The sky’s the limit

Our pursuit of high performance in the WRC

Armed with more knowledge, a stronger, faster Yaris WRC and three hard-charging crews, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing tackle the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pushing the limits for better.

Ultimate training ground

Epic jumps, sensational slides and terrifying top speeds, the WRC is the ultimate vehicle test bed. After 17 years away, we are hungrier than ever to fight on the world’s most extreme roads, and achieve our goal of making ever-better cars for all.

“I’m very excited that we’re going
to keep on learning this year”
Tommi Mäkinen
(Team Principal)

Born to perform

The Yaris WRC is a new generation rally car built to be driven at the limit on the world’s most demanding rally stages.

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Engine:
1.6-litre, in-line 4-cylinder direct injection engine. 
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Maximum power:
Over 380 PS - nearly twice the power of Yaris GRMN hot hatch
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Top speed:
201 kph (ratio specific) – geared for incredible acceleration and response
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Aerodynamics:
New front bumpers and fenders increase downforce and balance

All roads lead to better

Tarmac

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

Gravel

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

Snow

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

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Yaris GRMN: From rally to road

Born with rally DNA, the limited-edition Yaris GRMN road car was tuned and tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, reigniting the spirit of hot hatches from the past. Through its combination of power, precision and performance, the Yaris GRMN reignites the spirit of hot hatches from the past.

Meet the team

Led by four-time world champion, Tommi Mäkinen, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is primed and ready to push the limits in 2018.

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Akio Toyoda

Team Chairman

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Tommi Mäkinen

Team Principal

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Car #7

Driver:  Jari-Matti Latvala

Country: Finland

WRC Starts: 182

Highlights: WRC runner-up (2010, 2014 & 2015)

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Car #7

Co-Driver: Miikka Anttila

Country: Finland

WRC Starts: 193

Highlights: WRC runner-up (2010, 2014 & 2015)

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Car #8

Driver: Ott Tänak

Country: Estonia

WRC Starts: 79

Highlights: 3rd in World Rally Championship (2017)

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Car #8

Co-Driver: Martin Järveoja

Country: Estonia

WRC Starts: 50

Highlights: WRC runner-up (2010, 2014 & 2015)

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Car #9

Driver: Esapekka Lappi

Country: Finland

WRC Starts: 29

Highlights: First WRC victory (Rally Finland, 2017)

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Car #9

Co-Driver: Janne Ferm

Country: Finland

WRC Starts: 29

Highlights: First WRC victory (Rally Finland, 2017)

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