Toyota's Miyata to make WEC debut at Fuji in Ferrari GTE car
Miyata, a successful race winner in Super Formula and SUPER GT, will join the CarGuy Racing team for the six-hour race at Fuji Speedway. He will be driving the Kessel Ferrari 488 GTE alongside Takeshi Kimura and Scott Huffaker. This opportunity arises due to Daniel Serra’s inability to travel to Japan. Miyata’s presence at Fuji was originally planned as part of his development program with Toyota, as he is also a member of the Toyota WEC Challenge. This will be his first time racing in GTE machinery, and his performance may influence Toyota’s decision on whether to include him in next season’s WEC. Additionally, Kei Cozzolino and Hiroshi Koizumi will drive for AF Corse in the GTE Am category, replacing Ulysse de Pauw and Julien Piguet. This will be Koizumi’s WEC debut and Cozzolino’s second outing of the year.