Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is a regular Japanese guy: Shy in public, but blogging on his computer every day. Using the handle “Morizou,” he blogs about his love for sports cars and auto racing on Gazoo.com, which he founded in 1998, if Todayonline has it right. Akio Toyoda is also an avid racer. His appearances at the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in a Lexus LFA are legend. He is chickening out!
Akio a.k.a. Morizou went on-line, apologized to his loyal readers at Gazoo.com for the recall and broke the news that “unfortunately this year Morizou will not race at the Nürburgring.”
Team GAZOO Racing will be part of the line-up. They will send seven drivers and a large pit crew. But no Morizou behind the wheel. Ueeeeeen! (which is Japanese for “Waaaaaah”.) Come on, Morizou, we need you. Or do you want the LFA race by itself?