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RC F GT3s Ready to Race at VIR

RC F GT3s Ready to Race at VIR

August 24, 2017
ALTON, Va. (August 24, 2017) – Lexus and 3GT Racing are set to compete at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend in the 10th-of-12 events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.... more

Lexus RC F GT3s to Race at Road America

Lexus RC F GT3s to Race at Road America

August 03, 2017
ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (August 3, 2017) – Lexus and 3GT Racing are set to compete at Wisconsin’s Road America this weekend in the ninth-of-12 events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. The Lexus RC F GT3 will make its Road America debut in Sunday’s race at the historic 14-turn Wisconsin road course.
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Lexus RC F GT3 Leads Laps at Lime Rock

Lexus RC F GT3 Leads Laps at Lime Rock

July 24, 2017
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 24, 2017) – The 3GT Racing No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished seventh in the GTD class in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Lime Rock Park, featuring drivers Jack Hawksworth and Robert Alon.... more

Northeast Grand Prix – Lime Rock Park

Northeast Grand Prix – Lime Rock Park

July 20, 2017
Karam Registers First Pole for RC F GT3 ... Sage Karam earned the first GTD class pole for Lexus in the 3GT Racing No. 14 RC F GT3, with a track record pace at the last IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The 22-year-old led the GTD class for 35 laps (of 122) during the race, and he and co-driver Scott Pruett finished fifth in GTD. Along with Karam’s fastest lap of the race weekend, Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 RC F GT3 to the second-quickest lap in Canada during the warm-up session, and then the third-fastest time of the race later that day. The 26-year-old Englishman turned the quickest lap of the race at Watkins Glen International in early July.  ... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Registers First Pole in Canada

Lexus RC F GT3 Registers First Pole in Canada

July 10, 2017
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (July 9, 2017) -- Sage Karam earned the first GTD class pole for Lexus in the 3GT Racing No. 14 RC F GT3 with a track record time and went on to finish fifth in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with co-driver Scott Pruett.... more

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in Canada

Lexus RC F GT3s Set to Compete in Canada

July 07, 2017
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (July 7, 2017) -- The Lexus RC F GT3 will make its Canadian debut this weekend when two 3GT Racing Lexus entries compete at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ‘Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix’.
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Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Watkins Glen International - June 30 – July 2, 2017

Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Watkins Glen International - June 30 – July 2, 2017

June 28, 2017
Back at Belle Isle ... The 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s both finished in the top-10 in the GTD class in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at the Raceway on Belle Isle Park in Detroit earlier this month. Scott Pruett and Sage Karam co-piloted the No. 14 Lexus entry to a sixth-place result (16th overall), marking the third consecutive top-10 finish for the driver duo. The No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 entry driven by Jack Hawksworth and Robert Alon earned a seventh-place finish (17th overall) to register the first top-10 result of the season for the No. 15 team. Hawksworth posted the second-quickest lap of the race in the GTD class with a time of 1:30.348 in the closing laps around the 2.35-mile Detroit street circuit.... more

Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown – Circuit of The Americas – May 4-6, 2017

Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown – Circuit of The Americas – May 4-6, 2017

May 03, 2017
A Look at Long Beach ... Lexus and 3GT Racing recorded a season-best result of sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at Long Beach last month, and both Lexus RC F GT3s ran among the top-10 during much of the race.  Teammates Sage Karam and Scott Pruett started at the back of the field after a practice incident damaged the No. 14 Lexus and they were able to work their way back to the team’s first top-10 result of the season. The No. 15 Lexus started the race second in the GTD class and Jack Hawksworth led five laps behind the wheel of the RC F GT3 midway through the race before turning over driver duties to teammate Robert Alon. Alon ran among the top-six during before being involved in a last-lap accident and the No. 15 Lexus finished 11th in the GTD class. ... more

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach – April 8, 2017

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach – April 8, 2017

April 10, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 finished sixth in the GTD class (18th overall) at the Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday. Scott Pruett and Sage Karam co-piloted the No. 14 Lexus entry in the manufacturer’s third race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.... more

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 7-8, 2017

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 7-8, 2017

April 05, 2017
Sebring Summary ... Both Lexus RC F GT3s crossed the finish line at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in Lexus’ second appearance in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class in March. The 3GT Racing No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) with drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth behind the wheel. Hawksworth turned the second quickest lap overall in the GTD class (2:01.674) on the 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course. The 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus entry finished 18th in class (35th overall) with drivers Ian James, Sage Karam and Scott Pruett racing at the historic Florida road course.  ... more

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

Twelve Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 18, 2017

March 20, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 13th in the GTD class (28th overall) at the Twelve Hours of Sebring Saturday. Robert Alon, Austin Cindric and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry in Lexus’ second race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.... more

12 Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 16-18, 2017

12 Hours of Sebring – Sebring International Raceway – March 16-18, 2017

March 15, 2017
The Lexus RC F GT3 made its IMSA debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Lexus vehicle showed promise in its maiden voyage. Although 3GT Racing’s No. 14 Lexus entry finished  27th after an early-race accident, its sister entry, the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3, raced as high as first with two drivers leading laps before tire failures hindered the team and resulted in a 14th-place finish in class. Lexus drivers Dominik Farnbacher and Jack Hawksworth led 15 laps (of 659) and 11 laps, respectively, in the No. 15 in Lexus’ first event in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class.... more

