Mike Conway and his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team target a return to winning ways when the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumes at another legendary venue on 8-9 July for the 6 Hours of Monza.
Winner of the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans and two-time FIA WEC World Champion, Mike Conway, will line up with Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, in the #7 GR010 HYBRID.Last time out, it was an unfortunate Le Mans retirement for Mike and his teammates as they were hit by another car and forced into a DNF.
That result means their title chances are all but over, at 41 points behind, but they aim for a third win of the season to move up the rankings and contribute to the team’s challenge.
Monza has been a happy hunting ground for Mike when the championship returned to the track in 2021, as the #7 crew took victory in the 2021 edition whilst last year they finished on the podium in third place.
Mike and the team will begin their challenge on Friday, with two 90-minute practice sessions. After a final morning practice, Saturday sees the grid determined in qualifying and the six-hour race itself begins on Sunday at 12.30 CEST.
“It’s good to be racing again just a few weeks after Le Mans, so we can put all that behind us. After what happened at Le Mans, the World Championship seems out of reach this season for our car unfortunately, but that only simplifies the task in the remaining three races. We want to rack up more wins this season, starting at Monza, and we will be pushing hard to get back on the top step of the podium. I am looking forward to getting started again.”