Thursday, July 7, 2022
News Toyota Gazoo Racing Launches GR Cup Series

Toyota Gazoo Racing Launches GR Cup Series

The single-make program will feature the GR86 coupe.


  • The GR Cup series will launch in 2023.

  • The single-make series will feature the Toyota GR86 coupe.

  • One million dollars in total purse and prizes will be offered.


The Toyota GR86 is about to hit the track as the Japanese automaker is launching its new GR Cup racing series in the United States. The single-make series is set to start its inaugural season in 2023.

The GR Cup will be sanctioned by SRO America, which has 30 years of experience under its belt managing GT2, GT3 and GT4 series, in addition to Touring Car and various other race and rally series. Fourteen events on seven racetracks across the U.S. are on the schedule for the 2023 season.

The series will allow the opportunity to hit the track with an affordable race car in the form of a significantly modified Toyota GR86 coupe. The transformation of a stock car to a GR86 Cup car is performed at TRD’s new facility in Moorseville, North Carolina. The cars receive Bosch engine management, a custom Borla exhaust system, Alcon brakes, a SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox, JRI adjustable shocks, OMP safety equipment, a roll cage, a 22-gallon fuel cell, TGRNA designed MacPherson struts, a carbon fibre wing, Stratasys custom bodywork and a TGRNA designed front splitter.

The GR Cup racing series obviously seeks to raise awareness of the company’s Gazoo Racing sub-brand, in addition to its models, including the Toyota GR86, the Toyota GR Supra and the most recent addition to the lineup, the Toyota GR Corolla.

The single-make race series, which puts the emphasis on the drivers’ talents as all the cars are identically homologated, will offer participants one million dollars in purse and prizes, thanks to partners such as Mobil 1, Continental, Crescent Tools, Gearwrench, Yahoo, Racing Spirit, JBL, OMP and Stratasys.

Pricing for the car and the locales will be announced later this summer. Those interested in purchasing a GR Cup race car and participating in the series can get in touch with Toyota Gazoo Racing at this address: GRCup.Sales@Toyota.com.

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