In this year’s edition of the Asian Cross Country Rally (AXCR 2023), the competition heats up with the participation of Toyota Gazoo Racing Thailand, marking their debut in the challenging 2,000 km rally.
Steering a Toyota Hilux adorned with the team’s signature red-and-white livery, Toyota Gazoo Racing Thailand steps onto the scene, succeeding last year’s representatives, the Toyota Cross Country Team Thailand, who secured a second-place finish overall.
In a thrilling showdown, the Hilux will go head-to-head against the newly unveiled 2024 Mitsubishi Triton, fielded by defending champions Team Mitsubishi RalliArt. Both formidable squads will compete in Group T1, a category for modified cross-country vehicles.
Behind the wheel of Team Gazoo Racing Thailand’s Hilux, we have Jaras Jaengkamolkulchai and Sinopong Trairat (#102), as well as Mana Pornsiricherd and Kittisak Klinchan (#111).
It’s worth noting that AXCR 2023 marks the first complete rally since the Covid-19 pandemic, as last year’s race was conducted on a shortened schedule that excluded travel. This full-fledged rally spans across 6 legs, commencing in Laos on August 13th and concluding at the Prasat Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage site, also in Laos, on August 19th.