丰田于1994年开始他们参与其在其就职季节的首要GT系列的超级GT系列，然后在1995年全职。从那时起，丰田赢得了比任何其他制造商更多的GT500级比赛：如此completion of the 2020 Super GT season, Toyota GT500 teams and vehicles have won 72 championship races, 10 GT500 Drivers’ Championships, and 9 GT500 Teams’ Championships.
This gallery is a year-by-year history of Toyota’s involvement in GT500, featuring many photographs from the Toyota Gazoo Racing media archives captured from 2000 to 2020.
Additional photographs come courtesy of two of Toyota’s longest-serving factory teams, TOM’s and SARD, as well as the archives of Suzuka Circuit/Mobilityland Corporation, and Fuji Speedway, as well as from veteran photographer “Hiro-kun” – whose work can be found on their
1994年SARD TOYOTA SUPRA GT：第一个真正的GT500规范丰田Supra在Sportsland Sugo进行了SARD RACING的首次亮相，并在赛季在MinéCircue的赛季结局的第二场比赛中，涡轮增压3S-GTE内联 - 四个动力的Supra坐在杆位第一次。
1995年日本电装肉红玉髓丰田GT:晚了,伟大的一个merican journeyman Jeff Krosnoff hustles the white and red Denso Supra through Suzuka en route to his first of two podiums in the Supra GT – which scored its first victory in the top class of the JGTC thanks to TOM’s Racing and drivers Masanori Sekiya/Michael Krumm.
1996 FET Sports Toyota Supra GT: Future nine-time overall winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tom Kristensen, drove FET Racing’s Supra to four top-10 finishes in ’96 – his only full season in the JGTC.
1997年CASTROL TOM'S TOYOTA SUPRA GT |A modern day sports car icon through success in video games and on the track – the number 36 Castrol TOM’s Supra won at Sendai Hi-Land and Miné, took Toyota’s first GT500 Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships (as the manufacturer took a whopping five out of six wins on the year!) with drivers Michael Krumm and “Double Champion” Pedro de la Rosa at the wheel. This photo was taken during the 2010 Toyota Motor Sports Festival at Fuji.
1998 Castrol TOM’s Toyota Supra GT | Toyota failed to win a race in 1998 as Nissan and Honda made huge gains, the ’98 Castrol TOM’s Supra of Sekiya and F1 castaway Norberto Fontana was recently discovered in a warehouse after years of disuse – TOM’s Racing is currently trying to raise funds to restore the car to running condition.
1999 Esso Tiger Toyota Supra GT: Team LeMans became a Toyota GT500 squad in 1999, but their season was rocked by the death of Shingo Tachi in pre-season testing. Hideki Noda and MotoGP legend Wayne Gardner saw out the season, taking an emotional first victory in the summer race at Fuji.
2000 FK/Massimo Cerumo Toyota Supra GT: In just his second season with Toyota Team Cerumo, young Yuji Tachikawa wins his first career pole position at the summer race in Fuji – at the next round in TI Circuit Aida, Tachikawa and Hironori Takeuchi take Toyota’s only win of the 2000 season.
2001 au Cerumo Toyota Supra GT: With a new title sponsor in mobile phone company au/KDDI, Cerumo drivers Takeuchi and Tachikawa emerge as the GT500 Drivers’ Champions in a chaotic final round at Miné, even though they weren’t one of Toyota’s two race-winning entries in 2001!
2002 Esso Ultraflo Toyota Supra GT: Ex-Honda drivers Juichi Wakisaka and Akira Iida took theirs and Team LeMans’ first GT500 Drivers’ Championship in ’02, winning at Sugo and recording five top-4 finishes – they won the title by a single point at Suzuka, where they secured one of the three fastest race laps to take the crucial point in the standings.
2003 WoodOne TOM’s Toyota Supra GT: In 2003, with the new vehicle regulations in place, Toyota replaced the aging 3S-GTE engine with the aluminium-block 3UZ-FE V8, bored out to 5.2 litres to take advantage of a loophole in the engine regs. Toyota wins three races, but miss out on either of the titles in GT500.
2004 Denso SARD Toyota Supra GT: Anticipating a change in the engine regulations, Toyota made a smaller 4.5 litre version of the 3UZ-FE engine that was introduced in ’04 – Toyota took two wins this season, including one for the Denso SARD Supra of Jérémie Dufour and André Couto at Sepang, to end a seven-year winless skid for Team SARD.
2005年ZENT CERUMO TOYOTA SUPRA GT |Yuji Tachikawa and Toranosuke Takagi won three times en route to the 2005 GT500 Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships for Cerumo – coming back from 14 points behind in the finale at Suzuka to win in torrential rain and clinch the championship, in the last year for the fourth-gen Supra as Toyota’s GT500 flagship.
