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Toyota announces Jordan engine extension

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Text: / Photos: | posted January 08, 2005 03:00

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has today announced that it has renewed the existing contract with Jordan Grand Prix and the Midland Group, which will see Toyota supply customer engines to the team for the 2006 season.

Details of the contract will be similar to the existing deal with Jordan in that Toyota will ensure that Midland receives the latest specification of RVX-06 engine throughout the entire season.

Tsutomu Tomita, Chairman of Toyota Motorsport GmbH said of the announcement: "We are very pleased that Jordan Grand Prix and Midland have opted to renew the one-year contract. It has always been a priority for Toyota to support the independent teams in Formula 1, so we are happy to be in a position to continue this successful collaboration with the team for 2006. We are in an advanced stage of our V8 engine programme for next season and by finalising this new one-year deal with Jordan Grand Prix and Midland for 2006 at an early stage we will be able to accelerate development."