Toyoda Akio has confirmed that Toyota is returning to the World Rally Championship with the Yaris.
Toyoda Akio has confirmed that Toyota is returning to the World Rally Championship with the Yaris. This special Yaris is prepared by the Toyota Motorsport Germany and has been caught on the continent several times last year because it was in testing phase.
Toyoda visited the Finland Rally and said about their presence at WRC, he said that Toyota is gearing up for season 2017 WRC with their Yaris.
Toyota is a legendary company in rallying, entered into the Sport in 1979 but left in 1999. They won seven titles in ten years through the nineties with Carlos Sainz and Juha Kankkunen
They are returning to the WRC due to changes in the regulations to allow more power roughly than 300bhp. Now manufacturers can use different engines and fuel flow formula for WRC.
Toyota has played a vital role in changing the regulations but the final slate of the regulations will be announced at the end of this year. Yaris meets the new regulations and the tested power of its 1.6 litre four-cylinder Toyota Yaris engine is same as in rules.
There should be some change before the race ready. TMG will test the yaris for its limits and then it will go to take over the rivals like Volkswagen, Hyundai, CITROEN and Ford M-Sport.