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Why Toyota won't win every WEC race this season

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Why Toyota won't win every WEC race this season
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Aug 29, 2019, 8:08 AM

Toyota may have gone unchallenged in the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship superseason, but new rules that will come into play after this weekend's 2019/20 Silverstone opener are likely to reduce its might in the new campaign.

Toyota isn't going to win every round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2019/20. That's the Japanese manufacturer's own prediction in the run-up to the start of the new season at the Silverstone 4 Hours this weekend. A new system of success handicaps will ensure that.

The claim was made before the TS050 Hybrids were given another 14kg hike in minimum weight earlier this week, so this latest rules tweak under the Equivalence of Technology (EoT) rules only reinforces the argument put forward by Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon.

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Series WEC
Teams Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC
Author Gary Watkins