Toyota’s Conway Returns to WEC Cockpit After Injury Setback

    (Sao Paulo, Brazil – July 10, 2023) Toyota driver Mike Conway is set to make his highly anticipated return to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the upcoming Interlagos round, scheduled for July 14th. The Briton had been sidelined from the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours last month due to injuries sustained in a cycling accident just days before the event.

    The incident had left Conway with a broken collarbone and two broken ribs, forcing Toyota to call up Jose Maria Lopez to fill in the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar lineup alongside Kamui Kobayashi and Nyck de Vries. Despite this setback, the trio managed to secure a second-place finish at the legendary race, finishing just 14 seconds behind the winning Ferrari 499P LMH.

    “It’s great to be back, and I can’t wait to be behind the wheel again,” he said. “Watching Le Mans from a distance was tough, but I’m just looking forward to competing again, fighting at the front, and hopefully helping Kamui, Nyck, and the team win the world championship.”

    Now, fully recovered, Conway is eager to rejoin his teammates and resume his quest for the WEC championship. Kobayashi and de Vries currently sit third in the drivers’ standings, trailing Porsche’s Laurens Vanthoor, Kevin Estre, and Andre Lotterer, as well as the Le Mans-winning Ferrari crew of Antonio Fuoco, Nicklas Nielsen, and Miguel Molina.

    The Sao Paulo 6 Hours, round five of the 2024 WEC calendar, will see the return of Conway to the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID. The action at the 2.68-mile Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit will commence on Friday, July 12th, with two 90-minute free practice sessions, setting the stage for an exciting battle in the WEC’s premier Hypercar class.

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