Toyota facing dilemma over WEC junior Miyata’s 2024 plans
Ritomo Miyata, a young Japanese driver, initially hoped to continue racing in both the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and SUPER GT with the TOM’S team. However, clashes between the two schedules have made it difficult for him to do so. Initially, it was expected that Miyata would focus on racing in Europe, possibly in the WEC’s LMGT3 class. However, recent meetings between Toyota and TOM’S suggest that he may be able to stay in SUPER GT. Miyata leaving would pose a challenge for TOM’S, as they’ve already lost several drivers in recent years. Even if he doesn’t race in the WEC, Miyata may still attend non-clashing races and potentially participate in the Le Mans test day. Miyata could also consider participating in the European Le Mans Series to gain experience on European tracks. Additionally, Toyota’s GT500 roster will need to fill another spot as Yuji Tachikawa retires. Sena Sakaguchi is a potential candidate to join the Cerumo team.