Toyota in the Italian GT Championship

Two GR Supra GT4 will be fielded in class GT4 thanks to the partnership between Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH and the Duell Team led by Alan Gomboso in collaboration with MGM Management, that will become the Italian reference for the official racing team.

After Honda in class GT3, another Japanese make, TOYOTA, decided to take part in the Italian GT 2021 Championship. The Japanese manufacturer will be present in GT4 with two GR Supra GT4 wearing the colors of Duell Team-MGM Management, the team that built a solid collaboration with Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe GmbH (TGR-E), the official racing department of Toyota based in Cologne, Germany, that was called Toyota Motorsport GmbH until last April.

The headquarters of the team will be in Limena (PD), where Alan Gomboso and his staff will prepare the two cars that will contest both the Sprint and Endurance Series of the Italian GT Championship.

I am really thrilled by this partnership - team owner Alan Gomboso stated – I worked hard to get to this exciting partnership with Toyota. After a long negotiation, we finalized the agreement last November 15th at Paul Ricard in the occasion of the closing round of the GT4 European Series and now we are ready for this challenge that will see us on track in the Sprint and Endurance series. Toyota’s programs are very ambitious and our team will be the only Italian dealer and this is a very important starting point for our collaboration with such a high-level manufacturer.

The development of the car by the German factory started at the beginning of 2019 and more than 12,000 Km have been clocked in the process by a team of test drivers like Stéphane Ortelli on the main European tracks. The cars have already been delivered to German, French and British teams, and the Italian squad will receive one car at the beginning of February.

The GR Supra GT4 is based on the road-legal GR Supra 3.0L and has been developed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH. The 2.998cc, six-cylinder turbo-charged Twin-Scroll engine is capable of 430 bhp and is combined to a seven gear transmission with paddle shift and a mechanic differential.

Several testing days are planned ahead of the start of the season – that will be on May 2nd in Monza for the Sprint and on May 23rd in Pergusa for the Endurance series. Among these, in February several drivers will get on track at the circuit in Cremona to define the lineups for the two championships.


May 2 Monza Sprint

May 23 Pergusa Endurance

June 6 Misano Sprint

July 11 Mugello Endurance

September 5 Imola Sprint

September 19 Vallelunga Endurance

October 10 Mugello Sprint

October 31 Monza Endurance


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