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Toyota
Toy
Nationality 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Japanese
Established 1937
Founder Kiichiro Toyoda
Headquarters Tokyo City, Japan
Noted drivers 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath
22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune
22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Dimitris Gkaras
22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne
22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Tom Cinchy
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1991
Races entered 85
Teams championships 0
Drivers championships 0
Race victories 11
Podiums 51
Points 1692
Pole positions 7
Fastest laps 16
Last entry 1993 British Touring Car Championship Round 10

Toyota is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Team Securicor Toyota. They have been associated with BTCC since 1991.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

In 1991, Andy Rouse Engineering picked up the works contract to run the Toyota team. Toyota began the season with British driver Michael Sneath and Vik Rune from Yugoslavia. The first half of the season, Toyota were the team to beat picking up eight wins in the first thirteen races but following the sixth round at the Birmingham Superprix and the disqualification of Rune from the championship, form dipped. Dimitris Gkaras would replace Rune at selected rounds for the remainder of the 1991 season. The Nissan works team would overtake Toyota for the lead of the championship after the tenth meeting at Donington Park. Toyota finished the season in 2nd poisition with Sneath and Gkaras finishing 2nd and 15th respectively.

1992Edit

Toyota, again run by Andy Rouse Engineering in 1992, made a huge statement by poaching 1991 champion Roy Cop to partner Sneath. Cop achieved 3 wins throughout the year with a further 17 podiums and totally dominated his teammate. Sneath only managed 2 podium finishes all season and was disappointed with his 1992 performance. Toyota finished 2nd once again in the championship, this time to Vauxhall, with Cop finishing 2nd in the drivers championship with Sneath down in 6th.

1993Edit

TOM's were awarded the works contract for the Toyota team in 1993 after Andy Rouse Engineering left for Ford. Cop also left for Ford with Sneath leaving for Renault. With Kris Simton joining from Vauxhall, he carried the team on his back as the sole driver.

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points Position
1991 Kaliber ICS Team Toyota Carina II 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath 5 5 11 2 10 3 2 2 3 1 2 7 6 3 2 5 7 5 3 5 3 2 3 3 6 4 4 7 6 6 5 805 2nd

22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Vik Rune

4 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 10 2 1 2 8

22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Dimitris Gkaras

4 9 7 5 6
1992 Team Securicor ICS Toyota Carina II 22px-Flag_of_Belgium.svg.png Roy Cop 9 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 7 8 2 2 2 2 1 RET 5 2 C 4 3 2 602 2nd

22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath

5 3 8 4 RET 3 4 6 5 7 5 6 5 9 8 8 6 6 5 6 5 C 6 5 7
1993 Team Securicor Toyota Carina E

22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton

4 5 2 5 4 RET 6 4 7 3 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 RET 8 4 6 6 6 10 6 6 285 4th
1994 Toyota Castrol Team Toyota Carina E 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne 0* 0nd*
22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Tom Cinchy
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