Has a team ever been so well-prepared for the Le Mans 24 Hours? That's a question that has to be asked about Toyota as it bids for an elusive first victory in the French enduro this year.
The team hasn't just been pounding around the test tracks of Europe in the opening months of the year with its already-proven TS050 HYBRID; it has also been gearing up for the big race in an altogether different way. It has been preparing for the unexpected.
The task this time around, says Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon, is "to beat Le Mans" in a year when it has no factory opposition and is up against privateers only in LMP1.