The subject of Toyota Team SARD last came up during our pre-season interview with their new Super GT signing Oliver Jarvis, and the team’s Le Mans heritage came up too.
And it seems that the team are looking once more in the direction of France as they launch a new arm – ‘SARD Racing Project’ to investigate racing opportunities beyond their Super GT base.
Ex F1 and sportscar racer Hideki Noda has been appointed as General Manager to head up the new project with Le Mans noted as a particular target.
SARD were the first ever Japanese team to enter Le Mans, then under the Sigma banner. The team last competed at Le Sarthe with their V8 engined Toyota MR2 development, the Sard MC8-R in 1996.