Toyota Yaris WRC

The Toyota Yaris WRC is a World Rally Car designed by Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT to compete in the World Rally Championship.[7] The car is based on the Vitz-based XP130 Toyota Yaris, and is the first car Toyota have competed with in the WRC since withdrawing from the championship at the end of the 1999 season to focus on their Le Mans Prototype and Formula One programmes. The car is currently being driven by Ott Tänak,[6] Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke.[8]

Toyota Yaris WRC
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Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja driving a Yaris WRC at the 2018 Rallye Deutschland
CategoryWorld Rally Car
ConstructorToyota
PredecessorToyota Corolla WRC (19971999)
Technical specifications[1][2]
SuspensionMacPherson
Length4,085 mm
Width1,875 mm
Wheelbase2,511 mm
EngineToyota Gazoo Racing WRT 1.6 L (98 cu in) 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbocharged
Transmission6-speed hydraulic shift
4-wheel drive, active centre and mechanical front and rear differentials
Weight1,190 kg
FuelPanta (Official fuel supplier of WRC)
LubricantsMobil 1
Brakes300mm gravel / 370mm asphalt
TyresMichelin
ClutchDouble plate
Competition history (WRC)
Notable entrantsJapan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Notable drivers
DebutMonaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally
First winSweden 2017 Rally Sweden
Last winMexico 2020 Rally Mexico
RacesWinsPodiumsTitles
4215363
Constructors' Championships1 (2018)
Drivers' Championships1 (2019)

The car entered its testing and development phase in March 2014,[9] ahead of its début in the 2017 season.[10] Development and operation of the cars will be overseen by four-time World Drivers' Champion Tommi Mäkinen,[11] and entered under the banner of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT. The car made its first public appearance in May 2016 during testing in Palokka-Puuppola, with Mäkinen and Juho Hänninen driving.[12] Toyota Gazoo Racing won the 2018 manufacturers' championship and Tänak and Martin Järveoja won the 2019 drivers' and co-drivers' championships. A successor known as the Toyota GR Yaris WRC is due to be introduced in 2021.[13]

World Rally Championship resultsEdit

Championship titlesEdit

Year Title Competitor Entries Wins Podiums Points
2018 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 39 5 14 368
2019 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers   Ott Tänak 13 6 9 263
FIA World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers   Martin Järveoja 13 6 9 263

WRC victoriesEdit

Year No. Event Surface Driver Co-driver Entrant
2017 1   2017 Rally Sweden Snow   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2   2017 Rally Finland Gravel   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2018 3   2018 Rally Argentina Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
4   2018 Rally Finland Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
5   2018 Rallye Deutschland Tarmac   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
6   2018 Rally Turkey Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
7   2018 Rally Australia Gravel   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2019 8   2019 Rally Sweden Snow   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
9   2019 Rally Chile Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
10   2019 Rally de Portugal Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
11   2019 Rally Finland Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
12   2019 Rallye Deutschland Tarmac   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
13   2019 Wales Rally GB Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2020 14   2020 Rally Sweden Snow   Elfyn Evans   Scott Martin   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
15   2020 Rally Mexico Gravel   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Driver Rounds Points WCM
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2017   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Jari-Matti Latvala MON
2
SWE
1
MEX
6
FRA
4
ARG
5
POR
9
ITA
2
POL
20
FIN
21
GER
7
ESP
Ret
GBR
5
AUS
Ret
251 3rd
  Juho Hänninen MON
16
SWE
23
MEX
7
FRA
Ret
ARG
7
POR
7
ITA
6
POL
10
FIN
3
GER
4
ESP
4
GBR
Ret
AUS
  Esapekka Lappi MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR
10
ITA
4
POL
Ret
FIN
1
GER
21
ESP
Ret
GBR
9
AUS
6
2018   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Ott Tänak MON
2
SWE
9
MEX
14
FRA
2
ARG
1
POR
Ret
ITA
9
FIN
1
GER
1
TUR
1
GBR
19
ESP
6
AUS
Ret
368 1st
  Jari-Matti Latvala MON
3
SWE
7
MEX
8
FRA
Ret
ARG
Ret
POR
24
ITA
7
FIN
3
GER
Ret
TUR
2
GBR
2
ESP
8
AUS
1
  Esapekka Lappi MON
7
SWE
4
MEX
11
FRA
6
ARG
8
POR
5
ITA
3
FIN
Ret
GER
3
TUR
Ret
GBR
3
ESP
7
AUS
4
2019   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Ott Tänak MON
3
SWE
1
MEX
2
FRA
6
ARG
8
CHL
1
POR
1
ITA
5
FIN
1
GER
1
TUR
16
GBR
1
ESP
2
AUS
C
362 2nd
  Jari-Matti Latvala MON
5
SWE
21
MEX
8
FRA
10
ARG
5
CHL
11
POR
7
ITA
19
FIN
3
GER
3
TUR
6
GBR
Ret
ESP
5
AUS
C
  Kris Meeke MON
6
SWE
6
MEX
5
FRA
9
ARG
4
CHL
10
POR
Ret
ITA
8
FIN
Ret
GER
2
TUR
7
GBR
4
ESP
29
AUS
C
  GRX Team   Marcus Grönholm MON SWE
38
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
  Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Juho Hänninen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA
Ret
FIN
  Takamoto Katsuta GER
10
TUR GBR ESP
39
AUS
C
2020   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Sébastien Ogier MON
2
SWE
4
MEX
1
ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN 110* 1st*
  Elfyn Evans MON
3
SWE
1
MEX
4
ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN
  Kalle Rovanperä MON
5
SWE
3
MEX
5
ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN
  Takamoto Katsuta MON
7
SWE
9
MEX ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN
  Latvala Motorsport   Jari-Matti Latvala MON SWE
Ret
MEX ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN

* Season still in progress.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toyota Yaris WRC - About WRC". WRC. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Toyota Yaris WRC". Jonka's World Rally Archive. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ Evans, David (18 October 2016). "WRC 2017: Juho Hanninen gets first seat in Toyota's new Yaris". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Toyota confirms all Finnish WRC line-up". speedcafe.com. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ "TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirms WRC driver line-up for 2019". toyotagazooracing.com. Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Tänak joins Toyota". WRC.
  7. ^ Evans, David (19 March 2014). "Toyota start testing Yaris WRC ahead of potential return". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  8. ^ Evans, David. "WRC 2019: Toyota announces Meeke alongside Latvala and Tanak". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  9. ^ Evans, David (20 March 2014). "Photos: Toyota tests new Yaris WRC for first time in Italy". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Toyota announces WRC return in 2017". Toyota GB Blog. Toyota GB. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Tommi Mäkinen to head up Toyota's WRC bid". speedcafe.com. 7 July 2015.
  12. ^ Evans, David (4 May 2016). "Pictures of Toyota's WRC test car emerge from running in Finland". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  13. ^ Benyon, Jack (8 February 2020). "Toyota begins testing with 2021 GR Yaris WRC contender". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 8 February 2020.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Ford Fiesta WRC
Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent