The have yet to announce the drivers for the remaining WEC races this year – in Bahrain and Shanghai.

Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre will turn their attention to developing Toyota’s car for the new 2014 rules. Kazuki Nakajima will concentrate on defending his Super Formula title alongside a campaign in Super GT.

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