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Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series launched in Australia

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Toyota | posted March 02, 2015 12:58

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Toyota Australia has confirmed that they are cooking up a Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series next year.

According to the company, the Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series will feature five selected professional drivers who “will mentor and compete against a larger field of amateur drivers who will qualify to get onto the starting grid.”

Participants will use a modified Toyota 86 and race at selected V8 Supercars events. Moreover, the said race series will be sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series

Toyota Australia Executive Director of Sales and Marketing Tony Cramb said that the Pro-Am race series is the company's way of supporting Toyota 86 owners in making the transition to circuit racing.

Cramb added that the Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series will present “genuine” racing to a “broad audience.”

“The Toyota 86 Pro-Am series will present genuine, dynamic and entertaining racing to a broad audience, including big crowds at each round and a large audience on free-to-air and pay TV,” Cramb said.

Further details of the Toyota 86 Pro-Am race series will be released in the coming months.