Jake Klein had the prestigious honour of being awarded the Kaizen Award for his performance during the 2017 Toyota 86 Series.

Each year the Toyota 86 Racing Series Kaizen Award is awarded to the driver who has shown the most improvement over the course of the season and Jake was humbled and honoured to receive it.

“I feel so privileged and honoured to win the Kaizen Award of 2017 in the Toyota 86 Racing Series” said Klein after being presented with the award.

“First of all, I’d like to thank my dad. Honestly what you do for me and our team is beyond believable. You always do a fantastic job and I’m really grateful for the opportunity you have given me.”

“I can’t thank my team enough for what we have achieved this year. My family, my friends and fans. Thank you so much for supporting throughout the journey.”

“Lastly I can’t thank Toyota enough for everything they do for this great series. I can’t wait to do bigger and better things with the series in 2018.”

Jake Klein - Toyota 86 Racing Series - Newcastle 2017

Jake Klein – Toyota 86 Racing Series – Newcastle 2017

As part of his award, Jake will get the opportunity to make his international debut with a funded one-off drive in the New Zealand Toyota 86 Series. Details of that will be announced in the future.

Make sure you follow Jake on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up to date as prepares for the 2018 Toyota 86 Racing Series which will commence at Phillip Island in April.