Jordan and Toyota renew engine contract

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has today announced that it has renewed the existing contract with Jordan Grand Prix and the Midland Group, which will see Toyota supply customer engines to the team for the 2006 season. Details of the contract will be ...

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has today announced that it has renewed the existing contract with Jordan Grand Prix and the Midland Group, which will see Toyota supply customer engines to the team for the 2006 season.

Details of the contract will be similar to the existing deal with Jordan in that Toyota will ensure that Midland receives the latest specification of RVX-06 engine throughout the entire season.

Tsutomu Tomita, Chairman of Toyota Motorsport GmbH said of the announcement: "We are very pleased that Jordan Grand Prix and Midland have opted to renew the one-year contract. It has always been a priority for Toyota to support the independent teams in Formula 1, so we are happy to be in a position to continue this successful collaboration with the team for 2006."

"We are in an advanced stage of our V8 engine programme for next season and by finalising this new one-year deal with Jordan Grand Prix and Midland for 2006 at an early stage we will be able to accelerate development."

Colin Kolles, Jordan Managing Director, said: "The co-operation with Toyota was a key element for Jordan Grand Prix in the 2005 season and I am personally delighted to carry on this excellent collaboration. With Toyota's commitment to our Team, they have also done the magnanimous thing for the sport by putting Formula One above their own exclusivity."

"As we are in the middle of a transition year with difficult odds, the exceptional Toyota engine reliability record is essential for Jordan to gather crucial data to be used for the development of the 2006 car and at the same time I hope we can help Toyota in the battle for World Championship honours."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Colin Kolles
Teams Jordan