On the official Facebook page of Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines a very cryptic and also revealing post saying “Morizo is coming”.
Is Akio Toyoda coming for the Toyota PH anniversary?
“The Master Driver who pushed the limits on every track of life! Join us this August 2023 as we welcome a visionary who shaped Toyota’s motorsports legacy.” That was the caption of the post itself, to give more context “Morizo” is the name used by Akio Toyoda every time he races to avoid any attention, in fact, Toyoda has joined races such as the 24 hours of the Nurburgring under the name Morizo Kinoshita.
Currently, Toyoda is the brand’s chairman of the board and it seems he has found time to celebrate a milestone for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP). This August the brand is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the country. This is a big deal for fans of the brand because Toyoda is widely accredited for injecting fun back into the automaker’s products.
Not to mention that TMP themselves have a packed August with the upcoming launch of the Yaris Cross alongside the brand’s 35th anniversary.