Toyota UK kindly invited our Social Media Manager, Joseph Kidd, down to Goodwood Festival of Speed this year.
Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is motorsport's ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world's most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.
Toyota’s presence at the Goodwood this year celebrated the achievement of winning three world championship titles, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Dakar Rally — all secured within the space of a year — as well as looking towards a zero carbon future for motorsport. This includes the use of sustainable, carbon-neutral e-fuel in current competition cars and demonstrations of how the potential of hydrogen might be realised in the future.
The recently upgraded GR Supra GT4 Evo race car was also on display and performed in action up the hill climb, driven by TGR Europe vice chairman and three-time Le Mans winner Kazuki Nakajima.
Running on synthetic e-fuel, the race-prepared GR Supra showcased another example of how Toyota aims to preserve the stirring sound and sensory excitement of motorsport in a carbon-neutral era. The potential of this e-fuel technology was also demonstrated on the racetrack earlier this year when it was used for the first time in one of the GR Supra GT4 models, entered in the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours.