Hybrid sports car in Goodwood debut

Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the first UK performance of the TS030 Hybrid race car.

The sports car, which recently made its first appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours, is set to be one of the major attractions at Goodwood as Toyota Racing's British driver Anthony Davidson gets behind the wheel on the hill course.

However, such high-performance vehicles as the TS030 are likely to attract correspondingly high car insurance and breakdown cover premiums.

The vehicle heads a line-up representing the strength-in-depth of Toyota's racing machinery.

It keeps up Toyota's tradition of competing at the top level internationally and shows how its hybrid power technology can be developed for the high demands of racing.

Other attractions to watch for include Frank Wrathall, 25, who is back in his Dynojet Racing-prepared Toyota Avensis touring car.

He proved a sensation of 2011's British Touring Car Championship, in which he raced to four podium finishes in his rookie season. Fans voted him BTCC driver of the year online.

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