Toyota has always been involved in various car competitions worldwide. The Lexus brand also represents the other categories of motor racing. Toyota is also a manufacturer of motors and various automotive parts for Japanese motorsports such as Formula Nippon, Super GT, Formula 3 and Formula Toyota Series.

Toyota also is in charge of a driver development program called TDP (Toyota Young Drivers Program) designed to educate future Japanese pilots.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH, with offices in Cologne (Germany) was responsible for major projects such as competition from Toyota Formula 1, WRC (World Rally Championship) and the Le Mans Series, in which Toyota had several successes.