The new Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 has received the required “certificate of recognition” and now four copies will be present at the first WRC race of 2024 which will be held in three weeks from today on the special tracks of Monte Carlo.
THE Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) participates so far in World Rally Championship (WRC) with the hybrid GR Yaris Rally1, at World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the GR010 hybrid prototype and at World Championship Rally Raid (W2RC) with the DKR Hilux EVO T1U, while the “presence” on the tracks around the world also gives the GR Supra GT4 which promotes the construction of “of better and better cars” through motorsport.
With the new GR Yaris Rally2which has been developed for rally racing, Japanese company President Akio Toyoda, also known as ‘Morizo’, hopes this will be the car that takes the first step in building a bridge between racing cars and production vehicles .
By granting it “certificate of identification”, distribution of the GR Yaris Rally2 now begins to customers worldwide. The first car is scheduled to be delivered to ROOKIE Racingheaded by Akio Toyoda, while four teams are set to participate in the Monte Carlo Rally which opens the WRC curtain for 2024 on 25 28 January.
We remind you that the racing GR Yaris Rally2 made its public debut in Rally Japan in 2022. Throughout its evolution, it has gone through more than 15,000 racing kilometersincluding his participation in the Japanese Rally Championship, in order to complete his development.
The GR Yaris Rally2 is powered by a 3 cylinder engine 1,618.2 ml of Toyota, in conjunction with 5-speed manual gearbox. Of course it is four wheel drive, and has 300 mm discs. in the braking system for the dirt races and 355 and 300 mm. for asphalt people. Including a spare wheel, its weight is set at 1,230 kg.