Jari-Matti Latvala

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Looks Forward to Another Returning Classic

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Takamoto Katsuta will be another New Zealand first-timer in his TGR WRT Next Generation entry.

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  • Takamoto Katsuta will be another New Zealand first-timer in his TGR WRT Next Generation entry.
  • The smooth gravel roads are characterised by their pronounced camber which drivers can use to carry more speed through corners.
  • "Personally I am really looking forward to going back to New Zealand and I think it's a rally that our team can look forward to as well.
  • I've heard many great things about the event and especially about the roads and how rewarding they are to drive.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing with positives to take from Sardinia

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Monday, June 6, 2022

TOKYO, June 6, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has extended his FIA World Rally Championship lead after completing a clever drive to finish fifth overall in a very demanding Rally Italia Sardegna.

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  • TOKYO, June 6, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has extended his FIA World Rally Championship lead after completing a clever drive to finish fifth overall in a very demanding Rally Italia Sardegna.
  • Those results ensure TGR still leads the manufacturers' championship by 39 points.
  • Katsuta finished one place behind Rovanpera in the overall standings in sixth: his fifth top-eight finish from as many events in the Rally1 car.
  • The legendary Safari Rally Kenya (June 23-26) returned to the WRC calendar in 2021 after almost 20 years.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing: Strong Debut for the GR YARIS Rally1 with Second Place for Ogier

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 24, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has completed a strong debut event for the new GR YARIS Rally1 with Sebastien Ogier claiming second overall and Kalle Rovanpera finishing fourth at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 24, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has completed a strong debut event for the new GR YARIS Rally1 with Sebastien Ogier claiming second overall and Kalle Rovanpera finishing fourth at Rallye Monte-Carlo.
  • In Monaco to join the team and witness the GR YARIS Rally1's successful debut was Kazuki Nakajima, the recently-appointed Vice Chairman of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe.
  • His driving feeling with our new partner, the GR YARIS Rally1, also seemed to be fairly good.
  • I know that the members who built GR YARIS Rally1 from the GR Yaris also went through a lot of troubles and worked very hard.

Ogier, Ingrassia and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Crowned 2021 Champions

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Monday, November 22, 2021

The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.

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  • The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.
  • It was their 54th WRC win together in what was the final event of their full-time careers: Ogier will contest a part-time schedule with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in 2022 while Ingrassia steps out of the co-driver's seat after a highly-successful career.
  • Thanks to them, I was able to watch all the events being thrilled expecting that somebody from our team would win.
  • To be eight-time champions is a great record, and we are all proud that two out of those eight were with Toyota.

Evans and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Seal Second in Spain

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.
  • Still, the second-place finish ensures that Evans remains in with a shot of a maiden drivers' championship going into the final round in Italy.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing leads by 47 points with a maximum of 52 available from the final round.
  • Italy's famous Monza racing circuit will host the final round for the second year in a row on November 19-21.

Flying Evans delivers another home win for the Toyota Yaris WRC

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Monday, October 4, 2021

The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.
  • It's also the 200th WRC podium for Toyota, which becomes only the third manufacturer to reach the figure.
  • With his second win of the season, Evans reduces the gap to championship leader Ogier to 24 points with a maximum of 60 available.
  • I feel we were able to give back to the place where the Yaris WRC was born and to the roads which made it strong.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Keen to Resume Winning Ways as WRC Restarts

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will look to pick up where it left off when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship resumes at Rally Estonia on September 4-6.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will look to pick up where it left off when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship resumes at Rally Estonia on September 4-6.
  • This will be the first time that Rally Estonia has ever been part of the WRC, although all of the manufacturer teams fielded cars at last year's promotional event.
  • Rally Estonia is new to the WRC and I was lucky enough to be there for last year's event.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.