Toyota Yaris WRC

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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 driversFinland Juho Hänninen[3]
Finland Esapekka Lappi[4]
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala[4]
United Kingdom Kris Meeke[5]
Estonia Ott Tänak[6]
DebutMonaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally
First winSweden 2017 Rally Sweden
Last winFinland 2019 Rally Finland
RacesWinsPodiumsTitles
3511261
Constructors' Championships1 (2018)

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.[4][6], Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke.[8]

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]

There were 3 Finnish drivers in the Toyota Gazoo Racing team during the 2017 WRC season – Juho Hänninen, Esapekka Lappi and Jari-Matti Latvala.

Before the 2017 season, Sebastian Ogier evaluated the Yaris, and in 2018 Juho Hänninen was eventually replaced by Ott Tänak.[6] In 2019 Esapekka Lappi[13] moved to Citroën and was replaced by Kris Meeke.

World Rally Championship results[edit]

Championship titles[edit]

Year Title Competitor Entries Wins Podiums Points
2018 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 39 5 14 368

WRC victories[edit]

Year No. Event Surface Driver Co-driver Entrant
2017 1 Sweden 2017 Rally Sweden Snow Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2 Finland 2017 Rally Finland Gravel Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2018 3 Argentina 2018 Rally Argentina Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
4 Finland 2018 Rally Finland Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
5 Germany 2018 Rallye Deutschland Tarmac Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
6 Turkey 2018 Rally Turkey Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
7 Australia 2018 Rally Australia Gravel Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2019 8 Sweden 2019 Rally Sweden Snow Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
9 Chile 2019 Rally Chile Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
10 Portugal 2019 Rally de Portugal Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
11 Finland 2019 Rally Finland Gravel Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Driver Rounds Points WCM
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2017 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Finland 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
3rd 251
Finland 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
Finland Esapekka Lappi MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR
10
ITA
4
POL
Ret
FIN
1
GER
21
ESP
Ret
GBR
9
AUS
6
2018 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Estonia 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
1st 368
Finland 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
Finland 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 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Estonia Ott Tänak MON
3
SWE
1
MEX
2
FRA
6
ARG
8
CHL
1
POR
1
ITA
5
FIN
1
GER TUR GBR ESP AUS 2nd* 238*
Finland Jari-Matti Latvala MON
5
SWE
21
MEX
8
FRA
10
ARG
5
CHL
11
POR
7
ITA
19
FIN
3
GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
United Kingdom Kris Meeke MON
6
SWE
6
MEX
5
FRA
9
ARG
4
CHL
10
POR
Ret
ITA
8
FIN
Ret
GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
Finland GRX Team Finland Marcus Grönholm MON SWE
38
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS NC 0
Finland Tommi Mäkinen Racing Finland Juho Hänninen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA
Ret
FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS NC 0

* Season still in progress.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/about-wrc/manufacturers/toyota-yaris-wrc/page/4178-18667-4178--.html
  2. ^ http://juwra.com/toyota_yaris_wrc.html
  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 c "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 c "Tänak joins Toyota - wrc.com". www.wrc.com.
  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. ^ "Lappi joins Ogier at Citroën - wrc.com". www.wrc.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.

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