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Spec GR86 Cup Occasions in 2023 - Pak Auto Services

Spec GR86 Cup Occasions in 2023

Spec GR86 Cup Occasions in 2023


Sizzling on the heels of yesterday’s GR Corolla announcement, Toyota has dropped the information that it is going to be within the thick of issues throughout this 12 months’s racing season. The one-make GR Cup will launch into motorsports competitors round the US with a season made up of seven occasions.

Toyota has been fast to remind everybody it’s properly into the throes of shedding its ‘beige Camry’ picture, pumping out automobiles just like the Supra and GR Corolla, to not point out lately re-upping the GR86 with a second-gen mannequin. It’s that automobile which is able to take heart stage in these spec occasions, serving to to strengthen the message that each one Gazoo Racing automobiles are hotbeds of track-based engineering.

For readers whose subscription to Motorsport Thesaurus Month-to-month has lapsed, we’ll remind you that single-make sequence racing, in any other case often known as one-make racing, is a class of sport during which all drivers compete utilizing equivalent (learn: homologated) automobiles from the identical producer.

On this new Toyota GR Cup, the GR86 has been designated because the rig of alternative. Since all automobiles on the grid are (technically) the identical, racing of this kind places a big emphasis on driver talent and automobile setup, allowing race fans the prospect to compete in an actual championship state of affairs. In different phrases, this competitors is designed to degree the enjoying subject between racers who’ve wads of money and people working on a relative shoestring. Historical past teaches us this doesn’t all the time pan out, however it’s the intent.

Some will say these race efforts are designed to construct followers for Toyota automobiles and the GR model, and people folks have some extent. In spite of everything, strapping right into a race-bred GR86 and turning a wheel in anger on the observe is certain to create just a few converts. The identical could be stated for these watching within the stands or on a digital broadcast. Nonetheless, it additionally permits Toyota engineers to course of some learnings on observe, with the top purpose of translating a few of these classes to highway automobiles.

Win on Sunday, promote on Monday – that is perhaps a phrase from the times of Junior Johnson however there’s a case to be made it has a shadow of reality within the 21st century as properly. Extra details about this system, together with potential observe dates, is scheduled to be launched later this summer time.

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