Japan – Honda to Host “Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2023” on December 3, 2023

Honda today announced the overview of the Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2023 which will be held at Mobility Resort Motegi in Tochigi, Japan on Sunday, December 3, 2023.

As a company that competes in a variety of races all around the world, Honda has been hosting the “Honda Racing THANKS DAY” as an event to express its appreciation to all motorsports fans. This year?s event will be the 15th counting since the first one held in 2005.

At the Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2023, Honda riders and drivers as well as racing machines from various motorcycle and automobile race categories inside and outside of Japan, including MotoGP (FIM(1) World Championship Grand Prix) and F1 (FIA(2) Formula One World Championship) will come together and perform demonstration runs as well as unique collaborations that go beyond the boundaries of race categories, offering a wide variety of activities only Honda can offer.

(1) FIM: Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme
(2) FIA: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Information about participating riders and drivers, program details and event schedules will be updated on the following website:
Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2023

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Unveils “GR H2 Racing Concept” at Le Mans 24 Hours


At a press conference of the Automobile Club de lOuest (ACO) at Circuit de la Sarthe in western France on June 9, Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda revealed for the first time the hydrogen engine vehicle prototype GR H2 Racing Concept.

Developed with future competition in its sights, the prototypes unveiling was spurred by a recent announcement by the ACO, the organizer of Le Mans 24 Hours, that it would allow hydrogen-engine vehicles to compete―in addition to fuel cell electric vehicles―in the races hydrogen category.

Speaking at the press conference, Toyoda congratulated the ACO on the centenary of the Le Mans 24 Hours (Le Mans) endurance race and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to hone cars through the race.

Toyota has been competing using a hydrogen-engine Corolla in the Super Taikyu Series since Round 3 of the 2021 season and raced the same car in the IDEMITSU 1500 SUPER ENDURANCE 2022 at Thailands Chang International Circuit in December 2022. By doing so, it has been honing its technologies in the harsh environment of motorsports and, with like-minded partners in and outside the automotive industry, accelerating its efforts for producing, transporting, and using hydrogen toward the realization of a carbon-neutral society. Toyota intends to further advance such efforts for making ever-better motorsports-bred cars and realizing a carbon-neutral society and it looks forward to taking on the challenge of a new generation of Le Mans 24 races.

The GR H2 Racing Concept will be on display at ACOs H2 Village at the venue of Le Mans during the race. (Exhibition period: Friday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. local time to Sunday, June 11)

Comments by Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda

My congratulations to the ACO, and all involved, on the 100th anniversary of Le Mans. Le Mans is a place where we not only compete in one of the worlds most celebrated races but a place where we can push the boundaries of technology – a place where we can realize the future. We are grateful to the ACO and Le Mans for providing this unique opportunity to share our efforts with the world.

My goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in motorsports without sacrificing anything in terms of performance or excitement.

We look forward to our new GR H2 race car in view of the new Le Mans H2 class in the future.

The sound, the torque, the dynamics, its all there. Not only are we re-imagining the race car, were doing it with zero emissions. Heres to the next 100 years of checkered flags!

Comments by ACO President Pierre Fillon

This June 9, 2023 will be a milestone in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship: a manufacturer, and which manufacturer, the n゚1 in the world, has just presented its Hydrogen Endurance project. 100 years ago, the ACO created the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a real technological laboratory for a car in full development. Today, mobility is undergoing a revolution, that of the energy transition and the 24 hours of Le Mans participate in the search for sustainable technologies. Since 2018, the ACO, with MissionH24 and GreenGT, has been promoting hydrogen, a safe and efficient energy carrier. This day is a new crucial step for the creation of the Hydrogen category of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Once again, Endurance demonstrates its commitment to sustainable mobility, in line with automotive players. I would like to salute this challenge from Toyota, the vision of these men and women. Toyoda San, by officially presenting this Hydrogen project today, you have left your mark on the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

