Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

MAGICAL MONZA FOR TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:08am

TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, July 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • With that result, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extends its lead in the manufacturers' World Championship to 30 points over Alpine.
  • "It has been a positive day for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing; congratulations to the #7 car and also our colleagues in the World Rally team for their victory in Rally Estonia.
  • But it is better we had a day like this here in Monza rather than at Le Mans.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing claims first and second on Safari return

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:49am

Toyota City, Japan, June 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is celebrating victory in the first Safari Rally Kenya to be held as part of the FIA World Rally Championship for nearly 20 years.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, June 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is celebrating victory in the first Safari Rally Kenya to be held as part of the FIA World Rally Championship for nearly 20 years.
  • The event lived up to its reputation as an extremely demanding rally, with many of the crews experiencing difficulties over the weekend.
  • The victory is the ninth claimed by Toyota in the history of the Safari Rally.
  • Katsuta's maiden podium finish is a landmark result for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program, which has helped to develop the Japanese driver's talent since 2015.

Toyota Yaris WRC to face another 'new' challenge on Africa's return

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 9:08am

The rally marks a debut on the African continent for the Toyota Yaris WRC, which currently leads both the manufacturers' and drivers' championships after winning four of the first five rounds of 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The rally marks a debut on the African continent for the Toyota Yaris WRC, which currently leads both the manufacturers' and drivers' championships after winning four of the first five rounds of 2021.
  • Although it last featured in the WRC in 2002, the Safari Rally has a legendary status in motorsport.
  • The rally will start on Thursday lunchtime from the capital city Nairobi, with a nearby super special in Kasarani to kick-off the competitive action.
  • Sixth in the points is the team's youngest driver Kalle Rovanpera, while Takamoto Katsuta will once again be in action in a fourth Yaris WRC as part of the TGR WRC Challenge Program.

Evans wins, Ogier on the podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 2:33am

Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is celebrating its third win and double podium finish from four events so far in 2021 after Elfyn Evans claimed victory at the Rally de Portugal.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is celebrating its third win and double podium finish from four events so far in 2021 after Elfyn Evans claimed victory at the Rally de Portugal.
  • Along with co-driver Scott Martin, Evans drove a consistent and intelligent rally and was rewarded with the lead on Saturday afternoon.
  • It's the fourth win of his WRC career, and his third since joining Toyota at the start of 2020.
  • Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia recovered well from the disadvantage of running first on the road on Friday and sweeping the loose gravel stages.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Leads the WRC onto Gravel

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 9:04am

Elfyn Evans is third, 10 points behind his team-mate, and Kalle Rovanpera fifth, within 22 points of the lead.

Key Points: 
  • Elfyn Evans is third, 10 points behind his team-mate, and Kalle Rovanpera fifth, within 22 points of the lead.
  • Once again, Takamoto Katsuta will be behind the wheel of a fourth Yaris WRC in Portugal as part of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program, looking to build on three consecutive top-six finishes.\nThe team continues to develop the Toyota Yaris WRC during its fifth season of competition and, after an update to the car's aerodynamic package debuted in Croatia, a new engine will be introduced in Portugal with improvements in power and reliability.\nAfter events on ice, snow and asphalt so far this season, Portugal marks the first in a run of consecutive events on gravel.
  • Friday features a loop of three stages in the nearby Arganil area which must be run twice without a mid-day service.
  • A total of five stages complete the rally on Sunday, including two passes of the returning Felguieras test and the famous Fafe, which hosts the Power Stage.\n"

Incredible finish delivers TOYOTA GAZOO Racing one-two

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:58am

b'Toyota City, Japan, Apr 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team claimed another one-two finish in a thrilling conclusion to the first ever Croatia Rally held as part of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Key Points: 
  • b'Toyota City, Japan, Apr 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team claimed another one-two finish in a thrilling conclusion to the first ever Croatia Rally held as part of the FIA World Rally Championship.
  • To our fans, please continue cheering for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team.
  • "\n"To come second is never the way you want to finish when you go into the last stage with the lead.
  • Based in Matosinhos near Porto in the north of the country, it features classic stages on sandy and rocky roads.

Ogier Claims Record Eighth Monte-Carlo win in Toyota Yaris WRC 1-2

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:51am

This is the first time that the team has won the WRC's most prestigious event with its Toyota Yaris WRC, having made the podium every year since its debut in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • This is the first time that the team has won the WRC's most prestigious event with its Toyota Yaris WRC, having made the podium every year since its debut in 2017.
  • It is the fourth Rallye Monte-Carlo win in Toyota's history, coming on the 30th anniversary of its maiden victory in 1991.
  • On his home event, Ogier claimed the lead back with a storming stage win on Saturday's first test.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program driver Takamoto Katsuta made it four Yaris WRC drivers in the top six as he completed Rallye Monte-Carlo for the second year in a row and scored his best WRC result so far in sixth place.

New-Look Toyota Yaris Wrc Ready to Fight for More Titles in 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:16pm

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.
  • Underneath this new appearance, the team will continue with the proven package of the Toyota Yaris WRC for a fifth consecutive season - the last before new technical regulations are introduced to the championship in 2022.
  • In 2021, the team's aim is to secure the full set of championship titles.
  • The team continues to work to optimise the Yaris WRC, with further developments set to be introduced during 2021.

Ogier and Ingrassia Become Seven-Time World Champions With Toyota Gazoo Racing

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 2:33am

Toyota City, Japan, Dec 7, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have claimed their seventh FIA World Rally Championship titles* with victory in the Toyota Yaris WRC in an eventful deciding round of the season at Rally Monza.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Dec 7, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have claimed their seventh FIA World Rally Championship titles* with victory in the Toyota Yaris WRC in an eventful deciding round of the season at Rally Monza.
  • Ogier has achieved his latest success in his first season with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team.
  • Once again, the rain made things challenging, particularly on the last stage, but Ogier made it through with a final margin of 13.9s.
  • Takamoto Katsuta completed his five-round schedule in a Yaris WRC as part of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program in style with victory in the rally-ending Power Stage - his maiden WRC fastest time.

Evans Claims Victory for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing on a Turbulent Final Day

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:48am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans took his second victory with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team on a dramatic final day of Rally Turkey, where he rose from fourth to first position in a demanding longest stage of the 2020 season.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans took his second victory with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team on a dramatic final day of Rally Turkey, where he rose from fourth to first position in a demanding longest stage of the 2020 season.
  • Evans on the other hand made it through the stage without trouble, setting the fastest time to surge into a 46.9-second lead.
  • His result helps Toyota increase its lead in the manufacturers' championship to nine points.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.