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Toyo Tires Continues Partnership with Toyota Auto Body Team

Toyo Tires Toyota Auto Body Team
Toyo Tires Toyota Auto Body Team

Toyo Tire has renewed its support for Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body (TLC), as they attempt to win their 11th consecutive Dakar Rallye in January 2024.

Toyo Open Country M/TR for Dakar Rallye

The company will supply its Open Country M/TR to the team’s Toyota land Cruiser 300 GR Sport.

Open Country M/TR is the race version of the M/T series of off-road tyres for 4x4s and pickups offering mobility in extreme conditions.

The Dakar Rallye, held since 1979, is one of the world’s toughest off-road endurance rally competitions. Participants spend two weeks driving at speed, navigating an unseen off-road course in a harsh desert environment. Competitors experience varying weather and surface conditions, from cold mountain regions to scorching deserts.

The race comprises 13 special stages (race sections) of approximately 5,000 km challenging competitors to find waypoints as well as tackle the tough terrain.

Toyota Auto Body aims to build an even stronger car by testing vehicles under these extreme conditions. The race specification Land Cruiser, which the company is responsible for developing and producing, will again be participating in the Dakar Rallye. With 10 consecutive wins in the production vehicle category TLC have made history.

Toyo Tires have been providing tyre support to TLC since 2021 and are tuning the Open Country M/TR for participation in the Dakar Rallye, leveraging the off-road rally technology and experience cultivated together. The tyres being supplied this time offer even better off road performance on rough surfaces, improved durability and wear resistance. The tyres were also developed to reduce environmental impact through new sustainable materials and increasing the blending ratio.


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