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Toyota Racing Series attracts sportscar driver Henning Enqvist

by Ida Wood

European Le Mans Series racer Henning Enqvist will join Giles Motorsport for next year’s Toyota Racing Series.

The Swede was 13th in ELMS’s top LMP2 class this year with the Algarve Pro Racing team, and has previously competed in LMP3 prototypes and Radical sportscars.

His only prior single-seater experience came in the 2017-18 MRF Challenge season, in which he was 15th in the standings.

?I have heard so much about the Toyota Racing Series and do really look forward to be a part of the 2020 season,” said Enqvist.

“The quality of racing and the timing is a key aspect for me going to New Zealand in order to prepare for the 2020 European Le Mans series.

“I?m also really excited to jump into a single-seater car again, especially the new Tatuus FT-60.?

TRS will become a Regional Formula 3 championship next year, and is introducing the halo-shod Tatuus chassis as a result.

Giles Motorsport, which won every TRS title from 2009 to ’12 with Mitch Cunningham, Formula E race-winner Mitch Evans and new Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy, has also signed Supercars racer and Cassidy-supported Chelsea Herbert for the upcoming season.

Kiwi Motorsport has signed Spanish Formula 4 graduates Amaury Cordeel and Axel Gnos for the upcoming season, reigning champion team M2 Competition already has Euroformula Open drivers Rui Andrade and Ido Cohen on its books, and MTEC Motorsport by R-ace GP has committed to running Lucas Petersson and Jackson Walls.

W Series race-winner Marta Garcia is also expected to contest TRS, most likely with M2 Competition.