Wurz: Toyota's ace in the hole

Wurz: Toyota's ace in the hole

Alex Wurz had already left Peugeot before its shock withdrawal from the sportscar scene, electing instead to lead Toyota's ambitious HYBRID TS030 programme. As Adam Cooper explains, it might just prove the perfect match

Peugeot's withdrawal from sports car racing has been a massive blow for Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but the good news is that Toyota has arrived to give Audi some competition, even if this year is one of learning.

The anchorman for the Toyota project is Alex Wurz, who arrived at the Japanese marque after four years with Peugeot. A two-time Le Mans winner with vast technical knowledge, he's the perfect man for the job of helping to get the new programme on the right track.

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