Toyota’s Motorsport division has recently announced that the TS030 Hybrid racer for Le Mans has been crashed and the damages are too severe to repair.
After Toyota Motorsport GmbH has presented the TS030 Hybrid race car, which should have compete in the LMP1 class on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the company has just announced that the racer has been crashed. According to the manufacturer, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid was being driven in heavy rain when one of the electronic units let in water and this has caused an accident. The model was being tested by Nicholas Lapierre and damages are too severe to repair, according to Toyota.
“Regrettably this damage is too severe to repair. A replacement monocoque cannot be produced and sufficiently tested to ensure reliability within the limited time available” as Toyota Racing said.
The company has announced that it will withdraw from Spa and it will try and get the racer ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. As a small reminder, the Toyota TS030 race car is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.4 liter V8 engine, along with an electric motor, and the whole hybrid system is being named the Toyota Hybrid System – Racing. For obvious reasons, more details on the racer remain unknown.