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 28-29, 2017

January 30, 2017
3GT Racing’s No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 finished 14th in the GTD class (36th overall) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, marking the debut of the RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing. Drivers Robert Alon, Austin Cindric Dominik, Farnbacher and Jack Hawksworth piloted the No. 15 Lexus entry.... more

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

Rolex 24 at Daytona – Daytona International Speedway – January 26-29, 2017

January 25, 2017
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will mark Lexus’ return to North American sports car racing as 3GT Racing fields two Lexus RC F GT3s in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Lexus raced in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series from 2004 to 2009 when the manufacturer won 25 races, two driver championships (2004, 2008) and three-straight Rolex 24 at Daytona victories (2006-08). Since its Grand-Am era, Lexus has competed in off-road racing, endurance events and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and now returns to sports car racing to develop its racing culture and learn technologies that transfer to its F and F SPORT production vehicles. To find out more about Lexus’ efforts to return to sports car racing, watch the “Road to Daytona” video series on the Lexus Vehicles YouTube page.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

Lexus RC F GT3 Teams Test for Upcoming SportsCar Season

December 20, 2016
The Lexus RC F GT3 made its official on-track debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a pair of tests at Daytona International Speedway in November and December as the manufacturer builds towards its return to sports car racing in 2017.... more

2016 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

2016 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

November 01, 2016
In the brand’s tenth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus is showcasing the world’s first tuned LC 500 alongside a modified RC F and GS F, and the Lexus RC F GT3 racecar. The custom builds will be on display at the Lexus booth in Central Hall (21601).... more

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

April 14, 2016
Long Beach, Calif., April 14, 2016 -- Lexus will have a special RC F racecar on-track between races at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. ... more

Lexus to Compete in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and F Performance Racing Announces Sage Karam as Driver

Lexus to Compete in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and F Performance Racing Announces Sage Karam as Driver

January 29, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 --  Lexus and their F Performance Racing group have reached an agreement with the International Motor Sports Association to campaign the RC F GT3 in the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar Championship. The agreement gives the Japanese Luxury automaker a presence in the GT Daytona (GTD) class race series through the 2018 season.... more

2015 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

2015 SEMA - Lexus Media Guide

November 03, 2015
In its ninth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus brings the highly-anticipated and all-new 2016 GS F and RC F GT3 racing car to the ultimate aftermarket audience. The custom builds will be on display at the Lexus display area as well as location around the Las Vegas Convention Center.... more

Lexus Partners with F Performance Racing for 2016 and Beyond

Lexus Partners with F Performance Racing for 2016 and Beyond

November 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2015) - Lexus today announced its motorsports partnership with
Paul Gentilozzi and newly formed F Performance Racing to field the RC F GT3 in a soon to be announced sports car series.  This new racing venture is part of the Lexus’ global motorsports effort that will see the Japanese luxury brand competing on tracks in the United States beginning in 2016.   The new race vehicle is based upon the production Lexus RC F high performance coupe that went on sale at the end of 2014.
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Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

Lexus to Compete in 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with All-New RC F GT Concept

June 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – On June 28th, Lexus will compete in the Time Attack class of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The luxury automaker will be campaigning the all-new RC F GT Concept, a vehicle that builds upon the legacy of the IS F CCS-R vehicles that last competed at Pikes Peak in 2013. This historic event, now in its 93rd running, is a race against the clock that tests man and machine with the changing elements, altitude, and a treacherous 12.42 mile, 156 turn course that winds up the peak from 9,390 feet up to the 14,115 foot summit.... more

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

February 28, 2014
GENEVA - Feb. 28, 2014 – Racing fans around the world will feel the adrenaline when Lexus debuts the RC F GT3 racing concept at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.... more

Lexus LFA and Toyota 86 to Compete in 2014 Nürburgring Endurance Race

Lexus LFA and Toyota 86 to Compete in 2014 Nürburgring Endurance Race

January 10, 2014
Toyota City, Japan (Jan. 10, 2014) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its GAZOO Racing team will enter three vehicles in the 42nd 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race to be held in Germany from June 19 through June 22: race versions of the Lexus LFA and Toyota 86, and a new enhanced sports car research vehicle based on the LFA, the GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA Code X.... more

Lexus IS F CCS-R To Rumble in 2013 NASA 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ Race

Lexus IS F CCS-R To Rumble in 2013 NASA 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ Race

November 19, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 19, 2013) – Lexus gives new meaning to the phrase “driving in to the sunset” with its first-ever participation in the 2013 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ race in Willows, Calif. A team of three professional drivers will pilot the experienced IS F CCS-R race car for the duration of the endurance race which takes place Dec. 7-8. The race, held annually at Thunderhill Raceway Park, is considered the longest endurance road race in North America.... more

Lexus to Compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with New Vehicle

Lexus to Compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with New Vehicle

August 15, 2013
TOKYO – Aug. 16, 2013 – Lexus Racing announced a new race car based on the Lexus “LF-CC” that will compete in the Super GT Series GT500 class starting next season. The vehicle will replace the Lexus SC 430 currently used in Super GT races.... more

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