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Kobayashi berates LMP1 handicaps after "joke" Austin race

Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi has urged the FIA World Endurance Championship to rethink its LMP1 success handicap system after a Lone Star Le Mans event he branded a “joke”.

"Weird" tweaks by Kobayashi credited for WTR pace

Renger van der Zande says "weird" set-up changes made by Kamui Kobayashi were partly to thank for Wayne Taylor Racing's stunning pace during the night in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24: Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac wins again

Ryan Briscoe, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi have scored the third Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona win for Wayne Taylor Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R in four years, while BMW won the GTLM class for a second straight year.

Rolex 24, Hour 14: Kobayashi retakes lead for WTR

Kamui Kobayashi wrested back the lead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona for Wayne Taylor Racing and had established a small buffer out front with 10 hours of the race to go.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota dominates after rivals collide Bahrain
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Bahrain WEC: Toyota dominates after rivals collide

Toyota claimed a crushing victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain after capitalising on early woes for its LMP1 rivals Rebellion and Ginetta.

Bahrain WEC: Toyota holds 1-2 after Rebellion woes Bahrain
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Bahrain WEC: Toyota holds 1-2 after Rebellion woes

Toyota holds a 1-2 at the halfway mark in the FIA World Endurance Championship's Bahrain round after a punishing four hours for the polesitting Rebellion.

Kobayashi: BMW's lack of Fuji pace a "big shame" Dream Race
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Kobayashi: BMW's lack of Fuji pace a "big shame"

Kamui Kobayashi says it was a "big shame" that BMW couldn't take the fight to its rivals in Saturday's first leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Briscoe, Dixon added to 2020 WTR IMSA lineup

Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon have been named as part of Wayne Taylor Racing's line-up for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Shanghai WEC: Toyota back on top in final practice

Toyota returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for this weekend's Shanghai FIA World Endurance Championship round, beating the best of the privateer LMP1s by one second.

Kobayashi's team explains bizarre wet tyre strategy

The KCMG team has explained its reasoning for putting Kamui Kobayashi on wet tyres for the start of last weekend's Super Formula decider at Suzuka on a completely dry track.

Who will prevail in Super Formula's five-way decider?

The 2019 Super Formula season will reach its conclusion at the fabled Suzuka circuit this weekend, and no less than five drivers are in contention for title glory. Rachit Thukral is your guide for what promises to be a nail-biting championship decider.

Losing Toyota powerless to overcome handicap

The drivers of the second-placed Toyota in Sunday's Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship say they were powerless to overcome their handicap against the winning sister entry.

Kobayashi "demotivated" by LMP1 handicap rules

Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi has admitted he is demotivated for his home FIA World Endurance Championship race at Fuji due to the new system of LMP1 success handicaps.

Kobayashi blames Palou for race-ending crash

Kamui Kobayashi has put the blame on Alex Palou for the incident that forced the ex-Formula 1 driver out of last weekend's Okayama Super Formula race.

Kobayashi joins DTM/Super GT Fuji field with BMW

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi will drive for BMW when the DTM and SUPER GT have their Fuji joint race in November.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota survives rain scare to take 1-2

Toyota dominated a rain-hit opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone, as Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi took victory in the #7 car.

Silverstone WEC: Toyota sees off Rebellion for pole

Toyota saw off its privateer LMP1 opposition to sweep the front row of the grid for this weekend's Silverstone FIA World Endurance Championship curtain-raiser.

Silverstone WEC: Kobayashi leads Toyota 1-2 in FP2

Toyota blocked out the top two positions in second practice for this weekend's opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone.

Kobayashi admits “demon” flatspot ruined victory bid

Kamui Kobayashi admits that a “demon” flatspot he picked up while trying to pass Alex Palou at Motegi cost him the chance to fight for his first Super Formula win.

Kobayashi: Returning to defend Rolex 24 title is “natural”

Kamui Kobayashi says it was “natural” for him to continue his collaboration with Wayne Taylor Racing and aim for a second consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona triumph next January.

Kobayashi to defend Rolex 24 title with WTR

Toyota factory driver Kamui Kobayashi will defend his Rolex 24 at Daytona title with the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac squad, it has been announced.

Toyota diagnoses wiring issue that cost #7 car Le Mans victory

Toyota drivers Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez lost victory in last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours because of an incorrectly wired system of tyre pressure sensors.

Toyota shows off hypercar prototype in Fuji test video

Toyota has revealed video footage of a test run of the GR Super Sport concept car that will become the basis for its FIA World Endurance Championship hypercar challenger for the 2020/21 season.

Le Mans 24h: Toyota firmly on course for one-two finish

Toyota is heading for a second consecutive 1-2 finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours as Kamui Kobayashi leads his teammate Sebastien Buemi by some two minutes heading into the final four hours.