TOYOTA GAZOO RACING /
THE PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION OF TOYOTA’S COMMITMENT TO PUSHING THE LIMITS OF MOTORING.
As our global racing division, its core philosophy revolves around making ever-better cars through participating in motorsports.
This is a mission that’s been long in the running. In 1952 our founder Kiichiro Toyoda said,
“CAR RACING IS MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAINMENT.”
– Kiichiro Toyoda
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING /
GR IN MALAYSIA
Taking its first drive in August 2017 with TGR Festival and making the Vios Challenge as the key highlight, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Malaysia is the only racing street event in the country with 22 races covering main cities in Peninsular Malaysia which includes Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang and Kuala Terengganu.
When you add new fuel to the fire, you can turn an ember into an inferno. That’s where Tengku Djan Ley comes in. Know as the “Prince of Drift” , his achievement on and off the track speak for themselves. With an exemplary track record, he leads by example and will be an exciting new addition to our GR Ambassador roster.
GR CHIEF MOTORSPORTS OFFICER
Our Chief Motorsports Officer, Akio Takeyama leads the charge for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Malaysia from behind the wheel. Quite literally. His participation as a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing racer himself is testament to his conviction towards the brand and all that it stands for.
From boardroom to the circuits, Takeyama fuels his passion to bring the best of GAZOO Racing to our shores.
TENGKU DJAN LEY
If there is one phrase that embodies the spirit of GAZOO Racing, it is “Pushing The Limits”. It’s a notion all champions know well – and Malaysian race car driver and drift champion, Tengku Djan Ley, now a GAZOO Racing Ambassador, is no exception.
Tengku Djan is a two-time Formula Drift Asian Champion; Malaysia’s first D1 Grand Prix Champion and twice consecutive Overall Champion at the 12 hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race. He also dominated the TGR Vios Challenge and was crowned Overall Champion twice in the Super Sporting Category.
More importantly, Tengku Djan appreciates the joy of driving more than anything else and wants to share the joy and passion of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing with all.