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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing back on asphalt for Croatian challenge

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Friday, April 12, 2024

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will aim to conquer the challenging asphalt roads of the Croatia Rally once more at round four of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship on April 18-21.

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  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will aim to conquer the challenging asphalt roads of the Croatia Rally once more at round four of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship on April 18-21.
  • Toyota City, Japan, Apr 12, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will aim to conquer the challenging asphalt roads of the Croatia Rally once more at round four of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship on April 18-21.
  • Since Croatia first joined the WRC schedule three years ago, TGR-WRT has tasted victory with three different drivers in as many editions.
  • The stages take place across the north of the country, close to neighbouring Slovenia, on roads that feature a wide variety of different asphalt types.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing roars to fourth successive Safari triumph

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Monday, April 1, 2024

TOKYO, Apr 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has won the legendary Safari Rally Kenya for the fourth year in a row, with Kalle Rovanpera leading Takamoto Katsuta in a one-two finish on the demanding African event.

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  • TOKYO, Apr 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has won the legendary Safari Rally Kenya for the fourth year in a row, with Kalle Rovanpera leading Takamoto Katsuta in a one-two finish on the demanding African event.
  • They ran as high as second before sustaining punctures on three separate occasions through Saturday's rough and rocky stages.
  • "For all the team members, congratulations on the first victory this season and on winning Safari Rally Kenya for the fourth year in a row!
  • Reliability is a strong point for Toyota and I'm very proud to drive this car."

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Finishes Strongly on Swedish Snow

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Monday, February 19, 2024

It was a strong recovery for Evans after he was forced to run first on the road and plough through deep snow on Friday afternoon.

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  • It was a strong recovery for Evans after he was forced to run first on the road and plough through deep snow on Friday afternoon.
  • Having moved up from fifth to third on Saturday morning, Evans then stormed into second place on Sunday's opening stage.
  • He was fastest in the subsequent second pass of that stage, and finished a close second in the rally-ending Power Stage.
  • Rovanpera held the early lead until contact with a snow bank in SS4 on Friday caused radiator damage.

Double podium to start the season for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 29, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has started the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship season with a double podium finish at Rallye Monte-Carlo with Sebastien Ogier second and Elfyn Evans third.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 29, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has started the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship season with a double podium finish at Rallye Monte-Carlo with Sebastien Ogier second and Elfyn Evans third.
  • Sami Pajari and Enni Malkonen (Printsport) were the best-placed crew at the finish in 12th overall and fifth in class RC2.
  • "The start of our eighth WRC season was a new step for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT.
  • For TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, WRC is not just a competition to win.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing launches 2024 WRC challenge at iconic opener

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 19, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target a successful start to the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship at the famous Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 25-28.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 19, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target a successful start to the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship at the famous Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 25-28.
  • While the technical regulations remain stable, a radical change has been made to the WRC points system for 2024, aimed at enhancing the sporting spectacle on the final day of rallies.
  • Rallye Monte-Carlo is one of the trickiest rallies in terms of the conditions with difficult tyre choices, but we're up for the challenge."
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Rovanpera increases lead with podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, June 5, 2023

TOKYO, June 5, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has added to his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship with a clever drive to the podium and a Power Stage victory on a tricky Rally Italia Sardegna.

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  • TOKYO, June 5, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has added to his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship with a clever drive to the podium and a Power Stage victory on a tricky Rally Italia Sardegna.
  • Taking the maximum five bonus points to add to his third place overall means he increases his lead in the standings to 25 points.
  • He set the fourth-best time in the Power Stage, claiming additional points for the manufacturers' championship which TGR-WRT continues to lead by 23 points.
  • I'm thankful to them for achieving the podium again despite such a busy schedule.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins world title with Power Stage push

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Monday, October 2, 2023

TOKYO, Oct 2, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has successfully retained its crown as manufacturers' champions* and guaranteed another clean sweep of FIA World Rally Championship titles in 2023 after an exciting finale to Rally Chile.

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  • TOKYO, Oct 2, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has successfully retained its crown as manufacturers' champions* and guaranteed another clean sweep of FIA World Rally Championship titles in 2023 after an exciting finale to Rally Chile.
  • The efforts of Rovanpera and Evans on the Power Stage ensure that only they and their respective navigators Jonne Halttunen and Scott Martin can win this year's titles.
  • This year Elfyn was the driving force behind the manufacturers' title with six podiums including two wins out of 11 events so far.
  • But we had a good plan to save the tyres and push hard on the Power Stage.

Evans and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing score another fine Finnish victory

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Monday, August 7, 2023

Having taken over the lead, Evans was then in fine form on Saturday, winning seven consecutive stages to build an advantage of over 30 seconds ahead of the final day.

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  • Having taken over the lead, Evans was then in fine form on Saturday, winning seven consecutive stages to build an advantage of over 30 seconds ahead of the final day.
  • He won three of Sunday's last four stages, sealing his seventh career victory by 39.1s with the fastest time in the rally-ending Power Stage.
  • Second in the championship standings, Evans' maximum score means he is now 25 points from leader Rovanpera with four rallies remaining.
  • I must also say thanks to Kalle who was giving me advice during our tests for driving these Finnish roads."

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Ready to Thrill on Home Roads

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, July 28, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team aims to strengthen its lead of the FIA World Rally Championship when it competes on home roads at Rally Finland (August 3-6), the fastest and most spectacular event of the season.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, July 28, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team aims to strengthen its lead of the FIA World Rally Championship when it competes on home roads at Rally Finland (August 3-6), the fastest and most spectacular event of the season.
  • The gravel roads in the forests around Jyvaskyla are considered to be rallying's spiritual home, renowned for their smooth and fast nature and their numerous crests and jumps.
  • This year, the hugely popular event will kick-off with a ceremonial start on Wednesday evening prior to Thursday morning's shakedown.
  • Paijala, Rapsula and Vekkula complete the repeated loop, taking in some classic Rally Finland roads.

Rovanpera and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing rule rapid Estonian roads again

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, July 24, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Kalle Rovanpera has stormed to a dominant Rally Estonia victory for the third year in a row with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, extending his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, July 24, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Kalle Rovanpera has stormed to a dominant Rally Estonia victory for the third year in a row with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, extending his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship.
  • Guided by co-driver Jonne Halttunen, Rovanpera once again looked at home aboard his GR YARIS Rally1 HYBRID on some of the fastest roads in the WRC.
  • The victory is his 10th in the WRC in the two years since he became its youngest-ever winner on Rally Estonia 2021.
  • Takamoto Katsuta and co-driver Aaron Johnston finished seventh overall, only 0.3 seconds away from a place in the top six.