1999 - Le Mans - Ukyo Katayama's puncture
The Japanese crew (Ukyo Katayama, Keiichi Tsuchiya and Toshino Suzuki) Toyota GT One is stuck behind Thomas Bscher in his own BMW V12 LM98 and is having trouble getting past. It is involved in its own battle (and probably isn't keen to let the Toyota through) At exactly 3.06pm, Katayama's left rear tyre has blown on the way into Indianapolis. It is now coming in very slowly, but it is probably too soon to try and run through from this stop. There doesn't appear to be much damage though so they might be able to get it through. They are in the pits and the 52 Viper is coming in. It will park just in front of them and the BMW has just gone through to force the Toyota to lose a lap. Meanwhile the Toyota crew have got the bodywork off and are now tiewrapping it back. Having just seen a rerun of the tyre blowout, how Katayama held it out of the Armco is anyone's guess. And the BMW is about to come round again, while they try to reattach the bodywork. Right rear pin won't secure properly but he goes back out to try and catch up. This may turn out to be the decisive moment of the race.
Toyota GT-ONE I A lap of the Le Mans track
Here's a lap of the Le Mans track with some onboard shots in a Toyota TS020 who was better know under the name of Toyota GT-ONE during the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1999. It's a shame that we can't properly hear the sound of this car because of the commentators, but we can see that this car is really fast. Enjoy the lap !
'99 Toyota GT-One - The Ultimate Tribute
This is a tribute to an amazing vehicle that literally blazed through the track of ''De la Sarthe'' during it's performance in the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The Vehicle ofcourse is no other than the one and only 1999 Toyota GT One Race Car. Although the car also participated in the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hour Race it was in an early development stage and it entered officially in the race the year that followed. The video contains mostly clips taken directly from the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Also the images are gathered from across the Internet from various providers. Credits given to owners of footage from the 2 le mans races of 1999 & 1998 as well as the apperance in Tokyo.
Together at last... Toyota TS010, TS020 and TS030
Together at Last... Toyota Motorsport helps tell the story of three of the most famous sportscars ever made, including Toyota TS010, Toyota TS020 and Toyota TS030. For more, plus a hi-res gallery of the cars, visit our blog. http://blog.toyota.co.uk/together-at-last-toyotas-gt-car-trio