Toyota says it is committed to competing in the World Endurance Championship despite the announcement the manufacturer will also embark on a return to the World Rally Championship in 2017.

The firm, which clinched its first WEC title in 2014, was speculated as considering whether to focus on just one of its projects going forward, but a statement from the manufacturer confirmed intentions to compete in both series'.

With the rallying entry still two years away, Toyota will focus on defending its WEC title in 2015 with a revised driver line-up, with Kazuki Nakajima moving over to join its title-winning #1 line-up, alongside Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson.

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Meanwhile, Stephane Sarrazin and Alex Wurz will be joined by Mike Conway in the #2 car, the Englishman securing a full-time drive after impressing during two stand-in outings towards the end of the 2014 season.

"We are very happy to confirm our driver line-up for 2015," said team principal Yoshiaki Kinoshita. "We have worked with all our drivers for a long time now and have developed very strong relationships. This stability and consistency has been a significant part of our recent success so it was a priority when planning for 2015 and beyond.

"Based on our experiences in 2014, we have decided to modify the line-ups for each car and we believe this will give us the optimum overall performance as the individual driving styles are now well matched. All our drivers are WEC race winners and we are confident they will add to their tally this season and in the future."

Conway's inclusion spells the official exit of Nicolas Lapierre from the team's line-up. The Frenchman began the season with Buemi and Davidson, but was dropped after the COTA round. The former GP2 race winner has been linked to a move to the incoming Nissan, which will reveal its much anticipated entry this weekend.


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Lapierre just seemed to have brain fade in the rain I could not believe the idiotic drive he did at COTA and Le Mans .Nissan good luck with him