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April 21, 2020

Toyota Motorsport GmbH is Now Gone

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) is now gone. Toyota’s European research and development base, and seen aplenty on local Vios as go-fast stickers or plate decals will get a new name moving forward: Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH (TGR-E).

Established initially as Andersson Motorsport GmbH in Köln in 1979, it then changed its name to TMG in 1993, when it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota.

In addition to the company’s engagement in motorsports activities, which it has been conducting since its establishment, in recent years, the company has expanded its work with the Gazoo Racing Company (GRC) by applying the expertise and experience it has cultivated in motorsports over the years to the development of GR series production cars.

Toyota says the change in company name reflects this closer relationship with Gazoo Racing.

Going forward, TGR-E will continue to serve as the hub for Toyota’s motorsports activities in Europe, working together with GRC from its base in Köln, Germany, and engage in activities including supplying engines for cars participating in both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and helping to develop the GR Supra GT4.

TGR-E will also utilize the knowledge and expertise it has accumulated through its motorsports activities over the years in the development of production cars.

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