Press Release issued to "Racing Into the Future" Courtesy Paul Risbridger, Toyota Team GB Team Manager

Toyota Team Europe (TTE) and Mobil 1 Behind The Car In front

TEAM TOYOTA GB has announced its challenge in the 1995 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship, with the backing of a major new sponsor, Mobil 1.

The challenge will involve British-built Carina Es raced by arguably the strongest all-British driver line-up as Surrey-based Julian Bailey (33) is joined by last year's team mate, Yorkshireman Tim Sugden (29).

Team Toyota GB's Michelin-equipped Carina Es will be engineered and developed buy the Toyota Team Europe (TTE) motorsport centre in Cologne - whose technical expertise is behind the marque's World Rally Championship successes. TOMS GB, based at Hingham, Norfolk, will assume responsibility for on-event preparation co-ordinated overall by Team Toyota GB's motorsport manager, Paul Risbridger.

The '95 Carina E race car will make its public debut in its new livery at the Performance Motor Show at Olympia, 9-12 February, 1995. The two car team will contest all of the thirteen touring car meetings, starting at Donnington Park on 2 April, 1995.

Motorsport manager Risbridger is confident that the Toyota line-up is set for honours in this year's championship:

"Regulation changes this year have permitted the development of a more aerodynamic Carina E, equipped with front and rear spoilers. Successful wind tunnel testing has highlighted significant improvements and with the new team structure, TOMS' BTCC experience and the technical expertise of a World Rally Championship winners TTE, we fully expect to be on the podium this season."

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