2006年开放式接口Tom's Lexus SC430：取代2006年的Supra是Rebadged Toyota Syarer，现在在全球范围内作为雷克萨斯SC430而着称。汤姆的新阵容和前本田司机André彩票赢得了苏邦的雷克萨斯SC的首次亮相 - 新模型的三次胜利之一 - 最终赢得了2006年GT500司机和团队的锦标赛。
2006年Eclipse Advan Toyota Supra GT |过去的GT300冠军Tsuchiya工程是两支GT500队伍之一，在2006年举办了第四赛季的第四次，富士富士500公里的第6次。
2007 Houzan Tom's Lexus SC430 |Reigning GT500 Champs Wakisaka和Bolderer（由奥利弗Jarvis加入）荣获2007年铃鹿1000km荣幸当时的潮湿天气潜水 - 赛季早些时候，Wakisaka参与了Sugo的传奇“三宽通行证”。
2008年ZENT CERUMO LEXUS SC430 |Tachikawa和Ex-Nissan Driver Richard Lyons赢得富士500km，为丰田提供2008年唯一的胜利，因为日产占主导地位。
2009年的汤姆·雷克萨斯SC430：在表面下，2009年雷克萨斯SC GT500汽车完全是新的，拥有全碳纤维单胶片和新的3.4升RV8K发动机首次亮相。汤姆的，现在由Petronas赞助，通过纯粹的一致性赢得了2008年的团队的冠军 - 而在2009年，Wakisaka和Lotterer赢得了Tom的司机和团队的冠军。
2011年Zent Cerumo Lexus SC430：第一次Zent Livery融入了娱乐公司着名的“下一页播放”！竞选 - 塔希克哇和新的年轻队友Kohei聘请了丰田在2011年夏季赛季的唯一胜利。
2012 Denso Kobelco SARD Lexus SC430: Juichi Wakisaka joined SARD in 2012, the year after Michelin became their tyre partners – Wakisaka and Hiroaki Ishiura win the Fuji 500km, giving the three-time champion Wakisaka his 11th and final GT500 victory as a driver. Toyota takes four victories in 2012.
2013年Zent Cerumo Lexus SC430：Tachikawa和Hirate在去年的Tachikawa和Hirate赢得了Cerumo的GT500驾驶员和团队的锦标赛，在他的自然吸气的雷克萨斯SC430中 - 就像Cerumo在去年的第四天的第四天所做的那样。ZENT SC在MOTEGI的最后一轮临时标题，SC430在2014年开始课程之前乘坐最后的GT500胜利。
2014 Eneos Sustina Lexus RC F: The new Lexus RC F, powered by Toyota’s new RIA4G twin-turbo inline-four, wins pole for the first race of the Class One era at Okayama with the Eneos RC F of Kazuya Oshima the first to break several track records during the year. The RC F wins four races in its debut year – including that first race at Okayama – matching the mark set by the previous SC430 in 2013.
2015 Petronas TOM’s Lexus RC F: Petronas bowed out as the title sponsor of the number 36 TOM’s team after 2015, the year where James Rossiter won back to back Suzuka 1000kms – first in 2014 with Toyota’s WEC ace Kazuki Nakajima, then with Daisuke Ito, who replaced Nakajima as he prioritized WEC and Super Formula.
2016年Denso Kobelco Sard Lexus RC F：Sard终于赢得了今年GT500司机和团队的锦标赛，感谢F1 Grand Prix Winner Heikki Kovainen和Kohei Hirate，他们于2015年加入该团队。
2017 Keeper Tom's Lexus LC500：新雷克萨斯LC500在2017年在冈山的首次举行赛中举办了历史悠久，这是新型号的五个胜利。That victory was won by the number 37 KeePer TOM’s LC500 of Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy, who went on to become the youngest GT500 Drivers’ and Teams’ Champions in series history – both drivers aged 24 by the time they clinched the title following a win in Buriram, Thailand.
2018年Wedssport Advan Lexus LC500：赛车项目Bandoh在2011年搬到了GT500. 2016年他们在顶级班上赢得了他们的第一次胜利，并于2018年，Yuji Kunimoto和23岁的肯塔基塔的Wedssport Bandoh Lc500获得了两个领奖台莱克萨斯在2018年得分三次胜利。
2019 Wako’s 4CR Lexus LC500: The LC500, in its final season, won six out of eight races in 2019 – two of those were by the Wako’s LC500 of Team LeMans, now managed by Wakisaka and driven by veteran Kazuya Oshima and the aforementioned Yamashita – who enjoyed a breakout campaign. Even as Team LeMans and Toyota’s relationship fell apart, Oshima and Yamashita took back-to-back race wins in Buriram and Fuji, and sealed the title with Yamashita’s sensational block pass on Yuhi Sekiguchi at Motegi.
2020 KeePer TOM’s Toyota GR Supra: The much-anticipated racing return of the Toyota Supra had to wait until July 2020 – but when the fifth-gen GR Supra debuted, TOM’s scored a 1-2 finish, led by the KeePer TOM’s Supra of Hirakawa and Cassidy, and GR Supras locked out the top five, in the opening round at Fuji – truly a storybook beginning to the new Supra’s racing life in Japan!