Toyota Yaris will return to the WRC in 2017

April 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Toyota has officially announced his return to the World Rally Championship in 2017. Resist the dominant team in the WRC Japanese automaker Volkswagen will be specially prepared version of the hatchback Yaris.
Yaris preparation for WRC will be engaged in European racing division Toyota – Toyota Motorsport GmbH – headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC pics

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC image

Hatchback is equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine, the return of which is 300 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. The engine is combined with a six-speed sequential gearbox ZF.
Testers’ factory Toyota team in 2015 will pilot the Japanese automaker in endurance racing Stéphane Sarrazin eightfold champion of Rally Finland 54-year-old driver Sebastian Lindholm, as well as 27-year-old Frenchman Eric Camille. Who will be the Toyota combat pilots in the WRC in 2017 and how many cars the company intends to expose unknown.

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC picture

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC pics

Toyota played in the World Rally Championship from 1973 to 1999, with breaks in 1996 and 1997. During performances in the WRC Toyota won 43 races, three-time winner of the team competition, and its pilots won the title four times.
Now in the WRC are three factory teams. His teams have Volkswagen, Citroen and Hyundai. Ford participated until 2013 in the WRC, now Fiesta for the WRC team prepares the new M-Sport.

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