Toyota announces 2023 Super Taikyu teams, completes SUPER GT and Super Formula driver line-ups

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has announced its Super Taikyu series team set-ups and completed the 2023 driver line-ups in SUPER GT and Japanese Super Formula Championship.

Super Taikyu series

  • In addition to a vehicle based on GR Corolla and utilizing a hydrogen combustion engine, ROOKIE Racing will also enter the ST-Q class with a vehicle based on the GR86, which will use biomass-derived synthetic fuel. TGR will also continue to implement testing at racing events in order to explore new options to achieve carbon neutrality.
  • TOM’S SPIRIT will race in the ST-4 class with the GR86 in 2023.

( All Super Taikyu series drivers are Japanese)

Team Class Vehicle No. Driver
ORC ROOKIE Racing ST-Q ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 concept 32 Masahiro Sasaki
Employee driver
Hiroaki Ishiura
Yasuhiro Ogura
ORC ROOKIE GR86 CNF concept 28 Employee driver
Kenta Yamashita
Kazuya Oshima
Employee driver
TOM’S SPIRIT ST-4 TOM’S SPIRIT GR86 86 Takamitsu Matsui
Shunsuke Kohno
Sho Tsuboi
Employee driver

※ The driver will also act as principal of their own car


GT500 Class

  • TGR will participate with the GR Supra GT500 again in 2023.
  • We will support six teams, comprising a total of six vehicles, through TOYOTA CUSTOMIZING & DEVELOPMENT Co., Ltd. (TCD).
  • Ukyo Sasahara is confirmed as a driver in TGR TEAM Deloitte TOM’S.
Team No. Driver Tires
TGR TEAM ENEOS ROOKIE 14 Kazuya Oshima (Japan) BS
Kenta Yamashita (Japan)
TGR TEAM WedsSport BANDOH 19 Yuji Kunimoto (Japan) YH
Sena Sakaguchi (Japan)
TGR TEAM au TOM’S 36 Sho Tsuboi (Japan) BS
Ritomo Miyata (Japan)
TGR TEAM Deloitte TOM’S 37 Ukyo Sasahara (Japan) BS
Giuliano Alesi (France)
TGR TEAM ZENT CERUMO 38 Yuji Tachikawa (Japan) BS
Hiroaki Ishiura (Japan)
TGR TEAM SARD 39 Yuhi Sekiguchi (Japan) BS
Yuichi Nakayama (Japan)

Tires = BS: Bridgestone YH: Yokohama

Japanese Super Formula Championship

  • TRD (Toyota Racing Development) will supply 11 vehicles from six teams with two-liter four-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engines (TRD 01F).
  • All vehicles will be equipped with tires produced by Yokohama.
  • Kazuto Kotaka, who was crowned series champion in the 2022 Japanese Super Formula Lights Championship, will participate for the first time.
  • Giuliano Alesi is confirmed as the #36 driver for Kuo VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S.
Team No. Driver
KONDO RACING 3 Kenta Yamashita (Japan)
4 Kazuto Kotaka (Japan)
KCMG 7 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan)
18 Yuji Kunimoto (Japan)
docomo business ROOKIE 14 Kazuya Oshima (Japan)
ITOCHU ENEX TEAM IMPUL 19 Yuhi Sekiguchi (Japan)
20 Ryo Hirakawa (Japan)
Kuo VANTELIN TEAM TOM’S 36 Giuliano Alesi (France)
37 Ritomo Miyata (Japan)
P.MU/CERUMO・INGING 38 Sho Tsuboi (Japan)
39 Sena Sakaguchi (Japan)


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