The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC Took First Place in 24H Nürburgring Race

The car experienced a collision along with some technical failure.


Lexus has won the SP-PRO class of the 24 Hours endurance race held at Nürburgring in Germany. The No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC took part in the race with professional drivers Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama behind the wheels.

Things didn’t start off well for the Lexus sports car, as the car experienced a collision along with some technical failure. However, the No. 56 GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC was managed with timely repairs and entered the race again. The expert drivers went head to toe with rivals and conquered the 25-kilometer German track completing the best lap in 8minutes, 34.591 seconds.

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Shigeki Tomoyama, President, GAZOO Racing Company, said: “Although GAZOO Racing’s Lexus LC was forced to pit-in many times unexpectedly due to the impact at the beginning of the race, we are delighted to complete the 24 hours and the whole race. The drivers, mechanics, engineers, and support staff all carried out their roles, and we made every effort to race the car without giving up until the very end. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of our suppliers and partner companies who have helped to sustain these activities.”

Mr. Tomoyama is confident that the knowledge gained from the 24-hour race will help the GAZOO Racing company to improve on their shortcomings.

Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative of the Middle East & North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “The 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race proved to be an excellent experience, testing the team’s strengths and vehicle’s capabilities, while also showcasing the best of Lexus. Despite a challenging debut race, the Lexus LC dazzled the audiences with its winning performance, adding to our achievements and capabilities in motorsports.”

The 2018 Lexus LC coupe is available in the UAE.

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