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Toyota Returns to Rallying

Toyota Returns to Rallying

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will continue its test programme with the Yaris WRC car.
Today Toyota officially announced its return to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Over the next two years Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will continue its test programme with the Yaris WRC car to prepare for a full return to the series in 2017, when updated technical regulations are expected to be introduced.
The car’s the star

The new Yaris WRC features a 1.6-litre turbo-charged, direct-injection engine, which produces over 300hp, while its chassis has been shaped through advanced simulation, testing and production techniques.

Developed and built exclusively by TMG at its technical centre in Cologne, Germany, the car has already completed a preliminary test programme on tarmac and gravel stages throughout Europe, creating a promising foundation on which to build over the coming months.

Over the next two years, as the team moves closer to WRC participation, the car will undergo a full test programme consisting of several WRC venues around Europe on a variety of surfaces, its development slowly expanding with the dedicated team of specialists to engineer and operate the car also being increased.

Looking to the future

Alongside the honing and evolution of the Yaris WRC, TMG is also hoping to generate more