GR H2 Racing Concept vehicle outline


Hydrogen engine + Hybrid system


Length (mm) 5,100 mm

Width (mm) 2,050 mm

VIDEO: GR H2 Racing Concept – World Premiere at Le Mans 24 Hours

RACING SHOE5: collector’s edition sneakers, inspired by the R5 Turbo and sold on Renault’s first virtual shop

– Starting May 15, 960 pairs of sneakers will be sold exclusively via nft.renault.com

– Renaults first virtual shop, it will offer an immersive shopping journey in 3D

– Each physical pair of one-of-a-kind individually-numbered sneakers will be manufactured once their NFT version has been purchased. They come with a digital passport, in NFT format, which certifies ownership and authenticates the origin of the material used to make them


RACING SHOE5 is a clear sign that being a part of the R3NLT program means being part of a unique relationship with the Renault brand! All it takes to live the RACING SHOE5 experience is to push open the doors of our first online shop dedicated to our collectors edition sneakers.

Arnaud Belloni, Global Marketing Director of Renault

Following the success of the first drop of genR5, Renault is launching a limited edition of 960 pairs of sneakers inspired by the R5 Turbo.

The collection can be seen at nft.renault.com Renaults first 3D virtual shop, the online showroom boasts a brand-new audio-visual experience. Having first chosen an avatar, visitors can then discover the collectors edition RACING SHOE5 in R5 Turbo colours.

The collection comes in six custom-made models: five inspired by the flagship R5 Turbo models, and a sixth design developed with the web3 R3NLT community as a tribute to the R5 TURBO 3E show-car.

Renault has taken key features of the iconic R5 Turbo to the collectors sneakers: the shoes rear inclination represents the chassis of the car, the inside was inspired by the upholstery, and the laces are a nod to the seat belts.

One final tribute, each model has been made into 160 unique pairs, inspired by the R5 Turbos 160 horsepower.

Renault has pushed innovation even further by integrating an NFC chip into the shoe. Scanning the chip gives access to shoes certificate of authenticity in NFT form. It contains the shoes key information: composition, materials, manufacturing traceability. This data is written on a blockchain1.

All 960 pairs of sneakers are made using LWG (Leather Working Group) certified leather. Each pair of one-of-a-kind individually-numbered sneakers will be made following the purchase of the NFT version for 265.

Members of the R3NLT community will have exclusive access to the online store on May 15. The following day, the site will be opened to anyone who signed up for early access. Lastly, general public access to nft.renault.com will begin on May 17.

Renaults second NFT drop is a unique opportunity for fans of the brand to purchase an exclusive pair of sneakers, enjoy an immersive 3D experience, and have an exclusive meeting with the Renault designers at the Renault Research and Development Center. Sneakers owners will also be given access to an exclusive and customizable range of merchandising.

1 Blockchain technology is a fast and secure database used to store and send information.

About Renault

Renault, a historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation moving towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. Its ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.

Skip Barber Racing School Teams Up With RYNO.co for the 2023 Racer Support Tour!

LARGO, Fla.Dec. 7, 2022PRLog — RYNO Classifieds is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Skip Barber Racing School for the RYNO Racer Support Tour ’23 in an effort to support grassroots racers.

The 2022 Tour provided $60,000 in weekly distributions to grassroots racers across the country who signed up for a free racer profile on www.RYNO.co. Whether racing on two wheels or four, dirt or asphalt, RYNO.co was all-in on building the support for racers’ passion. In its first year, there were just under 500 racers registered with 170k votes coming in from fans, friends and family members all looking to help their favorite racer win money week after week.

The 2023 Tour is expected to far surpass those numbers as RYNO.co is launching a new format to further support grassroots racing, providing a couple of incredibly hard-working racers with ‘Happy Gilmore’ checks at next year’s PRI. It’s going to be a very exciting year with winners accumulating points for the jackpot and earning sponsorship cash month after month with the help and support of their fans, friends and family.

