Toyota Yaris WRC

Toyota Yaris WRC
Category World Rally Car
Constructor Toyota
Predecessor Toyota Corolla WRC (19971999)
Technical specifications
Engine Toyota Motorsport 1.6 L (98 cu in) 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbocharged
Competition history
Notable entrants Japan Toyota GAZOO Racing
Notable drivers Finland Juho Hänninen[1]
Debut 2017

The Toyota Yaris WRC is a World Rally Car designed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH to compete in the World Rally Championship.[2] The car is based on the Toyota Yaris, and will be the first car Toyota have competed with in the WRC since withdrawing from the championship at the end of the 1999 season to focus on their Le Mans Prototype and Formula One programmes.

The car entered its testing and development phase in March 2014,[3] ahead of its début in the 2017 season.[4] Development and operation of the cars will be overseen by four-time World Drivers' Champion Tommi Mäkinen,[5] and entered under the banner of Toyota GAZOO Racing. The car made its first public appearance in May 2016 during testing in Palokka-Puuppola, with Mäkinen and Juho Hänninen driving.[6]

See also


  1. Evans, David (18 October 2016). "WRC 2017: Juho Hanninen gets first seat in Toyota's new Yaris". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. Evans, David (19 March 2014). "Toyota start testing Yaris WRC ahead of potential return". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. Evans, David (20 March 2014). "Photos: Toyota tests new Yaris WRC for first time in Italy". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. "Toyota announces WRC return in 2017". Toyota GB Blog. Toyota GB. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. "Tommi Mäkinen to head up Toyota's WRC bid". 7 July 2015.
  6. Evans, David (4 May 2016). "Pictures of Toyota's WRC test car emerge from running in Finland". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
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