WRC 2021 – New livery of the Toyota Yaris World Rally to be used by the Japanese manufacturer’s drivers in this season’s FIA WRC.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car’s haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.
The livery is similar to that worn by its new hypercar which will compete in the World Endurance Championship – with the design focused on the letters ‘GR’.
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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.
So far, the car has achieved 17 victories in the WRC – winning over one-third of the events it has taken part in – and 322 stage wins. After the manufacturers’ title of 2018, it has scored back-to-back drivers’ and co-drivers’ crowns in 2019 and 2020.
The team continues to work to optimise the Yaris WRC, with further developments set to be introduced during 2021. The car is also now fitted with Pirelli tyres as the Italian company becomes the sole tyre supplier for the WRC’s top categories from this season.
The team enjoys strong continuity into 2021, especially with its driver line-up as all three crews stay on for a second season. After claiming their seventh world title in 2020, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia return alongside Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin, who finished as runners-up in their strongest season to-date. Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen will look to build upon their promising rookie campaign, in which they finished fifth in the championship.
The season is set to begin with the classic curtain-raiser Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 21-24.
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