Since May 2020, Axalta has been a technology partner of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe (TGR-E). As a unique high-performance testing and development facility TGR-E supports Toyota's motorsport activities in Europe - including the two TS050 HYBRID cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the GR Supra GT4 cars for customer sport projects.
Axalta and TGR-E work together as partners to develop optimum coatings for TGR-E motorsport vehicles that can withstand extreme stress, improve aerodynamic properties and can be repaired quickly.
2020 - After a turbulent but ultimately successful race at the Circuit de la Sarthe, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took the TS050 HYBRID to its third consecutive overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most traditional and spectacular races in the world.
Jim Muse, Axalta's Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, is delighted with the cooperation: "Axalta has a rich heritage in racing and we know how important it is to demonstrate consistency and reliability in these high-end endurance races. We share the same drive and passion as TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe and we are confident that together we will create the winning formula of technology and innovation".
Rob Leupen, Managing Director of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe, adds: "The demands on design and paintwork in motorsport are particularly high. We need partners who have the knowledge and experience to support us in our ambitious projects and the associated challenges now and in the future. That is why we are delighted to have Axalta as our partner".