This weekend Round 2 of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place at Spa- Francorchamps in Belgium, with the race debut of the new hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
Tue 03.07.12, 5:05PM
Unfortunately the Toyota challenger for the World title suffered a setback in testing a few weeks ago and the Japanese manufacturer was forced to delay the race debut of its hybrid challenger, the TS030, until the 24 Heures du Man in June.
However the Toyota TS030 made a small detour to Spa when travelling from the team base in Cologne on the way to the next test at Magny Cours and was photographed with its rival, the Audi R18 e-tron.
Today at 3pm a press conference will be held at Spa-Francorchamps to discuss the new hybrid technology and representatives from Audi and Toyota will be present including Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport and Mr Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Toyota Motorsport Team President.