PUSHING THE LIMITS

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING /
OVERCOMING EVERY LIMIT TO MAKE “EVER-BETTER” CARS.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing embodies TOYOTA’s commitment to overcoming every limit to make “ever-better” cars. To forge new technologies and solutions under the extreme conditions of motorsports, we will never stop innovating.

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We race our cars to push ourselves to learn from the toughest challenges.

Competing on every kind of road, no matter what the challenge, inspires us to build “ever-better” cars. We’re engineering TOYOTA’s future DNA. We’ll keep competing to bring the freedom, adventure and joy of driving to everyone.

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MISSION

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.

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Remaining one of the most anticipated street racing events with a total of 3 seasons and 11 specially constructed street circuits successfully completed, the race will continue with Season 4 in January 2021. A total of 3 million live views and more than 80,000 footfalls made GR expand its success in the E-Sport Event in 2018 with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Velocity Esports Championship and completed a total of 3 seasons thus far. GR then launched GR Supra in 2019 with 6 GR Garage outlets across the nation, proving that GR Malaysia is hitting the pedal in the pursuit of street racing passion.

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AMBASSADORS

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
AKIO TAKEYAMA

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.

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The result? A remarkable contribution towards the local motorsports scene – the introduction of our very first street-racing series in the Vios Challenge, now well into its fourth season; a travelling festival that makes motor racing an affordable and assessable sport for all Malaysians.

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GR AMBASSADOR
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.

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Well known by his moniker, the “Prince of Drift”, Tengku Djan now advocates for the GAZOO Racing brand, not only as a successful racer and drifter but also a passionate enthusiast of all things car; with a vast technical and mechanical knowledge to boot.

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.

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