Toyota's president raced in the 24h of the Nurburgring under a fake identity
Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda, is about as big of a legend in the auto community as you can find on this planet. Whatever your opinion on Toyota the company, Toyoda the man is pretty epic. And he proved it once again this past weekend.
Toyoda has given the green light on low volume sports cars like the 86 and Supra in the past few years and he is a serious motorsports enthusiast. So much so in fact that he raced at the Nurburgring 24 hours this past weekend. Under a fake identity.
Carbuzz has the story:
"He was noticed trying to enter this year’s race when someone spotted a "Mr Morizo” on the roster of Toyota’s drivers, with no first name being listed. Turns out Morizo is a pseudonym that Toyoda has used before.
The Drive later checked the story with Toyota, who confirmed "Mr Morizo" was indeed Mr. Toyoda and that the executive really did race in the famous endurance event.
Whoever says Toyota is boring is seriously wrong.