Toyota considers of renting the fourth Yaris in 2023

The team principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Jari-Matti Latvala, says that the team is thinking of renting out the fourth GR Yaris Rally1 car and is already examining this option as some drivers have shown their interest.

The Japanese team announced Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanpera as its main drivers for next year while Takamoto Katsuta will share the third Yaris with Sebastien Ogier as the last one wants to take part in a limited number of rallies. This means that the fourth Toyota Rally1 car is available as the team will not continue its programme for 2023 which is named "The New Genaration Team". Katsuta was part of this junior programme the last four years and showed his progress since 2021, therefore Toyota decided to give him a promotion for 2023.

"It is now clear that our line-up is what we will go with for the season", Latvala said.

"But, of course we have been considering that - on seven events where we have a fourth car available - we would consider a renting option.

"But this is purely on renting, nothing else.

"If there is somebody interested in renting a car, we are looking at that option. 

"At this point we don’t currently know if it will happen, but we are of course collecting data to see if there are drivers who are interested in that.

"That fourth car that is a rental option is 100 per cent for business - we are not targeting to score points. 

"We have got some requests but we have not made any decision at this point".


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