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Toyota unveils Yaris WRC livery for 2016

Toyota Gazoo Racing has unwrapped a 2016 livery for the all-new Yaris World Rally Car which is currently being tested ahead of its return to WRC in 2017.
Toyota Gazoo Racing has unwrapped a 2016 livery for the all-new Yaris World Rally Car which is currently being tested ahead of its return to WRC next year.

WRC team principal Tommi Makinen was present at the event alongside Toyota motorsport chiefs at the manufacturer's annual motorsport news conference in Japan.

The Yaris is currently being developed at Makinen's workshops in Finland and is expected to start testing in March both in the former WRC champion's homeland and in Germany.

Four-time WRC runner-up Mikko Hirvonen is expected to take up testing duties after retiring from competition in 2014 before the team relocates on a full-time basis to Toyota's motorsport factory in Germany.

Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg have also been rumoured to be in the frame to take up testing duties with Toyota later this year but nothing has been confirmed by the Japanese manufacturer.


Tagged as: Mikko Hirvonen , Toyota , Makinen , 2016

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Taz

February 04, 2016 5:00 PM

Been lucky enough to see Colin in Halfren forrest in 95 hunting down Sainz and Juha Kankkunen in the fire spitting GT4. This thing is so uninspiring...the Fiesta is probably the best of the bunch...but that's not saying much.

McPloppy

February 06, 2016 2:18 AM
Last Edited 268 days ago

Did read the other day that Tommi's trying to secure the services of Solberg & Loeb to pilot the Yaris in 2017, not sure about Loeb but Solberg reckons he has unfinished business in the WRC.



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