Totally agree with you.
Even though I'm not a big racing fan, I like racing - but I don't sit & watch it every weekend. I always felt Toyota being in F1 was a big waste of time and money. It took away from Toyota's other (global) racing efforts. I was even more disgusted when Toyota got into NASCAR. In my opinion NASCAR is the most boring racing form there is. BUT, it's what 90% of American racing fans want to watch. I guess one reason Toyota got into NASCAR was so they could get into the hearts of millions more Americans - do good in NASCAR and you gain some Yankee respect. I dunno, that's just the way I see it.
For whatever reason rally racing has never made it big in the US. Don't ask me why not. Compared to NASCAR, I love WRC and would love to see Toyota get back into it.
I've enjoyed following the JGTC and the SUPER GT
, and I'd love to see Toyota get into the FIA GT also.
January will bring the Dakar rally, from South America. Toyota
was there with some Land Cruisers in 2009. Hopefully Toyota will take part in the 2010 race. I'll be cheering them on if they do!
I think Toyota needs to get back into the global aspect of racing. It's unlikely they'll pull out of NASCAR, but maybe we'll see some changes in the near future... maybe Toyota Motorsports
will once again be what it used to be.
Michael - Collector of Toyotamobilia ~ www.toyotageek.com
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