Toyota TS030, irreparably damaged in tests

Toyota TS030, irreparably damaged in tests

Toyota will come this year to FIA Endurance World Championship with the hybrid prototype TS030. This is the first time when a hybrid will take the start in the 24-hour race from Le Mans.

On May 5, Toyota had to attend at the first official race at Spa Francorchamps. Unfortunately, during the tests in the rain on Paul Ricard circuit was severely damaged, unable to be repaired until the competition. Toyota said that the accident occurred because of an electronic component that was not sealed properly.

The unfortunate event caused irreparable damage to the monocoque chassis and the time until Belgium’s race is too short to allow the manufacture of a new one. The Japanese manufacturer claims that participation in 24-hour race at Le Mans is not jeopardized and will start testing as soon as a new chassis will be built.

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