“I’ve been helping racers for over 20 years and this sponsorship program is my passion. We are putting up the hard cash to help racers get out there and do what they love week after week. RYNO.co doesn’t just talk-the-talk, we walk-the-walk and it shows. RYNO Classifieds started with a mission to bring a modern, grassroots-based online classified-ad system to racers, race teams and racing fans. Now we expand on that with the RYNO Garage launched at SEMA and the RYNO Racers Support Tour ’23 launching early next year.” said Ryan Maturski, RYNO Classifieds CEO.

“The Skip Barber Racing School salutes the men and women who have the dedication and passion for racing,” said Anthony DeMonte, CEO of Skip Barber Racing School. “Since 1975, the Skip Barber Racing School has taken great drivers and made them champions, and we look forward to helping RYNO.co support the next generation of winners with a $1,000 gift certificate to attend our School. Whether they’re just starting out or a serious racer who wants to qualify for an SCCA competition license, we help them find their line.”

If you are in the racing industry and you’re not supporting the grassroots racers, ask us how you can help. As a corporation you have the ability to jump on board and show your support of those that have a passion for this amazing industry that we are in.

If you are a racer, then get ready to make some cash and sign up for the 2023 RYNO Racers Support Tour. It’s your passion, but it doesn’t come cheap. Tires, trannies and parts week after week need to be replaced and updated. You know the hustle when you need those upgrades to take you to the next level – and that’s where we come in.

RYNO Classifieds is gearing up for the 2022 PRI Show, which is taking place December 8-10. Attendees can stop by the RYNO Classifieds booth (booth #5023) and learn more about the Racer Support Tour ’23.

About RYNO Classifieds

Here at RYNO, we’re fueling up for the long haul. We have over 20 years in the industry and understand what it takes to provide a safe and secure platform for motorsports and automotive enthusiasts when it comes to buying and selling online.

Our focus is on the motorsports industry, including Dirt, Drag, Oval, Road & Off-Road racing. Trailers, engines, tires, and everything in between has a place on RYNO.

We provide a very clean approach to buying or selling online with open communication, real names, direct contact and plenty of large high-definition photos of the products listed for sale.

Whether you are a racer getting ready for the track on a Saturday night or dreaming of rolling through town in that new-to-you hot rod, we’ll be there to help make that happen.

Sell your items fast at RYNO.co!

Skip Barber Racing School

With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.

Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving, offroad and racing schools at the finest tracks in America. We operate the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, field championship race teams in TC and TC America, create innovative OEM programs that elevate the finest automotive marques, and produce corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement.

No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. For more information on our programs, call us at 866-932-1949 or visit us online at www.skipbarber.com.

ROOKIE Racing and TOM’S SPIRIT Announce Team Setups for Super Taikyu Series Fuji 24 Hours Race

ROOKIE Racing, Inc., TOM’S SPIRIT Co., Ltd., and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing have announced their team setups for the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook Round 2 NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race (Fuji 24 Hours Race) to be held from June 3 to 5.
For the Fuji 24 Hours Race, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT team principal Jari-Matti Latvala, Japan Rally Championship racer Norihiko Katsuta, and SUPER GT and Japanese Super Formula Championship racer Yuhi Sekiguchi have been designated as one-time drivers for ORC ROOKIE Racing.

Also, by actively disseminating information aimed at Asia, TGR and its partners intend to provide maximum support for the Super Taikyu Organization’s desire to make the Super Taikyu Series recognized throughout Asia.

Jari-Matti Latvala
“When I saw the live video of a Super Taikyu 24-hour race in Fuji during last year’s Rally Portugal, I thought that Toyota’s new approach to carbon neutrality was simply amazing. I agree that sound is one of the best parts of motorsports. And I heard from (TGR FIA World Endurance Championship Team Principal and driver) Kamui Kobayashi and (TGR Europe Vice Chairman) Kazuki Nakajima that the feeling of driving the car is the same as a gasoline engine car. I was really interested in their feedback so I wanted to check it for myself, and I will have the chance to drive this car. Having experienced firsthand the activities toward carbon neutrality, I would like to share them with the world, especially in Europe. And I want to check the potential of this technology for rally cars. I’m happy that I can come to Japan before this year’s Rally Japan. See you at Fuji Speedway!”

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