From TOYOTA Racing
TOYOTA Racing announced that Hiroaki Ishiura is unable to take his place in the driver line-up of the No. 8 TS030 HYBRID at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
During the first tests of the TS030 HYBRID, Hiroaki experienced discomfort in his back due to the higher g-forces experienced in an LMP1 car.
After taking medical advice, Hiroaki informed TOYOTA Racing of his decision to withdraw from the team for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and concentrate on regaining full fitness ahead of the 2013 season.
TOYOTA Racing is evaluating a potential replacement and will confirm its decision as soon as the change has been ratified by the ACO.