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Our pursuit of high performance in the WRC

Following a clean sweep of manufacturers', drivers' and co-drivers' titles in 2021, joining championship victories in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the all-conquering Yaris WRC bows out to usher in a bold new era for the FIA World Rally Championship. In its place, the sensational Hybrid-powered GR Yaris Rally1 spearheads the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team's quest to push the limits for better on the world's most demanding rally stages.
World Rally Championship

Make ever-better cars

Winner of 18 rounds of the WRC, Jari-Matti Latvala is the most experienced driver in the history of the WRC and has been part of the story of the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally team since its debut in 2017. In his new role as team principal, he will continue the pursuit to make ever-better cars.


Meet the 2022 GR Yaris Rally1, successor to the hugely successful Yaris WRC. Featuring Hybrid technology for the first time in top-level rallying, GR Yaris Rally1 combines the same 1.6-litre turbocharged engine from Yaris WRC with a 3.9kWh battery and a motor-generator unit (MGU) to provide drivers with over 500 PS. With regulations dictating less complex aerodynamics, a return to a mechanical gearshift and the removal of the active centre differentials, the new Rally1 era promises to push the performance of both cars and drivers to enthralling new extremes.

  • Engine:

    1.6-litre, in-line 4-cylinder turbo, direct injection plus Hybrid Power Unit
  • Maximum power:

    Over 500 PS
  • Top speed:

    201 kph (ratio specific) – geared for incredible acceleration and response
  • Dimensions and weight:

    Length: 4225mm (incl. aero device)

    Width: 1875mm

    Height: Adjustable

    Track width: Adjustable

    Wheelbase: 2630mm

    Minimum weight: 1260kg

All roads lead to better

Twisty turns, unforgiving roads and durable hard tyres. Lowered suspension is a must-have for high-speed events such as Rally Estonia.

Rutted roads, rocky tracks and a range of tyre compounds. Raised gravel suspension is crucial for hot weather events such as Rally New Zealand.

Frozen roads, snow banks and studded tyres. A loose-surface suspension setup is essential for sub-zero events such as Rally Sweden.

GR Yaris. Endless exhilaration

Developed with the experts at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, GR Yaris brings leading motorsport technology and know-how to the road. Incorporating a powerful 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo engine, advanced GR-FOUR 4WD system and lightweight 3-door body, GR Yaris is born from WRC to deliver endless exhilaration on the roads you tackle. 

Meet the team

Led by Jari-Matti Latvala, the most experienced driver in WRC history, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team fields a four-crew line-up in its 2022 campaign, as it seeks to continue the success of multiple championship victories in 2021.

  • Akio Toyoda

    Team founder /president Toyota Motor Corporation

  • Jari-Matti Latvala

    Team Principal

  • Car  #1

    Co-Driver: Sébastien Ogier

    Country: France

    Highlights: Eight WRC drivers’ titles 2013-2018, 2020 & 2021

  • Car  #1

    Co-Driver: Benjamin Veillas

    Country: France

    Highlights: WRC 2 runner-up (2017), victory Rally Spain (2019)

  • Car  #4

    Driver: Esapekka Lappi

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 champion (2016), first WRC victory Finland (2017), fifth in WRC (2018)

  • Car  #4

    Co-driver: Janne Ferm

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 champion (2016), first WRC victory Finland (2017), fifth in WRC (2018)

  • Car #33

    Driver:  Elfyn Evans

    Country: UK 

    Highlights: First WRC victory Britain (2017), WRC runner-up (2020 & 2021)


  • Car  #33

    Co-driver: Scott Martin

    Country: UK

    Highlights: First WRC podium Finland (2016), WRC runner-up (2020 & 2021)

  • Car  #69

    Driver:  Kalle Rovanperä

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 Pro champion (2019), fifth in WRC (2020), First WRC wins Estonia and Greece (2021)

  • Car  #69

    Co-driver: Jonne Halttunen

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 Pro champion (2019), fifth in WRC (2020), First WRC wins Estonia and Greece (2021)

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