Toyota targets to bring four Yaris Rally2 cars at Rallye Monte Carlo 2024

The team principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Jari-Matti Latvala, says that his team is aiming to bring four Rally2 cars from the beginning of next season and admits that the production will start at the end of 2023.

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT presented the GR Yaris Rally2 concept car at Rallye Monte Carlo nine months ago while Latvala had the chance to drive it at Rally Hokkaido last September where he managed to win this event and to finish ahead of Takamoto Katsuta's father, Norihiko. In addition to that, Toyota completed the testing phase of GR Yaris Rally2 in all surfaces on the first quarter of 2023 and and got feedback from many drivers, including Juha Kankkunen and Kalle Rovanpera. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that this Rally2 car is set to be homologated this month and to make its WRC debut earlier than it was expected as the team's goal was to run the Yaris from 2025.

"It looks like we will try to do the homologation in October and then hopefully we can start production at the end of the year", Latvala said during Rally Chile. 

"Our target is to have the first cars in Monte Carlo.

"You need parts for sure but I think maybe we are talking in a realistic world maybe we could have three or four cars. 

"I think four cars could be possible if everything goes well".


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